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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's Chris Patten against David Cameron on Hong Kong, not Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's Patten against Cameron, not Tung This week, the last governor of Hong Kong and the first chief executive of the SAR both spoke on Beijing's proposed ... Hong Kong, and he says as much. "My comments are not directed principally to Beijing or Hong Kong," he wrote in the Financial Times. "What a former governor can more legitimately ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How democracy changed Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by Regina Ip

    ... for security David Jeaffreson, L.M.(Bim) Davies, "Mr 1997", and most recently John Walden, former director of home affairs- calls for a fresh examination of how democracy changed Hong Kong ... colony. Dr Steve Tsang, an Oxford historian, pointed out in his 1988 monograph Democracy Shelved that plans to introduce democracy to Hong Kong started in London in 1945, but were shelved in 1952 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's Goddess of Democracy statue shines light on Tiananmen Square tragedy … for now

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Stuart Lau

    ... the Beijing original built by students 25 years ago. "I hope to attract both Hong Kong students and mainland visitors so that the truth about the June 4 massacre can be passed on to the next generation and radiated to the mainland," said Lee, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which runs the museum. But there was still no sign ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central's Benny Tai declares 'era of civil disobedience' for Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 07:20pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Ernest Kao, JEFFIE LAM

    ... founding chairman of Hong Kong's Democratic Party, also takes to the stage to call out the central government for "cheating" Hongkongers of true democracy. "They are moving ... to Hong Kong for 30 years, the second was to attempt "to kill Hong Kong's democracy". He urges protesters to each look for a friend or companion to join them in the Occupy Central ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing has failed to honour its promise to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 06:03pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... that a big protest or passionate support for Occupy Central will bring disorder and tragedy to Hong Kong. The opposite may be true. Only a few people showing up to demand democracy will signal ... Broken trust Beijing's decision on universal suffrage marks a dark day in Hong Kong history. The shortcutting of its firm commitments in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Biden backs Hong Kong democracy in activist meeting

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 09:31am by Tony Cheung, AFP

    ... allow handpicked candidates" to run in the 2017 chief executive election. Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the former chief secretary and the convenor of pro-democracy group Hong Kong 2020, ... House said Biden "stopped by for talks" and "underscored [Washington's] long-standing support for democracy in Hong Kong and for the city's high degree of autonomy under ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC ORDER

    Hong Kong police receive five complaints over handling of July 1 rally, sit-in

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:20pm

    ... prevented them from leaving the protest site when they asked to do so. Some 511 people were arrested during the sit-in, billed as a rehearsal of Occupy Central’s plan to block streets for democracy ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong election rules could be here to stay, says top mainland official Li Fei

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:11pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So, Jeffie Lam and Ng Kang-chung

    ... on this framework." DON'T MISS: ‘A sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan But he also said amendments could be made in accordance with the "actual situation" ... Beijing's conservative framework for Hong Kong's universal suffrage in 2017 could apply to elections beyond that year even if it is vetoed by local lawmakers, a top mainland official said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Britain moves to defuse tensions with Beijing over Hong Kong’s political reform

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:26pm

    ... Statement makes no mention of 1984 joint declaration, which stipulated that Hong Kong should enjoy extensive autonomy under the "one country, two systems" principle The British government on Thursday said it welcomed Beijing's assurances that it would allow Hong Kong to elect its chief executive through universal suffrage, but failed to mention Britain's treaty ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Thousands of students plan week-long classroom boycott in push for democracy

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:31pm by STAFF

    ... duration and time of the strike has not been finalised, but would likely take place in the middle or at the end of this month, said Alex Chow Yong-kang, general secretary of the Hong Kong ... back down and give Hong Kong universal suffrage when the strikes took place. "But the purpose is to wake up people from across the city. Even the students have come out, and so the rest ...




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