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  1. Attacks on Lau send the wrong message

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... as Taiwan's bid to join the World Health Organisation at the peak of the Sars crisis, the long-standing military threat from the People's Liberation Army and the complexities in the triangular ...

  2. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Too few votes spoil the NPC ballot Wanted: real choices in the upcoming election for 36 local deputies to the National People's Congress. Three days before the secret ballot ... was essentially thankless, such as enforcement against illegal parking or unlicensed hawkers. 'These 'dirty work' officers never win public appreciation,' Mr Lee said. Liberal Party ...

  3. Political Animal

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

    ... District Council elections, even in its traditional stronghold in Kowloon West, the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood's (ADPL) has now come up with a catch-phrase: ... away at their shiny new desks, their names have already been widely discussed on newspapers. Liberal Party lawmaker Howard Young, whose younger son, Jeremy, has been tipped as one ...

  4. New brooms likely in NPC as public expectations change

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... faces who will appear in next month's National People's Congress election, an outgoing member says. Apart from several lawmakers making their first run for an NPC spot, several ... work in the Legislative Council and Fujian Province People's Political Consultative Conference had proven her ability. In the pan-democratic camp, James To Kun-sun of the Democratic Party ...

  5. Vote share shows little has changed

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... achievement at the Athens Olympics? If votes cast in the district polls could be taken as indicators of where people's hearts lie, then little has changed over the past four years. Despite ... unchanged. In 2000, about 61 per cent of valid votes went to candidates fielded by the Democratic Party, The Frontier, the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL), ...

  6. The political climate

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... The pro-Beijing flagship party has enjoyed such superiority all along, yet it still lost the 2003 election after the July 1 protests that year. The Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, ... no longer excited or inspired people. They have stuck with decades-old pro-democracy slogans and rely on political stars to canvass votes. They have been so used to winning, because of people's ...

  7. China lacks the 'software' that a free society must have

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In 'Respect the system and it will respect you' (January 11), Lau Nai-keung says the National People's Congress Standing Committee is 'more like a western-style parliament', now because it meets every other month. He also says salaries and offices awarded to NPC members put them in a position closer to their overseas counterparts. It's as if all China ...

  8. ADPL steps aside for pan-democrat cause

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee, Peter So and Joyce Ng The Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) has pulled out of two constituencies in the Legco election amid concern infighting could kill the pan-democratic camp's chances of winning a third of the 70 seats up for grabs. The party has withdrawn its slates of candidates in the New Territories West and Kowloon East ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's political parties need to engage the people

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Liberals and newbies like the New People's Party at the other end of the political spectrum, the choices for the community, ... defeated moderate Sin Chung-kai after her last-minute decision to come forward. The pro-business Liberal Party will be chaired by Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee following an uncontested race. ...

  10. 'One list' call at odds with Democrats

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Party planning to put forward two lists and the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood also hoping to put forward a slate. The pan-democrats are due to hold another strategy ...




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