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  1. HK needs to further develop political class

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system and the appointees are here to stay. The real question, then, is about where the system is taking Hong Kong and whether it accords with the city's democratic aspirations. All ... be chosen to fill senior government posts. Hong Kong, however, does not have a political class of comparable history or quality. The government has to pick from different sectors in a hunt ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World is watching the outcome of Hong Kong's democracy fight

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 12:01pm by ANSON CHAN

    ... Anson Chan Anson Chan says whether or not Hong Kong can maintain its freedoms and achieve genuine democracy is a matter of international concern- and a test of Beijing's sincerity ... country, two systems" and the achievement of genuine democracy in Hong Kong are not simply matters for China. The Joint Declaration is an internationally binding treaty, lodged with the United ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Pro-democracy Civic Passion activist detained for 80 hours, Hong Kong court hears

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 03:58pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... does not make reports of ongoing jury trials available for comment by our readers.  This policy applies to all such trials and is intended to ensure Hong Kong’s laws on contempt of court ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Defence lawyer says activist held for days because he was 'uncooperative' Judge questions 80-hour detention The near 80-hour detention of a democracy ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US bill calls for monitoring of Hong Kong's 'democracy and freedom'

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:10am by Peter So and Laura Zhou

    ... Kong 'democracy' US legislators tabled a bipartisan bill to Congress on Thursday to monitor "democracy and freedom" in Hong Kong. The bill described the city's liberty ... and Republican senator Marco Rubio among its number- announced the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and argued that Washington must back calls for genuine universal suffrage in the city. ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US lawmakers announce bill supporting Hong Kong ‘freedom and democracy’

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 12:07pm by James Griffiths

    ... Democracy Act on Thursday, arguing that Washington must back calls for genuine universal suffrage in the chief executive election in 2017. “Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms – essential to its ... to monitor Hong Kong while ensuring that its democracy and freedoms remain a cornerstone of US policy.” Commission co-chairman and Republican congressman Chris Smith added that “the steady erosion ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Will Hong Kong let democracy slip from its grasp?

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of journalists- who "have surely reported nine out of the last five revolutions". But it does not seem an exaggeration to report that Hong Kong is reaching a turning point, a democratic ... by fringe groups and a yellow press. All these simply spell irreversible decline for Hong Kong as other great Asian and mainland cities overtake us. Apologies to our anti-locust narcissists ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Hong Kong's democracy battle has been reduced to a laughing stock

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says some democracy activists in Hong Kong have reduced what should be a noble cause to a laughing stock Cast of clowns Compare the way our democracy battle ... way to describe it. Think of modern-day democracy struggles and Aung San Suu Kyi springs to mind. One woman who faced impossible odds against Myanmar's military dictators. The stoical way ...

  8. Beyond banners

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... This is a self-serving reason because in 2003, when the historic protest by half a million people stunned the central and Hong Kong governments, the outburst was overwhelming precisely because multiple ... activists. No government and no public policy can satisfy everybody in society. Given the kind of pluralist and open society that exists in Hong Kong, protests and agitations should be taken ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong must achieve democracy one step at a time

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by Regina Ip

    ... prior to the meeting. The first concession was the submission of a report to the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office on developments in public opinion since the National ... responsible for Hong Kong affairs. When secondary students started their sit-in outside Civic Square on September 26, they chanted slogans urging a dialogue with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - REFLECTIONS

    Youth seize the day during Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 10:38am by Linda Yeung

    ... and democracy delivered by professors and teachers. The open lectures could be seen as furthering the students' general education, which is now part of the curriculum at all universities. Hong Kong ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Defining days for our youth Regardless of the outcome from the mass protests in the streets of Causeway Bay, Admiralty and Mong Kok, Hong Kong should ...




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