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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nominating committee for 2017 election can play cohesive role

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 04:59pm by HILTON CHEONG-LEEN

    ... in 1997, there has been steady progress in our political structure. The people of Hong Kong now look forward to the prospect of electing the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017. We ... as stated in Article 45 of the Basic Law, the nominating committee should select a minimum of two and a maximum of four candidates. With the experience gained from the 2017 election, it should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1502379/nominating-committee-2017-election-can-play-cohesive-role
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong Bar Association rejects public nomination for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:11pm by tanna.chong@scmp.com

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Barristers reject key demand of pan-democrats but question notion that only 'patriots' can run Public cannot pick candidates in 2017 poll, says Bar Hong Kong's barristers have dismissed a key demand of the pan-democratic camp in the debate over the 2017 chief executive election- and described one of Beijing's criteria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499245/nominating-committee-only-approach-chief-executives-job-says-bar
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Proposal for 2017 chief executive poll is worse than current system

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's worse than current election system These are strange days in Hong Kong. There are times when I almost feel sympathy for the pan-democrats over universal ... But if press reports are anything to go by, and these include Beijing mouthpiece Ta Kung Pao, all these hopes are now dashed. As for seriously reforming the legislature for its 2016 election, forget ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581542/proposal-2017-chief-executive-poll-worse-current-system
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1309412/elections-2017-must-provide-genuine-choice-says-british-minister
  5. News - Hong Kong - ELECTION 2017

    Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa says 2017 vote will be ‘real’ democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:20pm by gary cheung and stuart lau

    ... unity Seize this chance for democracy,Tung urges Tung says Hong Kong will usher in a new chapter in history in 2017 written by the people of Hong Kong. Welcomes NPC framework, says election ... be a "glittering achievement" for the chief executive to be elected by "one man, one vote" in 2017, 20 years after he was chosen as the city's first leader by a 400-strong selection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584487/former-leader-tung-chee-hwa-says-2017-vote-will-be-real-and
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats not ruled out of 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:14pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam in Shanghai and Tony Cheung But in a meeting with lawmakers, mainland officials reject possibility of public or parties putting forward names for chief executive Pan-dems not ruled out of 2017 election Beijing has left the door open on the possibility of a pan-democrat being allowed to run for chief executive in 2017. But there is no possibility of public nomination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480844/patriotic-pan-democrats-can-stand-ce-2017-lawmakers-quote-beijing
  7. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Majority decisions by 2017 nominating committee would be ‘suppression of democracy’

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:44pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... – meets next week to lay down a framework for the 2017 election. Pan-democrats fear that a nominating committee stacked with Beijing loyalists will screen out potential candidates that the central government does not approve of, undermining the value of the 2017 election.  The likelihood of that scenario would be greatly increased if candidates needed majority support from the committee, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579089/majority-decisions-2017-nominating-committee-would-be-suppression
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Henry Tang urges realistic proposal for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:18pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Former chief secretary and the beaten front runner in 2012 suggests reforms should be conservative to ensure Beijing's blessing 2017 election proposal must be realistic: Tang Beaten chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen has warned Hongkongers to expect a "tightly regulated" election in 2017 as he put forward electoral reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472282/henry-tang-urges-realistic-proposal-2017-chief-executive-election
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Take it or leave it, NPC tells city as it endorses framework for 2017 poll

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM, Peter So

    ... vote" chief executive election in 2017- sparking condemnation from pan-democrats and an Occupy Central vow to go ahead with its civil disobedience campaign. Watch: Protesters and lawmakers react ... Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung in Beijing, Jeffie Lam and Peter So As top legislature endorses a tougher-than-expected framework for 2017 poll, Beijing warns that a Legco veto could harm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582560/take-it-or-leave-it-npc-tells-city-it-endorse-framework-2017-poll
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing to 2017 candidates: You don't have to love us- but you can't oppose us

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:53pm by Adrian Wan

    ... of a pan-democrat background could run in the election," he said. Zhang's definition is reminiscent of that given by late patriarch Deng Xiaoping in June 1984. Deng said at the time that "a ... person, one vote" in 2017, only two or three candidates with majority support from a 1,200-strong nominating committee could run. Pan-democrats vowed to veto an electoral reform proposal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596103/beijing-2017-candidates-you-dont-have-love-us-you-cant-oppose-us

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