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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tiananmen Square crackdown divides Hong Kong's protest movement

    Posted May 26th 2013, 07:26pm by JOSHUA BUT, LO WEI

    ... 4 night vigil- "Love the country, love the people"- has sparked a row between Hong Kong's veteran democrats and pro-autonomy activists, with the latter claiming that whether the mainland is democratic or not is irrelevant to Hong Kong people. The annual event, held by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, has kept the 1989 Tiananmen ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Biden backs Hong Kong democracy in activist meeting

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 09:31am by Tony Cheung, AFP

    ... allow handpicked candidates" to run in the 2017 chief executive election. Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the former chief secretary and the convenor of pro-democracy group Hong Kong 2020, ... House said Biden "stopped by for talks" and "underscored [Washington's] long-standing support for democracy in Hong Kong and for the city's high degree of autonomy under ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong democracy should meet people’s aspirations, says British Foreign Secretary William Hague

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 07:17pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Hong Kong must have real choice: UK report There is no perfect model for universal suffrage; what is important is that Hongkongers have a genuine choice, the British government has said in its six-monthly report to its lawmakers on affairs in the former colony. In his 21-page report to parliament, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Last governor Chris Patten speaks of 'regrets' over Hong Kong democracy

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com City's last governor says Britain should have gone further on democracy Patten's 'regrets' over HK elections Hong Kong's last ... would be appointed by Beijing based on "elections or consultations" and that Hong Kong's legislature would be elected. Patten's attempts to increase democracy by allowing ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong democracy must be a balancing act

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Kong last month), and a strong, independent judiciary, Hong Kong is already mostly free, well before the onset of universal suffrage-based democracy in Hong Kong. All that remains is granting ... necessary if we are to progress The right choice for Hong Kong As predicted, Hong Kong's democratic debate entered a new phase shortly after the July 1 mass protest. On July 9, the Alliance ...

  6. Democracy not possible unless Beijing trusts Hong Kong people

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Michael Chugani thinks democracy had already won simply because the Hong Kong Island Legco by-election threw up two charismatic candidates whose shifting fortunes virtually guaranteed ... stressed the importance of her ties with Beijing to help achieve democracy for Hong Kong. Hong Kong is ready for universal suffrage and the crux of the matter is whether the central government ...

  7. Meeting yields no results

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Democratic Party leaders met a top central government representative in Hong Kong for the first time in some 20 years to discuss the city's political reforms, ... and the Democrats since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Their discussion focused on how Hong Kong should achieve universal suffrage and, in particular, the government's constitutional reform ...

  8. The three reasons march fell short

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... In the future, we have to channel the message that everyone counts in the fight for democracy,' Ms Ho said. She said that in the next few months, pan-democrats would focus on mobilising support ...

  9. Limits on Hong Kong democracy?

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'election committee' of which they are part is all the democracy that Hong Kong will get. Denied a vote at the ballot box, those who want better for their daughters and sons will vote ... It is becoming manifestly clear that when China signed up for 'one country, two systems', it wanted Hong Kong as it was at the time of the joint declaration: the Hong Kong ...

  10. New Year democracy march is scrapped

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Improving political climate and lack of issues could curb turnout: organisers The march for democracy that brought as many as 100,000 people onto the streets on January ... full democracy for the chief executive and Legislative Council elections in those years. But he said the working group had decided it would be more appropriate to use other means, ...




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