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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Direct action used in Taiwan protest too risky for Hong Kong, academic warns

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... pro-democracy activists against trying similar tactics in Hong Kong. Lin Chi-hua, an academic at Soochow University who has studied political change in Hong Kong since the handover, said direct action ... in Hong Kong to call for greater democracy and universal suffrage. But he said there should also be negotiation alongside any protests to further demonstrators' aims, he said. "It ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must get a real conversation going if it wants democracy

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:32am by JASPER TSANG

    ... Four years and eight months later, and suddenly, there was June 4 and everything stopped. And all those who were working together with Beijing to bring democracy to Hong Kong after 1997 ... divided. Two camps emerged. If you're a politician in Hong Kong, you must belong to one of the two camps: you're either pro-Beijing or pro-democracy. That is the unfortunate situation ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let Occupy Central occupy all thoughts of democracy

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by Alice Wu

    ... by how much media attention it has grabbed, the movement has to go down as one of Hong Kong's most successful political campaigns. How often do we see anything making such a big impact ... of the University of Hong Kong. It is the subject that prompted the first UBS study trying to quantify the impact of socio-political movements on businesses. It's the sanctified social cause ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL ANALYSIS

    A glimmer of hope or a false dawn in the struggle for democracy?

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... compromise. Her Hong Kong 2020 group proposed adding directly elected representatives to the nominating committee so it would meet the Basic Law criteria of being "broadly representative". But while the likes of Dr Chan Kin-man, a key figure in the Occupy Central pro-democracy campaign, believe Beijing would spark an outcry if it rejects middle-ground options, some Beijing loyalists ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Concern over call for national security laws in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:10pm by Tony Cheung

    ... A pro-Beijing legal expert has weighed into the debate about applying national security laws in Hong Kong, saying it would be consistent with Basic Law provisions that empower Beijing to act in times ... of the mini-constitution that requires Hong Kong to enact national security legislation. It was shelved more than a decade ago in the face of mass protests, but Hoo said it offered the only alternative to direct ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hunger for democracy on show as 4 starve on

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... will deliver speeches and hold meetings on democratic progress in Hong Kong, veteran Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming also addressed the Central rally. Hong Kong had reached a "make or break" stage, Lee said, urging people to spare no effort in the fight for democracy. "If we do not do something now, Hong Kong's core values like rule of law and press freedom could be gone ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Toronto's shame is Mayor Rob Ford, but he's all part of real democracy

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by Alex Lo

    ... figures, Chow has urged Torontonians, including those in Hong Kong such as yours truly, to vote Ford out of office. It's estimated there are at least 100,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong who ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Toronto's shame and real democracy We love stories about celebrities who misbehave. But with Rob Ford, the infamous mayor of Toronto, we have someone whose ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CROSS-STRAIT RELATIONS

    Taiwanese in Hong Kong rally in solidarity with Taipei's anti-trade-pact protests

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by Stuart Lau

    ... censorship". Many Hong Kong students said only through Taiwan-Hong Kong unity could democracy survive alongside the "undemocratic" mainland government. Justin Hsu, who came with his wife ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Hong Kong protest shows solidarity with Taipei Scores of Taiwanese took to the streets of Hong Kong yesterday in solidarity with the 500,000 demonstrators ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Will Taiwan become a new Hong Kong- or vice versa?

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Protests in Taipei raise a string of questions about city's future and Beijing's approach Will Taiwan become a new Hong Kong- or vice-versa? As Taiwanese students stormed the Legislative Yuan to protest against a trade pact with the mainland, the chant rang out: "Today's Hong Kong, tomorrow's Taiwan!" The slogan caused mixed feelings ...




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