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Civil Rights and Liberties

What would you ask Donald Tsang?

During Thursday's unprecedented debate on political development, only six questions from the public will be picked out for discussion. If you were given the chance, what would you ask?

Monday, 14 June, 2010, 12:00am

Roadshow rolls on with a kinder reception for justice minister

Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung received a kinder reception yesterday than some of his colleagues have been given on the past couple of weekends, as he continued the government's political reform roadshow.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Democrats still hope logjam can be broken

Despite their resolute opposition to the administration's electoral reform proposals, pan-democrats still hope for last-minute concessions from the government or Beijing - even if that appears a faint possibility.

The Democratic Party said it was prepared to back the government proposals if its demands were met.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Awaiting the big thaw

A week may be a long time in politics. But with only a few weeks left to find a consensus before the government tables the motions on the 2012 electoral changes for a vote in the Legislative Council, the prospect of a breakthrough is still dim. All eyes are on the pan-democrat camp whose veto power as a critical minority will make or break any deal.

1 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Real issue is genuine choice, not suffrage

For many months now, we have been told that Hong Kong needs 'genuine universal suffrage' - instead of the fake variety - when elections for the chief executive are held in 2017 and for the Legislative Council in 2020.

31 May 2010 - 12:00am

Standing still betrays the cause of democracy

The 'de facto referendum' is over without having achieved anything tangible in terms of bringing full democracy to Hong Kong earlier than scheduled.

24 May 2010 - 12:00am

Misconceived stunt did nothing for democracy

Sunday's by-elections were never going to be a referendum on universal suffrage, no matter how much pan-democrats involved tried to present them as such. This is just as well, given the low turnout. If this had been a decisive vote on full democracy, the result would have been very disappointing.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

Think outside the box

This newspaper rightly asked in last Saturday's editorial: 'If Britain's politicians can do a deal, why can't ours?' The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are miles apart in political ideology and social and economic philosophy, yet they have been able to come together to form a coalition government with constitutional reforms on their agreed common agenda.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

Word on the street - what voters had to say

Alice Lau, social worker (Kowloon West) 'The atmosphere of this election is lukewarm, but I voted to tell the government that I want to exercise my civic rights. I voted for another social worker, Kenneth Cheung Kam-hung.'

17 May 2010 - 12:00am

Reform: a time for concessions

We have seen this week how the British parliamentary election and the presidential election of the Philippines are run. But we are not blessed with the opportunity to choose our leader and half of our legislators, at least for the majority of public.

13 May 2010 - 12:00am