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  1. Why wait for democracy when we can make changes now?

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arthur Kobler expresses surprise that Donald Tsang Yam-kuen perceives democracy as a threat ('Democracy is essential for Hong Kong', October 29). Why? Beijing has made no secret ... for? Emulating American politicians and their petty bickering will not help Hong Kong. Democracy is not a magic wand to make all our problems go away. Hong Kong's current administration ...

  2. Obama's inauguration shows the power of genuine democracy

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... like to see these qualities come to the fore again. I will be on the July 1 [pro-democracy] march again. On the 12th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, I wish Chief ... On Tuesday, we will witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. This happens at a time when Hong Kong is still electing its chief executive through ...

  3. At last, democracy cycles into view

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... said, referring to the need for a consensus among the public, Legco and Beijing. In the fifth and final campaign advertising series, Mr Tsang laments that Hong Kong's democracy has been ... with his problem-solving skills. But the latest phase of the cycle does not go any further than action the chief executive has already undertaken to carry out on the democracy front in the city. ...

  4. Democracy can lead to chaos: Tsang

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... office released a statement saying: 'What the chief executive means is that we must have a democratic system that best suits the situation in Hong Kong. A system that will further improve ... as an example. Hong Kong people will not accept it.' Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong chairman Tam Yiu-chung said since the Cultural Revolution was an issue which ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. NPC deputy has pro-democracy list for Beijing

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A Hong Kong NPC deputy arrived in Beijing yesterday hoping to help break the ice between the central leadership and the city's pro-democracy camp. David Chu Yu-lin took ... to take a less-confrontational approach in return for better communication with the central leaders. Mr Chu, a lawmaker for the pro-Beijing Hong Kong Progressive Alliance, said last week he would ...

  7. Hu recognises HK's desire for democracy

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... structure in accordance with the Basic Law and the city's practical circumstances. The president yesterday reiterated that Hong Kong should promote democracy in a 'gradual ... of the common wishes and fundamental interests of the people of Hong Kong, while insisting that it should progress in a 'gradual and orderly' manner. The remarks, at a meeting with Chief ...

  8. Hu and Wen took away last barrier to democracy, says former adviser

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... the pre-handover head of the Central Policy Unit, also said state leaders' comments on Monday about democracy in Hong Kong had removed the last excuse for delaying the introduction of universal ... of the people of Hong Kong. Premier Wen Jiabao praised Mr Tsang's re-election pledge to advance democracy. In an interview, Mr Goodstadt said it would be a challenge for Mr Tsang to come up ...

  9. Democracy road map postponed yet again

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to present conclusions about a road map to democracy for Hong Kong. 'We cannot rush things,' Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung said yesterday. 'We hope to come ... out. 'He meant the work [of the commission] will continue. We believe it is possible to find a set of answers and that we won't have to wait as late as 2012,' Mr Lam said. Hong ...

  10. 2012, democracy and an impossible situation

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... that Hongkongers do not want direct elections in 2012 or even 2017. The problem that has plagued Hong Kong for several decades will be indefinitely postponed. In spite of the obfuscation, the green paper ... to the National People's Congress- said it was 'impossible' for Hong Kong to achieve universal suffrage in 2012. Beijing, he said, would make its position clear, but he didn't say when ...




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