Politics of Hong Kong

ADPL steps aside for pan-democrat cause

The Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) has pulled out of two constituencies in the Legco election amid concern infighting could kill the pan-democratic camp's chances of winning a third of the 70 seats up for grabs.

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am

Brokers eye seat of departing lawmaker

Four veteran brokers have expressed interest in the Legislative Council's financial-services seat after incumbent Chim Pui-chung's surprise decision to withdraw from the election in September.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Stifling protest invites trouble

There are no shades of grey about freedom of speech in Hong Kong. Anyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, has the right to have their voice heard. Mainlanders, denied that ability, naturally see our city as a place where grievances can be openly aired.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Exco member dissents on national studies

Schools should not be required to make national education a compulsory subject in three years, says Executive Councillor Anna Wu Hung-yuk - the first dissenting voice in the government's advisory body.

Wu said the government should show some 'political wisdom' to resolve an issue that has triggered a big protest tomorrow.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Loss of mutual trust' at Albert Cheng station

The future of the newly established Digital Broadcasting Corporation is uncertain after its co-founder, 'Taipan' Albert Cheng King-hon, said yesterday the shareholders had 'lost mutual trust'.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Timothy Fok 'not standing' in Legco vote

Controversial culture sector lawmaker Timothy Fok Tsun-ting is bringing the curtain down on his 14-year Legislative Council career, having decided not to stand for re-election, according to the singer Barbara Fei Ming-yee.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Two divisive lawmakers out of the running

Two of the most controversial members of the Legislative Council will not seek re-election in September.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Artist to run for Legco functional seat

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legco president throws his hat in the ring again for post

Pro-government heavyweight Tsang Yok-sing launched his election campaign yesterday with a clear message for voters - do not vote for him if they want a lawmaker who speaks out on government policies. That is because he will once more seek the president's chair in the legislature.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Election Notebook

Candidates unveil their small 'secret weapons'

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying often cites 'a stool, a notepad and a pen' - which he used in district visits during his campaign - as among his '10 secret weapons' for shaping himself as a leader willing to listen.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Activists sent to camp because of HK protests

Two mainland activists were sentenced to terms in a labour camp because they took part in Hong Kong's July 1 protest march, according to the written judgment in a trial conducted by police.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rise in popularity for activist lawmaker

People Power's Wong Yuk-man is the only one among the city's 10 best-known lawmakers to see a rise in popularity over the past three months, according to a University of Hong Kong survey.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Zimmerman backed for 'super seats' poll

The Civic Party's Dutch-born district councillor Paul Zimmerman says he has enough nominations to contest the 'super seats' race in September's Legislative Council election.

But the final decision depends on discussions with fellow party members this week.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

National studies course runs into more opposition

The row over national education deepened as more political heavyweights and a former official added their voices yesterday to those opposing introduction of the controversial course in September.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

It's a matter of trust, C.Y.

There has been no honeymoon period for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying since he took office on July 1.

His integrity has been questioned over numerous illegal structures at his home on The Peak.

He has demolished them and apologised, but demonstrations were held on the day he took up the post and many questions remain.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am