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Thursday, January 01, 2004

Power to the People, A New Year for Hong Kong

Via the The Globe and Mail, between 37,000 and 100,000 people marched on New Years Day demanding full democray for Hong Kong, as set out for in Hong Kong's mini-constitution.

This is the biggest rally since a mass protest in July that threw the government into crisis by denouncing a proposed anti-subversion bill.

Another step in the right direction, following district council elections in November (2003) which had increased turn-out and more seats for The Democratic Party (and setting the stage for elections to the more powerful Legislative Council next year, with could weaken government control of the legislature even though only half the seats are elected.)


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