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Szeto Wah

Democrats must turn crisis into opportunity

How the pan-democratic camp in general, and the Democratic Party in particular, miss the strategic thinking power of the late Szeto Wah. The present bunch struggle to be worthy of his legacy.

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All Around Town, November 29, 2012

A gentleman or a crook - which one is it?

In political ethics, integrity is the virtue that a politician is apt to hold most precious. While it remains debatable whether Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's explanation about the illegal structures in his home involves integrity issues, lawmaker Lam Tai-fai has his own theory.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

Tiananmen victim 'surprised' to be allowed into HK

An activist whose legs were crushed by a tank during the 1989 military crackdown in Tiananmen Square has arrived in Hong Kong to join locals in activities marking the 23rd anniversary of the bloodshed.

Fang Zheng, 46, flew in from his home in San Francisco on a Chinese passport and will be allowed to stay in Hong Kong until Wednesday.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lawyer fights customs over banned books

A mainland law professor has vowed to continue her legal battle to reclaim books confiscated by Shenzhen customs last year, including the memoirs of Hong Kong political activist Szeto Wah.

In common with many visiting mainlanders, Lin Lihong, a law professor at Wuhan University in Hubei province, loaded up on books when she visited Hong Kong last summer.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Uncle Wah's legacy lives on for university students

Relatives of the late Szeto Wah donated more than 10,000 items owned by the democracy stalwart to the University of Hong Kong yesterday.

The memorabilia, which included books, notebooks, calligraphy, manuscripts, photographs and letters, has been named the Szeto Wah Collection. The university said it would form a 'significant addition' to its Hong Kong Collection.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A message from Uncle Wah: I love you all

About 100 relatives and friends of the late Szeto Wah gathered at Chai Wan Baptist Church yesterday to pay tribute to the democracy stalwart on the first anniversary of his death.

Guests wrote in a book of remembrance, while Szeto's family prepared bookmarks with calligraphy produced by 'Uncle Wah' that read: 'I love you all.'

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Citizens' Radio makes it to top court

Four pan-democratic lawmakers have been granted permission to challenge in the Court of Final Appeal their convictions for broadcasting on an unlicensed radio station.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Citizens' radio verdicts upheld

Six Citizens' Radio activists and a lawmaker have been dealt another blow in their attempt to quash their conviction under the Telecommunications Ordinance.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Secret agents sent to spy on teachers' union had change of heart

Szeto Wah, who had a close history with the Chinese Communist Party, was vigilant against the communists' attempts to infiltrate the Professional Teachers' Union, which he founded in 1974.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Burning faith that turned cold

For many pan-democrats, recent revelations that Szeto Wah, the revered democracy stalwart, had ties with the Chinese Communist Party was a huge shock.

But the connection becomes easy to understand when one reads Szeto's posthumous autobiography, The Endless River Eastward Flows: A Memoir, which went on sale this week.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

20,000 pack into fair in 2 hours

More than 20,000 people rushed to the Hong Kong Book Fair in its first two hours yesterday.

They queued to buy the memoirs of late democracy activist Szeto Wah, snapped up discounted history volumes marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese revolution - and collected free cosmetics.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Szeto Wah: Beijing saw me as city's Lee Kuan Yew

Beijing once saw Szeto Wah as Hong Kong's potential answer to Lee Kuan Yew, the architect of modern Singapore, after 1997, the late democracy stalwart revealed in his memoirs, launched posthumously yesterday.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Szeto wah tapes to stay private

Szeto Wah's family has rejected a call to disclose audio recordings concerning the democracy stalwart's ties with the Communist Party, saying it was his instruction they remain private.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Attempt to lure brother from Xinhua

The colonial government offered Szeto Wah's younger brother a large sum of money and a passport in the 1970s to 'defect' from his senior post at the Hong Kong branch of the Xinhua News Agency, according to Szeto Wah's memoir.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mainlanders attend vigil in numbers

Growing numbers of mainlanders are making the annual pilgrimage to Victoria Park for the June 4 candlelit vigil - and last night they came out in significant force once more.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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