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Hong Kong Politics

Dogmatic zeal over democracy won't get us there

Here's my confession: I have never voted in a Hong Kong election. I haven't even registered to vote. I've only voted in US elections. Call me irresponsible. There are three reasons why I have not voted in a Hong Kong election.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 4:34am 8 comments

Right to suffrage framed by Basic Law

In March, Qiao Xiaoyang, chairman of the Law Committee under the National People's Congress, said Hong Kong's chief executive ought to be a patriot.

3 May 2013 - 3:41am 4 comments

Budget delays could hit funds for the poor

Professor Chan Ka-keung, the financial services and treasury secretary, stepped up his rhetoric against filibustering attempts over the bill as the Legislative Council's meeting was adjourned in the morning, causing more delay and further piling pressure on Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to stop the filibustering.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am

Pan-democrats to roll out 2017 suffrage plan six months early

The plan is expected to touch on the size and composition of the future nominating committee for chief executive candidates, and the interpretation of the "democratic procedures" prescribed in the Basic Law.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am 4 comments

Filibusters disrupt 11 planned events

Ongoing filibustering by radical politicians derailed 10 scheduled panel meetings at the legislature and a lawmakers' visit to wet markets, a check of the official website shows.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am

Elsie Leung suggests threshold for Hong Kong's top job

Support from an eighth of nominating committee members could be a possible threshold for aspirants to enter the chief executive election under universal suffrage, Elsie Leung Oi-sie says.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am 12 comments

A lesson for the pig-headed bureaucrats

The government says it wants Hong Kong to be an education hub and a world city but it simply refuses to consider simple changes to its school subsidy policy that would go a long way towards achieving those goals.

1 May 2013 - 2:32am 27 comments

We will deal with ICAC spending row, says CY Leung

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday he was "serious" about allegations against former chief graft-buster Timothy Tong Hin-ming, but any decision on what to do would await the outcome of an internal investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

1 May 2013 - 7:23am 12 comments

Hong Kong full of 'political rogues', says activist Chan Ching-sum

Chan Ching-sum is renowned for her glowering facial expressions whenever she and her comrades bombard the pan-democrats they describe as "Hong Kong-harming". But off the stage, the novice political activist is surprisingly cheerful.

29 Apr 2013 - 2:27pm 9 comments

'Occupy' movement brings in more support

Some 500 supporters of the Occupy Central plan that demands genuine universal suffrage will rally on June 9 to discuss possible problems the movement may face, its founder said yesterday.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am 4 comments