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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Chief Executive candidates must 'back one-party system'

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 06:55pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... the tone for an increasingly intense debate on how Hong Kong will introduce universal suffrage as the method for electing the chief executive in 2017. In previous elections the chief executive ... in 2017 were discussed. Tien, a member of the Legislative Council and vice-chairman of the pro-government New People’s Party, did not identify the official. He said he telephoned the official ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's stance on 2017 election offers Hong Kong a fair compromise

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:14pm by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate Tom Plate says extremism and vapid posturing should be avoided to prevent dangerous conflict With its framework for 2017 election, Beijing offers HK a fair compromise Hong Kong ... around the world's most spectacular harbour like a gathering typhoon, over the specifics of the rules by which the city's 2017 general election would be run. Beijing would permit ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democrats still have room to manoeuvre within nominating committee for 2017 election

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by SONNY LO

    ... by the 1,200-member nominating committee. There's also the possibility that, under certain circumstances, a moderate candidate could be put forward by the committee for direct election in 2017. So, how ... pan-democrats should see this as a serious possibility to shape the election method in the nominating committee. Fourth, the pan-democrats should also look at the bigger picture and see 2017 not just ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong poised for political showdown on 2017 election; Jimmy Lai to join Occupy

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung, Amy Nip

    ... Tony Cheung and Amy Nip With Beijing set to impose 2017 election limits, Jimmy Lai says he will join Occupy Central Hong Kong poised for political showdown With Beijing expected to confirm a tough framework today for the 2017 chief executive election, both sides of the political divide have stepped up the rhetoric. The decision to limit the number of candidates who can stand ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - chief executive election 2017

    Hong Kong pan-dems, Occupy organisers vow 'long fight' as Beijing rules out open 2017 election

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 03:52pm by Peter So, JEFFIE LAM, Adrian Wan, Ernest Kao

    ... consists of four major sectors. It was elected by around 240,000 voters in 38 sub-sectors. This is seen as a departure from the NPC's decision in 2007 that the formation of the 2017 nominating ... Peter So, Jeffie Lam, Ernest Kao in Hong Kong and Adrian Wan in Beijing Beijing has officially adopted a tightly-controlled framework for Hong Kong’s first chief executive election ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Universal suffrage for 2017 election should be approved in Beijing ‘on Wednesday’

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:59pm by Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... residents the right to vote, as Hong Kong does, was also not the international norm. “If the [chief executive] election in 2017 must fulfil international standards, should we deprive foreigners who ... that Hong Kong and the mainland use different currencies. The pro-democracy camp have argued that the model for the 2017 election must meet international standards for universal suffrage, meaning ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Policy, protests dominate media coverage of 2017 election decision

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:20pm by NG KANG-CHUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Tony Cheung in Beijing The world takes notice The tough restrictions imposed by Beijing on the 2017 chief executive election garnered worldwide media attention, with many publications noting Beijing's high-handed approach and the pan-democrats' discontent. A page one story in the International New York Times headlined, "Beijing curbs change in Hong Kong ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Focus on make-up of the nominating committee for 2017 election

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by CHEE KEONG LOW

    ... that some say is tantamount to a "sham election". However, the bottom line remains: do we just allow things to slip back to 2012 when we entrusted the responsibility of selecting our chief ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing’s plan for 2017 election will not change despite criticism, says NPC deputy

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:59pm by Tony Cheung

    ... to the body says. Cheng Yiu-tong said no amendments could be made to the framework that will form the basis of the Hong Kong government's plan for the 2017 chief executive election, which will be reviewed by the public before the end of the year. On Wednesday, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress agreed a draft set of restrictions for the election. The key points include ...




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