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  1. If democracy is dead in Hong Kong, blame no one but the democrats

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Once upon a time, in a city of seven million people, some activists, who called themselves democrats, kidnapped Democracy. She was dying a slow death. In the old days, the forerunners of democracy were rational fighters for social justice, who commanded the citizens' respect. The so-called democrats considered it their mission to oppose any government policies. They resorted ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    End occupation of Hong Kong and focus on mass electoral campaign for democracy

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:13pm by Albert Cheng

    ... for the campaign. The pan-democratic camp could then use the electoral campaign to regain the momentum and refocus on the major stumbling block for true democracy in Hong Kong- Chief Executive Leung ... grail of true democracy, their allies can barely hang on to their elected seats. Their democratic dream might turn into a political nightmare before too long. Albert Cheng King-hon ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... on about international standards. But it's a city election, not a country's. There is no higher arbiter or authority than Beijing to decide what form of democracy Hong Kong can have. ... war. For Occupy Central, it looks like they are ready to undermine Hong Kong's stability and reputation to save it. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting has said as much. This is what he ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Thousands join Hong Kong students' democracy protest as classroom boycott begins

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by STAFF

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam Organisers will today take their fight to the doors of the Hong Kong government Thousands join student protest as boycott starts Students will take their fight ... turnout is encouraging," secretary general Alex Chow Yong-kang said. "This is not just a matter for the students, but for Hongkongers as a whole." Watch: Thousands of Hong Kong ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let Hong Kong, not Beijing, deal with democracy protesters

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex lo@scmp.com Let Hong Kong deal with the protests If Beijing really trusts Leung Chun-ying and his government, it should seriously consider stopping its micro-management ... in the response to the unrest. As a result, the Hong Kong government is increasingly toeing the party line; over the weekend it alleged that the Occupy movement is funded and manipulated by "external ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong has more than just democracy to worry about

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:28pm by Chandran Nair

    ... Chandran Nair Chandran Nair says we need to look beyond the current Occupy turmoil and see that solutions to Hong Kong's challenges lie far beyond whether we have a more democratic system or not Distorted picture Hong Kong residents who have been travelling these past two weeks will have experienced what it is like to have the international media as your only source ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong protesters should take the democracy on offer

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 02:12pm by DN HARJANI

    ... D N Harjani D N Harjani calls for an adherence to non-violence, and patience Hong Kong protesters should take the democracy on offer Since the start of the Occupy movement in Hong Kong ... becoming a mob or is it an egotistical venture of student power? To find a solution to the impasse and ascertain long-term goals in the best interests of Hong Kong, we need to understand democracy ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    How Hong Kong's business elite have thwarted democracy for 150 years

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:32am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says a look back over the past 150 years reveals how Hong Kong's business elite have continually used their power to frustrate the public's ... of entrenched privilege in Hong Kong, already under threat from repeated revelations of greed and sleaze. Does this decrepit system have the capacity to respond to the underlying causes of discontent, ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing slams British 'interference' as Nick Clegg meets Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... internal affairs after British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met two leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists urging greater freedoms from Beijing. Beijing "lodged solemn protests" ... democracy in Hong Kong. "It is vital that the British government does not turn a blind eye to current developments in Hong Kong," Chan told the committee members. The pair heavily ...

  10. 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" ...




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