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Findings fail to resolve local activists' concerns

Local activists say the investigation into the death of June 4 dissident Li Wangyang failed to address their concerns and they planned to invite a foreign pathologist to scrutinise the report.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Report on activist's death 'within week'

A mainland report on the death of June 4 activist Li Wangyang will be released within a week, the leader of a local political party said yesterday.

Philip Li Koi-hop, chairman of the People's Opposition Party, said two mainland officials told him of the timing of the report's publication but had not described its scope or said which authority was issuing it.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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

Unhappiness over aquarium censorship

A new fund-raising station at Ocean Park's Grand Aquarium allows visitors to type messages to be displayed on a big screen. Money raised goes to the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation.

However, Mingpao reports that messages about the Tiananmen Square incident, or those like 'the Communist Party should step down' are not allowed.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fang's exile was nation's loss, say Hongkongers

Hongkongers yesterday recalled Fang Lizhi as an inspirational leader and expressed disappointment that he was never able to return to the mainland from exile in the United States.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The inside track

1. One of the giant-killers in the election was Liberal rookie Joseph Chan Holim, who defeated Civic Party star lawmaker Tanya Chan in The Peak constituency in Central and Western district.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Scrap 'fruit money' rule, union says

The residency requirement for applicants for old age allowance should be scrapped, a labour union demanded yesterday.

It came after a poll by the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions found that seven in 10 elderly Hongkongers living on the mainland faced difficulty without financial support from the government.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lee Cheuk-yan could run in 'flawed' election

Lee Cheuk-yan, a pan-democratic-camp lawmaker, opposed the establishment of the new 'super' seats in the Legislative Council. But the veteran unionist, who is currently organising a new party to represent labour interests, is keen to expand labour influence. He is now weighing up whether to run for one of the five seats, which will represent district councillors in Legco.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Labour group seeks more seats on Legco

The Federation of Trade Unions plans to field candidates for five new seats in the Legislative Council functional constituency for district councils in 2012. Its president, Cheng Yiu-tong, also an executive councillor, said the labour group hoped securing more seats would give a stronger voice to the grass roots. The FTU will discuss its election plans today.

31 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Veteran unionist urged to stand for new seat

A heavyweight from the Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions is being lobbied by colleagues to stand for one of the new functional constituency seats that will be returned through the votes of 3.2 million electors in the 2012 elections.

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Broken bond

Last year, on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square military crackdown, organisers of the annual candle-light vigil claimed 150,000 people took part, with thousands more physically unable to enter Victoria Park because of a lack of space.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Union groups top popularity survey

Trade-union groupings are the city's most popular political organisations, according to a survey carried out by the University of Hong Kong.

28 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Tsang to be Tiananmen target

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will become a target in a legislators' debate on the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown at Wednesday's full council meeting.

23 May 2009 - 12:00am

Big turnout expected for July 1 democracy rally

The economic slowdown and a widening wealth gap in Hong Kong will push turnout in the annual July 1 march for democracy to a new high for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's tenure, organisers of the event predict.

Legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, general secretary of the Confederation of Trade Unions, made the prediction yesterday as the Civil Human Rights Front announced details.

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

Police confront activists trying to erect 'Goddess' on June 4 march

About 100 democracy activists marched to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square crackdown yesterday, and had a brief standoff with police when they tried to place a replica of the Goddess of Democracy at the front entrance of the central government's liaison office.

27 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

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