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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's political parties need to engage the people

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... the dearth of political talent in Hong Kong. Admittedly, our parties are still relatively young. Some are recent arrivals with just a few years of history. The Democrats and the Liberals were founded ... with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Liberals and newbies like the New People's Party at the other end of the political spectrum, the choices for the community, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's politics of change

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng Joseph Cheng says the election outcome reflects a changing political culture in Hong Kong, even if on the surface it seems not to have greatly altered the power dynamics ... until the end of 2015. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek is a professor of political science at City University of Hong Kong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Ragtag Diaoyu activists backed by Hong Kong's political heavyweights

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Kong's political heavyweights. A spokesman for the Hong Kong-based Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands said it received financial support from leaders including Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Tsang Yok-sing of the pro-establishment Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, the Civic Party's Audrey Eu Yuet-mee and former Legislative ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    All political funding in Hong Kong should be open to public scrutiny

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 02:35pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... stop, far from Hong Kong's occupied downtown streets, I recently listened in on two men heatedly discussing the protests. One angrily wondered just where the students were getting ... if it's from the mainland- this is one country. I counter- naively- that under "one country, two systems", Beijing's only business in Hong Kong should be foreign affairs ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Deng Xiaoping's legacy felt in Hong Kong's debate on political reform

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tammy Tam

    ... Xiaoping. She was there to accomplish the last wish of Deng, who had passed away in February: to witness Hong Kong's return to China. Many Hong Kong reporters still remember the early spring ... tycoon: "I'll try my best to keep alive till 1997 because I want to see Hong Kong under China's rule." Unfortunately, Deng never got his wish. Last Friday would have marked ...

  6. Who'll be Hong Kong's political Valentine?

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... to a live, televised debate. He said it would match his people-led style of governance against Mr Tsang's 'paternalistic' style. 'The people of Hong Kong have waited far too long ... had yet to approach them, warning that he should not take their support for granted,' the committee member said. Wong Kwok-kin, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, ...

  7. Hong Kong's political reform

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Hu Jintao says Hong Kong's political development must proceed step by step according to the Basic Law and he urges Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to continue his government's efforts 'to improve communications with [people of] all walks of life'. What do Mr Hu's remarks mean for political reform? Write to us. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Political impasse is putting Hong Kong police under unfair pressure

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:32pm by STEVE VICKERS

    ... solution must be found Under pressure Hong Kong is now in its fourth week of intense political and, to a lesser extent, civil disorder. This period is among the most significant in the city's recent history, bearing comparison only with the 2003 protests in terms of its political importance. Despite the situation being entirely political in nature, however, the Hong Kong and mainland ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    US lawmakers to introduce legislation to monitor human rights and political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:36pm by James Griffiths

    ... who chairs the political reform group Hong Kong 2020. "Hong Kong’s continued autonomy is a concern of the US Congress and of freedom-loving peoples everywhere," Smith said ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com US congressman Chris Smith, chairman of the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on global human rights, has vowed to establish a Hong Kong ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Which way now for the political moderates in Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:20pm by LEE KIM-MING

    ... to Occupy's cause Only choice left? As a political moderate, I backed a very mild proposal put forward by scholars intending to find a way to develop genuine democracy in Hong Kong within the legal ... of the Chinese authorities to allow Hong Kong people to rule Hong Kong, given that the chief executives are all "selected" by Beijing. With so many demonstrations and political demands being ...




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