Support from an eighth of nominating committee members could be a possible threshold for aspirants to enter the chief executive election under universal suffrage, Elsie Leung Oi-sie says.Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 5:47am 12 comments
The United Nations Human Rights Committee has raised concerns over Hong Kong's prospects for universal suffrage and over its requests to the mainland to clarify the Basic Law on issues affecting right of abode, a pan-democrat said yesterday.16 Mar 2013 - 5:17am 12 comments
A law professor's plan to get people to occupy the streets in Central to pressure Beijing into keeping its promise of universal suffrage for Hong Kong is "worth supporting", the Democratic Party says. The party is the first political group in the pro-democracy camp to formally study Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting's plan, after about 20 members, including chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing and lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan, met him last night.19 Feb 2013 - 4:14am
Family duties and the roles traditional culture assigns women doesn't make it easy for them to take on the challenge of helping run Hong Kong.7 Feb 2013 - 10:19am 1 comment
The government has dropped charges against guest speakers on a pirate radio station, despite pursuing a prosecution for more than five years.15 Jan 2013 - 4:04am
The Democratic Party is open to dialogue with Beijing over the political reform ahead, chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said, despite the backlash it received for supporting the 2010 government package after closed-door talks with Beijing's representatives.7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am
Two key political parties elected new leaders this month. The Democratic Party will be led by veteran Emily Lau Wai-hing, who narrowly defeated moderate Sin Chung-kai after her last-minute decision to come forward. The pro-business Liberal Party will be chaired by Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee following an uncontested race.27 Dec 2012 - 3:09am 3 comments
Newly elected Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said yesterday the party was open to talking to the central government's liaison office about details for the chief executive election due in 2017 as long as the office showed "sincerity". Lau said agreeing on a plan detailing new arrangements for the election would build trust between the two sides.24 Dec 2012 - 5:12am
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
When every vote counts, those scrambling for the 36 Hong Kong deputy seats on the National People's Congress might be forgiven for apparently lobbying for votes at the critical moment - despite a ban on vote canvassing on polling day. Dozens of contestants and their supporters crowded the main entry of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with placards bearing candidates' names.20 Dec 2012 - 4:01am
Veteran politician Emily Lau Wai-hing has become the Democratic Party's first chairwoman after defeating vice-chairman Sin Chung-kai by a narrow margin in an election yesterday.
Lau, acting chairwoman and a lawmaker for New Territories East, won 149 votes, deputy chairman Sin Chung-kai got 133 and Southern district councillor Au Nok-hin received 14.17 Dec 2012 - 4:15am
Veteran politician Emily Lau Wai-hing became the first chairwoman of the Democratic Party after defeating vice-chairman Sin Chung-kai by a narrow margin.16 Dec 2012 - 8:13pm 1 comment
The election for the Democratic Party chairmanship has turned into a three-way race with one of its youngest members joining in and acting chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing a last-minute candidate after repeatedly saying she would not run.
Lau and Southern District Councillor Au Nok-hin, 25, are vying with deputy chairman Sin Chung-kai after nominations were announced yesterday.12 Dec 2012 - 3:28am
Five prominent pan-democrat lawmakers won an appeal, on Tuesday morning, against their conviction for speaking on an unlicensed radio station in 2008.
Four of the five judges on the Court of Final Appeal panel ruled in favour of the appellants – lawmakers Wong Yuk-man, Emily Lau Wai-hing, Lee Cheuk-yan and Albert Chan Wai-yip, and former lawmaker Lee Wing-tat.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Pan-democrats put back meeting with Leung22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am