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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's stance on 2017 election offers Hong Kong a fair compromise

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:14pm by Tom Plate

    ... that while everyone could vote, not everybody could run. But instead of accepting this as a very unsurprising and not so awful compromise, the pure-democracy folks in Hong Kong went bonkers. ... be noted, Hong Kong has had more local elective democracy than permitted by London during its many decades of rule. So where is the balanced perspective? What's more, in some London circles, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Quit school if you really want to make a sacrifice for democracy', Arthur Li tells students

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 12:01pm by Peter So

    ... September 22 to oppose Beijing's restrictive framework for Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election. Secondary-school pupils will stage a one-day boycott on September 26. Li, a former ... don't do that in Hong Kong." But Agnes Chow Ting, spokeswoman for student activist group Scholarism, dismissed Li's comparison with the Red Guards. "The students are neither ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's pan-democrats face a steep climb to universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Joyce Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... did not come as any surprise. "I have never been too optimistic," says Ho, former chairman of the Democratic Party. "Hong Kong's road to democracy is always linked ... shut," he says. "We can only become more radical. I know there is a faction in Beijing that wants to give Hong Kong genuine democracy, but that this faction lost this time. I won't lose ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats seek to politicise city's schools

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by Alex Lo

    ... models. They can show there are still smart and positive ways to fight for wider democracy even if the latest edict from Beijing severely restricts its future development. How about fighting ...

  9. Comment

    Hong Kong won't benefit from a standstill in electoral reform

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:25am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says pan-democrats must not veto proposal out of anger Hong Kong won't benefit from standstill in electoral reform I have previously argued that legislators and the community in general should accept the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on election methods for 2016-17. I said we cannot ignore Beijing's view of Hong Kong ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In today's China, is democracy even possible?

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:55pm by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping says the Hong Kong debate on universal suffrage raises the fundamental question of whether real democracy is ever possible today under a modern autocracy Hope ... democracy is a matter of degree, of having more or less democracy. Under communist rule, it is a choice between some and none." Only two weeks ago, the debate in Hong Kong on how to implement ...




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