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  1. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    True democracy in Hong Kong is 'impossible', says Basic Law expert

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 02:45pm by Tony Cheung

    ... it is impossible for democracy in Hong Kong to be completely the same as that of an independent country. Since Hong Kong is not independent, the design of its democratic system must fit its status under ... candidate with the second highest number of ballots if it considers the winner to be unfit. His proposal was driven by a desire to avoid a "divided Hong Kong, just like what has been happening ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Self-proclaimed lovers of democracy are actually absolutists

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by LETTERS

    ... Self-proclaimed lovers of democracy are actually absolutists The Occupy Central movement is unlikely to be a positive force in Hong Kong. Instead, it could pose a threat to freedom ... on the issue. This is despite the opinion of many experts, including Yash Ghai, emeritus professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, that public nomination is not essential for a free democratic ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Chater Road cleared after mass protests and arrests end July 1 march

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 01:55pm

    ... 'referendum' in Hong Kong- China Central Television  Beijing-allied politician in Hong Kong: 'Some degree of violence is imminent'- Vox Hong Kong democracy protest: Thousands march through ... and these steps today will be remembered." Action by Occupy Central would be needed to further Hong Kong's democracy and safeguard the freedom of the press, Teng said. 1.15am: Scholarism ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing emphasises its total control over Hong Kong in white paper

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 05:50pm by Staff Reporters

    ... control over HK The central government holds "comprehensive jurisdiction" over Hong Kong and is the source of its autonomy, Beijing said yesterday in an unprecedented white paper ... is determined to put its foot down over Hong Kong's political development. The white paper, issued by the State Council, said "many wrong views are currently rife in Hong Kong" and added: ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must get a real conversation going if it wants democracy

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:32am by JASPER TSANG

    ... Four years and eight months later, and suddenly, there was June 4 and everything stopped. And all those who were working together with Beijing to bring democracy to Hong Kong after 1997 ... divided. Two camps emerged. If you're a politician in Hong Kong, you must belong to one of the two camps: you're either pro-Beijing or pro-democracy. That is the unfortunate situation ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Radical group fails in bid to join Alliance for True Democracy

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Radical group loses bid to join alliance Radical pan-democrats have failed in an attempt to recruit more members to the Alliance for True Democracy, the group ... a helping hand to the alliance in fighting for public nomination as the Democratic Party was leaving. People who oppose us should not put party interests over the fight for democracy," Tam ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Last governor Chris Patten speaks of 'regrets' over Hong Kong democracy

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com City's last governor says Britain should have gone further on democracy Patten's 'regrets' over HK elections Hong Kong's last ... would be appointed by Beijing based on "elections or consultations" and that Hong Kong's legislature would be elected. Patten's attempts to increase democracy by allowing ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    LIVE BLOG: Tiananmen Square 25th anniversary vigil in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:53pm by Tanna Chong, Tony Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Johnny Tam

    ... protests in Beijing and an icon to protesters in Hong Kong   The Goddess of Democracy during a moment's silence, just now #TAM25 pic.twitter.com/c1IiZjX2x4 — Tom Grundy (@tomgrundy) June 4, ... that Hong Kong was the frontline for the defence of human rights and the rule of law. "Hong Kong can't retreat. Hong Kong must fight for democracy and universal suffrage," he said. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TIANANMEN CRACKDOWN

    Democracy activists unite to support June 4 vigil

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:40am by Tony Cheung and Johnny Tam

    ... Chow said. Chow, a third-year student at the University of Hong Kong, said the commemoration should also focus on the pro-democracy movement that preceded the crackdown. “When we think of June ... asked. “Or are you seeing the Democratic Party as bigger than June 4 itself?” In another rival event, the pro-Beijing group Voice of Loving Hong Kong will show a video outside Victoria Park ...

  10. 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 ...




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