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  1. Party democracy has proved to be a failure for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but for the greater good of Hong Kong. The party system has proved to be a failure in this city. The situation will not improve under full democracy. The dominant party would become, in effect, ... Having listened to the debates on democratic reforms, I have found that the main point is being missed. No government can operate in Hong Kong unless there is a balance between rich ...

  2. Question of the week: Is Hong Kong ready for democracy?

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Janet Tang Man-wai, 17 SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Yes, Hong Kong is ready. A society needs to be economically, socially and culturally suitable for democracy. A strong ... the government. These play an important role in democracy. Hong Kong has a lot of these organisations, such as the Civil Human Rights Front. They did a good job in supervising the government, especially ...

  3. Will democracy keep Hong Kong's fame intact?

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Democracy: a dictionary provides a definition in the literal sense. But what does it mean for Hong Kong? Should we have more of it? I have lived in Hong Kong for almost 20 years and call ... press is the most independent, free and outspoken in Asia, if not the world. Hong Kong people can march in the streets to protest issues. We have the ICAC, which ensures we have one ...

  4. Hong Kong's dragon-boat democracy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... Edith Terry Will this be a summer of opportunity or one of discontent? Most seasoned observers of Hong Kong would quickly, if unhappily, predict the latter. The political pendulum ... in Hong Kong's political rebirth, have incendiary potential. The 15th anniversary this week of the massacre in Tiananmen Square could be the start of a downward spiral of confrontation. One ...

  5. Democracy in Hong Kong: wrestling with the demon

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in part due to the 'marginalisation of the study of history in Hong Kong' ('The democracy demon', July 15). That was certainly not my impression. Whether they were marching ... 'intelligentsia', I have read enough to agree with him. Hong Kong's politicians are naive if they believe that universal suffrage means real democracy, which in Greek means 'people's ...

  6. Given lack of democracy, there is a need for archives legislation

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ('Lack of archives does the people a disservice', March 17) requires close study by everyone concerned with the long-term good governance of Hong Kong. In the absence of full democracy ... of the administration to an archives law serves only to highlight the twin evils in Hong Kong of the lack of full democracy and the absence of transparency of governance. This is a great disservice ...

  7. Freedoms- Hong Kong's backbone

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ..., urging Hong Kong to 'make the most of our relations with China and get back on the right economic track again'. In his moment of misplaced nationalistic zeal and quest for economic nirvana, Mr Kuperus misses the bigger picture. Hong Kong's freedoms and rights are about more than economic good times. They are the backbone of Hong Kong and crucial for its future. True, ...

  8. Britain's legal chief links democracy and prosperity

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... democracy needs maintenance and occasional nurture. The separate, but coincidental conversations in the UK and Hong Kong ... concerning constitutional issues are symptomatic of this,' ... Nick Gentle The best way to ensure prosperity and harmony is to create a democratic, responsive and accountable government, the British attorney general told a Hong Kong audience. Baroness ...

  9. The political choices for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'girls' something to do. Nor do I recall Mr Thompson reminding the British government of its legal, if not moral, obligation in the 'best interests of Hong Kong's' 3.5 million ... India'. Hong Kong already belongs to the great country of China. So, my Chinese friends, remember not to be influenced by any foreign opinion, however well meant, whether given by us residents ...

  10. Democracy 'takes time to digest'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Beijing could not allow full democracy in Hong Kong before at least 2017 because the government and businesses needed time to adjust to the new political game, a leading ... 's democracy in an article in the Hong Kong Journal, a Washington-based quarterly online publication. It is the first time a mainland expert familiar with Beijing's policy towards Hong Kong has ...




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