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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. A grown-up debate about democracy... in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Packed into a room in the Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday night, 500-odd people witnessed something highly unusual in Hong Kong- a full-blown, warts-and-all ... that, for many in the audience, seemed light years from the stilted and coded confines of the usual Hong Kong political scene. It was, one Japanese banker remarked as he filed out later, ...

  3. Democracy in Hong Kong: wrestling with the demon

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in part due to the 'marginalisation of the study of history in Hong Kong' ('The democracy demon', July 15). That was certainly not my impression. Whether they were marching ... 'intelligentsia', I have read enough to agree with him. Hong Kong's politicians are naive if they believe that universal suffrage means real democracy, which in Greek means 'people's ...

  4. Will democracy keep Hong Kong's fame intact?

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

    ... Democracy: a dictionary provides a definition in the literal sense. But what does it mean for Hong Kong? Should we have more of it? I have lived in Hong Kong for almost 20 years and call ... press is the most independent, free and outspoken in Asia, if not the world. Hong Kong people can march in the streets to protest issues. We have the ICAC, which ensures we have one ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Democracy would allow Hong Kong to pursue its own Chinese dream

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by LETTERS

    ... Democracy would provide a level playing field in Hong Kong Some people ask why Occupy. Because 30 years of pursuing democracy via more moderate means has failed miserably. Attempts ... that is food for thought for our leaders, who love to talk about economic competitiveness. Democracy is not a cure-all for Hong Kong's problems of social inequality and political uncertainty. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Minority's push for 'ideal democracy' endangers Hong Kong's stability

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:42pm by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Jeffrey Lam Jeffrey Lam criticises pan-democrats' pledge to veto political reform Actions of the minority are a threat to Hong Kong's stability Democracy ... for the 2017 chief executive election- which Beijing has laid out in a framework, allowing Hong Kong people "one man, one vote"- they will still vote down the package in the Legislative ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rise of the radical anti-democracy groups in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:05pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng blames their media-savvy provocations for turning rallies in Hong Kong into ugly shouting matches and scuffles Rise of radical anti-democracy groups challenges ... of the Tiananmen Square student movement that ended in a bloodbath in the summer of 1989. In Hong Kong, both the government and pro-establishment figures are usually caught in an embarrassing situation. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - JUNE 4

    Mainland tourists fuel donations to pro-democracy groups at Hong Kong's June 4 vigil

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM, Ada Lee

    ... universal suffrage in Hong Kong," he said. "They realise that while we are discussing universal suffrage, our real opponent is Beijing." Teng Biao, a mainland civil-rights lawyer who ... Jeffie Lam, Ada Lee and Tony Cheung Near-record sum of donations pours in for pro-democracy groups at Tiananmen memorial event, including HK$40,000 from mainlanders Mainland tourists fuel ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pursuit of Western democracy will lead Hong Kong back to colonial bondage

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by ELSIE TU

    ... Elsie Tu Elsie Tu says Hong Kong's so-called democrats oppose Beijing without even listening to its plans Blind pursuit of Western democracy will lead us back into colonial bondage ... being misled into believing that universal suffrage would improve the lives of Hong Kong people. I believe in democracy, but not the colonial type which ties it economically to the US or other ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central takes democracy message to Hong Kong's disabled community

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Occupy takes democracy message to city's disabled The Occupy Central movement for full democracy is set to embrace a new group of participants: ... where members can discuss their political views and learn about relevant terms in democracy. And on October 5, Occupy Central's organisers plan to stage a seminar for disabled people ...




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