Determined hecklers shout down Hong Kong forum on universal suffrage

About 30 opponents succeeded in disrupting yesterday's forum on universal suffrage at City University, organised by the Alliance for True Democracy. Photo: Edward Wong

A universal suffrage forum organised by a pro-democracy group had to be abandoned after dozens of government supporters turned up and hurled abuse at participants.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 7:44am 4 comments

Schoolgirl dares to cross the line at budget forum

John Tsang Chun-wah was well prepared but was caught off-guard by some curly questions from students. Photo: Sam Tsang

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah took 20 questions, many of which were about his plan to award scholarships to 20 students every year to study at universities overseas, and the city's record of underestimating expenditure which has led to years of budget surpluses.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Taiwan forum aiming for better cross-strait communication

Sun Yafu

A high-profile forum involving some 200 cross-strait experts and officials from the mainland as well as Taiwan's ruling and opposition parties kicked off in Taipei yesterday.

11 Dec 2012 - 3:47am

City Forum fails to achieve its purpose

Every Sunday a City Forum is held in Victoria Park and aired live. It allows people from different backgrounds to voice their opinions. The topic is always controversial, and the forum rarely ends peacefully.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Putting teens on right track

The media's obsession with violent material has been blamed for the wave of teenage crime sweeping across the world.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

Gay websites shut down in 'clean-up'

A mainland internet domain-name registration company has purged several influential homosexual websites under pressure from police in a crackdown on 'illegal content'.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Internet forum for middle class comes under fire

Critics call for wider membership and greater public access

A government online forum created to gauge the views of the middle-class and involve them more in public affairs has been criticised by its own members, who say it lacks representativeness and risks becoming a mechanism to confirm conservative policies.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am