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  1. 70,000 rally in support of electoral reform proposals

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... in public office. I will try my best in the rest of my term to bring universal suffrage to Hong Kong.' Miriam Lau Kin-yee, leader of the pro-business Liberal Party, said: 'Our democracy ... contender to succeed Tsang in 2012, said: 'I wish the people of Hong Kong, regardless of class or political stance, can continue to support the administration so Hong Kong can achieve universal ...

  2. Frontier plans 3-pronged poll attack

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... City Road, where they would remain for two to three hours, said Ms Lau. But the waters immediately surrounding the venue, which is close to Hong Kong International Airport, are part ... Shuk-ming, had nominated Mr Tsang for the top job. Ms Tang said both candidates did not have any detailed plan for IT development in Hong Kong in their election platforms. She said the next chief ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Timeline for reform not on agenda

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Democrats who met him said yesterday. The legislators, who repeated their demands in the hour-long meeting that any reform proposal should be aimed at increasing democracy, said the lack ... the legislature many times since Donald Tsang Yam-kuen became chief executive in July. 'The feeling we have is it will be very difficult for us to get more democracy, and he of course did not offer ...

  5. Order in chaos

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... to the police estimate of 28,000 at the height of the rally, which only included those who left Victoria Park at the start of the march. Another estimate, from the University of Hong Kong's public ... July 1 rallies have somehow evolved into a unique phenomenon; it's no longer just a straightforward political movement. It's a special day for Hong Kong people to air their views ...

  6. Focus on border ties, legislators urged

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... mainland official said yesterday. Li Gang, deputy director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, said it was understandable that the lawmakers were invited to visit ... plan to raise issues such as Hong Kong's constitutional development and the central government's verdict on the Tiananmen Square crackdown. All 60 lawmakers have been invited to join ...

  7. Tsang urged to test waters on full democracy

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... leaders. Mr Tsang is expected to urge state leaders to help strengthen Hong Kong's role as a financial centre over the next five years. A source in the Beijing loyalist camp said Mr Tsang ... would be released in June. Albert Ho Chun-yan, Democratic Party chairman, and Lee Cheuk-yan, a unionist, urged Mr Tsang to relay the aspirations of Hong Kong people for universal suffrage ...

  8. Patten praises Anson Chan as a 'great Chinese patriot'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... and legislature, he said Hongkongers had a real sense of citizenship and would 'sooner or later determine their own political destiny'. He said Hong Kong was ready for full democracy and people ... consider the proposal for universal suffrage she is preparing. Lord Patten, in Hong Kong for a five-day book promotion tour, said democratic development in the city was too slow and social harmony ...

  9. Donald Tsang's greatest challenge

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... by understanding that a properly functioning democracy is about something bigger and more important than mere elections. Having had a mock election, let's not turn Hong Kong's cherished freedoms ... Kevin Rafferty Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen got it exactly right as he toured the city in triumph after his election victory. 'The maturity of Hong Kong people has been ...

  10. Lifting the veil of ambiguity on suffrage

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Tsang [Yam-kuen] meant by 'a complete solution' on universal suffrage,' he said in an interview with the Chinese-language Hong Kong Daily News. The Exco member said there would ... the pro-Beijing, pro-government camps- including the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Liberal Party- which opposed 'one person, one vote' in 2012, during ...




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