‘Democratic Party still an important force’

Democratic Party chairman, Lo Kin-hei, on Tuesday said the party is still an important force in Hong Kong, despite it not fielding any candidates to contest the Legislative Council polls. The party said its internal Monday evening deadline for members to submit applications to run for December’s Legco elections had...

‘No Democratic Party members apply to run for Legco’

The Democratic Party said its internal Monday evening deadline for members to submit applications to run for December’s Legislative Council elections had passed without any member indicating their intention to stand in the polls. Last month, the party stopped short of deciding whether to field candidates, saying it was not...

‘Democrats unlikely to be accepted for Legco polls’

A leader of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese said on Monday that it would be almost impossible for members of the Democratic Party to stand in Legco elections. Lo Man-tuen said members of the party are unlikely to get through the nomination stage for candidates, because of the...

Democrats stop short of voting on Legco participation

The Democratic Party on Sunday stopped short of deciding whether it would field candidates in the Legislative Council polls in December. Speaking after a special meeting to deliberate on the matter, the party’s chairman, Lo Kin-hei, said members decided that it’s not necessary to take a vote on the issue...

German election to set new path for post-Merkel era

People walk and drive past election posters of the three chancellor candidates, from right, Armin Laschet, Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Annalena Baerbock, German Green party (Die Gruenen) and Olaf Scholz, Social Democratic Party (SPD), at a street in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sept 23, 2021 three days before the General election on...

New democratic system suits HK better: Carrie Lam

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that Hong Kong's revamped elections are part of a new democratic system that is better suited to Hong Kong, questioning whether it's too much to ask for a bit of loyalty from politicians. Critics have suggested the overhaul of the electoral system is...

Merkel heir turns to former rival Merz to reverse poll slump

North Rhine-Westphalia's State Premier and Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union's (CDU) chancellor candidate Armin Laschet, right, stands on the stage with CDU politician Friedrich Merz as they present their party's so-called "Zukunftsteam" election campaign support team at the CDU headquartrs in Berlin, Germany, on Sept 3, 2021. (JOHN MACDOUGALL /...

Veteran democrat Lee Wing-tat leaves Hong Kong

The Democratic Party on Saturday confirmed that its vice-chairman, Lee Wing-tat, has left the SAR. Earlier, the pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po reported that Lee has been seen at the airport boarding a flight to London on Friday night. The party's chair, Lo Kin-hei, said the veteran democrat and former lawmaker...

Merkel’s bloc continues to slide in German election poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares for the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin on June 30, 2021. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ / POOL / AFP) The Christian Democratic party of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel continued to lose support while its main rivals remained stable in the latest Insa poll, according to weekly...

Pan-dems should join future polls: Anthony Cheung

Former minister and scholar Anthony Cheung said on Sunday that pro-democracy parties should take part in future elections, in spite of what he called the "difficult and challenging" situation they're in after Beijing's overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system. After the sweeping changes, only 20 out of 90 seats in...

Democrats undecided on future Legco polls

2021-04-05 HKT 19:37" title="Lo Kin-hei said the Democratic Party may not make a decision over Legco until September. Photo: RTHK"> Lo Kin-hei said the Democratic Party may not make a decision over Legco until September. Photo: RTHK Democratic Party chair Lo Kin-hei on Monday said although it plans to recommend...

Andrew Yang back on trail in race for top NYC post

In this Oct 21, 2019 photo, then US Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks to the National Press Club in Washington. (JACQUELYN MARTIN / AP) Andrew Yang returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday to continue his bid to become New York City mayor after ending a self-imposed 10-day...