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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by GLOBAL TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, EL UNIVERSAL

    ... The life and death of Hugo Chavez How they see it 1. El Universal Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez Frias introduced himself to Venezuela and the world in the most dramatic and tragic manner: a failed coup, including violence and death. He would build up a legend that now crosses over another level. … A cycle seems to be ending, along with the extremely personal style of the so-called ...

  2. Hong Kong's officials must inhabit a parallel universe

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... government ministers actually have to stand for popular election and where civil servants are routinely held to public account, then Hong Kong must be in a really desperate plight. Our government ... imperatives of a paper-shuffling bureaucracy. If you don't believe it's a problem, just consider a small selection of the minor lunacies Hong Kong's government officials have inflicted ...

  3. Britain calls for progressive proposals on universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... universal suffrage. In its latest six-monthly report to parliament, the British government welcomed the Hong Kong administration's commitment to ensuring that methods used to form the legislature in 2020 complied with the principles of universal and equal suffrage. 'Hong Kong should move to a system of full universal suffrage to underpin its rights and freedoms, and therefore ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former chief secretary Stephen Lam upbeat on Hong Kong in UK speech

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... audience to a rosy view of Hong Kong and the success of "one country, two systems". The optimism of the former chief secretary in a speech at the University of Oxford contrasts ... was "a promise" from Beijing. "The central government wanted to help Hong Kong along and that is why the universal suffrage timetable was adopted in 2007," Lam said, referring ...

  5. 80pc want universal suffrage early

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Nearly 80 per cent of Hong Kong people want universal suffrage as early as possible with the government urged to set up a 'well-represented' advisory committee to map out election arrangements, a poll shows. The poll, commissioned by the Alliance for Universal Suffrage, found that 68 per cent want arrangements for the chief executive election ...

  6. Civic Party's baffling vote a setback for universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that with this new-found skill, the Democratic Party will work with other parties in the Legislative Council to push the boat of democracy ever forward towards the final destination of universal suffrage. ...

  7. Tsui denies he was forced to quit university

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Tanna Chong University of Hong Kong vice chancellor Tsui Lap-chee insisted yesterday that his decision to stand down next summer had nothing to do with politics. His ... his tenure, Hong Kong University has been named Asia's best in a number of university league tables. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung tells forum that Hong Kong must unite to overcome obstacles

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chanting slogans wont' solve anything, C.Y. says Hong Kong's problems need to be solved through uniting people and not by chanting slogans, ... and education. Several asked Leung how he would mend rifts in society and end his integrity crisis. "Hong Kong needs to be united, in order to solve the problems that have arisen in society. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Your votes today can make a difference to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... will represent the city's seven million people in Legco for the next four years, and whether the council can act effectively as a check and balance against the executive and help Hong Kong move ... for democratic and accountable government. Elections have become part of the fabric of our civil society. Hong Kong's interest is best served by making the election a success. A high turnout ...

  10. Universal suffrage an elusive goal

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... from their fears that Hong Kong would get 'fake' universal suffrage in 2017, the earliest date for full democracy given by the National People's Congress Standing Committee in 2007. But Beijing insisted it was serious about its timetable for universal suffrage and pan-democrats should first support the Hong Kong government's proposal for the 2012 elections before ...




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