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  1. Democracy the rallying cry for district elections

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the popularity rating of pro-government parties such as the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong have slumped. 'With a shared platform, we hope the parties can build trust and step up ... Lobby group urges parties to unite behind demand for universal suffrage The pro-democracy camp is being urged to fight the forthcoming District Council elections with a united front ...

  2. Tung set to appoint 102 district councillors

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa is set to appoint the maximum number of 102 members to the 18 district councils when the final list is announced later this week. A government ... the District Council Ordinance, Mr Tung can appoint up to 102 members to the district councils. In past elections, the list of appointees proposed by the Home Affairs Department has consisted ...

  3. Districts polls a test of people's will for change

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... people took part in the July 1 protest march that changed the face of politics in Hong Kong. Polling stations were due to open at 7.30am for the district council elections. While local issues ... for any change in the method of selecting the chief executive and the legislature. A survey last week found 74 per cent of Hong Kong's 2.97 million voters intend to vote. Although ...

  4. Democrat's district poll challenge to DAB

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... to finish with 180 seats of the 400 up for grabs, he added. During campaigning, the Democrats would highlight their differences with the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong over ... to resign if the Democrats win more than 55 of the 100 seats that the two parties are competing for in the district council elections. Expecting head-on clashes in about 100 constituencies ...

  5. District appointees

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has appointed the maximum 102 members to Hong Kong's 18 district councils. The pro-democracy camp had strongly opposed such a move, saying a large number of appointments would dilute its election victory in November and fuel anti-government sentiment. The government says most appointees are not members of political parties and were named ...

  6. Empower district councils

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Opposed by the Liberal Party and the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, the motion proposed by the Democratic Party urging the chief executive to appoint as few district ... in Hong Kong would also be enhanced. SIMON KWONG, Chai Wan ...

  7. District councils deserve a bigger role

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong hoping to build on the significant gains it made at district level last time, the elections will be a significant sounding board for the more glamorous ... the political climate in Hong Kong has changed in the wake of the mass demonstration on July 1. Issues such as the national security laws and reform of the political system are being highlighted ...

  8. Tung picks maximum 102 district councillors

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Tung Chee-hwa yesterday appointed the maximum 102 members to the 18 district council seats- including more than 60 from the private sector. Political analysts and human ... with calls for it to be abolished or the number of appointees reduced to a maximum of two per district. Releasing the official list yesterday, Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping rejected ...

  9. Population continues to surge in the New Territories districts

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Denise Yeung Yin-lo, statistician at the Census and Statistics Department, said the population shift was in line with residential developments in suburban districts. Hong Kong's overall ... Elaine Wu The New Territories continued to experience population growth this year but Hong Kong island and Kowloon both had a drop in numbers, according to the Census and Statistics ...

  10. Record turnout for district polls

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... conceded that the July 1 march had an effect on the turnout. 'This will help us in promoting a wider discussion within the community on the longer-term constitutional development in Hong Kong beyond 2007,' Mr Lam said. 'I think it is a very good start that Hong Kong people are demonstrating such a keen interest. I need to promote consensus and discussion within and among ...




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