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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese women's long march to equal rights and participation

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by LOUISE EDWARDS

    ... but in a system of limited democratic rights for both. Nonetheless, China's feminists, men and women alike, continued campaigning for greater equality. Through the 1930s, they achieved a raft ... for women. This spirit of equality continued in the laws of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China after 1949, and was extended eventually to Hong Kong. Many have dismissed ...

  2. Democrats fret over ignorance on super seats

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com The Democratic Party yesterday urged the government to raise awareness of the election for five new legislative 'super seats' next month after ... hence the phrase 'one voter, two votes'. Super seat ballots will be white, while geographical constituency ballots will be blue. But the Democratic Party's telephone survey of 521 ...

  3. Older vote could hit democrat candidates

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Emily Tsang Pan-democratic candidates may suffer at the polls from marked shifts in the age groups of voters registered for September's legislative election, analysts ... Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and Federation of Trade Unions, Ma said. As for the shrinking number of middle-aged voters- who tend to favour pan-democrats- Ma ...

  4. Majority rule favours process of democracy

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... having too much control. In Hong Kong, the Basic Law serves as our constitution. Here are two types of government that use a constitution: Constitutional republic In a constitutional republic ... is elected. Constitutional republics are very careful with the division of power. This makes sure no one person or group of people are too powerful for too long. It is customary for them to have ...

  5. Participatory democracy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is known as a 'republic' and not a 'democracy'. It is ironic that while calling for the chief executive's resignation for poor performance, the so-called democrats ... year. The only safeguard is more direct public participation. I have yet to see any of the democratic camp make a detailed proposal for a participatory democracy system that allows the public ...

  6. Democrat set to be first to file writ over vote-rigging

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com A Democratic Party member plans to go to court over the results of the district council elections, in which he lost by 22 votes. Winfield Chong Wing-fai ... in connection with last month's elections. The Democratic Party alone has submitted more than 400 cases of suspected vote-rigging to the ICAC in connection with the polls. Several similar cases ...

  7. City to choose pan-democrat contender

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The pan-democrats will stage a primary election to choose a candidate from their camp to run in the chief executive race. All permanent residents will be eligible to cast a vote for their preferred candidate via a digital ballot box. Seven pan-democratic parties and groups will set up 60 polling stations along the city's MTR lines and adults ...

  8. Pan-democrats suffer as demographic changes tip the balance

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com The pan-democrats' setback in the district council elections defied the conventional wisdom that they benefit from higher turnouts, since voter ... Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) suffered a humiliating defeat, securing just 62 of the 206 seats it contested. The Democratic Party won 95 of 120 seats ...

  9. Grey vote may hit Democrat chances

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Pan-democrats face a tough battle in November's district council elections, politicians in those parties say. Changing demographics have meant an ageing electorate and a fall in the number of voters in their thirties and forties, who are more inclined to support for the pan-democrats. The latest profile of registered voters, released two ...

  10. The right to vote is just a start

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... Brad Glosserman More than 1 billion people, most of them Asians, will vote this year in a democratic pageant that is unprecedented in human history. The parade to the ballot box began last ... continues in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, India, the Philippines- and that is only until May. It is a heady time for democrats. But pictures from South Korea last weekend- photos ...




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