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  1. Champions of democracy

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people marched for democracy yesterday, braving a record July 1 temperature of 34.6 degrees and an air pollution reading of 114. Organisers said 530,000 people took part, while the police estimate was 200,000. More than 650 people needed medical care and 43 were treated in hospital. ...

  2. Direct elections will not ruin Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sunday Morning Post, April 18). Mr Li spoke about how Hong Kong could be 'ruined' if democracy moved too quickly. I read his message not as pragmatic wisdom, but a threat. I suppose ... Hong Kong needs than on a perception that this city needs it at any cost. In reality, what most Hong Kong people prefer is a stable transition to democracy, with full universal suffrage ...

  3. Getting the facts right on pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong and the mainland so much that they want the Chinese to do it their way. To succeed, democracy advocates have to do more than prescribe 'one man, one vote' to solve all ... I refer to the letter 'Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening' (September 2), by Gerry Ball. I hope that he can get his facts right before rushing into any long-term ...

  4. Hong Kong must develop parties and politicians

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by any account, a very senior member of our society whose convictions are proven by her concrete contributions to Hong Kong since colonial times. Her wisdom in advocating home-grown democracies ... The Hong Kong government has postponed full democratisation because of the immaturity of politicians and political parties, but has it done anything to repair this situation? In fact, what ...

  5. Hong Kong must press for clean, alternative energy

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the fool's suggestion that 85 per cent of students accepted must be among the top 40 per cent in Hong Kong. Our children become drill robots. It is a half-baked idea. How can a school live ... to make quality education accessible to all? What kind of society do we want? Hong Kong is the only place where English is an official language which fails to function as an auxiliary language- ...

  6. A dead-end career in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry When he is old enough to ignore my advice, there are two careers in Hong Kong I will warn my young son to steer clear of when he grows up: pro-democracy campaigner and marine ... persists with a desire to study Hong Kong's coastal ecology, I will tell him the story of Brian Morton who retired last year as the head of the city's only marine research laboratory. ...

  7. Hong Kong doing all it can to reduce pollution

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of determining its own electoral process which is at the heart of democracy. As I understand the process for making this decision, the Hong Kong government will present a plan to Legco. Presumably ... by a joint technical study with Guangdong, by air quality data, and by satellite pictures over Hong Kong and the region. A reader criticised us for not using satellite image technology in assessing ...

  8. Hong Kong needs new form of capitalism

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by many western democracies, and join her in praising Mr Tung for his harmonious vision and style. It is in such a spirit that I disagree with Ms Chu on two points. First, she refers to Hong Kong ... Institute ('A Chinese chief par excellence,' March 26). Ms Chu's main point, that Tung Chee-hwa was an outstanding chief executive of Hong Kong, was completely overlooked by these two ...

  9. Hong Kong should begin to conserve water now

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article headlined 'Farm weathers the drought' (October 29) reported widespread drought in Guangdong with water flows in the Dongjiang, upon which Hong Kong relies for 77 per ... of mega-infrastructure such as the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge, may bring economic benefits, it is very likely that they will be a magnet for more migration from the hinterland, and all its associated ills. ...

  10. Icing on the cake

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani At some point, Hong Kong's democracy advocates will have to come to their senses. They will have to accept the reality that they must wait at least well into the next ... uprising. Mainland policymakers have yet to shed their mistrust of those leading Hong Kong's democracy movement. They still suspect the movement is somehow orchestrated by the West whose hidden ...




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