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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

    ... in Britain, where 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. ... but by the arcane procedural 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 20,000 join rally for universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Verna Yu

    ... said universal suffrage should be introduced to allow people to decide how Hong Kong is run. 'People have been feeling powerless and they cannot take it any longer. They are well educated, ... policy - demanding the speedy introduction of full democracy for Hong Kong. The government repeated its stand that consultation on bringing in 'one man, one vote' elections would begin ...

  9. A parallel universe

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Was it a hint of how our political structure has changed, and may continue to do so? Since mid-April, a fascinating discussion has been going on in Hong Kong over Cao Erbao's important essay on governing Hong Kong. The essay, published in January 2008 in the Central Party School's newspaper, Study Times, is interesting from many perspectives. First, Mr ...

  10. 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 ...




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