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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Autonomy of Hong Kong is safe, says liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Tony Cheung

    ... Zhang again cited Deng, saying the city "must prevent some people from turning Hong Kong, under the veil of democracy, into a base in opposition to the mainland". "No country ... Beijing's "one country, two systems" policy on Hong Kong will not change even if universal suffrage cannot be achieved in the 2017 chief executive election, the central government's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leading democracy scholar Larry Diamond suggests forming parliament in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com 'Parliament' mooted to improve governance Hong Kong should consider adopting a parliamentary system, a prominent democracy scholar has suggested, ... filling the position from Legco- which should have gone fully democratic in 2020. Dr Chan Kin-man, an organiser of the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement, said a parliament would save the city ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... a few pan-democratic prima donnas who are trying to influence the foreign policies of a few English-speaking countries vis-à-vis Hong Kong and to internationalise our fight over universal suffrage, something that is clearly a domestic struggle and ours alone to resolve. If you read the recent official statements on Hong Kong by the US, Britain and the European Union, it's all ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam tells Occupy democracy ‘will never be achieved’ through civil disobedience

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 07:41pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Central remain poles apart over political reform after their first meeting yesterday at which Hong Kong's No 2 official told the movement's organisers their goal would not be achieved ... the organisers that I don't agree with their means". "They want the central and Hong Kong governments to back down and even threaten us … but I believe their goals will never be achieved. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - scholarism

    Hong Kong's youngest activists draw inspiration from political liberalism

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:47am by Erin Hale

    ... society, or democracy,” said Alex Chow, who studies comparative literature and sociology at the University of Hong Kong.  In America, Rawls is still considered a prominent philosopher and a staple ... realised that it is these kinds of traditions they have to appeal to if they want to see Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement succeed. They will also have to tap into it to convince the city's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Hong Kong colonial officer and democracy advocate John Walden dies in England at age 88

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung John Walden pushed for democracy and official transparency after he retired in 1980 A colonial official with Hong Kong in his heart John Walden 1925-2013 John Walden ... government and became a committed advocate for democracy. There was no one like him." Walden, who was an honorary research fellow at the Centre of Asian Studies of the University of Hong Kong ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    White paper aims to renew nation's contract with Hong Kong people

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... in Beijing taken the trouble to print it and translate it into seven languages? Beijing considered sending two senior officials to Hong Kong to explain and publicise the content. The visit was called ... outlining China's policy on the establishment of the Hong Kong special administrative region, the comprehensive progress made in Hong Kong since then, and the efforts made by Beijing to ensure ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    True Hong Kong pragmatists will rise to the challenge of change

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 01:29pm by Stephen Vines

    ... said that "the impossible is the least one can demand". Following the Hong Kong government's latest avowal of its intention to limp slowly away from democracy, it seems that the prospect of achieving true universal suffrage is "impossible". As matters stand, the Hong Kong government will only tell Beijing what it wants to hear about people's views ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democracy in Hong Kong was never Britain's concern, pre and post 1997

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 06:31pm by Kerry Brown

    ... Kerry Brown Kerry Brown says its priority was always a dignified retreat, given the limited room for manoeuvre Democracy in Hong Kong was never Britain's concern, both pre and post ... tidying up, retreating with dignity and order. But it was not some grand battle to construct a vibrant seed for democracy and reform in Hong Kong. That was never on the minds ...

  10. 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 ...




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