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  1. Old camp, fresh faces

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) legislator Kwong Chi-kin floated the idea of teaming up with other unionists to form a labour party a few months ago, it was greeted ... Wong Kin-shing and an independent, Louis Leung Wing-on. That set the stage for a contest between the democratic and pro-Beijing camps. Of the 2,275 ballots cast, Mr Lee won with 1,128, Mr Wong ...

  2. Labour union plans political arm

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The Federation of Trade Unions, Hong Kong's largest labour union group, will set up a political arm this month to take charge of electoral affairs and groom political ... and vice-president Chan Yuen-han. Ms Chan, once the most popular politician in the government-friendly camp, ended her 13-year spell as a lawmaker last year when she decided not to seek re-election. ...

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    Infighting in pan-democrat and Beijing-loyalist camps during debate

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Squabbles in both camps in TV debate Infighting in both the pan-democratic and Beijing-loyalist camps bubbled to the surface as candidates for the Kowloon East constituency squared off in a one-hour televised debate last night. Pan-democrat rivals accused Democratic Party hopeful Wu Chi-wai of being a "pseudo pan-democrat" as the debate ...

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    Lawmaker anxious to reduce opposition filibusters

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 02:40pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... The pro-government camp criticised the marathon debate as hobbling the legislature’s operations. Pan-democrat and Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said Ip’s suggestion would stifle the speech ...

  5. Pro-Beijing camp warms to reform compromise

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... change of view in the Beijing loyalist camp about the Democrats' proposal to allow everyone a vote on five seats the government proposes creating in Legco's district councils functional ...

  6. Democratic camp could lose votes

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the camp continues. With one seat in the five-seat Kowloon East constituency being removed and given to Kowloon West, making that a five-seat constituency, aspiring politicians being groomed ... democrat to rise up. In the 2004 election, the pan-democratic camp- which lumped candidates from different parties in some constituencies- said the proportional representation system favoured ...

  7. Pro-democracy camp ready for election battle with DAB

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... 'I think the voters will not forget that the DAB supported the government to rush through the legislation,' he said. 'I believe the pro-democracy camp, not just the Democrats, ... not be in direct competition with its pro-democracy allies. 'The pro-democracy camp can only field up to 100-plus candidates altogether, whereas there are 400 elected seats,' she said. 'I ...

  8. Life in the patriotic camp

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... why a liberal-minded young accountant- who had worked in a multinational firm for years- and who was an independent district councillor, would join the so-called traditional, pro-Beijing camp ... and the atmosphere in the community was not that favourable towards the patriotic camp. But it seemed like a natural move to me. As a district councillor, I was pretty close to the patriotic camp, and we ...

  9. Beijing urged to relax labour law

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Small and medium-sized enterprises in Hong Kong have appealed for Beijing to relax the implementation of the national labour law and postpone tax collection to ease ... The group urged the central government, to suspend the implementation of two articles of the Labour Contract Law, which came into force in January to strengthen the protection of labour rights. ...

  10. A time for change

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... With younger candidates emerging, and fierce rivalries within each camp, the Legco election will reveal a transformed political landscape, writes Chris Yeung Elected as a legislator since ... camp,' he said. 'People get fed up with incessant political bickering. I'm hoping I will be able to find new voters, who will come out and vote for me,' he said, an admission ...




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