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Democracy in Hong Kong

Letters to the Editor, March 16, 2013

The lack of a Chinese medicine teaching hospital in Hong Kong has crippled education in this very important field for the past 15 years.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 2:40am 3 comments

'Occupy' genie is out of the bottle

As sure as anything can be in politics, you can be almost certain there will be Occupy Central 2.0. The question is when and how large the protest crowd will be.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am 1 comment

Defeatist talk on democracy is contrary to Hong Kong spirit

Everyone with half a brain knew that the authorities in Beijing were never going to willingly fulfil the original promise of Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong by democratic means and, indeed, the earliest declarations on this subject, from Deng Xiaoping downwards, indicated that talk of elections was very much in a qualified context.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am 2 comments

Hysteria will not hasten democracy

So a Beijing-friendly figure had an off-the-record lunch with a bunch of hacks from Hong Kong in which he or she mentioned having "a screening mechanism", like a nominating committee, to pick candidates for the chief executive post in the 2017 election.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am 7 comments

Lawmaker Albert Ho may sacrifice 'super seat' for democracy fight

Former Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan has thrown his weight behind a plan to occupy Central to press for democracy, saying he may quit his "super seat" in the legislature to trigger a by-election on the issue.

9 Mar 2013 - 5:10am 2 comments

Occupy Central plan amounts to tyranny of minority

Unlike Occupy Wall Street - a "leaderless resistance movement" of the 99 per cent against the "greed and corruption of the one per cent", as it proclaims on its website - Occupy Central is more a campaign than a movement. It is not concerned with social and economic inequality, but with one-man-one-vote elections.

1 Mar 2013 - 3:32am 2 comments

Fast-track for Benny Tai's blockade for universal suffrage?

A controversial plan to occupy the roads in Central in demand of universal suffrage may be rehearsed on July 1, lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip said.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:27am 1 comment

China's claim to greatness must rest on its ethics

China has the potential to be a force for tremendous good in the world. Already, it is using its considerable fiscal reserves to invest heavily in economic and transport infrastructure in Africa and Latin America, supporting the construction of roads, railways, ports and mines.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:07am 4 comments

A democracy protest worth joining

So it looks like we will have another Occupy Central. Only this time it will be for real, run by people who hopefully know what they are doing, as a campaign to press the government and Beijing for full democracy. This is the brainchild of Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a law professor at the University of Hong Kong. 

20 Feb 2013 - 4:12am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, February 19, 2013

The English Schools Foundation's intended change of its admission system is procedural and not substantive. ("ESF to end admission priority for non-Chinese speakers", February 5).

19 Feb 2013 - 5:26am 27 comments