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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by GLOBAL TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, EL UNIVERSAL

    ... The life and death of Hugo Chavez How they see it 1. El Universal Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez Frias introduced himself to Venezuela and the world in the most dramatic and tragic manner: a failed coup, including violence and death. He would build up a legend that now crosses over another level. … A cycle seems to be ending, along with the extremely personal style of the so-called ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's ruling will be final word on Hong Kong's 'ultimate aim' of universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 12:34pm by Frank Ching

    ... Kong society has been torn by the lure of democracy or, as the Basic Law puts it, universal suffrage. The August 31 decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is likely ... Kong can always ask for more. But there is a flaw in that argument. Article 45 of the Basic Law says: "The ultimate aim is the selection of the Chief Executive by universal suffrage upon ...

  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    The fear of populism

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 12:23pm by Richard Wong

    ... the possibility of populism than tampering by Beijing. Richard Wong Yue-chim is Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    This time, unlike 2003 and 2012, history may not repeat itself

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:42am by Alex Lo

    ... the more thoughtful of thousands of students at Chinese University starting a week-long, city-wide boycott of classes for full democracy. The students I spoke to are learning from recent history ... by involving young people not just from universities but secondary schools. It gave us Scholarism and a new youth movement. Today, the students believe the fight for full democracy will be longer ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As class boycott starts, let our students play heroes for a week

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Alice Wu

    ... are commendable. That they have the luxury of being able to drop everything to do something they believe in is enviable. What a righteous cause democracy is. For years, university education has been ... While their university professors are willing to bend over backwards to encourage them in the pursuit of their ideals, the real world will, however, prove to be a lot less accommodating, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Beijing's indulgence shifts to hard line Among foreign diplomats and China specialists, there is a virtual consensus that so long as President Xi Jinping remains in office, Beijing will take a hard line towards Hong Kong. But ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Beijing may not be a political party pooper after all

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Tammy Tam

    ... It's worth mentioning the timing of this information. Not only did the sources decide to speak out before the second round of public consultation on universal suffrage in 2017, which ... strong enough to become a major party, if not a ruling party. Meanwhile there is deadlock on the 2017 universal suffrage debate. A government proposal based on the NPC's strict framework ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Universal pension plan would create more problems than it fixes

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:39pm by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Kong, any universal pension scheme will place a huge financial burden on young people. It seems ironic that, on the one hand, some are calling for such a scheme because the population is ageing fast and many old people will have no one to take care of them. Yet, on the other hand, we can foresee that the scheme would be financially unsustainable. So, why should we set up a universal ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Champions of Beijing's camp losing public opinion war on political reform

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:38pm by Albert Cheng

    ... by asking three times in the same breath, "Who cares?" He dared the students to give up their university places instead. Students and alumni of Chinese University are ashamed to say ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Class boycott for democracy offers students valuable life lessons

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:03pm by Surya Deva

    ... of the classroom Lessons in life As students from several universities and colleges prepare for a week-long boycott of classes from next Monday, to protest against the National People's Congress ... practised at universities. The first is that we teach in compartments divided first by disciplines (such as politics, business, law, philosophy, mathematics, and so on) and then by separate courses ...




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