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  1. Test for democracy

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... since July 1, they will be acutely aware of the formidable challenges and risks ahead. Hong Kong Polytechnic University social scientist Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, a deputy convenor of the Power ... For Hong Kong's long-time democracy campaigners, the events that have unfolded since the July 1 rally are a dream come true. More than two decades after democratic elections were ...

  2. Trust a prerequisite for universal suffrage

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the former chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong- now the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong- would only say: don't underestimate the farsightedness and broadmindedness of the Beijing leadership. When asked by the Hong Kong Economic Journal about Mr Tsang's view, a DAB vice-chairman, Ip Kwok-him, said officials in Beijing should ...

  3. Don't bank on universal suffrage by 2017

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Hong Kong's constitutional development. Although a climbdown over the 2017 timetable looks unlikely, it is plausible that Beijing and its allies here may prefer more restrictions ... a two-thirds majority in the legislature for the passage of the electoral model will be in doubt, potentially bringing democratic development to a standstill. With Hong Kong politics loaded ...

  4. The many paths to politics in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... between Audrey Eu Yuet-mee and Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee have become very small. Recalling her decision to return to Hong Kong after finishing a master's degree at Stanford University in 2006, ... as Hong Kong moves towards universal suffrage, at the earliest in 2017, political aspirants who are keen to turn their vision into reality will have to win people's trust and support. Much ...

  5. Hong Kong to bask in warmer Strait ties

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... The denial of a visa for Ma Ying-jeou, the then-Taipei mayor and now Taiwan's president, to attend a conference at the University of Hong Kong several years ago caused more than a little ... in May, ties between Hong Kong and Taiwan are also warming up. It will be history in the making today when Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing sets foot on the island, becoming the first ...

  6. Tsang to hit ground running on universal suffrage

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Linda Choy

    ... was a matter of concern for both the mainland and Hong Kong. 'If we bring ourselves to look at things from the perspective of the future of Hong Kong being the common purpose, rather than engaging ... days before he formally declares his candidacy, Mr Tsang said he hoped to 'bring Hong Kong to a much higher plateau' if he won a second term. While he stopped short of giving ...

  7. Keeping expectations in the 'so-so' range

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung On the face of it, the budget has emerged as the second-most unpopular financial blueprint since the handover. The 'first prize' for that honour went to Antony Leung Kam-chung, in 2003, according to opinion polls. A survey carried out by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme on Wednesday night found that 22 per cent were dissatisfied ...

  8. With a second term in mind, the universal suffrage hatchet is buried

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Three months after the constitutional reform row, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was eager to convey a message of getting back to business during yesterday's question time. Gone were the bitter outbursts following last December's reform setback, and harsh words about the universal suffrage debate that soured his previous question-and-answer session ...

  9. Reasons abound to keep candles burning

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... decision drew fire from the editorial boards and student publication groups from other Hong Kong universities. In his weekly column on Monday, Ming Pao chief editor Cheung Kin-bor said ... leaders will be allowed entry to Hong Kong looks set to cause a stir. Twenty years have elapsed since troops were ordered into Beijing to crush the two-month-long democratic campaign. How ...

  10. No room for violence in city's politics

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Although the assailants were convicted, the presiding judge expressed his belief that the mastermind behind the attack was still at large. As Hong Kong moves towards universal suffrage ... gone. Mr Lee was widely seen by the international community as a crusader for democracy and a symbol of political dissent in Hong Kong- and it would have been counterproductive for anyone to try ...




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