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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To achieve political reform, Hong Kong must converse in a civilised manner

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:25pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... for Hong Kong is about people being able to vote for those who govern them. Simple enough: it's been tried and tested in countless elections. Yet the nature of our discussion is bad tempered, ... from the push for Scottish independence. Pan-democrats aren't seeking an independent Hong Kong; they want free and fair elections. But Beijing and the democracy movement should nonetheless ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Attacks on teacher Alpais Lam highlight dirty politics in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... that appears to bring them into disrepute will be closely monitored. Yet Hong Kong's unstable political conditions cannot be disregarded. At any other time, the issue may not have received ... side of Hong Kong's politics. It should be understood from the beginning that Lam is a good teacher. In 2011, she won a Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence and last month ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gesture politics gets Hong Kong nowhere

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring calls on legislators to go beyond opposition to the government for its own sake and offer constructive proposals to solve Hong Kong's myriad problems Gesture politics gets us nowhere Politics in Hong Kong has become depressing just when a new administration needs all the support it can muster for doing what is right, and all the constructive ...

  4. Beware the pull of identity politics in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Hong Kong population took up a new nationality. To them, national identity was not inborn, but a matter of choice. Many chose to swear allegiance to the Canadian flag, but then they moved back to Hong Kong. Nothing seemed to have changed, and they somehow still managed to obtain a home return permit and travel freely in and out of mainland China as Chinese. Until now, this generation ...

  5. The many paths to politics in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung They were seated on opposite sides of the host in a debate on Hong Kong's political future. But when it comes to their views about becoming politicians, the differences ... be the best way to nurture political talent. The fact that she is adamant Hong Kong deserves a better government has become a driving force in her efforts to take her political journey forward. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for radical political groups in Hong Kong to face hard political realities

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... Kong Power and Defend Hong Kong Campaign. Having been to a few of these rallies, I must say the verbal abuse was usually mutual. As for turning peaceful rallies into confrontation, I think ... basic realities. On the one hand, some kind of full democracy is inevitable for Hong Kong. On the other, there is this colossus called China. The mainland will influence and dictate to Hong Kong ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    All political funding in Hong Kong should be open to public scrutiny

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 02:35pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... stop, far from Hong Kong's occupied downtown streets, I recently listened in on two men heatedly discussing the protests. One angrily wondered just where the students were getting ... if it's from the mainland- this is one country. I counter- naively- that under "one country, two systems", Beijing's only business in Hong Kong should be foreign affairs ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    US lawmakers to introduce legislation to monitor human rights and political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:36pm by James Griffiths

    ... who chairs the political reform group Hong Kong 2020. "Hong Kong’s continued autonomy is a concern of the US Congress and of freedom-loving peoples everywhere," Smith said ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com US congressman Chris Smith, chairman of the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on global human rights, has vowed to establish a Hong Kong ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Which way now for the political moderates in Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:20pm by LEE KIM-MING

    ... to Occupy's cause Only choice left? As a political moderate, I backed a very mild proposal put forward by scholars intending to find a way to develop genuine democracy in Hong Kong within the legal ... of the Chinese authorities to allow Hong Kong people to rule Hong Kong, given that the chief executives are all "selected" by Beijing. With so many demonstrations and political demands being ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    NPC proposal marks the start of political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... NPC proposal marks the start of political reform in Hong Kong I refer to the framework for political reform in Hong Kong announced by the Standing Committee of the National People's ... of Hongkongers above the needs of the mainland. I fail to understand why they seem willing to give up this golden opportunity to move political reform in Hong Kong forward. If there is no political ...




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