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  • Apr 21, 2014
  • Updated: 4:10am

Universal Suffrage

Legislators should keep focus on universal suffrage fight

Am I missing something? I thought our fight was to change Hong Kong's political system, not change China. But judging from the behaviour of some democracy legislators last weekend, you would have thought it was the other way round.

Saturday, 19 April, 2014, 2:07am 13 comments

Beijing must keep its word on universal suffrage

With the government's public consultation on political reform drawing to a close, Beijing decided to invite all Legislative Council members to Shanghai.

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am 10 comments

More talks vital to narrow divide on political reform

The lawmakers' trip to Shanghai concluded as expected, without a breakthrough on political reform. This was hardly surprising, given the sharp divide between Beijing and the pan-democrats and the complexity of the issues involved.

15 Apr 2014 - 5:18am 3 comments

Pan-democrats willing to meet Zhang for ‘open’ debate

At least 12 pan-democrats have expressed interest in meeting the Beijing liaison office chief in Hong Kong - but there may be strings attached.

15 Apr 2014 - 6:23am

Don't expect a Shanghai surprise

On the premise that it's always better "to jaw-jaw", in the words of Winston Churchill, than "to war-war", it's good that mainland big brothers and pan-democratic lawmakers have agreed to meet each other. And for two hours no less tomorrow!

12 Apr 2014 - 3:47am 6 comments

Above all, political reform plan must be realistic

A Chinese saying has it that when a boat reaches a narrow bridge, it will somehow manage to traverse it. As the five-month public consultation period for Hong Kong's electoral reform draws to a close, oars of all shape and complexion are working overtime.

12 Apr 2014 - 3:49am 11 comments

Don't waste this chance for real dialogue on political reform in Shanghai

In 2005, the chief executive and members of the Legislative Council went on a two-day tour of the Pearl River Delta, marking the very first time all legislators in Hong Kong were invited to visit the mainland.

11 Apr 2014 - 4:33am 4 comments

‘Don’t have high expectations’ over Shanghai meeting with officials, warns lawmaker

Civic Party legislator Ronny Tong Ka-wah has tried to calm expectations of the Legislative Council trip to Shanghai later this month saying it's not "a matter of life and death".

5 Apr 2014 - 3:52am 1 comment

Archives law would put an end to government secrecy, says former judge

People may never know the debates and discussions the government is having over how to implement universal suffrage, which underlines the need to enact a “long overdue” archives law, a retired High Court judge says.

1 Apr 2014 - 3:43am

Beijing voices ‘concern’ over Hong Kong’s capacity for mainland tourists

Beijing's top official on Hong Kong affairs has acknowledged for the first time that the city's capacity for mainland tourists is a matter of concern for the central government.

7 Mar 2014 - 5:00pm 28 comments