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  1. Pan-democrats risking support, analysts say

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong

    ... University political scientist Dr Ray Yep Kin-man said both the government and the pan-democratic camp would lose out over the non-passage of the HK$60 billion bill. He said the government had ... their position. They cannot ignore the views of the pro-democracy camp.' Bernard Wu Tak-lung, president of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, said he was puzzled by the pan-democrats' actions. ...

  2. Beijing official urges pan-democrats to talk

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... referendum on the pace and scope of democratisation. Other groups in the pro-democracy camp, including the Democratic Party, have held talks on electoral reform with the government ...

  3. Chief executive election 'open to democrats'

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee No political parties will be prevented from contesting the 2007 poll, says Stephen Lam The secretary for constitutional affairs yesterday vowed not to 'screen out' any political party from the 2007 election of the next chief executiv ...

  4. Turnout is high, but the impact on Beijing will be low

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... over the past few months. Gone are the blistering attacks on the leaders of the pro-democracy camp. Mainland officials have realised that such tactics- for example, the personal attack ... African trip are expected to set the stage for the central government to undertake goodwill gestures towards the moderate members of the pro-democracy camp. Sources said Beijing was expected ...

  5. Complaint to Ombudsman over delays

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Professional Commons, a policy advocacy body close to the pan-democracy camp that opposes the Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou express rail project, has complained to the Ombudsman that the Transport and Housing Bureau has delayed giving it feasibility study reports and economic analyses on the project. ...

  6. Cheap shots

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... of accepting the consequences of their actions, they laid the blame on the pro-establishment camp, saying those legislators should have been there to support the vote- implying that they themselves ... of the pro-establishment camp- many of whom were out of town to attend congressional meetings in Beijing- were just as surprised as the pan-democrats by the outcome of the vote. Away from their duties at home, ...

  7. Politics in flux

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... that Beijing had had a change of heart about the democrats' proposal. The pro-government camp was surprised by the turn of events but fell into line once Beijing had made up its mind. On June 21, ... By the weekend, the package was passed with a comfortable margin. After the vote, the pro-democracy camp finally split into two factions- moderate and radical- a development that had been brewing for some ...

  8. After the 'referendum', the quest for dignity

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng As a referendum, the Legislative Council by-elections left a lot to be desired with their 17.1 per cent turnout- or about 580,000 voters. In the aftermath, both sides offered predictable interpretations of the event. The administration and th ...

  9. The party line

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Hong Kong has no law governing political parties and political groups, so most of them are registered either as limited companies or societies. There is no legal definition of a political party, and the current system does little to encourage ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Politics abhors a vacuum Pro-government political parties have boycotted the coming by-elections triggered by the resignations of five pan-democrat lawmakers to avoid what they see as a contest that could lend legitimacy to calls for a so-called de facto ...




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