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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fairy-tale world of pan-democrats

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Regular readers of this column will know that I am a strong supporter of greater democracy for Hong Kong. Our people are mature and politically savvy. The vast majority will not run amok; rather, ... themselves to believe that this is a feasible option- indeed the best option for Hong Kong- is a mystery. Surely the descent into chaos would make Beijing more wary of democracy, more likely to pull ...

  2. Referendum law proposed to force the suffrage issue

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... a referendum to be conducted if a petition is signed by 5 per cent of Hong Kong's registered voters and authenticated by the Electoral Affairs Commission. The bill has virtually no chance of being ... the details in due course,' Mr Leung said. In the highly unlikely event that it became law, any Hong Kong permanent resident or organisation could demand a referendum by gathering the support ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-democrats need a history lesson

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to a substantial advance for Hong Kong democracy. Yet those who opposed it and claimed the moral high ground did so by demanding democracy now. This was and remains an unrealistic proposition, yet ... an inconvertible truth: it's better to advance democracy even a little than not at all. The reform created 10 more directly elected seats and enlarged the election committee from 800 members to 1,200. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Aping American democracy won't work in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Lau Nai-Keung

    ... Lau Nai-Keung Lau Nai-keung says some lawmakers misunderstand our own system Aping American democracy won't work in Hong Kong Along with the mandatory "one man, one vote", our dissidents have many prescriptions for the good governance of Hong Kong and the entire country. But with a general paucity of ideas, they invariably fall into the "US is best" ...

  6. Ruling bridges the divide in views on political change

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'without consulting the wishes of the people' living in Hong Kong. But the self-proclaimed pro-democracy professor, who lives in Ma On Shan, also said some pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong ... 'taken a knock' because of Monday's ruling. '[Beijing] lost a great opportunity because if [it] had allowed democracy in Hong Kong... it would have scored a political trump-point ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 45

    Occupy Central marshals keep an eye over Hong Kong’s democracy protesters

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 03:16pm by phila siu and alan yu

    ... Phila Siu and Alan Yu Veteran unionist marshals support behind the protesters' barricades When Hong Kong police fired the first round of tear gas at pro-democracy protesters ... farmers at the World Trade Organisation meeting in 2005 in Hong Kong. From jumping into the icy waters of Victoria Harbour that year after farmers tried to swim around a security cordon, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    CY Leung: 'Democracy would see poorer people dominate Hong Kong vote'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 08:42am by Agence France-Presse

    ... that free elections were impossible. Demonstrators have paralysed parts of Hong Kong with mass rallies and road blockades for more than three weeks, in one of the biggest challenges to Beijing’s ... the electoral process.  “If it’s entirely a numbers game and numeric representation, then obviously you’d be talking to the half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than US$1,800 a month ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    IN PICTURES: On the front lines of the Hong Kong democracy movement

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:11pm by David Wong, Felix Wong, K.Y. CHENG

    ... David Wong, Felix Wong and K.Y. Cheng The battle lines were drawn as Hong Kong protesters geared up for a long stand-off with police at the start of the Occupy Central civil disobedience ... of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is placed at the gates of the governnment headquarters. Police stand in a line as protesters stand their ground. The Occupy Central rallyists have been ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    China's ambassador to UK accuses Chris Patten of 'rank hypocrisy' about Hong Kong democracy

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 05:10pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com It is the “rankest hypocrisy” for people such as former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten to criticise China for failing to introduce democracy to Hong Kong ... China for any perceived failings to introduce democracy.” He also emphasised that the constitutional basis of democracy in Hong Kong must be the Basic Law, not the Sino-British Joint ...




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