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  1. Letters

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liberals' losses at the polls hurt Hong Kong I was disappointed by the failure of the Liberal Party in the geographical constituencies in Sunday's Legislative Council election. The council, clearly, is becoming unbalanced. All legislators must focus on grass-roots, livelihood issues in order to win seats. In Hong Kong, those on relatively low incomes are in the majority. ...

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    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... There would be a re-prioritisation of the landing space of Hong Kong airport to high value-added flights. Sam Chow Tung-shan, Mid-Levels Puzzling view of democracy I find it odd that those people who accuse others of stifling the development of democracy in Hong Kong were doing exactly that in barging in on the public forum on by-elections and disrupting the discussion. Surely, they must know ...

  3. Double standard over mosque

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that 'conditions are ideal and well-suited for democracy in Hong Kong'' (Sunday Morning Post, February 5). Presuming that Professor Ghai's views are reasonably correct, how does Mr Nanik ... in the economy has proved. After all, the purpose of democracy is the welfare of the people. Fewer than half of Hong Kong's eligible adults have registered as voters, and fewer than half of those ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... liberalism about its limitation. Hong Kong has never been a democracy. But its people have, by and large, always enjoyed constitutional liberalism, symbolised not by the mass plebiscite ... a fundamental check and balance. And I doubt the people of Hong Kong desire any erosion of their constitutional freedoms. As for democracy, while universal suffrage for the election of the executive ...

  5. Letters

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Filibuster is part of democracy Hong Kong has been criticised for lacking democracy. For example, we still do not have universal suffrage for the election of the chief executive and we ... It is high time Hong Kong people realised the meaning behind the act and that it is not good to be at the mercy of the government. Karen Lee Ka-ki, To Kwa Wan Allegations have not been proved Your ...

  6. Compassion, common sense, consideration

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

    ... There have been a lot of discussions about the 'core values' of Hong Kong. The thinking being because we have these core values, full democracy should not be denied us. While ... full democracy is granted to us one day. Hong Kong people need: Compassion. We are world famous for our generosity in giving to charity. We would give even more generously if some natural ...

  7. MTR Corp pressed to keep fare discount

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Susan Sprengeler

    ... Felix Chan Political parties yesterday made a last-ditch appeal to the MTR Corporation not to scrap its fare concession of one free ride for every 10 from tomorrow. The Democratic Party, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) and the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood held protests at the railway's Kowloon Bay headquarters, ...

  8. Have your say

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such reforms to allow the people of Hong Kong to elect their next leader in two years' time. I don't support the view that Hong Kong should have full democracy immediately. We should follow ... February 15). Annie Tai said RTHK should drop the awards to provide more educational programmes. I do not agree. The award ceremony is a traditional event in Hong Kong which has been held for 28 ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland and in Hong Kong. A democracy is not a perfect system, but it makes governments more accountable. Alpha Keung, Sai Wan Ho MTR urges good behaviour We would like to thank Irene Lee for her ... guarantee Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy after July 1, 1997. [Even if that did not happen] it was felt that with the handover political reforms would accelerate on the mainland and more people ...

  10. Kind words, a gift and just one small regret

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Wen Jiabao arrived yesterday bearing kind words, a special gift and just one regret: that he had not come to Hong Kong earlier. 'I should have come to Hong Kong to extend my greetings to the Hong Kong people when the city was in the most difficult times of the Sars outbreak,'' he said. Citing a poem written by Huang Zunxiang, the 19th century diplomat and a patriotic ...




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