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Article 45 Concern Group

Audrey Eu - Legislator

Audrey Eu Yuet-mee's keen awareness of her duty as a change-maker has kept her motivated in an age of disillusioning politics.

Tuesday, 11 October, 2011, 12:00am

Going ahead with Article 23 law should not be a difficult process

No reasonable person would disagree with Mike Rowse ('Why we must tackle Article 23 legislation', September 21) that Article 23 of the Basic Law imposes on the Hong Kong SAR the duty to enact legislation to protect national security.

29 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

'Highbrow' barristers lose their appeal

The Civic Party, led by lawyers Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, Ronny Tong Ka-wah, Alan Leong Kah-kit and Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, was once the rising star of Hong Kong's democratic movement and darling of the media.

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Civic Party gets a timely wake-up call

Long before her defeat in the Legislative Council election last September, it was an open secret that relations between Mandy Tam Heung-man and the core of the Civic Party, which she co-founded, had been fraught with unease and uncertainty.

10 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

The loose cannons

The recent meetings of the National People's Congress, with a new group of Hong Kong deputies, indicates that Beijing has basically achieved what it set out to do to assume power in 1997. The new political elites are in place - but there is a wild card in the pack. The Sino-British Joint Declaration is seldom mentioned any more.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Wiggle room

There are two important debates for Hong Kong in 2008 - how the city moves forward on reforming its political system and on spending its considerable public wealth. Both subjects are essential to deal with but will prove embarrassing for the government.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Qiao Xiaoyang's explanation of the NPC's decision

An edited version of the NPC Standing Committee deputy secretary general's explanation on the committee's decision:

Chairman, vice-chairmen, secretary general, members

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Basic Law scholar welcomes Tsang's 'realistic' judgment

Introducing universal suffrage in 2012 would not be in line with the Basic Law principle of gradual and orderly progress, a leading mainland expert on Hong Kong affairs has said.

But carrying out electoral reforms in 2012 would pave the way for the eventual attainment of full democracy, Rao Geping said.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Britain takes diplomatic route with new envoy

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Report hailed as a big step forward in decade-long political debate

Pro-government figures praised the chief executive's report to the central government as a big step forward in the decade-long debate on democratisation in Hong Kong.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Law experts urge universal electoral model

Experts in public law are urging the government to honour its commitment that the electoral model it eventually adopts will conform to international definitions of universal suffrage.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Universal suffrage pledge 'shallow and wishy-washy'

The chief executive pledged yesterday to secure the central government's trust and understanding for 'early implementation' of universal suffrage.

Pan-democrats, however, said his policy address gave scant attention to the question of implementing universal suffrage. They claimed the administration remained non-committal on the issue.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing wants to hear the people on democracy

The central government will only make a decision on the pace of democratic reform after it receives a report from the Hong Kong government based on the results of public consultation, a mainland official in the city said yesterday.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

A fair debate is needed for 2012 option

Chris Yeung

When Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen promised to find a 'complete solution' to the issue of universal suffrage before his second term expires in 2012, few people took it as a sign that full democracy would arrive by then.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

The Scorecard

On the qualities of a leader:

Alan Leong

I represent those who don't have power, a vote or money ... while Mr Tsang just tries to fight for benefits for big businesses. Being a leader is not as simple as being an AO [administrative officer]. He should have vision, integrity and commitment. Regarding commitment, he has a total lack of it

Donald Tsang

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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