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  1. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Chief executive chosen by universal suffrage can bridge divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 12:50pm by Richard Wong

    ... narratives. Richard Wong Yue-chim is Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ... Richard Wong For years, Hong Kong's tale of two narratives played together nicely, but transformation in the 90s and events since have changed all the rules Bridging the gap ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should get on with getting the best out of electoral reform

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by Mike Rowse

    ... Chase International and an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. mike@rowse.com.hk ... but it is not empowered to decide on matters that fall within Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy. Leaving that aside, the detail of the arguably unlawful decision is also problematic. Although civic ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's ruling will be final word on Hong Kong's 'ultimate aim' of universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 12:34pm by Frank Ching

    ... for universal suffrage in 2007, Beijing put its foot down. It was far too early. The NPC Standing Committee then laid down a five-step process under which Hong Kong had to ask for permission before ... Kong society has been torn by the lure of democracy or, as the Basic Law puts it, universal suffrage. The August 31 decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is likely ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and its people will continue to speak up until they are heard

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by LARRY AU

    ... by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 54 per cent of the public now support a veto of restrictive reform proposals, in comparison to just 29 per cent against such action. Last week's class ... Larry Au Larry Au says bleak pronouncements about Hong Kong's future do not account for a city that thrives on reinventing itself, and a generation of inspiring youth who dare ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How China's very real national security fears shaped its reform plan for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:38pm by David Zweig

    ... on Hong Kong's political reform process Foreign fears Some observers explain that the very restrictive nomination process for universal suffrage in 2017 directed by the National People's ... possibly allow for the election of a chief executive with close ties to the US or Britain was simply too scary. David Zweig is chair professor of social science at the Hong Kong University ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    With the world watching, will Beijing yet grant concessions on Hong Kong political reform?

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 01:32pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says the students' achievement in highlighting to the world Hong Kong's fight for democracy could help enable change Global reach Even if student activists don't get Beijing to withdraw its decision on universal suffrage, they have already done a remarkable thing by putting Hong Kong back on the map. This is no mean achievement. Since ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Alex Lo

    ... remains in office, Beijing will take a hard line towards Hong Kong. But how hardline is hardline? Xi has, domestically, gone after "flies and tigers" as well as taken on scores ... Kwok-cheung observed that if the self-immolation of Tibetan monks wouldn't move Beijing, what makes Hong Kong pro-democracy activists think it would bat an eyelid if they skip classes for a few ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:47pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Kong can elect its mayor by universal suffrage- universally meaning "one man, one vote", will not Beijing and Shanghai want the same? This is not to say that Hong Kong people should ... Richard Harris Hong Kong's stability and thriving economy can only be maintained if its rule of law and global governance standards are upheld in the long run Balancing interests I am ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong won't benefit from a standstill in electoral reform

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:25am by Bernard Chan

    ... combined with an election by universal suffrage, will produce a far more representative outcome for Hong Kong. That makes it a real improvement. It comes down to the pre-nomination stage ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says pan-democrats must not veto proposal out of anger No benefit for Hong Kong if election system stays the same I have previously argued that legislators ...

  10. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ... The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic ...




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