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  1. Study the map on road to universal suffrage

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's recent assertion that universal suffrage elections for the chief executive in 2017 will go ahead even if there are no reforms in 2012 is puzzling. ... if the development of Hong Kong's political system 'comes to a halt in 2012', the conditions for implementing universal suffrage for the chief executive election would not have been met. ...

  2. Trust a prerequisite for universal suffrage

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... by weighing into the universal suffrage debate in a newspaper interview last week, he raised some eyebrows. He told the Sing Tao Daily that the knot of the universal suffrage dispute could be untied ... for dialogue between them and Beijing,' said the source. 'Beijing is not going to take any risk [with] a universal suffrage system that makes it possible for the democrats to get elected [as ...

  3. Don't bank on universal suffrage by 2017

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When Beijing gave its consent last year to electing the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017, it was greeted with doubt and bewilderment within both the pan-democratic and pro-establishment circles. Democrats cautioned that universal suffrage was not in the bag yet. Perplexed by the central government's surprise commitment to a timetable, pro-Beijing figures said ...

  4. Beijing may veto leader under universal suffrage, says Exco chief

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Beijing could refuse to appoint a Hong Kong chief executive elected by universal suffrage, a member of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cabinet has warned. Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying said yesterday people calling for universal suffrage had the responsibility to address the 'constitutional clashes' that might arise. Speaking on the Commercial ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. NPC 'to rule out' universal suffrage for 2007

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing But national legislature expected to bless voting reform today The nation's top legislature is today expected to rule out the introduction of universal suffrage ... that democratic development will proceed in steady strides while leaving extensive room for public discussion.' Without revealing the content of the draft, Mr Tso hinted that universal suffrage would ...

  7. Universal suffrage in 2012 still an option, says Tsang

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Beijing has not ruled out universal suffrage in 2012, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said, as he pledged to follow the public's wishes by faithfully reflecting ... was anxious to resolve the issue within his next term if re-elected. Asked if it was possible for Hong Kong to achieve universal suffrage in 2012, the chief executive would not commit himself ...

  8. All-party coalition could strike deal on universal suffrage, Liberal says

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... and rivals. They said the idea could serve as a platform for negotiating a proposal for achieving universal suffrage that is acceptable to all, but some questioned whether government allies could be persuaded to abolish the functional constituencies which return half the legislature. Mr Tien said Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's pledge to resolve the issue of universal suffrage ...

  9. Tsang's legacy tied to universal suffrage

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as small-class teaching and, notably, calls for universal suffrage. With all this going on, it was sometimes easy to forget that only 795 people had the right to vote and that the majority of those could ... if this election had been one based on universal suffrage, he would probably have won anyway. That should give Beijing some comfort as it contemplates the way ahead for Hong Kong's political reform. ...

  10. Coalition needed to usher in universal suffrage, says James Tien

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should introduce a ruling coalition to smooth the way for universal suffrage in 2012, the Liberal Party chief said. James Tien Pei-chun also said he ... the government has said there was no consensus among the public on when universal suffrage could be introduced, major parties, including the Democrats, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...




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