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  1. Beijing's stance on 'referendum' unhelpful

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... whether Hong Kong people want universal suffrage- we know they do. But this needless distraction from the real issue of how to push forward democratic reform in our city is, it seems, being taken seriously in Beijing. A statement issued by the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office on Friday expressed serious concern about the plan by the Civic Party and League of Social Democrats to have five ...

  2. US treads carefully in debate on democracy

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee, Nailene Chou

    ... democracy in Hong Kong but said there is no need for America to help Hong Kong people 'practise democracy'. State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said Democratic Party lawmaker ... of autonomy in Hong Kong under the 'one country, two systems' formula',' Mr Ereli said. When asked if the US supported Mr Lee's agenda to introduce full democracy to Hong Kong ...

  3. The fallacy of divide and rule

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... different answers. Legislators from the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, for example, suggested that he was being over-sensitive and that there was, as yet, no real threat against ... or imagined. Whether or not Mr Lee's worries are unfounded, the authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong should realise that a climate of anxiety pervades the city. That has prompted even Mr Lee, ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Right to speak In the past few weeks, spokesmen for the central government have condemned remarks by US authorities regarding the pace of democracy in Hong Kong as 'interference in the internal affairs of China'. So, what were President George W. Bush's remarks about Taiwan's upcoming referendum? Mr Bush made them while standing next to Premier Wen Jiabao. Are we ...

  5. Bid for full democracy backed by the Vatican

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... recent developments including education reforms and the fight for full democracy. He said Cardinal Sodano expressed concern about Hong Kong's political development and supported the role ... Ambrose Leung Officials in Rome give Bishop Zen the go-ahead to proceed with his campaign Top Vatican officials have given their blessings for the Catholic Church in Hong Kong to lobby ...

  6. Democrats are accused of betrayal

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... democrats of betraying national interests in the name of achieving democracy. They also warned Hong Kong people to beware of ambitious politicians who fought for power under the guise of democracy. Xu Chongde, one of the so-called 'four guardians' of the Basic Law, warned Hong Kong people to distinguish fake democracy from real democracy. 'Democracy is a very moving word. ...

  7. Naivete

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Hong Kong's democracy and opposing Taiwan's independence. Would a father be criticised for adopting double standards for asking his neighbour not to interfere with his family by encouraging his younger child to run away from home but at the same time having the same neighbour help stop his elder kid from running away? There are different views on the pace of democracy in Hong ...

  8. Activist jailed over June 4 petition

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ..., the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said. But the court requested more evidence, including the original essay, from prosecutors on January 5 and gave them a month ... is waiting to learn his sentence after being tried recently for posting pro-democracy material on the internet, rights groups said. The letter, signed by 192 people, urged the government to reassess ...

  9. A delicate situation

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... There is nothing for Beijing to worry about. And yet, China clearly does worry. In particular, it worries that it will lose its control over Hong Kong if it agrees to full democracy. There is a fear ... governments, which arguably not only did not impair but actually enhanced their economic development. China is also apprehensive that democracy in Hong Kong may result in greater agitation ...

  10. Beijing hits at US over Democrats' Washington trip

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Gary Cheung and Ambrose Leung in Beijing Senate hearing on democracy in Hong Kong draws fire Beijing strongly criticised the US Senate yesterday for intervening in Hong ... they also talk about democracy and human rights... why can't we go out [of Hong Kong] and talk about it? Please don't think that if we go out to talk about it, the central government ...




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