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Historical Revisionism

DAB tactics face tough test in polls

The looming district council elections are a 'huge test' for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, which is negotiating with the Liberals to maximise seats for Beijing loyalists, says DAB chairman Ma Lik.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2007, 12:00am

Spin city

It was only a matter of time. More than 15 years after the introduction of geographical constituencies, local political figures and parties are turning to public relations consultants to spruce up their image.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Bigger turnout spurred by Ma Lik comments

Hong Kong mourners for the Tiananmen victims feel proud of their 18-year persistence in holding candle-light vigils.

Remarks last month by the chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Ma Lik, that there had been 'no massacre' resulted in many mourners saying they had come to condemn Mr Ma.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Vigil a reminder of people's aspirations

Questions about the patriotism of Hong Kong's people, the strength of our city's free speech and the resolve for full democracy were ably answered by last night's candle-light vigil marking the 18th anniversary of the crackdown on students in Tiananmen Square.

5 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Student hits the streets to help keep victims of Tiananmen in mind

While most students are enjoying post-exam celebrations before going to university, 19-year-old Wu Chun-lung has been out on the streets most days urging the public to attend events in remembrance of the student protesters killed in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Adverts to condemn June 4 comments

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China is planning to publish advertisements in newspapers on June 3, condemning Ma Lik for his comments on the Tiananmen Square crackdown of June 4, 1989.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Letters

'Dreamliner' a nightmare for environment

When the tide finally comes in for Hong Kong, it won't be because of people like Ma Lik, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, questioning history teaching methods at local schools.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Up in arms over June 4 comments

DAB chief Ma Lik says Hong Kong students have not had a proper 'national education' and are not fit to vote

Hong Kong will not be ready for universal suffrage until around 2022 because the people lack national identity and many still believe there was a massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989, the leader of the main pro-Beijing party said last week.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

No massacre: Ma Lik's verdict on June 4, 1989

The government should say what actually happened on June 4 ... It is not something that teachers can teach whatever they want about. Are we saying [what happened] should be decided by gweilos?

I never said nobody was killed, but it was not a massacre. A massacre would mean that the Communist Party intentionally killed people with machine guns indiscriminately

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Insensitive to the bigger picture of history

What happened on the night of June 3, 1989, in Beijing and the next morning has bothered many people for 18 years. For most, it was disbelief that the central government could act in this brutal fashion towards its people. Many hope and believe that, one day, the Communist Party will reverse its position and accept that the student protesters were patriots.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Letters

Don't rely on greedy employers to obtain a decent wage

Altruism is not generally regarded as the hallmark of businessmen. Their dealings more usually reveal the baser aspects of human nature - greed, selfishness and callous exploitation.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

Letters

Patriotism not simply a matter of blind loyalty

What I do not understand in the whole Ma Lik 'massacre' incident is the logic behind the claim. ('Fury at DAB chief's Tiananmen tirade', May 16).

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Letters

Sycophancy is not the path to patriotism

Well, whose fault is it that 10 years after the handover, Hong Kong people are still unpatriotic, showing little affinity for the mainland and the Communist Party, and therefore untrustworthy for universal suffrage? ('Fury at DAB chief's Tiananmen tirade', May 16).

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

I might have acted rashly, says Ma Lik

DAB chief qualifies June 4 claims

Ma Lik, the DAB chairman, yesterday admitted he may have been 'rash and frivolous' in making highly controversial comments on the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy crackdown.

But he stood by his claims that the crackdown was 'not a massacre', despite his party apologising for its chairman's 'inappropriate' remarks.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Fury at DAB chief's Tiananmen tirade

HK not ready for universal suffrage because of unpatriotic view of June 4, says Ma Lik

Hong Kong will not be ready for universal suffrage until around 2022 because the people lack national identity and many still believe there was a massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989, the leader of the main pro-Beijing party said yesterday.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

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