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  1. A functional democracy?

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Legco's Constitutional Affairs Panel that it would not be in breach of the Basic Law for functional constituencies to remain, even when Hong Kong moves to universal suffrage. She said ... will have to be kept equal. But that is the only kind of functional constituency that the UN would be likely to accept. Ms Leung and Mr Tsang should remember that Hong Kong's existing ...

  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. Look to Hong Kong, America

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Kent Ewing

    ... to the scale of the July 1 outpouring in Hong Kong. One might argue that the future of democracy is at stake in Hong Kong, so it is no wonder that people are upset. But is not something of at least ... and authority on the world stage, it is inspiring to be back in Hong Kong. Here, it seems, although universal suffrage remains an elusive goal, people still believe they can make a difference when ...

  4. DAB changes its mind on date for full democracy

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong's largest political party is changing its stance on universal suffrage and says its new platform will not give a definite date for the introduction of full democracy. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has set up a working group to amend its current platform, which calls for election by universal suffrage of the chief ...

  5. Don't undermine public's desire for democracy, US warns

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The US government has expressed concern about developments in Hong Kong, saying it hopes that moves towards greater democracy will not be affected if Tung Chee-hwa resigns. ... by the Hong Kong people- which is democracy.' Mr Boucher's remarks are believed to be the first public reaction from a foreign government over intensifying reports that Mr Tung is about ...

  6. Blair appeals for stability on road to full democracy

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... the importance of maintaining Hong Kong's stability while moving towards full democracy. He said he believed recent political controversies showed that the former British colony could make progress ... The provisions in the Joint Declaration remain. So do those of the Basic Law, including those in respect of democracy.' While noting some people in Hong Kong felt the legislation had contravened ...

  7. 'A checkpoint on democracy'

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... for the central government to interpret other clauses in the Basic Law in future to 'direct' Hong Kong's administration. The Democrats urged people to vote for the pro-democracy camp ... the pro-democracy and pro-Beijing camps would widen after the interpretation. 'I believe more people will take to the streets,' he said. The Federation of Hong Kong Industries said ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Overture by Beijing to pro-democracy group

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... KLAUDIA LEE Newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers from the Article 45 Concern Group will meet an official of Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong tomorrow, giving credence ... had reservations. He said there was a political vacuum between the pro-democracy camp on the one hand, and the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong and Liberal Party. 'A lot ...

  10. In Beijing, Tung will discuss pace of HK democracy

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... of Hong Kong's democratisation. 'After the elections, Mr Tung will be under growing pressure from the pro-democracy camp. He obviously wants to find out Beijing's bottom line,' ... visiting Hong Kong, are not substitutes for democracy. 'After July 1, Beijing believes it can make Hong Kong people happier by giving out economic favours. But this is not the case. I think Mr ...




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