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  1. Trade-based seats backed

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Trade-based functional constituencies can exist under a system of universal suffrage as long as all members of the public are allowed to vote in them, Secretary ... in the legislature under universal suffrage, were criticised by pan-democrats as a setback for real democracy. On an RTHK programme, Mr Lam said there could be different systems in the composition ...

  2. Veteran Democrat to make way for younger members

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to concentrate on how to turn around the pan-democratic camp's fortunes now that a timetable for universal suffrage has finally emerged. Dr Yeung, who turned 60 in November, said he had told ... a 20-year battle for democracy by the current leadership, it is time for change,' he said. 'As we now have hopes for electing all Legco members by universal suffrage, the party has ...

  3. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hunger strike provides food for thought While some pan-democrats were put off by the idea of staging a hunger-strike relay to fight for universal suffrage, Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming, ... timetable for universal suffrage, without concrete detail, the NPC decision that it would be possible to elect the chief executive and Legislative Council by universal suffrage in 2017 and 2020 ...

  4. Released activists criticise police

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Two veteran activists criticised police yesterday for arresting them after they took part in a protest on Saturday against Beijing's decision to rule out universal suffrage by 2012. Legislator 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and district councillor Andrew To Kwan-hang, both from the League of Social Democrats, were released on bail without being charged ...

  5. Warm welcome on a cold night

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... for the sick and elderly. With the arrival of 2008, the general outlook for the new year is good, surveys found. In a University of Hong Kong study, about two-thirds of the population said they were ... vice-chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said the implementation of universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 was his new year wish. Simon ...

  6. Mainland up to the challenges

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Eric Ng, Tom Miller

    ... per cent. Guo Tianyong, a professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics, said the cap would be between a 33 and 49 per cent stake in mainland commercial banks and the government ...

  7. Events

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, January 7: Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association luncheon: 'Economic outlook for 2008'. Lippo Centre. Tuesday, January 8: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Profits, politics, and panics: Hong Kong's banks and the makin ...

  8. Court clears Baidu of music piracy charges

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... to their computers. Seven companies, including giants such as EMI, Sony BMG, Warner Music and Universal Music and their local subsidiaries, sued Baidu.com in 2005 claiming its website allowed illegal ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... installation by members of the society including Chu Hing-wah, Ha Bik-chuen and Lui Chun-kwong. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1.30pm-5.30pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 94 Bonham ...

  10. Public exhibition displays the artof childhood innocence

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The show features artworks by 12 local and overseas artists and many of the works were modelled on popular cartoon figures or children's toys. By using dolls, ...




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