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  1. Rent row fails to damage James To's party, says poll

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The Democratic Party appears to have survived the James To Kun-sun controversy unscathed, although Mr To has suffered a four-percentage-point drop in support, says the party's election campaign chief, Law Chi-kwong. Dr Law said a rolling ...

  2. Anniversary flight

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Szeto Wah, chairman of the Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement in China, is among kite fliers at Tai Au Mun, Clearwater Bay, marking the June 4 crackdown's 15th anniversary. ...

  3. Plea for HK political coalition

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com A coalition government, with representatives from major political parties occupying ministerial posts, could be the answer to Hong Kong's flawed political structure, two veteran politicians say. Allen Lee Peng-fei (pictured), who served on the Executive Council and legislature before the handover and is now a political commentator, said: ...

  4. People want change, despite democrats' slump

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung DAB's success does not mean the government can rest easy Two conclusions can be drawn from the outcome of the elections: that a cohesive political force that nurtures its ... clearly the political strength of the DAB's allies in the traditional pro-Beijing camp- the Federation of Trade Unions, clan associations and rural groups. Their success indicates old-style ...

  5. Democrats' disappointment

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... constituencies- one more than in 2000- and seven in the functional constituencies- two more than in 2000. The democracy movement did not set any target, yet most political commentators had expected ... networks and cultivating political talent. The Article 45 Concern Group proved attractive for pro-democracy voters because of its moderate, rational and professional image. At the same time, ...

  6. A false political dawn

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it as a historic moment which opened a 'new door' for politics in Hong Kong. 'I hope that from now on, divisions, attacks and hatred will become bygones. Hong Kong will no longer be the same,' he said. 'For too long, partisan politics and political infighting have marred discussions, not only in Legco but also in public affairs at large. This time round, some parties ...

  7. More at stake in district elections

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... it would be better if they had more- but are not merely talking shops. Under the political reform package for 2012 endorsed by the Legislative Council, more district councillors will be given seats in the 1,200-member Election Committee, which will be formed later this year to choose the next chief executive in March. That is why parties from across the political spectrum have made an all-out effort ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Occupy Central' blockade plan gets Democratic Party's support

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND COLLEEN LEE

    ... promise of universal suffrage for Hong Kong is "worth supporting", the Democratic Party says. The party is the first political group in the pro-democracy camp to formally study Dr Benny ... was against Tai's plan. "I believe the majority of the public would not endorse a plan that aims to break the law."   ...

  9. Pro-Beijing and democrat camps set for showdown

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... announced runs. The five directly elected seats were part of the package of the electoral reforms that were endorsed two years ago by Legco, which will enlarge the legislature to 70 seats from ...

  10. A coalition government unlikely, says Democrat

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and to endorse all of their policies. There is still a slight possibility that we would join Exco, but the mainstream opinion in the party does not favour this.' Veteran politicians Allen Lee ... the public should look at the ability of chief executive hopefuls to attract support across the political spectrum, and not just look at their abilities or policy proposals. He noted that Chief ...




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