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Political Culture

In the footsteps of 1989

Who are they? What do they want? How come there are so many of them? Who's really behind this outpouring? Questions like this are being repeated time and again in the wake of the protests sweeping the Middle East and causing tyrants everywhere to tremble.

Saturday, 5 March, 2011, 12:00am

Of the rich, by the rich and for the rich

IS IT FAIR to have a go at the same person two days in succession? Good question, but Liberal Party chief James Tien Pei-chun is a public figure and public figures are fair targets for columnists.

28 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Lesson in democracy

Though Mexico has held regular elections for most of the past century, few have done anything notable for the concept of democracy. But Sunday's national voting for president and legislature was a rare exception - an almost spotless ballot that threw out a ruling party which had dominated politics for 71 years, all too often by corruption and cronyism.

4 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Woes require more than overnight surge of confidence

THE birds are singing. There is a clean, crisp cut to the air. Equities are up. The dollar is safe. The Government has successfully steered the SAR through the worst of the financial storms. All must be well with the world again.

18 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Lenient laws stop justice

THIS may not be the right time to lament judicial judgments because the whole legal system is in the throes of anxiety over the Court of Final Appeal issue.

24 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Upholding freedom in Haiti

IN Kelvin Hah's letter (South China Morning Post, September 29) he states that Haiti should be allowed political self determination, but US intervention disallows this freedom.

Mr Hah is obviously unaware that the people of Haiti did, in fact, vote. In that vote they chose a president.

4 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Putting anarchism in order

IN THE popular imagination, the word ''anarchist'' tends to conjure up two types of reprehensible individual; the bomb-throwing fanatic, often wearing a large cloak and a pointed hat; or the more recent, self-styled and fashionably mutilated Johnny Rotten-type punk.

Neither is good press for the serious, though not necessarily solemn, broad political movement of anarchism.

27 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Liberals at crossroads

THE resignation of two founding members of the liberal political party Meeting Point over the group's endorsement of the Governor's political reform proposals should not come as a surprise. It is a mark of the polarisation of Hongkong opinion since China refused to discuss Mr Patten's proposals and demanded they be withdrawn.

26 Jan 1993 - 12:00am