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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2017/05/25 | Shannon Lin

Re-Imagining the Formosan Flag: Taiwan's First Appeal for International Help

'The difference between the two tigers is hidden in their eyes; the obverse side has undilated pupils while the reverse has dilated ones. Researchers believe this contrast is a metaphor for day and night, symbolizing constant vigilance.'

2017/05/23 | Kirsten Han

Waiting for Answers after 30 Years: Singapore’s Operation Spectrum

Operation Spectrum’s impact was immediate, writes Kirsten Han. Fear and paranoia spread across Singapore’s tiny civil society.

2017/05/17 | ZiQing Low

Remembering Green Island’s First Political Prisoners

Today marks 66 years since the first group of political prisoners were taken to Taiwan’s Green Island.

2017/05/03 | Kirsten Han

Singapore's ‘Fake News’ Claim Used to Censor Free Press

‘If we want to guard ourselves against fake news, we’re going to have to do more to boost our bullshit detectors. That can’t be achieved by increasing criminalization and legal action.’

2017/05/03 | Danielle Cave

China's Diplomatic Stunt Over Taiwan in Australia Was Not Surprising

The Chinese embassy in Canberra should pray that audio and video of what transpired never appears online, writes Danielle Cave.

2017/04/24 | Matthew Geason

OPINION: Hold Beijing to Account on Hong Kong’s Regression

As Hong Kong is truly a global city and an international economic hub, the United States and the rest of the democratic world have an interest in seeing the preservation of Hong Kong’s democracy and ensuring that Beijing is held accountable, argues Matthew Geason.

2017/04/18 | Edward Aspinall

Sectarian Schisms to Decide Jakarta’s Election?

If ethnic and religious sectarian politics push Ahok’s opponent over the line, it would bode poorly for the future of Indonesia’s pluralistic democracy.

2017/03/31 | Brian Hioe

Sunflower Movement Activists Found Not Guilty. What Next?

Leaders of the 2014 Sunflower Movement were today found not guilty for occupying Taiwan's Parliment. Other cases involving incidents during the movement have not yet been heard, and demands still haven't been met.

2017/03/27 | Edward White

Why Everyone is Worried about Cambodia, Again

‘There is a widespread discontent with the government…It may be just a matter of time until the pressure cooker bursts.’

2017/03/24 | David Green

From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia

The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.

2017/03/24 | Steven Yet

Hong Kong Election: A Choice Between Lesser Evils

If Beijing continues to run a shallow election, picking a ‘lesser evil’ is just another façade.

2017/03/02 | John Kennedy

China Needs Legal Reform Before More Elections

China needs to implement legal reforms before its village elections can be considered a democratic process.

2017/02/28 | Suzanne Pepper

Hong Kong Election: Beijing Decides, Hong Kong Approves

Beijing must feel Carrie Lam is their best hope for reducing tensions and getting the job done as they proceed with all their cross-border interventions.

2017/02/18 | Oiwan Lam

Hong Kong's Pan-Democrats Grapple with Endorsing the ‘Lesser Evil’ for Chief Executive

John Tsang, who is supported by the local business sector and professional groups, is generally viewed as a “lesser evil” candidate.

2017/02/06 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Goes Global

Blacklisted in much of Asia but welcomed in Washington: as the world gets to know Joshua Wong, the 20-year-old political activist just hopes to make a difference to Hong Kong.