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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and its people will continue to speak up until they are heard

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by LARRY AU

    ... Larry Au Larry Au says bleak pronouncements about Hong Kong's future do not account for a city that thrives on reinventing itself, and a generation of inspiring youth who dare to speak truth to power Loud and clear The weeks following Beijing's ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Accept Beijing's democracy 'morsel' and keep working for real reform

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by LETTERS

    ... Beijing, and I tend to agree with him ("Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage", August 29). However, I do think that Holden Chow has a point. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Over 1,500 secondary pupils cut classes for democracy

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by JEFFIE LAM, CHRIS LAU

    ... Jeffie Lam and Chris Lau Teenagers take lessons out of the classroom in solidarity with their university seniors to press Beijing for genuine universal suffrage Over 1,500 secondary pupils cut classes for democracy Casting thick textbooks aside, hundreds of secondary pupils scribble away furiously on notebooks at their first "civil lecture", conducted out in the open ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    NPC framework offers scope for positive change in 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:54pm by LAWRENCE LAU, AYESHA LAU

    ... for the election of Hong Kong's chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017. Many among us are disappointed that the framework is not more flexible. However, it is still an important step forward. The alternative is to continue the election of our leader by the Election Committee, which no one wants to see happen. Waiting until 2022 to implement the chief executive election by universal suffrage ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Up to 3,000 secondary students join pro-democracy protest on final day of class boycott

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:23am

    ... Jeffie Lam, Shirley Zhao and Chris Lau 'We boycott class for our future,' Scholarism convener Joshua Wong says in strike manifesto More than 1,200 pupils filled Tim Mei Avenue to join one of the city’s few large-scale secondary school strikes th ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong should learn from Scottish referendum, say legal experts

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com HK 'should learn from Scottish referendum' Hongkongers caught up in the heated political reform debate can draw lessons from the Scottish independence referendum by having more dialogue and less confrontation ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Schoolboy, 16, attacked by elderly man while promoting secondary students' class boycott

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:07pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Clifford Lo and Peter So

    ... Shirley Zhao, Clifford Lo and Peter So Passer-by rams loudspeaker in boycott schoolboy's face A secondary school pupil campaigning for today's class boycott had the loudspeaker he was using shoved in his face by a passer-by yesterday, breaking o ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democrats should brace themselves for a long struggle

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:36pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says those who seek change must expect provocation Democrats should brace themselves for a long struggle Has the time come for democrats to gracefully accept defeat as it becomes increasingly clear that the Chinese authorities will resist any form of genuine universal suffrage? The answer is yes as far as the anti-democrats are concerned, but, even ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How China's very real national security fears shaped its reform plan for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:38pm by David Zweig

    ... David Zweig David Zweig looks at how China's worries about Western interference threatening its national security were the main motivation behind the decision to set strict limits on Hong Kong's political reform process Foreign fears Some observers explain that the very restrictive nomination process for universal suffrage in 2017 directed by the National People's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Striking students march through Central as police say protest is illegal

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 01:04pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... Tony Cheung and Peter So Students taking part in a pro-democracy class boycott have completed a march from Tamar Park in Admiralty through Central and back to Admiralty. The Federation of Students said about 500 striking students and other activists took ...




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