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Civil Rights and Liberties

Liu Xiaobo's pro-Western bias blinds him to China's real needs

Most commentaries on Liu Xiaobo say more about the writers than about Liu.

Tuesday, 19 October, 2010, 12:00am


Indirect election can still be democratic

I refer to the letter by Mercy Wong Chung-yan ('Democrats lost their direction', July 7).

13 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

A big step forward, but hard questions loom

The die has been cast. The government's amended constitutional reform package pushes the elections in 2012 in a more democratic direction and moves our city forward towards universal suffrage.

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Reform row makes one a quitter, others bitter

The looming vote for major political reform - the first in Hong Kong history - has split the pan-democratic camp, leading one lawmaker to apologise to voters, another to quit the party he helped form and others to trade personal attacks with friends.

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Only one sensible option left over vote

At last, a breakthrough on democratic reform. Beijing appears to have approved a Democratic Party proposal to amend the government's plans. If so, this should be sufficient to secure enough votes from lawmakers to see the package passed. Common sense - and political necessity - appears to have prevailed.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Pan-democrats divided on how to vote

Leading pan-democrats remain split on whether they should pass the government's electoral reforms for 2012 even if Beijing makes concessions.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Civic education must be an open-minded process

Civic education helps prepare young people for their role as responsible citizens by imparting knowledge and skills that will help them participate effectively in community, government and political affairs. It should be an open-minded process geared to their maturing ability to grasp institutional and political concepts.

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Two sides of the coin

Good things come in small packages ... or do they? The recent constitutional reform package proposed by the government has, not surprisingly, been controversial.

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Fung stays anti-reforms

With moderate pan-democrats being accused of compromising their principles, Frederick Fung Kin-kee yesterday reiterated his position that the government's proposed electoral reforms would not be sufficient to obtain his support.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

More want veto of reforms if they lack suffrage road map

The number of people who believe the government's electoral reform proposal should be vetoed if there is no clear road map to universal suffrage has hit a new high, according to a Chinese University survey.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am