» 07/03/2006, 00.00
Chief executive's silence over universal suffrage comes in for criticism
Some lawmakers criticise Donald Tsang for his attitude towards the July 1 pro-universal suffrage march. More than 58,000 people, 28,000 according to police, participate in the event.
28/06/2006 Hong Kong China
Anson Chan to attend 1 July democracy march
The ex-secretary general, much loved by the people, has decided to commit herself publicly to striving for democracy in the territory.
15/06/2009 HONG KONG – CHINA
From Tiananmen to the July 1st march: youth participation on the rise
A big turnout of youth for the June 4th Hong Kong vigil, also to show that economic growth must not cloud “recognition of heritage and respect for the truth”. For the traditional July 1st pro-democracy march over 100 thousand people are anticipated, also to contest the Chief executive Tsang.
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.
06/03/2007 HONG KONG
Anson Chan’s plans for full democracy
Hong Kong’s popular former chief secretary wants to abolish uninominal functional constituencies and regroup them so that they represent broader interests and have a wider electoral base.
20/07/2006 HONG KONG CHINA
The people of Hong Kong, not Beijing, will decide constitutional changes, says Chan
Hong Kong's popular former chief secretary questions delays in reforming the Territory's Basic Law. She warns against ignoring political parties, which "are here to stay, whether they like it or not."
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