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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong people can't just wait around for democracy; they must act

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Martin Lee

    ... Martin Lee Martin Lee says Hong Kong people now realise it's no use just expecting democracy to arrive one day soon. With universal suffrage being redefined, it's time for them ... there. I also hope that the international community will at least honour their moral obligation to Hong Kong. Martin Lee is the founding chairman of the Democratic Party. This is an edited ...

  2. Democrats must stick to principle, Martin Lee says

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A war of words broke out yesterday between Democratic Party founding chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming and incumbent chief Albert Ho Chun-yan, as Lee accused the party of forsaking its principles and paying too much heed to opinion poll findings. He also criticised the party for leaning too much towards the government and decried its increasing populism. But Lee said ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Why Martin Lee was right to speak out

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Harris

    ... Paul Harris Martin Lee Chu-ming has been a friend and colleague for 14 years. Every so often he does something which reminds me why he is a great man. His call for US President George W. Bush to use the Olympics to pressure China to improve its human rights was such an occasion. In making this statement, Mr Lee was giving a voice to millions of oppressed people on the mainland ...

  6. Martin Lee's smile

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I must register a protest about Kevin Sinclair's disgraceful and unwarranted attack on Martin Lee Chu-ming in his column ('Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong', July 30). What is his quibble with Mr Lee - that he does not smile enough? Has there been so much to smile about in political circles since 1997? Perhaps the real reason is that as one ...

  7. I'd prefer not to run for Legco, says Martin Lee

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Veteran Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming said last night he would not run in the Legislative Council election next year if he was free to make a choice. Mr Lee said he would be 70 ... camp. Mr Lee, the founding chairman of the Democratic Party, was speaking on the Commercial Radio programme Without Limits. It is believed that the Civic Party could take votes from ...

  8. Let us vote- not for Martin Lee

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... confident enough to allow it to happen. I am deeply alienated by Martin Lee Chu-ming and associates' soliciting of a foreign country's support for a political agenda. Should ...

  9. Puzzled by Martin Lee's trip

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Much has been said about Martin Lee Chu-ming's trip to the United States, where he was trying to bring the lack of democracy in Hong Kong to the attention of the US government and Senate. I really do not understand why Mr Lee had to go to the US to complain about the lack of democracy in Hong Kong. Does he not realise that the US president is not put into office by popular ...

  10. Martin Lee talked about the reality

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I wish to comment on the American trip of Martin Lee Chu-ming and other pro-democracy politicians. They are being labelled unpatriotic for supposedly trying to invite the US government ... the US government. I have reservations about the criticism from the central government of Mr Lee, who spoke to the US government about the reality in Hong Kong. What the US government thinks ...




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