Hong Kong Federation of Students

Students plan election protest

HONG KONG - University students plan to protest on Saturday night outside the venue for the chief executive election.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2012, 12:00am

Students plan rally at election venue

Students from tertiary institutions will camp overnight on Saturday outside the venue of the chief executive poll to protest against what they call a 'small-circle election'.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Politics a tough sell on campus

Student apathy - lack of interest in community issues - seems to have reached new heights in Hong Kong. Student unions at three of the city's seven universities have been unable to elect executive councils.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Young people in politics are HK's great hope for the future

The five Tertiary 2012 student candidates performed admirably in Sunday's Legislative Council by-elections. While they did not win in ballots, they won for their spirit.

21 May 2010 - 12:00am

'Law implies censorship'

A student activist has called a law requiring 30 or more people planning a march to request permission from the police first 'an instrument of censorship', after a protester was taken away by police on Sunday.

The incident took place when about 220 young activists staged a rally outside Government House in Central calling for full democracy in Hong Kong.

30 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Student federation to help plan July 1 march

The city's largest student group will join forces with the Civil Human Rights Front to help organise this year's July 1 demonstration.

Leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students said people should use the march to press the government for more effective relief measures amid the economic downturn.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Students polled on HK's top job

Students at five universities are being balloted on a demand for election of the chief executive by universal suffrage from 2007.

The ballot of 30,000 students began at the University of Hong Kong on Wednesday, where five black ballot boxes were placed across the campus for three days under large promotional banners.

2 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

3,000 to protest over cash cut plan

About 3,000 teachers and students are expected to take to the street tomorrow in protest against the government's plan to cut education spending.

14 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Students dismayed by education chief's stance

Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung will meet student leaders again today following a request from students for him to clarify agreements reached between them on Sunday.

19 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Students 'no pawns' in row over ordinance

What started out last spring as a fairly straight-forward protest against tuition fee hikes is taking on a life of its own.

Increasingly students are taking a back seat as others take to the streets to protest against the Public Order Ordinance, under which seven students were arrested last month.

12 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

More colleges join call to go easy on students

Two more tertiary institutions yesterday urged the Government to treat student leaders arrested over unauthorised protests leniently.

The call, from Lingnan University and the Hong Kong Institute of Education, followed remarks on Tuesday by City University heads. They said discretion was needed in the case as it could affect the students' futures.

5 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Students' call rejected by education chief

Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun has reacted coolly to a demand that student representatives sit on education advisory bodies.

27 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Students to demand Tung resignation in march for universal suffrage

A student group will call for Tung Chee-hwa to resign during a rally tomorrow, the SAR's third anniversary.

The Hong Kong Federation of Students wants universal suffrage to select the Chief Executive and councils at all levels.

30 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Full volume

More than 200 protesters from two opposing camps gathered outside the Legco building yesterday.

The pro-government group tried to drown out their rivals, shouting slogans through loudhailers, forcing police to cover their ears.

20 May 1999 - 12:00am

We're too scared to protest, say students

Students in Beijing's university district of Haidian expressed strong support for Hong Kong protest actions over the islands, but said they were frightened to stage any public protests themselves.

'Oh, it is too sensitive to talk about,' said one girl studying management at Beijing University, known as Beida, after glancing for support from her two companions.

26 Sep 1996 - 12:00am