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  1. Hong Kong can be trusted with democracy

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University's law school, broke new ground by laying down six preconditions for universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Veteran Basic Law drafter Xu Chongde questioned democracy's value and argued ... further obstacles in the way of progress. Professor Wang's assertion that Hong Kong is not ready for democracy is difficult to accept. Our city complies with the standards generally applied ...

  2. The media and people of Hong Kong must frame debate for its next leader

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... suspicions were reinforced by fellow-travellers, who were its and Hong Kong's very worst friends. They sowed suspicion by claiming that pro-democracy supporters were not loyal to the motherland. ... of the people of Hong Kong. The new chief executive will be chosen by 1,200 people, a mere 0.017 per cent of the population, which is a sad reflection of the state of democracy in Hong Kong. They need ...

  3. No big rush for democracy

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... the resignations seriously, or will they cause the central government to lose what little faith it had in implementing full democracy in Hong Kong? The general consensus is, whatever happens, Beijing ... the central government is intent on delaying full democracy for Hong Kong, and if we don't fight for it now, we may never get it. Another argument for early universal suffrage ...

  4. Beijing tipped for February statement on democracy

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and Denise Hung Beijing is likely to make clear its stance on Hong Kong's pace of democracy in February ahead of the National People's Congress' new term, which ... chance' that universal suffrage could be attained in 2012. He said Beijing could spell out its views on a suitable time for Hong Kong to attain full democracy after receiving the government's ...

  5. Democracy march a show of conviction

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Since Hong Kong embarked on the path of democracy in the early 1980s, demonstrations and rallies to demand a quickening of the pace of change have become an all-too-familiar ... in the detail of the committee's decision and conservatives could still block democracy. While they have long-standing doubts about Beijing's tolerance of a democratic Hong Kong, most have ...

  6. Who's hoaxing who on democracy?

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to weed out certain individuals because of their politics is in itself profoundly anti-democratic. It should have no place in a discussion of bringing full democracy to Hong Kong by allowing its ... stand for different things- otherwise the voters do not have a real choice. These observations by Beijing have come to mind amid increasingly loud demands that, before Hong Kong can elect its ...

  7. Green paper clearly designed to delay introduction of democracy

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The green paper on constitutional development was released when a majority of Hong Kong families were preoccupied with summer holidays; thus, it was calculated to attract little response. ... the green paper of the phrases 'gradually' and 'gradual and orderly' are a dead giveaway of the Hong Kong government's role in this saga, that is, to delay the introduction ...

  8. Beijing wants to hear the people on democracy

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The central government will only make a decision on the pace of democratic reform after it receives a report from the Hong Kong government based on the results of public consultation, a mainland official in the city said yesterday. Li Gang, deputy director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, called on the public to express their views during ...

  9. Activist gave his life for democracy

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of 're-education through labour'. Li was released in May last year. In his last interview- given to Hong Kong's Cable Television ahead of this year's June 4 anniversary- Li was completely ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Li Wangyang was not the best-known democracy activist from the turbulent summer of 1989. But the unionist, 62, from Shaoyang, Hunan province may well ...

  10. Building blocks of democracy

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

    ... Lau Nai-keung Last week, Beijing signed a memorandum with the Hong Kong government regarding the mutual recognition of academic qualifications. At present, it will streamline ... the central government signing agreements with every one on various issues. This makes Hong Kong and Macau very special. On the other hand, citing Guangdong as a precedent, Hong Kong could enter ...




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