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  1. Ballot Box China

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Ballot Box China by Kerry Brown Zed Books In late 2008, a businessman and philanthropist named Wang Jinsheng announced his candidature in an election to become chief of his home village in Shanxi province against the corrupt Communist Pa ...

  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Life sentence for Taiwan election-eve shooter

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 05:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... for re-election. Critics alleged that the shooting was staged to win sympathy for Chen, who eventually won by a razor-thin margin in a disputed election that plunged the island into political turmoil ...

  3. Puzzles from a confusing poll

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Taiwanese opposition has called for a recount and an independent inquiry into irregularities in the election. These are some key areas of concern. Claims that Mr Chen engineered the shooting to win sympathy votes. Taiwan's military was put on round-the-clock combat readiness status after the assassination attempt, preventing soldiers from voting. There was an unusually ...

  4. Be positive about political parties

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... to political persecution. In the colonial past, dong almost exclusively meant the Communist Party, which had a strong anti-colonial- and therefore subversive- status. With reunification, democrats ... Margaret Ng There is a consensus in the community that healthy political parties have an important role to play in Hong Kong's political system. Yet the legal framework lags far ...

  5. We must move slowly on the path to universal suffrage

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are posing an increasing threat to our status as the international financial centre and premier tourist destination in the region. We need a strong leader to sustain the current prosperity and harmony and ensure that the next generation enjoys that same level of prosperity. A case in point is the plight of the government of Taiwan, led by president Chen Shui-ban. Despite the fact ...

  6. All style and no substance

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... the political establishment supporting the Tung administration accept the political status quo. Those who intend to vote for candidates from the pro-democracy movement want to articulate their demand ... very significant. Hong Kong's situation is not unique. The most important themes in Taiwan's elections were Taiwanese identity and cross-strait relations. The parties' political ...

  7. Opportunity for political change goes begging

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parties and providing them with the funds to carry out thorough research. A new political party law to boost their status would also help. And we need the many talented people who could serve Hong ... The mass demonstration on July 1 fuelled many hopes and dreams. Predictions of a new world for Hong Kong politics were on virtually everyone's lips. Things would never be the same ...

  8. French expats get to vote in legislative elections

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the 11th constituency, more than 25 per cent of whom live in China, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. The move will give French expatriates full political representation in both the lower ... was modified and 11 parliamentary seats were created at the National Assembly. Italian and Portuguese expatriates enjoy a similar, but more indirect, political representation. With two days left before ...

  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian electoral equation spells end of political certainy

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... has a ruling majority, which would result in a period of political and economic uncertainty. Najib had been widely expected to call the elections, which had to be held before June, much ... on Umno, he will turn to PAS. They [Malays] have greater confidence in a party that professes to fight for Islam, for Malay rights," a political scientist from the non-profit 1Malaysia ...

  10. News - World - ITALY

    Beppe Grillo's party no longer a standing joke in Italian politics

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Beppe Grillo adds a new dynamic after his party wins a quarter of the lower house votes Comedian's party no longer the standing joke in politics ... elections," said Roberto D'Alimonte, a politics professor at Rome's LUISS university. Grillo will play a decisive role. He has to decide whether to strike a limited agreement with the left ...




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