Democracy

民主(希臘語:δημοκρατία,轉寫:dìmokratía)(又稱民主制、民主主義,舊譯為德謨克拉西、德先生),原意指人民的權力,是政體的一種形式,當中人民擁有平等參與公共政策的參與權。 --來自 維基百科


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2017/09/11 | Rosemary Chen

Missing Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che Goes on Trial in China

Lee Ming-che at the trial confessed to 'spreading malicious articles and speech attacking the current Chinese Communist Party and government' and 'writing articles that were intended to defame the system and subvert state power.'

2017/08/19 | Mong Palatino

TV Network Pays the Price in Thailand for Calling Leader 'Dictator'

Thailand’s army grabbed power in 2014 and has remained in power through a constitution it drafted. The country's media struggles to challenge those in power.

2017/08/18 | Sacha Cody

China Tries New Tactics as it Loses its Soft Power War on the West

The percentage of people around the world who hold a favorable perception of China declined from 48 per cent in 2007 to 40 per cent in 2016.

2017/08/17 | Edward White

BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.

2017/08/17 | Matthew Phillips

Thailand’s Junta Courts the White House as 'Democracy' Drops from US Agenda

Secretary of State Tillerson has already indicated that the State Department is considering dropping 'democracy' from its global mission. On Tuesday, he kept his word.

2017/08/15 | Sorpong Peou

Cambodian Strongman is Going Nowhere

What Hun Sen fears most is the ultimate power of political democracy.

2017/08/11 | Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

Big Data & AI Harnessed to Perfect the Police State in China

The increasing sophistication and reach of the country’s AI-enabled police-state apparatus mean that it is possible that Liu’s peaceful, moderate and incremental goals for political liberalization might lapse into dormancy for the foreseeable future.

2017/07/20 | Adam Cathcart and Alexander Nicholas Shaw

No Space for Democracy: Political Dissidence in Colonial and Contemporary Hong Kong

'Beijing may well demand that Britain refrains from interference now that China exercises control of the territory. Ultimately, Britain was equally firm in resisting Chinese intervention at the height of the Cold War.'

2017/07/19 | Elaine Pearson

Australia's Silence on Liu Xiaobo is Shameful

'As Liu lay dying in the hospital, there was a shameful silence from Australia’s leaders on Liu’s case. Canada, France, Germany, Taiwan, and the U.S. all called on the Chinese authorities to free Liu and allow him and his wife to travel abroad for medical treatment. Australia made so no such call.'

2017/07/14 | Edward White

Hong Kong By-Elections Now Loom as Critical Test for Democracy Movement

A court decision today paves the way for a series of by-elections that may prove critical for the future of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.

2017/07/14 | TNL Staff

Liu Xiaobo’s Lawyer to Testify before US Congress as Focus Turns to Widow

As attention now turns to freeing Liu Xia, will the White House pressure China on its human rights abuses?

2017/07/14 | Wu'er Kaixi

'Murdered but Undefeated' - Wu'er Kaixi Reflects on the Loss of His Friend, Liu Xiaobo

'It is time for the world to ask itself, are we accomplices, do we appease this, or do we stand up against so-called Chinese values?'

2017/07/12 | TNL Staff

'I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement' - Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Lecture

'I still want to say to this regime, which is depriving me of my freedom, that I stand by the convictions I expressed in my June Second Hunger Strike Declaration twenty years ago ‑ I have no enemies and no hatred'

2017/07/10 | Jorge Carrillo-Rodriguez

Why the UN is Abandoning Democracy in Asia

The 2017 edition of the Economic and Social Survey — ESCAP’s flagship publication — contains a chapter analyzing how governance affects development, and it is here that ESCAP parts ways with democracy.

2017/07/07 | TIME

The Arrest of Three Journalists Shows a Disturbing Lack of Press Freedom in Democratic Myanmar

'In years gone by, we could visit and interview the ethnic armed groups. Now, under this so-called democratic government, media are being restricted.'

2017/07/06 | Dr Ivy Man

Singing a Revolution: Pop, Politics, and the Umbrella Movement

The genre of Canto-pop has exceeded expectations, becoming more than just a popular music genre. It has provoked thought, sung for the people of Hong Kong, and time and time again has held a mirror to the SAR’s socio-political sentiments and local identity.

2017/07/04 | Kerry Brown

Hong Kong 20 Years After the Handover: Locked in Stasis

A decade after the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, most analyses were positive. A further 10 years has elapsed. How is Hong Kong doing now?