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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.

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
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30 Jul 2015 - 2:03PM
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.

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.

3 Jun 2019 - 5:04PM
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20 Jun 2018 - 3:13PM
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.

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
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.

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
13 May 2015 - 3:21AM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
8 May 2015 - 2:57AM
Support level for Hong Kong's 2017 election package changes little despite government promotion efforts

The level of support for the government's 2017 political reform package has changed little despite an all-out effort by officials to promote it in the past two weeks.

The level of support for the government's 2017 political reform package has changed little despite an all-out effort by officials to promote it in the past two weeks.

26 Oct 2016 - 2:38PM
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.

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
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.

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
1 May 2015 - 7:20PM
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.

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
Beijing liaison recruits Liberal Party to tout Hong Kong electoral reform

Beijing's liaison office may have breached the Basic Law by "meddling in Hong Kong's internal affairs", after it apparently asked a pro-establishment party to join a publicity blitz promoting the government's electoral reform package.

Beijing's liaison office may have breached the Basic Law by "meddling in Hong Kong's internal affairs", after it apparently asked a pro-establishment party to join a publicity blitz promoting the government's electoral reform package.

16 Jun 2015 - 5:53PM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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

16 Jun 2015 - 5:53PM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
20 Jun 2018 - 5:22PM
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.

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
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.

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

22 Apr 2015 - 3:53AM
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.

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

20 Apr 2015 - 8:54AM