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  1. Pan-democrats at odds over what to tell Tsang on universal suffrage

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for elections in 2012. Pan-democrats have agreed to put three demands to Tsang: Universal suffrage in 2012; If this cannot be achieved, a fulfilment of his pledge to resolve the question of universal ... with the government unless it produces a road map and timetable for universal suffrage. Cyd Ho Sau-lan, convenor of a meeting on Wednesday of the 23 pan-democrat lawmakers, said the camp wanted the four ...

  2. Budget to unveil subsidy plan for university graduate internships

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A one-year government plan to subsidise companies that hire university graduates as interns will be announced in next week's budget. It will cover Hong Kong students graduating from overseas universities and those who left university last year. A source familiar with the situation said the administration would pay a monthly HK$2,000 subsidy to local companies ...

  3. University chiefs in push to create research positions for graduates

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The government and local universities are discussing the possibility of creating posts as tutors and research assistants for job-seeking graduates, to ease unemployment among university students who finish their studies this summer. The Education Bureau had been pursuing the idea with the heads of eight local tertiary institutions since late last year, a government source ...

  4. Farewell, then, to universal suffrage in 2012

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Early this year, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen pledged to strive for a 'complete solution' to the issue of universal suffrage if he were re-elected. ... supported the introduction of universal suffrage for the chief executive in 2012, but that its adoption 'no later than 2017' stood a better chance of acceptance. But public views were much ...

  5. Tension remains in the long campaign for universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... a detailed look at the banners and posters paraded during yesterday's march. Yet amid the different aspirations for a better life, the clamour for universal suffrage was paramount. ... have mixed feelings of loss and frustration when it comes to the painful campaign for universal suffrage. Admittedly, expectations over the introduction of full democracy at the earliest ...

  6. Raising of bar floated for universal suffrage

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Electing the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2012 is not impossible if the nomination threshold needed for a candidate to join the race is high enough to ensure that the winner is acceptable to Beijing, a Basic Law Committee member has suggested. Albert Chen Hung-yee, who is a University of Hong Kong law professor, yesterday called on the pan-democrats to make ...

  7. March for universal suffrage one week before vote

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Robin Kwong The pan-democrats have decided to stage a mass march for universal suffrage a week before the ballot for chief executive. They hope to put pressure on Donald ... that they should 'go to the public'. The march, supporting universal suffrage in 2012, will take place on March 18. Details will be finalised today. 'We want to engage the community ...

  8. Universal suffrage in 2012 not ruled out

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... not ruled out universal suffrage in 2012, but he warned that democracy was not a panacea for Hong Kong's problems. Unveiling his election manifesto at a question-and-answer session for about ... and slows down economic growth'. 'I haven't ruled out universal suffrage in 2012,' Mr Tsang said in reply to one question, a day after promising a green paper in the middle ...

  9. Envoy foresees universal suffrage by 2017

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong British consul-general Stephen Bradley yesterday envisaged universal suffrage to elect the chief executive and Legislative Council by 2017. He also reminisced on his years ... executive will have just been elected by universal suffrage, and will hopefully also be the leader of the largest party in Legco. Hopefully, that body will also be elected by universal ...

  10. Handover birthday girl pessimistic about HK getting universal suffrage in 10 years

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... birthday wish ahead of the 10th anniversary of the handover- 'I want universal suffrage'. Wu Ki-ki, a Primary Four student at Chan's Creative School, is from a middle-class family ... second term as chief executive. Mr Tsang said during campaigning for re-election that a green paper setting out a detailed plan, a road map and a timetable for achieving universal suffrage would ...




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