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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583258/policy-protests-dominate-media-coverage-2017-election-decision
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582236/china-parliament-rejects-public-nomination-2017-hong-kong-election
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582080/hong-kong-poised-political-showdown-2017-election
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The logic of Beijing's vision for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Regina Ip

    ... reform exercise in 2010. What is it about Beijing's vision for the chief executive election by universal suffrage in 2017 that led the pan-democrats to turn pessimistic? It is not just ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says its so-called hard line on Hong Kong's electoral arrangements for 2017 is based on a sound understanding of international law and the provisions of the Basic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581790/logic-beijingsvision-2017-chief-executive-election
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Full text: NPC Standing Committee decision on Hong Kong 2017 election framework

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:07pm

    ... the election of the fifth Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the year 2017 may be implemented by the method of universal suffrage; at an appropriate time prior ... there is a need to amend the methods for selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2017 and for forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582245/full-text-npc-standing-committee-decision-hong-kong-2017-election
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581441/hong-kong-could-make-little-changes-beijings-plan-2017-says-npc
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580812/universal-suffrage-2017-election-should-be-approved-beijing-wednesday
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top official Li Fei drops another hint about Beijing’s thinking on 2017 election

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:27pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... week by Standing Committee of National People's Congress that will lay down a framework for the city's first popular election to choose its leader in 2017. "I noted that some ... Joyce Ng in Shenzhen, Peter So and Gary Cheung Stringent rules look likely for chief executive election, as top mainland official suggests key committee is not in the mood for compromise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579366/top-official-drops-another-big-hint-about-beijings-thinking-2017
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:26pm by joyce ng and peter so

    ... Congress- the top national legislature- meets next week to lay down a framework for electing the chief executive in 2017. Afterwards, a session was arranged for 14 pan-democrats to talk directly ... Joyce Ng in Shenzhen and Peter So Both principles vital to chief executive election, top Beijing official tells Shenzhen meeting; while those who seek independence have 'no ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578540/basic-law-chief-backs-making-2017-hopefuls-get-majority-support
  10. 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

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