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Hong Kong Politics

Regina Ip's not currying any favour with this one

If you live next door to Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, make sure you tell her before you cook a curry.

But that's not necessarily because she likes the spicy, aromatic concoction and might seek an invitation.

Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 5:16am 2 comments

Ineffective pan-democratic movement has to grow up for sake of the people

If you are involved in a people’s movement, you must first believe in the people. The Alliance for True Democracy, a coalition of the pan-democrats to fight for true universal suffrage, held a forum on political reform on Sunday.

10 May 2013 - 4:51am 4 comments

Eddie Ng snapped using phone in Legco Q&A session

The education minister came under fire online after a picture of him appearing to check the prices on his iPhone during the chief executive's question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council was circulated online.

10 May 2013 - 4:46am

Lu Ping: Too many Chinese mainlanders being allowed into Hong Kong

In a pre-recorded interview with RTHK, Lu blamed the influx on the individual visit scheme, which he said was "too open".

10 May 2013 - 9:52am 11 comments

Pan-democrats' proposal may run into brick wall

Elsie Leung Oi-sie said the proposal, which might result in a situation where dozens of candidates ran for chief executive, may not be in line with a NPC Standing Committee decision.

10 May 2013 - 5:45am 4 comments

Let's keep calm about suffrage debate

It's not every day that a community has an opportunity to remake a constitutional order. Hong Kong people now have a once-in-a-lifetime chance of doing so, with minimal risk of violence or chaos. We don't know how lucky we are. Most people have had to face war and revolution in similar situations.

10 May 2013 - 4:42am 3 comments

CY Leung rules out deal with radicals to end filibuster

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said meeting radical lawmakers' demands in exchange for an end to their filibustering of the budget bill was "extremely inadvisable".

10 May 2013 - 3:47am

Police chief defends Occupy Central activist's arrest

Andy Tsang Wai-hung said officers did not know until she was arrested on Wednesday that Melody Chan Yuk-fung had joined the movement to occupy roads in the city centre in a pro-democracy protest planned for next year.

10 May 2013 - 5:54am 4 comments

'One man, one vote' urged for 2017 chief executive panel

The Alliance for True Democracy also proposes that a candidate with the support of at least an eighth of nominating committee members, or with nominations from a certain proportion of the city's voters, should be able to stand for the top job.

9 May 2013 - 7:43am 6 comments

Survey puts social order ahead of freedoms, in blow to Occupy Central

The results of a Hong Kong Institute of Education poll were released as the head of Beijing's local liaison office was quoted as saying that the Occupy Central movement - the plan by democracy advocates for a mass demonstration next year - would "destroy law and order".

9 May 2013 - 5:46am 10 comments