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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    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 No benefit for Hong Kong if election system stays the same 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong tycoons descend on Beijing for Xi meeting

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Joyce Ng, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Joyce Ng in Beijing and Jeffie Lam Tung Chee-hwa leads 70-strong delegation to Beijing; members come out strongly against Occupy Central, saying don't harm Hong Kong Tycoons urge ... a very "negative impact" on Hong Kong and damage its reputation as an international financial centre. Lui Che-woo, head of the K. Wah Group, called on students ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Police pepper spray Hong Kong activists at electoral reform talk as students plan rally

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:29pm by Phila Siu and Timmy Sung

    ... general of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, was speaking. Watch: Hong Kong pan-democrats in fightback after China NPC decision Pro-democracy activists inside the building ... … [Beijing] can either crack down on us or change its proposal to give us real democracy,” he said. Watch: Occupy Central leaders promise civil disobedience campaign in Hong Kong Chow accepted ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Hong Kong's graft-busters a model for Asia Pacific, says US official

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... on the impact the Occupy Central pro-democracy protest movement might have on the economy. But he said the people of Hong Kong should be allowed to speak up. "I would say personally that in many ... its judicial independence, said Robert Wang, senior US State Department official for the regional bloc. Wang, a US Foreign Service representative to Hong Kong in the late 1980s, suggested ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Senior Hong Kong officials should resign over Beijing’s reform decision: lawmaker

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 02:29pm by Peter So

    ... leader, a pan-democrat lawmaker says. Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit said the drastic move was needed to rescue Hong Kong’s chances for greater democracy needed to solve the city’s ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Civic Party leader Alan Leong says officials including Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor should examine their consciences and quit Senior Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Democracy is no escape from a ruling elite

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... for broad public participation, the ruled can have their say at the ballot box once in a while to penalise ruling elites who did their job badly or abused public interest. Hong Kong's Basic Law ... Lam Woon-kwong Basic Law offers same checks and balances as any democratic system Democracy is no escape from a ruling elite British writer Joseph Conrad, remembered for great novels ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwan backs city's push for democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Agence France-Presse and Xinhua

    ... Agence France-Presse and Xinhua Taiwan backs city's push for democracy Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday threw his support behind Hong Kong's push for democracy, calling it a core value shared by Taiwanese people. His support comes after Hong Kong pro-democracy activists launched an "era of civil disobedience" at a rally on Sunday- within hours of Beijing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central leaders shave heads to show ‘determination for democracy’

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:47pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... professor of law at the University of Hong Kong and one of the Occupy founders, said the move to cut off all their hair symbolised their refusal to accept the tough rules Beijing laid down for the 2017 chief executive election. The action "will show our determination for Hong Kong to have democracy... One is willing to give up something he or she considers to be precious to fight ...




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