Latest December 2005 protest for democracy in Hong Kong Stories
Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong's newly elected legislature retained strength to veto any government effort to alter the territory's constitution. Results of the Sunday elections for the 60-seat Legislative Council showed pro-democracy supporters had won 23 of the seats, the BBC reported.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang has hinted at the possibility of full universal suffrage in the city in 2012 amid calls by democracy activists for a timetable for its introduction, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of people were expected to turn out for a democracy march in Hong Kong on Saturday marking the ninth anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule.
By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao gave no hint on a timetable for universal suffrage for Hong Kong on Tuesday and said any change must be gradual, a week after lawmakers there rejected Beijing-backed election reforms.
By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Communist leaders criticised Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers on Thursday for blocking an election reform package that the government argued would have made the territory more democratic.
By Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - China criticized Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers on Thursday for blocking a controversial election reform package, saying it ran counter to public opinion and the desires of the Chinese central leadership.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday criticized Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers for blocking a controversial election reform package, saying it was unwilling to see a result that ran counter to public opinion.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Beijing is likely to hint at the possibility of giving full democracy to Hong Kong by 2017 to win over pro-democracy lawmakers opposed to the city government's election reform proposals, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. China, however, quickly denied the report.
By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang's firm stance in the face of a massive protest march on Sunday has set the scene for a showdown with pro-democracy legislators over an unpopular election reform package, analysts said on Monday.
By John Ruwitch and Wendy Lim HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched in Hong Kong on Sunday demanding a timeframe for direct elections, but the city's Beijing-anointed leader stood firm on reforms that his critics say are inadequate.
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