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  1. Sad reality of being politically incorrect

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and his theatrics are controversial. The messages he wanted to convey, such as the need for a free press, nevertheless reflect the views of some people in Hong Kong. The sad reality is that he ...

  2. The harsh realities

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Even at 88, Sir Sze-yuen Chung still has a sharp insight into the clash between the ideals and realities of Hong Kong politics. The former Exco convenor hit the nail ... of some democrats, Mr Tsang's ability to make every wish come true will soon face a harsh reality test. Chris Yeung is the Post's editor-at-large ...

  3. Disneyland magic needs a reality check

    Posted Nov 27th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When Hong Kong Disneyland offered a $50 discount to local visitors this month, many people felt there was some truth to the perception that something is going wrong at the park. If a statement by company chairman Jay Rasulo on Thursday was aim ...

  4. Reality check

    Posted Nov 16th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... As Hongkongers prepare to return to the streets in the name of democracy, Beijing is under increasing pressure over political reform, writes Chris Yeung The July 1 rally of 2003 hangs like a big black cloud over Beijing and Hong Kong officials as they wat ...

  5. Fishy rationale for rescaled Aberdeen plan

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the reality check by the consultancy last year. Now citing the credit crunch and lacklustre interest from the private sector, the government has decided to go for an even more modest plan, costing ... visionary ideas into reality. Chris Yeung is the Post's editor-at-large. ...

  6. We can't get to 2017 without 2012 reforms

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to the timetable set out by the NPC. The political reality is that there ought to be clear and substantive progress in 2012 towards democratic elections to foster a favourable environment ... their energy on making universal suffrage a reality and thereby consign to history the long and bitter row over electoral reform. ...

  7. Beijing fails to walk press-freedom talk

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... that promise and the reality has become increasingly apparent. A day before Friday's clash, a Hong Kong television crew had already been detained for more than an hour when they tried to cover ... the realities on the mainland, striking a balance between maintaining control and allowing a degree of openness is always easier said than done. It is unrealistic to expect journalists to follow ...

  8. How not to steer a debate

    Posted Jan 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... historical realities. But let's not forget that, while electoral systems vary among democracies due to different socio-political and historical factors, they do not depart from the universal ... constituencies were to be phased out as we realised the ultimate goal of universal suffrage. Most Hongkongers are resigned to the political reality that there will be no universal suffrage in 2007, ...

  9. Putting the heat on collusion

    Posted Oct 17th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... collusion, he sounded resigned to the reality that the issue will not go away. As the saying goes, perception is reality. And in the case of fair competition, it is clear the emergence of huge ...

  10. The bottom line

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... will be passed, it is because they are convinced democrats will find it more democratic than they had anticipated. Confronted with the reality of no universal suffrage in 2007 and 2008, and no timetable, ... of Hong Kong people about the ideals of democratic development versus the realities, the constitutional reform battle will be a litmus test for the democrats' strengths and skills. ...




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