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  1. How to confuse a clear-cut political case

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... It drew heavily on this year's public consultation on political reform, and noted that more than half of Hongkongers surveyed support universal suffrage in 2012. But the report, ... stand a better chance of being accepted by the majority of Hongkongers if it were deferred until 2017. That raises a fundamental question. Public opinion surveys have consistently shown ...

  2. The case for political shyness

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about Hongkongers' latent fears about party politics and their concerns, real or imagined, about how their membership in the so-called anti-Beijing parties might affect their careers ... the party and its predecessors have stood up to Beijing in countless instances. For its courage in expressing Hongkongers' innate distrust of the mainland's communist regime, it has earned ...

  3. Hunger strikers to push case for reform

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Eva Wu Pan-democrats plan to fast over Christmas Pan-democrats will take it in turns to go without food over the Christmas holiday in a final effort to make the case ... would not just go away for a holiday during Christmas,' Cardinal Zen said. Ronny Tong Ka-wah, of the Civic Party, said the attitude Hongkongers showed towards the political reform report ...

  4. Leung and his allies should realise the true extent of Hongkongers' anger

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... disapproval- by one estimate, 400,000 Hongkongers turned out for the annual protest march on July 1 and demanded that he resign. The people of Hong Kong have voiced their disapproval of Leung in a loud ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stench of bigotry

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... When Leung won the election, he said he would be the chief executive for all Hongkongers. He said he would make our society fairer for everyone. Khan's case has left Hong Kong's ... so he could run in the Legislative Council election, they told him not to bother. When Zimmerman sought naturalisation for the same reason, they expedited his case. Any mainland baby whose ...

  6. Hongkongers should stay out of by-elections, Basic Law drafter says

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hongkongers should boycott the pan-democrats' attempt to trigger a de facto referendum, and the government-friendly camp should not take part in by-elections triggered by the resignation of five pan-democratic lawmakers, a mainland drafter of the Basic Law said yesterday. Professor Xu Chongde said the five legislators from the Civic Party and the League of Social Democrats ...

  7. Court denies bid to appeal against higher mainlander maternity fees

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to press his case on behalf of a known 75 other families affected by the authority's decision in 2007 to raise the fees for non-resident women from HK$20,000 to HK$39,000 for a pre-booked ... to arrange to give birth at the city's public hospitals for the rest of the year. Also, those married to Hongkongers would not be given priority over other women from across the border. Zhang ...

  8. Why June 4 is still part of Hongkongers' lives

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng When over 1 million Hong Kong people marched, on May 21, 1989, for democracy and freedom in China and against Beijing's suppression of the student movement, most of the participants were marching for the first time in their lives. Previo ...

  9. Legco needs to probe West Kowloon disclosure case

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... comments by various government officials in Leung's case over a potential conflict of interest have only confused the public. Two weeks ago, the government issued a statement in response ... entirely reasonable to demand that Legco use the authority given to it under the Powers and Privileges Ordinance to look into the case. Tsang Tak-sing was evasive in his answers to Legco, ...

  10. Time for child commission well overdue in Asia's most caring city

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... can be brought to justice, but that is not much of a consolation for the child, the parents or for society, after a child has been raped. Beyond the more sensational criminal acts perpetrated ... Rather than focus its attention on individual cases, the commission should investigate cases with a view to their wider policy implications. Hong Kong has about 1.3 million children. Norway ...




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