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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Support for Occupy Central should not trouble head of University of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Occupying the thoughts of HKU head Since when does supporting Occupy Central become a criterion for being a good head of a Hong Kong university? Professor Peter Mathieson, the new vice chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, has been asked time and again by students and reporters about his stances on various political hot potatoes such as the civil ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    US offers Anson Chan and Martin Lee a poor example of democracy

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... and equality for Hong Kong. ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com US offers a poor example of democracy It's ironic Anson Chan Fang On-sang and Martin Lee Chu-ming visited Washington a day after the US Supreme Court dealt ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Top HKU legal scholars split over democracy expert's plan for 2017 election

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Professors offer arguments for a big or small nominating committee HKU legal scholars split over reform plan Two top legal professors at the University of Hong Kong are split on a suggestion by a prominent international democracy scholar that the 70-strong legislature should become the nominating body for the chief executive election in 2017. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pursuit of Western democracy will lead Hong Kong back to colonial bondage

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by ELSIE TU

    ... Elsie Tu Elsie Tu says Hong Kong's so-called democrats oppose Beijing without even listening to its plans Blind pursuit of Western democracy will lead us back into colonial bondage ... being misled into believing that universal suffrage would improve the lives of Hong Kong people. I believe in democracy, but not the colonial type which ties it economically to the US or other ...

  7. News - World - CANADA

    Hong Kong-born Olivia Chow's challenge for Toronto mayor against wildman Rob Ford

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by Ian Young

    ... Hong Kong people expressing their opinions in many forms. That's good for democracy." She is more enthusiastic when the subject turns to Layton, who she married in 1988. During ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Hong Kong-born Olivia Chow's challenge to Toronto's Rob Ford sees a byword for dignity and compassion up against a crack-smoking wildman ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Universal suffrage without genuine choice is meaningless, says democracy academic Larry Diamond

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... such a broadly representative body can be constituted except … by a democratic election of the people of Hong Kong," Diamond said, adding the committee must not be "grossly over-representative" of elite groups. Diamond said those opposing democracy in Hong Kong did so out of fear that the "wrong" candidate would win. The academic also called on pan-democrats and Beijing ...

  9. 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" ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Politics and economy in Hong Kong can move forward hand in hand

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Hong Kong has many advantages that will help maintain its edge in the pursuit of democracy Politics and economy can move forward hand in hand Can politics and the economy ... as Premier Li Keqiang did not touch on the city's hotly debated ideas for constitutional reform- nor, of course, did the reporter from a pro-establishment Hong Kong daily who was picked to ask ...




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