» 06/07/2007, 00.00
HONG KONG - CHINA
Wu Bangguo: Hong Kong’s autonomy laid down by Beijing
The head of the Chinese Parliament denies the city’s autonomy from Beijing and that the judicial and executive powers can be independent from political powers. Hong Kong politicians and experts counter that Basic Law does not exclude their full autonomy.
17/03/2007 HONG KONG
March for Democracy, a small sign of dissent
The rally, scheduled for tomorrow, is demanding general suffrage from Beijing. Cardinal Zen gives his blessing to the campaign but will not participate in the event : he is looking forward to a genuine election in which every citizen can participate”.
05/06/2007 HONG KONG - CHINA
Over 55 thousand hold vigil in memory of Tiananmen victims
As every year they gathered in Victoria park, tens of thousands, in memory of those who died in 1989. Fresh criticisms of Ma Lik, the pro-China deputy who defined Tiananmen a san invention, and condemnation of Beijing’s delays of Hong Kong’s political reforms.
17/10/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As police clear Mong Kok, expectations and doubts about the talks with the government persist
Early this morning police cleared more barricades. Only the southbound lane on Nathan Road and a small area in Causeway Bay are still occupied. Students are preparing for talks with the government; however, many expect the latter will use "tricks". For Lee Cheuk-yan, talks are useless unless "there is some concession".
18/06/2010 HONG KONG – CHINA
Donald Tsang (and China) loses TV debate on democracy
Respondents by a margin of 71 to 15 per cent back pro-democracy advocate. Proposed changes to Hong Kong’s election law are likely to go down in defeat. Beijing refuses to lay down a road map to full democracy for the special autonomous region.
13/12/2007 HONG KONG - CHINA
Donald Tsang in Beijing: universal suffrage for 2012; no, rather 2017
Majority of Hong Kong’s citizens want democracy soon, but according to the territorial government (held back by Beijing) it is better to delay until 2017. Resistance is registered above all among parliamentarians close to China and trade, fearful of the “damage” democracy could provoke.
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