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Chan steps back into fray to press democratic reform – Tom Mitchell

From The Financial Times: Anson Chan, once the Hong Kong government’s second highest-ranking official, formally emerged from an increasingly restless retirement yesterday, declaring her intention to help reinvigorate the democracy movement and castigating a recalcitrant “business elite” for standing in its way.In a speech to the Foreign Correspondents Club, Ms Chan announced her intention to […]

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Beijing’s shadow looms over would-be democratic reformers in Hong Kong – Tom Mitchell

From the Financial Times (link): Every Friday, representatives of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp gather for a midday strategy session in room 201 of the colonial-era Legislative Council building. Through the conference room’s narrow windows, the 10 or so legislators who usually attend each meeting can gaze up at two towering symbols of the forces arrayed […]

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Chinese Communists dash hopes of democratic reform – Jonathan Watts

From The Guardian: Hopes for political reform in China have suffered a setback with the publication of the government’s first white paper on democracy – a document that despite its name reaffirmed the Communist party’s determination to cling to power and postpone the introduction of elections. The white paper was issued by the cabinet amid […]

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China to announce democratic reform plan – North Korea Times

From The North Korea Times: China will outline its plans to institute political democracy in an official white paper to be released Wednesday, state media reported Tuesday. The white paper, titled Building of Political Democracy in China, will give a detailed account of the inception, development, contents and principles of the country’s political democracy, an […]

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Tan Ee Lyn: Outlook bleak for Hong Kong democratic reforms

From Reuters: Hong Kong is unlikely to win more democracy from Beijing, despite promises by the man expected to be its next leader that he will usher in a new era of openness and strong governance, political analysts said on Monday. Backed by Chinese leaders, Donald Tsang is certain to clinch a two-year term as […]

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