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Time for Beijing to be creative, and ensure Leung doesn't get second term

There are ways out of Hong Kong's current impasse over political reform if only the principals can indulge in some creative political thinking.

18 Oct 2014 - 2:07AM

There are ways out of Hong Kong's current impasse over political reform if only the principals can indulge in some creative political thinking.

Time for Beijing to be creative, and ensure Leung doesn't get second term
Government yet to convince on its case for 2017 nomination process

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has argued in effect that only the existing Election Committee recast as a nominating committee will do for the 2017 chief executive election. Public participation, he said, would be "illegal", and warned that any turmoil born of local frustration could undermine confidence in our economic stability.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has argued in effect that only the existing Election Committee recast as a nominating committee will do for the 2017 chief executive election. Public participation, he said, would be "illegal", and warned that any turmoil born of local frustration could undermine confidence in our economic stability.

Government yet to convince on its case for 2017 nomination process
For Beijing, vilifying 'foreign forces' is a useful strategy in Hong Kong

To hear committed loyalists tell it, Hong Kong is on the verge of insurrection and pan-democrats are poised to take over. Still, it's not the fault of most Hongkongers. They want nothing more than to live their lives in peace as part of the "silent majority". But if the majority is not to blame, who is?

21 Oct 2013 - 8:53AM

To hear committed loyalists tell it, Hong Kong is on the verge of insurrection and pan-democrats are poised to take over. Still, it's not the fault of most Hongkongers. They want nothing more than to live their lives in peace as part of the "silent majority". But if the majority is not to blame, who is?

For Beijing, vilifying 'foreign forces' is a useful strategy in Hong Kong