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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pepper spray, angry chants and naked fury greet Li Fei's visit

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:42pm by STAFF

    ... Hecklers at a speech by top mainland official Li Fei were hauled away by security guards yesterday, while police used pepper spray to stop protesters from entering the venue of a forum to discuss ... slogans shortly after Li, who is also chairman of the Basic Law Committee, started his speech in the conference hall of the exhibition venue near the airport. Beijing loyalists in the crowd ...

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    Failure of political reform could jeopardise national security, lawmaker warns

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Lack of reform 'puts security at risk' A deteriorating political atmosphere could put national security in jeopardy if complete democracy does ... on the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai. Beijing's representatives have said national security will be a top priority when considering democratic ...

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    Hong Kong's pan-democrats face a steep climb to universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Joyce Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... to boycott it and veto the model. Beijing blames pan-democrats for failing to negotiate properly, while stressing national security must not be compromised by Hong Kong's political reforms. ... stated worry that Hong Kong must elect a patriot, and prevent the city from become a base for foreign influence. "It is the Community Party's security, rather than national security ...

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    CY warns pan-dems will 'have a case to answer' if they block universal suffrage plan

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:55am by JEFFIE LAM, SAMUEL CHAN, TIMMY SUNG

    ... to be passed in the Legislative Council. This means the government has to secure at least four votes from the pan-democratic camp. If the package is voted down by the pan-democrats, who control just ...

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    Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland academic

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:35pm by Tony Cheung

    ... by restrictions that Beijing imposed last month, limiting the number of candidates to two or three who will have to secure 50 per cent support from a 1,200-strong nominating committee to get on the ballot paper. “The pan-democrats hold the crucial minority vote in the Legislative Council,” Zhang wrote. At least four pan-democrat lawmakers must lend their support for the government to secure ...

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    Occupy Central cooks up 'banquet' action plan of civil disobedience

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... September 1 to 9. Out of 1,314 respondents, 35 per cent supported the framework, which requires would-be candidates to secure backing from more than half of a nominating committee. About 38 per cent ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong should pay less attention to politics and more to family, film director says

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by Oliver Chou

    ... documentary about the city, 1997's Citizen Hong Kong. "In 1997, people faced an unknown future but were secure about their identity. But now, threats are coming from many directions. When ...

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    Beijing official in Hong Kong hits back at US diplomats' comments on 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 01:09pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Post on Wednesday that quoted a senior US official as saying Hong Kong was discussed at a meeting between President Xi Jinping and US National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Tuesday. "Hong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... Committee voted on August 31 to cap the number of candidates at two or three in the city's first popular election to choose its leader. It also required would-be candidates to secure ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tyranny of minority could derail political reform: David Akers-Jones

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:43pm by Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... after being backed by a majority of a 1,200-member nominating committee- the government could have secured the two-thirds majority of lawmakers required to pass the reforms. Watch:David ...




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