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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's pro-democracy scholars propose 2016 Legco election reforms

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung Pro-democracy advisers want functional seats merged into three sectors to dilute interests and smooth path towards universal suffrage in 2020 Scholars propose ... suffrage in 2020, pro-democracy scholars have proposed. Academic advisers to the Alliance for True Democracy have also suggested increasing the total number of Legco seats from 70 to 80, with 60 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong democracy must be a balancing act

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Kong last month), and a strong, independent judiciary, Hong Kong is already mostly free, well before the onset of universal suffrage-based democracy in Hong Kong. All that remains is granting ... necessary if we are to progress The right choice for Hong Kong As predicted, Hong Kong's democratic debate entered a new phase shortly after the July 1 mass protest. On July 9, the Alliance ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Unlike Hong Kong, Singapore is prioritising social equality

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:42pm by WOO JUN JIE

    ... Woo Jun Jie Woo Jun Jie says one is focusing on competitiveness while the other is prioritising social equality Similarities aside, Hong Kong and Singapore have different policy agendas As prosperous and successful Asian cities, Hong Kong and Singapore have often taken each other as bases for comparison across a wide array of measures. Such comparisons have on occasion bordered ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No need to keep citing Hong Kong's autonomy says Beijing rep, as familiar phrases are left out of premier's report

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:23am

    ... such catchphrases as “Hongkongers governing Hong Kong” or to note that the city enjoys “a high degree of autonomy” every time officials mention the principle of “one country, two systems”. That was the message from the head of Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong on Thursday morning. Zhang Xiaoming was responding to questions raised after the two key policy phrases were left out of the Chinese ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing committed to ‘one country, two systems’ says Premier Li Keqiang

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:09am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Pledge to advance democracy "in accordance with the law" in Hong Kong and Macau Beijing will "unswervingly" implement the principles of ‘one country, two systems’ and maintain the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macau, Premier Li Keqiang promised in his first annual report. Speaking at the opening ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democracy can boost business if people are open-minded, says Li Ka-shing

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:44pm by Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... democracy can be good for business Democracy in Hong Kong would give a "healthy" status boost to the business community, says Li Ka-shing, but only if people are open-minded. The Cheung ... mind would understand that only by creating a good business environment can a society grow stronger and drive the economy." While agreeing that Hong Kong needs democracy, another tycoon, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial We will continue as he asked and will follow his way to democracy Yar Zar, long-time assistant to Burmese democracy leader Win Tin who died yesterday at the age of 84   Even rich families cannot see real animals without having to endure the crowds FTU legislator Bill Tang Ka-piu on the need for a zoo for children in Hong Kong   They [the supporters] understand ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    July 1 protest is Hong Kong's taste of democracy

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Square in Wan Chai, the official handover ceremony was being held. The peaceful demonstrators were calling for democracy in Hong Kong and on the mainland. They were also marching in remembrance of the Tiananmen Square crackdown of June 4, 1989, which prompted 1.5 million people- a quarter of Hong Kong's population back then- to demonstrate in the streets. For the next few years, the July ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong in the mood for democracy

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by ANSON CHAN

    ... Anson Chan Anson Chan calls on the government and its supporters to stop vilifying pro-democracy campaigners, and instead address Hong Kong people's urgent desire for constitutional ... full-page advertisements in the local press, predicting that Occupy Central will cause economic mayhem and irrevocably tarnish Hong Kong's image as a global business and financial services ...




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