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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by STAFF

    ... executive election in 2017. Among those attending are senior Hong Kong government officials, lawmakers, district council chairmen and deputies, NPC and CPPCC representatives and community leaders. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In search of this generation's Lion Rock spirit

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by LARRY AU

    ... the political divide so difficult in our attempt to implement electoral reform for 2017. Thus, when we talk about the chief executive being "patriotic", we disagree vehemently at a very basic ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Imperfect electoral model is still a step forward

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... framework for electing Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017. True, the arrangements are not as democratic as many would have liked. But the resolution made by the highest state organ ... It is in the city's interest to adopt the change and strive for further improvements in future. Those who have been fighting for free democratic elections are understandably outraged by the ruling, which ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    More political instability now inevitable in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... The criteria for selecting chief executive nominees and Beijing's refusal to reform the nominating committee, essentially basing it on the 2012 election committee as if the latter was already ... Rejection would mean a return to the discredited 2012 election system. There is an alternative argument that we should take the plunge even if it's a deeply flawed suffrage system- one ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pan-democratic lawmakers in joint pledge to kill election reform plan backed by Beijing

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 08:20pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Wai-hing, who said Beijing was “full of lies”. She said universal suffrage went beyond “one person, one vote” where any true democratic election should offer voters a real choice of candidates. “We ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central's Benny Tai declares 'era of civil disobedience' for Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 07:20pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Ernest Kao, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Shirley Zhao, Ernest Kao and Jeffie Lam After China's National People's Congress standing committee slapped tight restrictions on Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election ... Occupy Central organisers kick off the evening's events on stage. Occupy co-organiser said the NPC's decision for electing the chief executive in 2017 did not meet international ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China - MACAU

    Macau's Fernando Chui re-elected chief executive in unopposed poll

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 11:19am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau in Macau stuart.lau@scmp.com After uncontested poll, leader pledges diversification away from gambling 'Re-elected' Chui focuses on economy Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on was re-elected uncontested as Macau's chief executive yesterday in a choreographed exercise that prompted thousands of residents to demand universal suffrage. Chui was selected by a 400-strong ...

  10. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand justice minister resigns amid scandal

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by AP

    ... ties to a controversial blogger. The resignation comes just three weeks before a general election and could have an impact on the chances of centre-right Prime Minister John Key returning ... the election campaign. She said that despite resigning from her portfolios, she would remain a lawmaker and planned to campaign for re-election. Recent opinion polls have indicated Key remains ...




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