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Findings fail to resolve local activists' concerns

Local activists say the investigation into the death of June 4 dissident Li Wangyang failed to address their concerns and they planned to invite a foreign pathologist to scrutinise the report.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Report on activist's death 'within week'

A mainland report on the death of June 4 activist Li Wangyang will be released within a week, the leader of a local political party said yesterday.

Philip Li Koi-hop, chairman of the People's Opposition Party, said two mainland officials told him of the timing of the report's publication but had not described its scope or said which authority was issuing it.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hu vows to 'walk more and see more'

President Hu Jintao began a three-day visit in Hong Kong to mark the 15th anniversary of the city's handover to China by promising to 'walk more and see more' to get a feel for Hongkongers' expectations.

However, he may not be able to fulfil his pledge, as protesters and the public were kept away from the top leader yesterday amid tight security arrangements by police.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

After 23 years, Hong Kong remembers


A sea of candles lit up Victoria Park earlier this month as a record number of mourners gave public voice to their grief. It is China's only large-scale event to remember those killed in the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing.

Organisers say 180,000 people took part in the vigil, but police put the number at 85,000.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

June 4 vigil takes on new meaning

Hong Kong has a new role as a source of information on the Tiananmen Square crackdown and as an outlet for political voices forbidden in the mainland, local activists say, after a record number of people attended Monday's memorial.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tiananmen victim 'surprised' to be allowed into HK

An activist whose legs were crushed by a tank during the 1989 military crackdown in Tiananmen Square has arrived in Hong Kong to join locals in activities marking the 23rd anniversary of the bloodshed.

Fang Zheng, 46, flew in from his home in San Francisco on a Chinese passport and will be allowed to stay in Hong Kong until Wednesday.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HK gears up for larger crowds at 'democracy' vigil

Hongkongers still feel strongly that those at fault in the Tiananmen crackdown should be made accountable - a reason why next Monday's anniversary vigil will likely draw more people than last year's 150,000, organisers say.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Across the line into protest country

A new group of participants has emerged to bolster the ranks of local activists marching each year to demand Beijing's rehabilitation of the 1989 pro-democracy movement: mainland tourists.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Unhappiness over aquarium censorship

A new fund-raising station at Ocean Park's Grand Aquarium allows visitors to type messages to be displayed on a big screen. Money raised goes to the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation.

However, Mingpao reports that messages about the Tiananmen Square incident, or those like 'the Communist Party should step down' are not allowed.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fang's exile was nation's loss, say Hongkongers

Hongkongers yesterday recalled Fang Lizhi as an inspirational leader and expressed disappointment that he was never able to return to the mainland from exile in the United States.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Business alliance a sensible move

The setting up of a new alliance among groups supporting the business sector in the Legislative Council will not bring about a dramatic change in our political environment. But it is a sensible step which will, hopefully, make Legco a little less fragmented and offer voters clearer choices. Three pro-business groups have joined forces in a bid to consolidate their political influence.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Alliance re-elects Szeto despite worsening health

Szeto Wah was last night re-elected chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China for the 21st time. But unlike past elections, he did not attend the annual meeting - he is in hospital fighting late-stage lung cancer, which has spread to his bones.

29 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Regina Ip rated most popular lawmaker

Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is continuing her transformation from highly unpopular government minister to popular lawmaker, coming out on top of a popularity survey of lawmakers for the first time in her political career.

According to a University of Hong Kong survey, Ip scored 55.1 points, beating the Civic Party's Audrey Eu Yuet-mee to the top spot.

5 May 2010 - 12:00am

Our legislators don't fare much better when put on the spot

They might make their living out of lambasting officials, but four legislators did just slightly better than would-be government employees in a test of their knowledge of the Basic Law.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Don't march, Liberals tell disciplined services

A political party has warned that the sight of the city's disciplined services taking to the streets in protest could have 'far-reaching implications', and urged officers to change their minds about staging a demonstration on Sunday.

24 Jun 2009 - 12:00am