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Political reform in Hong Kong may be deferred for 10 years, warns Liberal Party chief

No blueprint on electoral reform will be retabled within 10 years if pan-democrats can maintain the power to vote it down as the critical minority in the legislature after the 2016 Legislative Council elections, warned a pro-business political party chief.

16 Jun 2015 - 7:19PM

No blueprint on electoral reform will be retabled within 10 years if pan-democrats can maintain the power to vote it down as the critical minority in the legislature after the 2016 Legislative Council elections, warned a pro-business political party chief.

Political reform in Hong Kong may be deferred for 10 years, warns Liberal Party chief
Beijing academic calms fears of punishment for Hong Kong pan-democrats if reform package voted down
Morale in civil service 'still high' despite disgrace of Rafael Hui
HKU legal scholars back calls to delay vote on 2017 electoral reform
Veteran unionist Yeung Kwong, ringleader in 1967 Hong Kong riots, dies at 89

A veteran unionist and ringleader of the 1967 deadly leftist riots who controversially received the city's highest honour died yesterday at the age of 89.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:03PM

A veteran unionist and ringleader of the 1967 deadly leftist riots who controversially received the city's highest honour died yesterday at the age of 89.

Veteran unionist Yeung Kwong, ringleader in 1967 Hong Kong riots, dies at 89
Elsie Leung says precedent allows for mainland China border checkpoint in Hong Kong rail terminus
Mainland trip for pan-democrats to have dialogue with Beijing on reform 'may be possible'
Public opinion for and against 2017 electoral reform too close to call, survey shows

Public opinion on the plans for electoral reform is effectively even as any difference in the rolling polls conducted by three of the city's universities falls within the latest survey's margin of error.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:22PM

Public opinion on the plans for electoral reform is effectively even as any difference in the rolling polls conducted by three of the city's universities falls within the latest survey's margin of error.

Public opinion for and against 2017 electoral reform too close to call, survey shows
Hong Kong to get extra day off as Beijing declares holiday for victory in second world war

Hongkongers are expected to enjoy an extra day off work this year after Beijing announced that September 3 will be a one-off national holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender in the second world war.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:24PM

Hongkongers are expected to enjoy an extra day off work this year after Beijing announced that September 3 will be a one-off national holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender in the second world war.

Hong Kong to get extra day off as Beijing declares holiday for victory in second world war
Basic Law expert calls for HK to be able to take first decision on state of emergency
Hong Kong doctor, politician Lo Wing-lok dies at 60

Infectious disease specialist turned politician Dr Lo Wing-lok has died at the age of 60 after losing his fight against lung cancer.

10 May 2015 - 6:17AM

Infectious disease specialist turned politician Dr Lo Wing-lok has died at the age of 60 after losing his fight against lung cancer.

Hong Kong doctor, politician Lo Wing-lok dies at 60
High-level delegation denies any US role in Occupy protests

A high-powered delegation of visiting US lawmakers have assured Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying face-to-face that the United States did not have any role in last year's Occupy Central protests.

10 May 2015 - 8:02AM

A high-powered delegation of visiting US lawmakers have assured Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying face-to-face that the United States did not have any role in last year's Occupy Central protests.

High-level delegation denies any US role in Occupy protests
Global Times hits out at Chinese University students for opposing PLA visit

The Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times has hit out at the Chinese University students' union for opposing a planned visit to the Sha Tin campus by troops from the People's Liberation Army's Hong Kong garrison.

20 Jun 2018 - 4:41PM

The Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times has hit out at the Chinese University students' union for opposing a planned visit to the Sha Tin campus by troops from the People's Liberation Army's Hong Kong garrison.

Global Times hits out at Chinese University students for opposing PLA visit
Pro-business voting can be changed in theory, Basic Law expert Elsie Leung Oi-sie says
Pro-Beijing group plans new petition to support Hong Kong electoral reform

A pro-Beijing group that last year circulated a petition against the Occupy movement will stage a city-wide signature campaign next week in an attempt to put pressure on pan-democrats to support the government's electoral reform package.

16 Jun 2015 - 5:53PM

A pro-Beijing group that last year circulated a petition against the Occupy movement will stage a city-wide signature campaign next week in an attempt to put pressure on pan-democrats to support the government's electoral reform package.

Pro-Beijing group plans new petition to support Hong Kong electoral reform
Carrie Lam accused of hijacking union rally to drum up support for political reform package

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was accused yesterday of hijacking a rally organised by the city's biggest labour union to promote the government's political reform package.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:22PM

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was accused yesterday of hijacking a rally organised by the city's biggest labour union to promote the government's political reform package.

Carrie Lam accused of hijacking union rally to drum up support for political reform package
Hong Kong pan-democrats will be marginalised if they reject 2017 poll plan, warns Exco convenor
Hong Kong government's school kit on Basic Law triggers more doubts

A close look at a new Basic Law teaching kit for secondary schools has thrown up more questionable elements, this time over its placement of the city under Beijing's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in a chart illustrating ties between the city and the central government.

2 May 2015 - 2:34AM

A close look at a new Basic Law teaching kit for secondary schools has thrown up more questionable elements, this time over its placement of the city under Beijing's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in a chart illustrating ties between the city and the central government.

Hong Kong government's school kit on Basic Law triggers more doubts
DAB leader Starry Lee says party could put up its own chief executive election candidate in future

The city's biggest political party, the pro-establishment DAB, needs to groom more talent and strengthen its policy research so that it might put up its own candidate for chief executive in future, the party's new chairwoman told the South China Morning Post yesterday.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:52PM

The city's biggest political party, the pro-establishment DAB, needs to groom more talent and strengthen its policy research so that it might put up its own candidate for chief executive in future, the party's new chairwoman told the South China Morning Post yesterday.

DAB leader Starry Lee says party could put up its own chief executive election candidate in future
Hong Kong drops to 83rd place in free press ranking

Increased violence against journalists and cyberattacks on news websites have led to a further decline in Hong Kong's press freedom, says a US report.

30 Apr 2015 - 3:01AM

Increased violence against journalists and cyberattacks on news websites have led to a further decline in Hong Kong's press freedom, says a US report.

Hong Kong drops to 83rd place in free press ranking
Support for Hong Kong political reform plan at 47pc, says poll

Fewer than half of respondents interviewed by three universities support the government proposal for the 2017 chief executive election.

16 Jun 2015 - 5:53PM

Fewer than half of respondents interviewed by three universities support the government proposal for the 2017 chief executive election.

Support for Hong Kong political reform plan at 47pc, says poll
Tiananmen vigil organiser says Hong Kong student group’s departure won’t hurt its mission

The alliance that organises the vigil to commemorate the Tiananmen crackdown says the departure of the Federation of Students will not hurt the attendance at its event.

28 Apr 2015 - 5:03PM

The alliance that organises the vigil to commemorate the Tiananmen crackdown says the departure of the Federation of Students will not hurt the attendance at its event.

Tiananmen vigil organiser says Hong Kong student group’s departure won’t hurt its mission
Hong Kong politician predicts public divide on electoral reform right up to Legco vote

The Executive Council convenor says he does not expect the public to reach a consensus on the government's electoral reform package any time soon, as opinions are likely to remain divided up until the legislature votes on it in late June.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:22PM

The Executive Council convenor says he does not expect the public to reach a consensus on the government's electoral reform package any time soon, as opinions are likely to remain divided up until the legislature votes on it in late June.

Hong Kong politician predicts public divide on electoral reform right up to Legco vote
Public support for 2017 reform package will not be enough to sway pan-democrats, says mainland expert

Mobilising public opinion will not be enough to force pan-democrats to support electoral reform, as the crux of the issue is whether they are willing to forge a consensus with Beijing, a mainland expert on Hong Kong affairs says.

24 Apr 2015 - 11:26AM

Mobilising public opinion will not be enough to force pan-democrats to support electoral reform, as the crux of the issue is whether they are willing to forge a consensus with Beijing, a mainland expert on Hong Kong affairs says.

Public support for 2017 reform package will not be enough to sway pan-democrats, says mainland expert
Hong Kong chief secretary says electoral reform open to future changes
Hong Kong political reform battle will hit the streets, both camps say

The battle to win over the public is set to heat up, as opponents and supporters of the government's package for the 2017 chief executive poll put maximum effort into reaching out to Hongkongers over the next two months.

23 Apr 2015 - 6:50PM

The battle to win over the public is set to heat up, as opponents and supporters of the government's package for the 2017 chief executive poll put maximum effort into reaching out to Hongkongers over the next two months.

Hong Kong political reform battle will hit the streets, both camps say
Security checks for all as Hong Kong’s Legco building beefs up protection

Lawmakers and journalists will be subject to checks under security code yellow or higher.

22 Apr 2015 - 3:53AM

Lawmakers and journalists will be subject to checks under security code yellow or higher.

Security checks for all as Hong Kong’s Legco building beefs up protection
Tough balancing act for Hong Kong's five 'super seat' lawmakers

The so-called super-seat lawmakers freely admit they can't always give their full attention to community affairs.

20 Apr 2015 - 8:54AM

The so-called super-seat lawmakers freely admit they can't always give their full attention to community affairs.

Tough balancing act for Hong Kong's five 'super seat' lawmakers
Pan-democrats would not seek compromises in Beijing reform talks, says minister

A potential meeting between pan-democrats and central government officials would not be an occasion for negotiations on political reform, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen said.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

A potential meeting between pan-democrats and central government officials would not be an occasion for negotiations on political reform, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen said.

Pan-democrats would not seek compromises in Beijing reform talks, says minister
Two-thirds of Hong Kong's Chinese history teachers opposed to curriculum revision

62.3 per cent feared political interference in questionnaire sent by the Professional Teachers' Union 

16 Apr 2015 - 10:47AM

62.3 per cent feared political interference in questionnaire sent by the Professional Teachers' Union 

Two-thirds of Hong Kong's Chinese history teachers opposed to curriculum revision