» 07/12/2007, 00.00
HONG KONG - CHINA
No to universal suffrage before 2012, or later
Government proposals for the introduction of universal suffrage and the new electoral law have been deposited. But pro democracy parliamentarians are protesting that it has many grey areas which may privilege Beijing. Now the people have three months to decide.
26/02/2008 CHINA – HONG KONG – UK
For Miliband democracy means rulers are chosen by the people
Asked by pan-democrats, UK foreign secretary tries to skirt the issue, but does say that a system is democratic if “people choose their own government” and the latter is accountable to them.
25/08/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As mainland officials to discuss Hong Kong's future, Occupy Central prepares "waves" of protests
The National People's Congress Standing Committee is set to decide during a weeklong meeting how to pick the next chief executive. Pro-democracy advocates want universal suffrage; Beijing wants a committee to vet candidates, who must be "patriotic" and not opposed to the central government. The Occupy Central movement of the police are preparing for the demonstrations.
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.
20/07/2004 HONG KONG-CHINA
Hong Kong hopes for democracy, not for independence
23/09/2006 HONG KONG
Anson Chan will not contest election for chief executive
Today, the popular ex-secretary-general of the territory will announce her decision not to challenge the current governor Tsang in a "predetermined" election.
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