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  1. City Forum's shouters should shut it

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... City Forum was never meant to be a place for shouting matches. But nowadays, the Sunday meeting in Victoria Park rarely ends peacefully. What was supposed to be vehicle for civil ... and broadcast live by RTHK to dissect the most topical issue of the day, has become a microcosm of the city's noisy and fractious politics. Edward Yum Liang-hsien personifies this growing trend. ...

  2. Fried in the Victoria Park heat

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... between police and protesters that erupted after thousands were stuck under the baking sun in Victoria Park after the march started at 3.30pm confirmed their fears. The mood of the crowd ... who was stuck in Victoria Park for two hours, questioned whether police tried to section off the procession to give the impression that the crowd was smaller. 'If the number of protesters ...

  3. It's a first as CCTV covers the Victoria Park candle-light vigil

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Last Wednesday's candle-light vigil in Victoria Park to mark the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown received some surprising media coverage. ... description of the annual event and carried six photographs. It said many Hong Kong residents went to Victoria Park to mourn the earthquake victims. 'The vigil lasted for about two hours. ...

  4. Across the line into protest country

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Park to the government headquarters in Admiralty. 'I am very moved to see this],' 31-year-old Mr Ou, from Hunan province, said. 'I hope the next time I join such a protest ... are gagged,' he said. Wen Yunchao, a mainland dissident now based in Hong Kong, said many students and workers came to the city for the march. Many of the mainland participants said they learned about ...

  5. Protesters' rights are important too

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the media. Increasingly, the relationship has been strained, heightening concerns that freedom of expression and a free press, cornerstones of our city's success, are being eroded. The events ... Kong's history, is without doubt challenging. Protesters were orderly and well behaved, though, as the single arrest attests. Slowing down the march by keeping gates in Victoria Park closed, ...

  6. No meddling?

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said the candle-light vigil in Victoria Park that year might be the last. 'The question is how many people will continue to speak out without being afraid,' he said. That question has ... downpour. Then, 1999 marked the 10th anniversary and there was a big turnout, with more than 70,000 people crowding into Victoria Park. In 2009, the 20th anniversary, a record 150,000 paid homage ...

  7. Lam says 'two systems' intact

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the strongly expressed views of some of the up to 400,000 protesters in the annual July 1 march that mainland authorities had interfered in the city's affairs and the chief executive election. New ... institutions based in Hong Kong express care about the city's affairs.' Legal sector lawmaker Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee disagreed. 'I think Lam's experience was very different from ...

  8. Leung and his allies should realise the true extent of Hongkongers' anger

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in governing the city even for just a day? Leung took the initiative to lead a team of senior officials to stage visits in a number of districts to better understand their needs on his second day in office. If he thought it would help boost his popularity and resolve the city's social problems, he was wrong. Leung needs to face the reality and stop trying to avoid addressing the real ...

  9. 'Beijing pulling the strings in Tang affair'

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and that Hongkongers' views are not being respected, according to City Forum speakers in Victoria Park yesterday. 'The main problem that Hong Kong faces today is that Hongkongers don't get to vote ... and pro-Beijing, will get to choose the city's next leader. 'The election campaign has degenerated into a power struggle among different factions in the pro-Beijing camp,' Leong said. ...

  10. Soul-searching on Tiananmen

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on their experiences. The speed at which they wrote the book set a publishing record and it has remained one of the city's best-sellers. Its 64 authors have moved on- some are senior executives ... the better for China. Whether the central government understands Hongkongers' mixed feelings or not, it at least needs to tolerate the city's commemoration of the events in Tiananmen, ...




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