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  1. Party paper urges political reform

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... as far as endorsing western-style multiparty democracy. It suggested political reforms should follow the same gradualist approach as economic reforms. Speculation has been rife about whether ... Ting Shi An influential Communist Party newspaper has urged greater political liberalisation to sustain the country's rapid economic growth, adding more suspense to the lead-up ...

  2. Growth before political reform, Hu tells Tsang

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wai in Sydney and Denise Hung Beijing urges economic focus President Hu Jintao yesterday called on the Hong Kong government to focus on developing the economy while political reform ... paper on political reform came up in a one-hour meeting with the president yesterday morning, Mr Tsang said. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the last day of the Asia-Pacific Economic ...

  3. Political reform needed to further HK's success

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... systems'. Political reform, he said, should be gradual and orderly, and a democratic system can only emerge if there is continued economic development. He also warned Hong Kong people ... anyone in Hong Kong would disagree. What made his speech different, however, were the references to both political reform and democratic development. A few years ago, the inclusion ...

  4. Economist urges political revamp

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland should embrace overall reform, including the restructuring of the political system, instead of just focusing on economics, a liberal official said. Gao ... socialist democratic politics,' Professor Gao told Shanghai's Oriental Morning Post in a series of articles marking the 30th anniversary of the market-oriented economic reforms initiated ...

  5. Observers see little hope of political reform

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... any substantial political reform. I expect it to stay as it is,' Andrew Nathan, a professor of political science at Columbia University, said of the congress. But Professor Nathan, ... the country's political system, and opposition would continue to be suppressed. 'China's economic growth has exerted some pressures for more openness, but it has also, through the unfairness ...

  6. Liberals slam slow pace of political reform

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... story in this month's edition lambasting the party for allowing late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping's political reform agenda to stagnate for 18 years. The article carries particular ... blueprint were dissolving the excessive concentration of power in the Communist Party and bringing about the separation of party and government. 'The [political] reform must have ...

  7. View from the right: political reform is urgent now

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... system over the past more than two decades,' Mr Du said. 'But compared with the achievements of economic reform, the steps for political reform are too small. It's two steps ... will revive the push for political reform that has largely stalled since the June 4 Tiananmen incident in 1989. 'The power of the Communist Party is now too big and too centralised, meaning ...

  8. Focus political reform debate on the achievable

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Political reform will, rightly, be at the centre of public debate ahead of next month's chief executive election. It is an issue that Hong Kong must tackle. Both candidates have ... Hong Kong. These policies guarantee, among other things, that Hong Kong's social and economic systems and lifestyle will remain unchanged and that our freedoms will be protected by law. ...

  9. Political reform remains core focus for party

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of losing power, he was also under pressure to undertake limited political reform to meet dramatic economic and social changes in the hope that intra-party democracy would curb endemic ills within ... Political reform ground to a virtual halt after the 1989 military crackdown on the democratic movement in Tiananmen Square and the worldwide collapse of socialism in the former Soviet Union ...

  10. Economic realities

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... private property rights and free-port status, for example. These characteristics of Hong Kong have now been raised as constitutional principles in our discussion on political reform. But the real ... had to do so during tough economic times, for example during the Asian financial crisis. Officials have decided that, under the Basic Law, they can run deficits when necessary, as long ...




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