Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23

Pan-democrats threaten 'de facto referendum' over Article 23 fears

Radical 'Long Hair'

Pan-democratic lawmakers are prepared to take drastic action, including setting up another "de facto referendum", if the government attempts to push through legislation on national security.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 5:58am


Not the right person for commission

The appointment of Henry Cheng Kar-shun of New World Development to the Commission on Poverty is inappropriate.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Press freedom 'will decline' on C.Y.'s watch

More than half of the city's journalists believe that press freedom will decline with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying at the helm, says the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Constitutional duty' to enact Article 23 law

Hong Kong people 'owe the central government a constitutional responsibility' to enact the national security legislation, outgoing secretary for security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday.

He refused to say whether he thought the law, required under Article 23 of the Basic Law, should be passed during the term of incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

July 1 rally may not be held next year

The July 1 rally that has become the annual channel to air all manner of grievances may not be held next year as the organisers find more protests are draining their funds.

Events such as the chief executive election prompted more demonstrations, the Civil Human Rights Front said yesterday.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Time for a Hong Kong spring clean

'Would you buy a used car from this man?' The barbed slogan used in the 1972 campaign against the re-election of US president Richard 'Tricky Dick' Nixon seemed all too exact two years later with his resignation as a result of the Watergate scandal, a tale of illegal activities and cover-ups.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

World of difference on right of expression

In Athens, 1,500 years ago, freedom of speech existed. It formed a strong pillar of the Roman Republic and was part of Islamic ethics in the seventh century under the Caliph Umar during the Rashidun period. In Europe, after the fall of Rome and the rise of Christianity, there was little in term of laws in regards to the rights of a person.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

We were promised the future; instead, we see it slipping away

The 'post-1980s generation' has become a trendy term in Hong Kong. When used in a general sense to refer to people who were born in the 1980s, it includes me.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am


Records laws underpin public access

As a former government records service director I endorse your call for a freedom of information law and greater public access to government information ('Freedom of information law the only logical step', February 27).

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

DAB fails to gag debate over Macau entry bans

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong yesterday failed to prevent pan-democrats from moving an emergency debate in Legco to discuss Macau's refusal to admit some Hongkongers.

28 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Entry refusal a matter of national security

Danish activist Jens Galschiot, who openly advocates 'colour revolution' and supports the Tibetan independence movement, has recently been denied entry into Hong Kong. In the mainstream media, this incident was framed as the government's high-handed violation of the freedom of expression. As usual, our dissidents plan to resort to judicial review to resolve this political problem.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Q&A: Road to the top requires leadership

What does it take to get to the top in business? There is no easy way to get to a leadership position. It requires hard work, interpersonal skills and the ability to be a good team player. That is what the head of any department will look for, so those are the fundamentals for building a career.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Regina Ip has more to do to restore faith

Former secretary for security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's apology for the way in which she pressed Hong Kong to accept unpopular security law proposals is welcome, although it has been a long time in coming.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Checks and balances

Christine Loh Kung-wai wrote recently in the South China Morning Post that the Basic Law is unique among the world's jurisdictions in entrenching specific interests, such as those of capitalists, in the electoral system. But are electoral arrangements to entrench special interests really so unique?

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Eye Witness

Next Media chairman and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chi-ying considers a media decade

What are your achievements and regrets as the paper's owner during the past 10 years?

21 May 2007 - 12:00am