» 09/10/2004, 00.00
HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong Christians go to the polls
16/12/2005 Hong Kong EU
European Parliament backs timetable on democracy for Hong Kong
During the plenary session lawmakers supported moves to work for achieving a full democracy on Territory. Resolution will be presented to United Nations and the National People's Congress Standing Committee.
16/11/2004 HONG KONG CHINA
For the Chinese government a referendum is a threat to the nation
Democratic Party protests demanding universal suffrage. According to Bishop Zen, the referendum is no threat to Hong Kong-Beijing relationship.
19/11/2009 HONG KONG – CHINA
For Justice and Peace Commission, Hong Kong government taking backward steps on democracy
The territory’s government released a package of political reforms that would change little to the current electoral system. Neither the direct election of the chief executive nor universal suffrage in legislature's election would be achieved. For Henry Tang, this is “the best deal” Beijing would allow. A seminar is organised with the participation of Cardinal Zen, political leaders and scholars.
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."
17/05/2010 HONG KONG – CHINA
Despite a low turnout, voters in Hong Kong strongly support “referendum” on democracy
Only 17.1 per cent of eligible voters turned out to vote in yesterday’s by-elections, following a boycott campaign by the government. Five pro-democracy candidates are re-elected. A Hong Kong man comes home from Finland to vote; “universal suffrage cannot be delayed,” he says.
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