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  1. News - Hong Kong - MULTIMEDIA

    July 1: a short history of Hong Kong's march for democracy

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:00am by Erin Hale

    ... Erin Hale erin.hale@scmp.com Hong Kong has seen its fair share of political protest from annual Tiananmen Square vigils to outright clashes with police over the last 17 years as a Special Administrative Region of China. Grievances vary from year to year, but calls for universal suffrage, freedom of speech and the protection of the rule of law remain constant. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1543549/july-1-short-history-hong-kongs-march-democracy
  2. Comment - Letters

    Fake democracy will be bad for Hong Kong and chief executive

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by LETTERS

    ... Fake democracy will be bad for Hong Kong and chief executive In the long and hard battle for democracy in Hong Kong, we are occasionally confronted by critics who are intelligent ... First, a fake democracy is not and can never evolve into a good or good enough democracy. Second, a fake democracy will cause more damage and harm to Hong Kong, as it will clothe the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1540596/fake-democracy-will-be-bad-hong-kong-and-chief-executive
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Both Beijing and Anson Chan are talking hogwash over full democracy for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When both sides are talking hogwash The war of words over Hong Kong's full democracy has got out of hand. Beijing has denounced Occupy Central's mock ... the city's fight for full democracy. Both denunciations are hogwash. You can ask the Hong Kong public to vote on anything you like. We do it all the time, over beauty pageants, Canto-pop hits, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1539168/both-beijing-and-anson-chan-are-talking-hogwash-over-full
  4. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... It is favoured by those who strongly support a "bottom-up approach" to building democracy in Hong Kong and want to anchor political decision-making with the people and no one else, even though ... The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593825/building-blocks-needed-hks-political-development
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese groups press for passage of asylum bill to help Hong Kong activists

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... a top aide of former vice-president Annette Lu Hsiu-lien, said Taiwan "should not stand idle and allow Hong Kong [to lose] the fight for democracy". Yang, who has been advising Hong ... Taiwan will be able to provide political asylum to Hongkongers persecuted for their fight for democracy," he said. Yang and other Taiwanese activists said Hong Kong people should not see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585418/taiwan-groups-press-passage-asylum-bill-help-hong-kong-activists
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland academic

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:35pm by Tony Cheung

    ... the Basic Law in fighting for democracy. “Even if we undertake acts of civil disobedience, it can be handled by Hong Kong law … and the law won’t be abolished because of us. It is frightening ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Beijing may crimp HK autonomy, scholar warns Beijing could move to reduce Hong Kong’s autonomy if actions such as Occupy Central go ahead, a mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590820/beijing-could-rein-hong-kong-if-occupy-central-goes-ahead-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text of former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa’s speech on Hong Kong’s political reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:22pm

    ... of Hong Kong will elect our chief executive by universal suffrage, fulfilling the collective aspiration of the people of Hong Kong. I fully support this decision, just as large numbers of Hong ... just another incremental step; we will be ushering Hong Kong into a new chapter in history, a grand chapter to be written collectively by the people of Hong Kong. This is because by then, some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584599/full-text-former-chief-executive-tung-chee-hwas-speech-hong-kongs
  8. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's end of history

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Peter Guy

    ... that the mainland's decision on Hong Kong's version of democracy has finally been rendered, its consequences will reveal themselves in the inherent ifs, errors and commitments over time, which will be the ingredients of high drama and tragic history. Whether most Hong Kong people know it, all the great promises and words were cancelled for this generation. Beijing cannot countenance any election system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1592538/hong-kongs-end-history
  9. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1525907/rise-radical-anti-democracy-groups-hong-kong
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing to Hong Kong: you can vote, but we select the candidates

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:01am by George Chen

    ... Party, published an article, March 18, 1993, quoting Lu Ping, then the top official in charge of Hong Kong and Macau affairs: “How Hong Kong develops its democracy in the future is completely ... motherland.   Beijing is insistent on blocking the universal suffrage. Perhaps China has deeper concern about western-style democracy taking root in Hong Kong, on Chinese soil, and acting as a beacon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590684/beijing-hong-kong-you-can-vote-we-select-candidates

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