Civic Party chairwoman Audrey Eu Yuet-mee took the opportunity of a Valentine's Day radio show to send out a message both bold and affectionate to other members of the pan-democratic camp. Under her leadership, the party is not going to wait for the government's proposals on democratic reform to be published: rather, it is going to get to work right away, together with other like-minded political parties, to spell out their own set of proposals for how to achieve universal suffrage.Friday, 7 June, 2013, 11:41am
For an observer with a strong interest in the future of Hong Kong's democratic reform, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address was interesting. He presented his vision and aims but the missing link was a commitment to develop opportunities for greater public engagement in policymaking.21 Jan 2013 - 3:35am
When our children are young, we allow them to believe in a whole range of harmless myths. Probably the most popular is Father Christmas, who brings presents for youngsters, provided they have behaved themselves during the year.7 Jun 2013 - 11:43am 5 comments
No one should envy Emily Lau Wai-hing for the burden she has taken on by becoming chairwoman of the Democratic Party. But amid the difficulties, there lurks an opportunity for her to strike a bold blow for the advancement of democracy in our city.7 Jun 2013 - 11:48am
Politics is about power and policy. Even with the best policy ideas, it's academic in every sense of the word if you don't have the power to put them into practice. This is why all politicians must seek power. The means and methods - whether violent or peaceful, foul or fair - depend greatly on the nature of the systems. And once in power, leaders must also seek to keep it.10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am 1 comment
Tension is rising after Beijing apparently stepped up its rhetoric on how Hong Kong should be governed. After a war of words over an alleged pro-independence force in the city, a top mainland official sparked more controversy by accusing external forces of interfering with local elections.3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am 1 comment
"Ready for your big speech?" Simon Li yelled over the din of the crowd at the American consulate in Hong Kong.
His students, from Yew Chung Community College, were taking turns at the podium, raising their arms in imitation of US politicians on the campaign trail. They were among about 160 university and secondary-school students attending the consulate's election-watch party.8 Nov 2012 - 4:15am
The more radical pan-democrats and their supporters have been busy rewriting recent history. It started well before the Legislative Council election earlier this month, but became more brazen as the Democratic Party did much worse than expected in the poll.26 Sep 2012 - 2:19am 13 comments
HK people will resist erosion of their rights
During her tearful interview on Cable TV on September 7, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor seemed perplexed by the attitude of the Hong Kong people towards the government and its officials.
The explanation is fairly straightforward.22 Sep 2012 - 3:18am
People believe what they want to believe. In the face of evidence to the contrary, they usually harden their stance.21 Sep 2012 - 2:40am 1 comment