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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Tsai Ing-wen to seek chair of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party again

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Tsai Ing-wen's bid could open the door to a 2016 presidential run and increase the infighting over the party's stance on cross-strait relations Former DPP chairwoman to seek post again The former leader of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party yesterday announced she would seek the party chairmanship ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party gains ground on Kuomintang ahead of local polls

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Opposition gains ground ahead of local polls Three years before the proindependence Democratic Progressive Party candidate Chen Shui-bian won Taiwan's presidency in 2000, the main opposition party swept 12 out of 23 mayoral and magistrate seats in the 1997 local election. Even though the Kuomintang later recouped its lost ground, including ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Can Democratic Party be divided and still conquer?

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... party. Once the biggest party in the 60-strong Legco, it held 13 seats in the 1998 and 2000 polls, beating close rival the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. Even ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Radicalism on the rise in a battle-scarred party that once commanded the most seats in Legco Can the Democrats be divided and still conquer? Four years ago, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Slow progress to clear HK$6.8b funding requests to Legco Finance Committee

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:56pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Kung-wai's disappointment. Meanwhile, Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing and pan-democrat Frederick Fung Kin-kee expressed concern about Queen Mary Hospital's HK$1.6 billion reconstruction- an item still on the agenda. They lamented the meeting's "slow" progress and promised to urge their allies to speed up. The committee may be able to debate up to about 20 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming to discuss political reform with pan-democrats

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 02:13pm by peter so and joyce ng

    ... from at least half of the nominating committee to officially become candidates. Friday’s meeting with Democratic Party lawmakers will be followed by separate meetings with legislators from the Civic Party, Labour Party and Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood, as well as other independent pan-democratic lawmakers. The Civic Party’s Alan Leong Kah-kit said that during ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats won't join 'consensus' petition

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Chairwoman Emily Lau says signing call for agreement would give the false impressions the party would 'pocket' fake universal suffrage Democrats won't join 'consensus' petition The Democratic Party will not sign a petition initiated by moderate Beijing loyalists calling for consensus on political reform out of concern ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Beijing's top man in Hong Kong to meet pan-democrats for talks on electoral reform

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:46pm by Peter So, Gary Cheung and Tony Cheung

    ... Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen- will also attend. A meeting with Democratic Party lawmakers on Friday will be followed by ones next Monday to Wednesday with the Civic Party, Labour Party ... Peter So, Gary Cheung and Tony Cheung Pan-democrats, liaison office chief to discuss reform Beijing's top man in Hong Kong will meet pan-democrat lawmakers this week and next ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Progress on tech bureau plan as 'Long Hair' Leung serves jail term

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 12:34pm by Phila Siu

    ... arguing that the voice of the "progressive democrats" had to be present on the subcommittee. Pro-government lawmakers refused to budge. "It is obvious he is asking to join because he is trying to stall the government's proposal," Starry Lee Wai-king, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said. "If [Chan] wants to make ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    What's the fuss about Jimmy Lai giving out political donations to Hong Kong pan-democrats?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by Alex Lo

    ... secretary Paul Wolfowitz over business ventures in Myanmar and that Lai was in e-mail communication with former Democratic Progressive Party leader Shih Ming-teh in Taiwan. Stop the presses, ... to pan-democratic parties and politicians in the past two years. This included HK$10 million and HK$6 million to the Democratic Party and Civic Party respectively, and HK$3.5 million to Anson Chan Fang ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Could pan-democrats pay the price for party-funding law?

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:26am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Could pan-dems pay for party-funding law? Liberal Party leader James Tien Pei-chun says his business-friendly group has nothing to fear from legislation to open up parties' finances to public scrutiny- unlike the pan-democratic camp. The law was mooted after the city's biggest party, the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, ...




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