The principle of equality does not apply when it comes to representation in the National People's Congress. The system favours people in cities and towns over those in rural areas.Wednesday, 28 October, 2009, 12:00am
The government has proposed giving all prisoners the right to vote regardless of the severity of their crimes and the length of their sentences.
It hopes the proposal will become law by the summer.10 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
The government is to step up consultation with rural residents in the next few months on controversial rural election proposals.
Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said yesterday officials hoped to reach a consensus with the rural populace on residency requirements for the polls which would satisfy all parties. Village elections are due at the end of next year.23 Jul 2002 - 12:00am
Enough has been said about the illegality of the provisional legislation. Martin Lee Chu-ming, Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien, Emily Lau Wai-hing, the United States and Britain are all opposed to it. They all advocate that, because the present legislature was democratically elected, it should survive the handover of sovereignty.1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am
THE election watchdog yesterday ruled that no mistakes had been made when thousands of people were removed from the electoral register for last month's Legislative Council election.
The Boundary and Election Commission said the names were omitted when the people did not confirm their addresses despite repeated requests.13 Oct 1995 - 12:00am
MORE than 1,000 candidates might contest the district board elections in September, a senior government official said yesterday.
Deputy Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Leung Chin-man predicted that competition for the 346 seats up for grabs would be keen.16 Jul 1994 - 12:00am