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  1. Tang, the unwitting champion of democracy in Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines The very best thing that can happen for the development of democracy in Hong Kong would be the so-called 'election' of Henry Tang Ying-yen as chief executive, made ... is a farce, that it is totally detached from the views of Hong Kong people, and that the central government has shown utter contempt for the special administrative region by anointing a candidate ...

  2. Why Hong Kong needs democracy

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What has happened to Hong Kong as a result of Article 23 points to this fact: an undemocratic government will destabilise a society. The administration of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, ... the kind of crisis that could easily have led Hong Kong into repeating the Tiananmen Square tragedy and to a showdown that will eventually leave any government holding the short end of the stick. ...

  3. Hong Kong's system is running on empty

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is either greater authoritarianism or full democracy. Hong Kong people must choose. Our hybrid governing system is not without political genius. It is an amalgamation of British colonialism ... a Hong Kong citizen today- barring the lack of his right to vote- is as free as anyone living in a full democracy. As the city's mayor, the chief executive leads a government that can ...

  4. Tsang sleeps well, having 'done his part' for democracy

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Despite being 'sandwiched' between Beijing and the people of Hong Kong, the chief executive says he is sleeping well because he has done his bit for democracy ... for the 2017 chief executive election. The chief executive, he lamented, would always be 'sandwiched' between being loyal to Beijing and being accountable to the Hong Kong people. He said his ...

  5. Beijing gives first hint on democracy by 2017

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... office in Hong Kong was quoted yesterday by Xinhua saying Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's judgment on the issue in his report to Beijing fully reflected the aspirations of the Hong ... of being accepted by the majority. 'This analysis and judgment fully reflects the aspirations of Hong Kong people and various sectors in the city,' the liaison office official was quoted ...

  6. All quiet on the democracy front

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan, a core member of the Alliance for Universal Suffrage which two years ago negotiated with the central and Hong Kong governments on the political reform package for this year's ... Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan is competing with Frederick Fung Kin-kee, a lawmaker for the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, in a primary election on Sunday ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Icing on Hong Kong's democratic cake

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... legislation and outrage at China's stalling of democracy for Hong Kong. But, like so many others, he saw Mr Tung as Beijing's yes-man, and since he could not oust him through the ballot box, ... is not a cure-all, yet there is no better system of government. While Hong Kong- with its existing freedoms- isn't urgently in need of democracy, we should still have it. The question is when. A good ...

  9. Democracy with Chinese characteristics?

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to pre-empt the chief executive and the Hong Kong public. It may be that Beijing wants to ensure that what emerges in Hong Kong will not be considered 'real democracy' in the rest of the world, but 'democracy with Chinese characteristics'. However, universal suffrage is itself a western concept and, unfortunately, there is no Chinese model for Hong Kong to copy. Frank ...

  10. New group lays down a path to democracy

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... in Hong Kong. My biggest worry is that the major obstacle is ourselves. If we cannot agree on a package, the differences among the pro-democracy factions would become the major obstacle,' he ... for electing Hong Kong's chief executive through one-person, one-vote, in 2007. Its members hope the proposal will form the basis for agreement on a way forward among different sectors ...




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