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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers invited to Shenzhen for last-minute talks on 2017 election reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:36pm

    ... Peter So and Gary Cheung Lawmakers invited to Shenzhen next week to discuss poll deal with senior Beijing officials Last ditch talks to bridge 2017 election reform gap All 70 lawmakers have been invited to meet senior Beijing officials in Shenzhen next Thursday in a last-ditch effort to narrow the gap on attitudes to reform for the 2017 chief executive election. Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574527/lawmakers-invited-shenzhen-last-minute-talks-2017-election-reform
  2. News - Hong Kong - ANALYSIS

    Beijing 'set to take hard line on Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election'

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Gary Cheung

    ... for the 2017 chief executive election. Executive councillors Cheng Yiu-tong and Bernard Chan said on Tuesday that they expected the National People's Congress Standing Committee to require chief ... the leadership could not take chances for the 2017 election, the city's first "one-person, one-vote" poll for the top job. "The electoral system could only be relaxed, rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573114/accord-chief-executive-poll-less-likely-npc-set-take-hard-line
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Clock's ticking' for talks on 2017 election, says Catholic diocese of Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Tony Cheung

    ... officials and political parties amid heightening debate over how Hong Kong should achieve universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive election. The diocese said the move was needed as tension had ... method in 2017 after going through a "truly democratic" nominating process. It said it believed any system that deprived Hongkongers of a reasonable chance to elect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566589/clocks-ticking-talks-2017-election-says-catholic-diocese-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... of consensus on 2017 election Reaching consensus on how to nominate candidates for the chief executive election in 2017 looks difficult even if public nomination is set aside. That's the picture ... candidates to run in 2017. Divisions included how to reform the election committee that selected the current chief executive, whether members should be popularly elected, and the threshold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560756/little-sign-consensus-2017-election-scmp-debate
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Blueprint for 2017 chief executive election to be published in October

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Joyce Ng

    ... for 2017 'to arrive in October' The government will roll out its blueprint for the 2017 chief executive election in October, kicking off a second round of public consultation, ... to reflect public opinion", cooperating with the public and political parties to debate reform. Debate over the model for 2017 is centred on how candidates will be nominated. Pan-democrats want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561341/blueprint-2017-arrive-october
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Concern group calls on Hong Kong to oppose candidate screening in 2017 election

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung and Ada Lee

    ... Jeffie Lam, Gary Cheung and Ada Lee Former lawmakers and professionals push city to oppose screening in 2017 election rules Activists call for no candidate screening A group of liberal-minded professionals has urged the Hong Kong government to press Beijing not to impose a rigid candidate screening framework for the 2017 chief executive election. Making their plea yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559289/concern-group-calls-hong-kong-oppose-candidate-screening-2017
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's 2017 election is not the end of reform, hints NPC's Zhang Dejiang

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:42am by Gary Cheung, Ng Kang-chung and Joyce Ng

    ... hint that 2017 is not the end of reform There would be more room for compromise with Beijing if Hong Kong accepted that the method for electing its chief executive could be changed after ... reminder that the 2017 chief executive election is not the endgame of democratic development in the city is seen as Beijing's latest strategy to win over moderate pan-democrats. The Standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557128/npcs-zhang-dejiang-hints-2017-election-not-end-reform
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US voices support for 2017 election method that is 'credible' to Hong Kong people

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:07pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... underscored our support for the application of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle, the Basic Law, and universal suffrage in connection with the 2017 election of the chief executive,” ... elections and 2017 chief executive election to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee next week. Almost 800,000 people called for the public to be allowed to nominate candidates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551927/us-voices-support-2017-election-method-credible-hong-kong-people
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... in the city's chief executive election in 2017, saying that the British prime minister and US president are not selected that way. "I have worked for many years in Britain and the US. To my ... with different points of view should not be denied their rights to run for election," Ma added. Meanwhile, Daiwa Capital Markets said in a research note that it would not revise its GDP forecasts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550716/chinas-ambassador-uk-hits-out-public-nomination-2017-election
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How opinion polls could break the 2017 chief executive election impasse

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:59pm by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo offers a way for public to have a say in electing chief executive How opinion polls could break 2017 election deadlock As Hong Kong struggles to come up with a suitable method for electing the chief executive in 2017, one solution may be to use public opinion polls as a constitutional convention or requirement to accompany any "mainstream" model. Given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1548676/how-opinion-polls-could-break-2017-chief-executive-election-impasse

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