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  1. Beijing has laid down new rules for the game of political reform in Hong Kong. Last night, Donald Tsang said: let's play

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing and Jimmy Cheung The chief secretary last night declared Hong Kong people's demands for political change were still alive after Beijing ruled it had the power ... [and] build a consensus so Hong Kong's political development can move forward.' He said the calls for change were clear. 'The general view is that [the public] believes ...

  2. Seek compromise in Hong Kong politics

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... newspaper will be serving Hong Kong's highest interests in the months ahead if you keep reminding local political voices, left or right, of the advantage in lowering the rhetoric a decibel or two to allow for more meaningful dialogue. Hong Kong political party leaders should by now be mature enough to be aware that politics is the art of compromise. This quality will be in high ...

  3. A wild card in Hong Kong politics?

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and Hospital Authority chief Leong Che-hung has emerged as the latest sample of perhaps the closest thing Hong Kong has to real democracy. The phenomenal success of an anti-reclamation campaign last ... Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong had to go. This swift burst of emotive calls for him to resign, shortly after the release of the report last Monday, shaped the political ...

  4. 'Patriots should govern Hong Kong'

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Ambrose Leung in Beijing and Gary Cheung Beijing spells out its definition of the principles that must underlie the process of political reform 'Hong Kong should be governed by Hong ... the executive-led political system and the even participation by different sectors in Hong Kong,' they said. The officials maintained that the future electoral methods must be consistent ...

  5. How Hong Kong can build a great society

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... followed. Any infringement of economic liberty must be nipped in the bud. Hong Kong's phenomenal success is due to its adherence to economic liberalism, as advocated by Sir John Cowperthwaite, Hong Kong's financial secretary from 1961 to 1971. His advocacy of the principle of nonintervention, and insistence on limited government under the rule of law, created the freedom ...

  6. Power politics

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law's provisions on political reform in Hong Kong shows that the mainland still has virtually no understanding of the rule ... and respect. Beijing officials have been arguing for months that they have power 'from the beginning to the end' to determine Hong Kong's political system. If the truth be told, they had ...

  7. Pro-Beijing lawyers' group set up to bridge political divide

    Posted Jun 28th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Fung, Mr Chow, Mr Wong and Andrew Liao are Hong Kong delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. The stated objectives of the new group are to support the 'one ... government and the democrats, including lobbying officials to let them visit the mainland. Daniel Fung Wah-kin, one of the six founding members of the Hong Kong Legal Forum, said the group, which ...

  8. Let's build a Hong Kong consensus

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng Since the Chinese leadership indicated in December that it was 'highly concerned' about Hong Kong's political reforms, the discussions have become more ... Kong's political reforms, and that such attitudes are tantamount to advocating independence. Pro-democracy activists are said to be anti-Beijing and intend to bring chaos to Hong Kong. Labelling ...

  9. Veterans of Article 23 fight line up for Hong Kong island poll battle

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Two barristers prominent in the fight against the controversial national security legislation are expected to stand in the Hong Kong island constituency in September's ... Lee Chu-ming but their places have yet to be determined. The lists were drawn up at the third meeting of five leading pro-democracy political parties and the Democratic Development Network ...

  10. 'Democracy has never been a tradition in Hong Kong'

    Posted Apr 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan The Hong Kong people's call for political change is rooted in discontent with the Tung administration and not driven by a genuine aspiration for democracy, the central government has been told. 'Democracy has never been a tradition in Hong Kong,' a Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference member said yesterday when giving details ...




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