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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consensus the best way forward for electoral reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to give a little, gain a lot The campaigns for and against Occupy Central are dividing Hong Kong, and not just politically. Families, friends and relationships ... Committee. The gap between supporters of Beijing and Western-style democracy has always been wide. But even those on the same side cannot agree. The Occupy Central issue has exacerbated tensions, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573731/consensus-best-way-forward-electoral-reform
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderate voices can still prevail on universal suffrage

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to deepen the current divide, members of Occupy Central are asking people to choose among three electoral proposals that do not stand a real chance of being approved. This prompted calls ... Occupy Central is not surprising. Tasked with the controversial goal of pushing for democracy by paralysing the business district with a 10,000-strong crowd, the campaign has not been well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517464/moderate-voices-can-still-prevail-universal-suffrage
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political reforms must suit majority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the chief executive in 2017. In a disturbing twist, the three options shortlisted by Occupy Central for a wider ballot all feature public nomination, an idea that has already been deemed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510122/political-reforms-must-suit-majority
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Occupy Central missteps cloud debate over universal suffrage

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial 'Occupy' missteps cloud vote debate A campaign to achieve democracy by breaking the law is highly controversial. But the matter is complicated further when political forces opposed by Beijing are also seen as being involved. In a contentious move, the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, a key organiser of Occupy Central held talks with former Democratic Progressive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1343996/occupy-central-missteps-cloud-debate-over-universal-suffrage
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Universal suffrage needs talk not antagonism

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial On democracy, can't we just talk? Few public issues divide society as much as Occupy Central. The plan, initiated by a few pro-democracy activists to pressure Beijing ... the anti-Occupy Central campaign is to be respected. That the community is sharply divided over the way to push for democracy is worrying. Tai argues that civil disobedience, as a last resort, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1297009/universal-suffrage-needs-talk-not-antagonism
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... election organised by Occupy Central activists, and also ahead of the movement's plan to block the business district unless the government adopts a plan for universal suffrage it finds ... Kong and Macau Studies, who said Beijing felt it had to set the record straight because "the pan-democrats tried to reject the central government's power during the debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530355/beijing-has-legitimate-role-play-hong-kongs-political
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... should unemployment continue to rise and political instability- a veiled reference to Occupy Central- take hold. He releases the latest GDP growth projections tomorrow and has forewarned ... this month could spur the Occupy Central movement into action and harden the position of pan-democrats. Visions of the dark days of Sars have been rekindled by the Ebola virus, which could have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573098/caution-about-hong-kongs-economic-outlook-warranted
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ambrose Lam was right to quit

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... represents the view of members. Many solicitors felt Lam had become too involved in politics, as evidenced by his comments on the Occupy Central movement, US snooping operations in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577256/law-society-chief-ambrose-lam-was-right-stand-down
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to have dished out HK$5 million to the Democratic Party and HK$3 million to the Civic Party since last year. Two bodies co-founded by a leader of the Occupy Central civil-disobedience movement ... to investigate. The members concerned should give a full account in light of the growing public concern. That Lai is financing pan-democrats is nothing new. Against the backdrop of the looming Occupy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560711/political-parties-should-take-lead-and-improve-transparency
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A fine line for religious leaders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Consultative Conference membership, perhaps no one should have been fazed. Zen's campaigning last month for Occupy Central's referendum on political reform was less unexpected. He frequently ... Occupy Central been confined to top leaders of the various religious groups; a core member of the movement is Baptist minister Reverend Chu Yiu-ming. Some people believe religion has no place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553580/fine-line-religious-leaders

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