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  1. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Elections in 2017 must provide genuine choice, says British minister

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Elections in 2017 must provide genuine choice, says British minister British Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire has added his voice to the current debate on Hong Kong's electoral reform, saying it is important for voters to have a genuine choice. In an opinion piece published in today's South China Morning Post, the minister of state ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Popular nomination for chief executive still a possibility

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by Tanna Chong, Stuart Lau

    ... with the nominating committee, ignoring a demand by pan-democrats for public nominations for the poll in 2017. "We will elaborate on these legal clauses in the first round of consultation," said ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Debate over how to expand electorate of nominating committee for 2017 election

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:26am by Tanna Chong

    ... this month at the launch of a consultation on reform. During a recent visit to Hong Kong, Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei said the nominating committee for the 2017 chief executive election ... the nominators? While deadlock remains over whether the public should be allowed to put forward candidates for the 2017 chief executive race, consensus has emerged on one issue: the need to broaden ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Public nomination for 2017 CE election ‘against Basic Law’, says Elsie Leung

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 12:34pm

    ... Tony Cheung Allowing the public to nominate candidates for the 2017 chief executive election is against the Basic Law, and the idea is not worth discussing, Basic Law Committee ... be accepted, why discuss it?” she questioned. In 2007, the National People’s Congress’ Standing Committee decided that Hong Kong may elect its next leader in 2017 “by universal suffrage upon nomination ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Political camps split over whether 2017 election rules will bar dissenters

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... and continue to fight for the right of ordinary voters to nominate candidates for the 2017 election- even after local and Beijing officials said the idea was not in line with the Basic Law. "We ... and would submit its own proposal.   THE KEY QUESTIONS The 2017 chief executive election Should the nominating committee be based on the same framework used to select the election committee which ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Let Beijing reject winner of 2017 election, says Basic Law expert

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:21am by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Plan pitched to allow central government to pick runner-up over winner as city’s leader Let Beijing reject 2017 victor: Basic Law expert A prominent Basic Law expert has suggested allowing Beijing to appoint the 2017 chief executive candidate with the second highest number of ballots if it considers the winner to be unfit. Albert Chen Hung-yee, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    City prepares for consultation on 2017 popular election of chief executive

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:30am by Tony Cheung

    ... Committee decided that in 2017, Hong Kong's chief executive may be elected by universal suffrage. What that means has been hotly debated ever since- with some saying the language was a solemn ... civil liberties- the right for all its voters to choose their next leader through one person, one vote. But the process towards such an election is uncertain, requiring a lot of horse trading ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let political parties play a central role in 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 11:05am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says giving political parties their rightful role in the chief executive election will bring us in line with the Basic Law Party place The visit to Hong Kong by Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, left many questions unanswered as to how universal suffrage elections for the chief executive are to be held in 2017. Li insisted that the provisions ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Catch-22 situation looms over election for chief executive in 2017

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 11:38pm

    ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong Opponents of Beijing cannot be chief executive, but anyone legally qualified can run, says Li Fei Catch-22 situation looms over leadership election Beijing's top Basic Law specialist says Hong Kong faces a dilemma: it cannot elect a chief executive opposed to Beijing, nor can legally qualified candidates be barred from running when the city ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jasper Tsang Yok-sing says he wants to reform 2017 election, not run in it

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 06:42am by Tanna Chong, Gary Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tanna Chong, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam Tsang plans to reform elections, not run in them The legislature president has brushed off a rumour that he is teaming up with a former financial secretary to run for the city's top job in 2017. Jasper Tsang Yok-sing admitted he lunched with Antony Leung Kam-chung, now a businessman, on three occasions but said the duo were working ...




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