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  1. July 1 team pick their slogans with care

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... for Democracy, which is a member of the coalition, urged people to come out and make their voices heard. Political scientist Li Pang-kwong, of Lingnan University, said he believed the group had changed ... Klaudia Lee This year's marchers will parade behind banners demanding universal suffrage This year's July 1 march will use the slogan 'universal suffrage', said ...

  2. Pan-democrats suffer as demographic changes tip the balance

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in 2003. Dr Li Pang-kwong, director of the public governance programme at Lingnan University, estimated that more than 200,000 new mainland arrivals had become eligible to register as voters since ... hundred votes determines the outcome,' Li said. Dr James Sung Lap-kung, a City University political scientist, said the government-friendly camp had done a better job of mobilising people ...

  3. Democracy the rallying cry for district elections

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Pang-kwong, an election expert from Lingnan University, said the attempt to create a collective identity based on the July 1 popular movement could attract a large number of floating voters. 'But ... Lobby group urges parties to unite behind demand for universal suffrage The pro-democracy camp is being urged to fight the forthcoming District Council elections with a united front ...

  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. Dearth of issues, better economy seen as factors in low turnout

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Lingnan University, said the low turnout could likely be attributed to improved social and economic conditions. 'Last time, the ambience of the society was rather tense while the economic ... deterring them from coming out. Ma Ngok, an associate professor of government and public administration at Chinese University, said intense competition among the large number of candidates should ...

  6. Democrats renew call for automatic voter registration

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... an associate professor of politics at Lingnan University, said it would be impossible for the government to keep track of the addresses of voters, who may only vote for district councillors ...

  7. Exit polls largely accurate despite fears about response rate

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Independent pollster Li Pang-kwong, of Lingnan University, who did not conduct exit polling on Sunday, believed the discrepancies were partly attributable to interviewees giving false answers. ... the reminder, and some even said they had lied to pollsters. The value of the exit polls, including the one by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme to help broadcasters shape ...

  8. Pan-democrats just cannot see beyond universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I would be more enthusiastic about universal suffrage if the pan-democrats would give some proposals on 'What next?' after it becomes law in Hong Kong. I have waited in vain for them to tell the public how the present problems will be solved when each person has a vote. The leaders mislead the public by calling for universal suffrage but never say how the people's ...

  9. Pan-democrats fear reinterpretation of 'universal suffrage'

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... are allowed- and asked what he thought about a possible interpretation by Beijing of what is meant by universal suffrage. Members of the legal sub-sector in the Election Committee tonight will discuss ... how the functional constituencies do not 'yet' comply with principles of universal suffrage; then by Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, who said the Basic Law does not require ...

  10. Only path to universal and equal suffrage

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Changes to the 2012 elections are supposed to pave the way towards universal suffrage in 2017 in accordance with the 'gradual and orderly' progress laid down in the Basic Law. But the need for the support of the pan-democratic camp if they were to go ahead loomed as a serious obstacle. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has tried to get around it by pledging that universal suffrage ...




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