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Latest December 2005 protest for democracy in Hong Kong Stories

2008-09-08 09:00:13

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.

2006-07-15 22:04:05

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.

2006-06-30 22:53:00

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.

2005-12-27 07:45:29

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.

2005-12-22 03:57:26

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.

2005-12-21 22:05:55

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.

2005-12-21 21:09:54

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.

2005-12-07 06:35:49

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.

2005-12-05 06:32:16

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.

2005-12-04 08:57:53

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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