A pro-Beijing lawmaker has said it's unrealistic to expect the functional constituencies would be abolished by 2020, when universal suffrage is expected to be in place for electing lawmakers.Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 4:01am
Responding to the massive protests on New Year's Day calling for Leung Chun-ying to step down, a government spokesman said the chief executive was concentrating on preparing his first policy address, working on various areas, including people's livelihood and the economy, addressing deep-rooted problems, and promoting stability in society.14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am 2 comments
No one should envy Emily Lau Wai-hing for the burden she has taken on by becoming chairwoman of the Democratic Party. But amid the difficulties, there lurks an opportunity for her to strike a bold blow for the advancement of democracy in our city.7 Jun 2013 - 11:48am
More than 60,000 voters did not select a candidate to be one of five "super seat" lawmakers in the Legislative Council election in September, election organisers have revealed.
There were 60,111 unmarked ballots in the new district council (second) functional constituency, the Electoral Affairs Commission said in a report released yesterday.5 Dec 2012 - 3:39am
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has admitted the old-age living allowance saga has shaken her confidence about achieving a consensus on political reforms.
Speaking frankly at a Chinese University lecture yesterday, Lam said politics in a city as ideologically divided as Hong Kong was a complex process.3 Nov 2012 - 3:18am 1 comment
The city's top graft buster has interviewed about 10 people, included a defeated candidate with strong mainland and rural connections, over alleged vote buying during the Legislative Council election last month.19 Oct 2012 - 3:35am
Political reforms leading to universal suffrage are on the government agenda, and a consultation exercise could be held as early as next year, lawmakers say.
Major parties from the pan-democratic camp have indicated that only a "big step forward" in democratic development could win their support for any government proposals.16 Oct 2012 - 4:08am