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  1. Panel supports 70pc pay rise for lawmakers... in the next Legco

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Incumbent lawmakers are unlikely to benefit from a proposal to raise legislators' salaries by 70 per cent, even if the big increase is endorsed by the chief executive and Executive Council. Patrick Lau Sau-shing, chairman of the Legislativ ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    The people of Hong Kong deserve a democracy, says tycoon Bob Miller

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com DFS king Bob Miller also says that Hong Kong people deserve full democracy Stand up to Beijing if necessary, says tycoon Follow @SCMP_News One of Hong ... the reclusive billionaire behind the Duty Free Shoppers empire, also said Hong Kong people deserved a full democratic say in how the city is run. Miller, who turns 80 today, was speaking exclusively ...

  4. Question of the week: Is Hong Kong ready for democracy?

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Janet Tang Man-wai, 17 SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Yes, Hong Kong is ready. A society needs to be economically, socially and culturally suitable for democracy. A strong ... the government. These play an important role in democracy. Hong Kong has a lot of these organisations, such as the Civil Human Rights Front. They did a good job in supervising the government, especially ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Alliance a recipe for democratic impasse

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the fringe groups take over. Our democratic agenda is being hijacked by people who, in the name of democracy, are making it even more difficult for Hong Kong to achieve it. ... to come up with a plan that is a complete non-starter as far as Beijing and the Hong Kong government are concerned. Uncompromising groups within the alliance such as People Power have vowed ...

  6. Party democracy has proved to be a failure for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but for the greater good of Hong Kong. The party system has proved to be a failure in this city. The situation will not improve under full democracy. The dominant party would become, in effect, ... Having listened to the debates on democratic reforms, I have found that the main point is being missed. No government can operate in Hong Kong unless there is a balance between rich ...

  7. Will Hong Kong ever have democracy?

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... for 'no to democracy'. This makes it crystal clear that Hong Kong will never see democracy as long as China's own power system under the Communist Party remains unchanged and barring ... or whether it will happen at all. One thing, however, is certain. The longer this is delayed, the less likely it is for Hong Kong to lead the change. It is a matter of age and attitude of the Hong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Push for one man, one vote to elect committee

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... by all Hong Kong voters in 2017, sources say. The alliance, comprising all 27 pro-democracy legislators and other pan-democratic groups, plans to unveil its draft consensus on Wednesday. It also ... the government "should not set any candidacy requirements that have no objective standards, like 'love the nation and Hong Kong' and 'not confrontational to the central ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Judging by our youth, Hong Kong is ready for democracy

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says a debate on Occupy Central shows why change is needed Young, bright and ready for democracy in Hong Kong The Foreign Correspondents' Club organised ... or serving journalists were pitted against three members of the schools debating team, which represents Hong Kong in international events. To spice things up, the "oldies" were arguing ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'Democracy or nothing' is no choice for a better Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:45pm by Franklin Koo

    ... Franklin Koo Franklin Koo says the debate on what Hong Kong needs for a better future has been too narrowly framed from the start. Pro-democracy activists should rethink their method ... and informed judgments. Consider this question: Please choose one of the following that may lead to a positive future for Hong Kong: A. Fascism; B. Anarchy; C. Democracy. The majority are likely ...




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