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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    History has left Martin Lee behind

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE History has left Martin Lee behind I still remember midnight June 30, 1997. I was one of dozens of journalists waiting outside the old Legislative Council building when Martin Lee Chu-ming, the late Szeto Wah and their Democratic Party comrades raised their fists and vowed "We shall return". I had tears in my eyes then. These were men who ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Martin Lee pulls controversial plan for Hong Kong chief executive poll reform

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 07:53pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Democrat apologises to his supporters as he withdraws controversial proposal to allow five candidates to run for chief executive in 2017 Martin Lee in u-turn over C.E. poll reform Martin Lee Chu-ming yesterday retracted a proposal for electoral change he put forward a day earlier and apologised to his critics in the pan-democratic camp, saying he ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Intrigue over Martin Lee's 'rash' plan for election reform

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Pundits ask whether Democrat's 'rash' plan for electoral reform was a mistake or a clever ploy Martin Lee's idea 'may be a test' Blunder or cunning ploy from a wily political veteran? Two theories emerged yesterday to explain Martin Lee Chu-ming's proposal for electoral reform. A day after Lee retracted his ...

  4. Democrats can do even better without me, says Martin Lee

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Democratic Party veteran Martin Lee Chu-ming said yesterday he expected the party he helped found to do even better with him out of the battle, and to hold on to its seats on Hong Kong Island in the Legislative Council election in September. Mr Lee, who vowed to fight on for democracy 'even when my bones have turned to dust', also backed the pan-democratic ...

  5. Martin Lee to stand down from Legco

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong, Eva Wu and Fanny W. Y. Fung Best-known Democrat to quit The spearhead of Hong Kong's democracy movement for the past two decades, Martin Lee Chu-ming, will step down from the Legislative Council when his term ends in July. Mr Lee, a Hong Kong Island lawmaker, told a news conference last night he would not seek another term. He gave as reasons his age- he is 69- ...

  6. How can Martin Lee really be a traitor?

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... They ripped into Martin Lee Chu-ming for linking the Beijing Olympics to the mainland's human rights behaviour. But they muzzled their mouths when Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen linked ... Right on cue, they labelled Mr Lee a traitor for his newspaper article urging the US to use the Olympics to pressure Beijing on human rights. But my question to these self-styled patriots ...

  7. Martin Lee accused of inviting interference

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Beijing and allies rebuke veteran Democrat Leading Beijing-friendly politicians yesterday rounded on Democratic Party founding chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming, for 'inviting foreign interference' in China's internal affairs. Mr Lee had appealed to the US government to use the Olympics to press for human rights improvements on the mainland. Foreign ...

  8. Martin Lee's comments won't help build bridges

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Martin Lee Chu-ming, the Democratic Party's founding chairman, has every right to express his views on any subject. That includes his call for the US president to use the Olympics ... by foreign powers to destabilise Hong Kong and perhaps the country. There is no evidence that this would happen or that there is any prospect of it. But Mr Lee's actions will only increase ...

  9. Message lost in attacks on Martin Lee

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung There was a sense of deja vu last week when veteran Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming drew a barrage of criticism for remarks his detractors interpreted as an invitation to foreign ... . It was a throwback to the orchestrated Martin Lee bashing routinely mounted by pro-Beijing media and politicians after the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. The controversy was sparked by an article Mr Lee ...

  10. Apology sought from Martin Lee

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... a public apology from Democratic Party legislator Martin Lee Chu-ming over his trip to Washington this month. They described his address to the East Asia subcommittee of the Senate Foreign ... vice-minister of commerce, last week condemned Mr Lee as a traitor. The letter said: 'Martin Lee's testimony is not only misleading, and coming from a barrister by profession, this is also ...




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