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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's political parties need to engage the people

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Political parties need to engage Two key political parties elected new leaders this month. The Democratic Party will be led by veteran Emily Lau Wai-hing, who narrowly ... the dearth of political talent in Hong Kong. Admittedly, our parties are still relatively young. Some are recent arrivals with just a few years of history. The Democrats and the Liberals were founded ...

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    Democrats should put its political reform road map on the table

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... had the courage to do a deal with Beijing over the 2010 political reform package which secured the five new "super seats" in the Legislative Council. This criticism has been ... Leung Chun-ying from office by procedural means are hard to beat. Maybe the court case was borderline understandable as political grandstanding. But once that had been lost, what was the point ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats groom hopefuls ahead of 2016 Legco poll

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM, Tanna Chong

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong Democrats begin preparations for next Legco election with goal of winning back lost seats Hopefuls groomed for 2016 poll The Democrats are already gearing up for the 2016 Legislative Council election, sending potential candidates for training courses and giving out monthly cash subsidies to equip them for their climb up the political ladder. The Democratic ...

  4. Local polls usher in key year in politics

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Peter So Today's voting for district councillors marks the start of a politically charged year in which the city's next leader will be chosen and a new Legislative Council elected as the city enters its 15th year as a special administrative region of China. Political pundits expect between 30 and 40 per cent of the 2.9 million people eligible will vote ...

  5. Political passions flare

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cow to understand Cantonese, would you?' This kind of 'violent politics' from Yum was always expected, he said. Yesterday's elections were hotly contested because ...

  6. Political parties in a legal grey area

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Little is known about the way in which political parties are financed in Hong Kong. But some light has now been shed as a result of the leaking of documents said to detail donations made ... But the revelation has reignited the debate about whether political parties should be more transparent and accountable. Hong Kong still lacks a law which would put political parties on a firmer footing. ...

  7. Politics or career? It's a tough balancing act

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Young candidates who lost in the last district council election are planning comebacks in November with high hopes for their political career and aspirations ... to be fair to my family.' Lo started his political career soon after graduating with a social work degree from the University of Hong Kong, becoming the party's community officer in 2006. ...

  8. 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: ...

  9. Political heavyweights eye path to 'super seats'

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Tanna Chong This year's district council polls have attracted many political heavyweights to run with an eye on the newly created five 'super seats' ... of the Federation of Trade Unions, also plans a political comeback in the elections after her defeated at the last Legco poll three years ago. Chan said she was 'actively considering' a run ...

  10. 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 ...




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