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  1. Study the map on road to universal suffrage

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... if the development of Hong Kong's political system 'comes to a halt in 2012', the conditions for implementing universal suffrage for the chief executive election would not have been met. ... for implementing universal suffrage, for taking forward democracy in 2012, these issues have been left for Hong Kong to determine on its own.' Since a road map is for Hong Kong to determine, ...

  2. Beijing may veto leader under universal suffrage, says Exco chief

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Beijing could refuse to appoint a Hong Kong chief executive elected by universal suffrage, a member of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cabinet has warned. Executive Council ... 'unacceptable' from winning in elections based on universal suffrage. One suggestion is to establish a 'communication' mechanism for Beijing and Hong Kong ahead of the vote, to avoid clashes. ...

  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. Universal suffrage in 2012 still an option, says Tsang

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... their views on constitutional government to the central government. In an interview on CNN's Talk Asia, Mr Tsang said he was answerable to both the Hong Kong people and Beijing. He said he was anxious to resolve the issue within his next term if re-elected. Asked if it was possible for Hong Kong to achieve universal suffrage in 2012, the chief executive would not commit himself ...

  5. NPC 'to rule out' universal suffrage for 2007

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... this principle is going to be a major issue.' Law Suk-ching, another Hong Kong deputy at the meeting, said most members agreed that Hong Kong was not ready for universal suffrage in 2007 and 2008. ... in Hong Kong in 2007, but to give the green light to 'appropriate amendments' on future electoral methods. A report released by Xinhua last night said the National People's Congress ...

  6. Hong Kong's second in command must be top-notch

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and forget. Fortunately, the public has not been fooled. According to a recent University of Hong Kong survey, he has had the worst public reception of all chief secretaries since the handover. Hong ... matter who is in the top post or whether he has political wisdom or is genuinely committed to serving Hong Kong; he still has no mandate or political legitimacy. However, the importance ...

  7. University names new chairman

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron City University has netted a high-profile property developer and former Executive Council member to replace Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung as its council chairman. The appointment ... is being chaired by a City University law school professor. The Hopewell Holdings chief resigned as university council chairman despite legal advice that the move was not required. Mr Chung, who ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Anson urges continued dialogue with Beijing on universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... KELLY CHAN Updated at 6.11pm: Hong Kong people must continue to communicate with Beijing on developing universal suffrage in the territory, Anson Chan Fang On-sang said on Thursday. ... to introduce universal suffrage in the future. 'To introduce universal suffrage in Hong Kong, we need to discuss our concerns through dialogue and communication with Beijing,' Mrs Chan ...

  10. Ageing Hong Kong is coming up short

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and London. Four years on, Hong Kong's population stands at 7.1 million and the city is struggling to cope with both an ageing population and low fertility rate. University of Hong Kong ... by 2030. Hong Kong's fertility rate is among the lowest in the world, dropping to a historic low of 0.9 births per woman in 2003. Despite a rebound to 1.1 in 2010, it is still far below ...




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