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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    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 poised for political showdown on 2017 election; Jimmy Lai to join Occupy

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung, Amy Nip

    ... that only two or three candidates- who have secured half of a 1,200-strong nominating committee's support- will be allowed to stand in 2017, when Hong Kong picks its first chief executive ... warning about the relationship between democracy and national security, Wong said: "In a sense, it was quite naive for the pan-democrats to ask 'what does universal suffrage have to do ...

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    Jimmy Lai aide denies he sought out lawmakers to speak at press freedom debate

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Peter So

    ... first chief executive election under universal suffrage in 2017. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said yesterday the impartiality of the law enforcement agency would not be affected by any ... photocopier, which was linked to the internet to back up the documents. Simon said he and Lai would "of course" take measures to enhance their computers' security, but declined ...

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    Hong Kong's candidate nominating system out of balance, says Beijing scholar

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung

    ... leader by "one person, one vote" for the first time. The committee is expected to endorse a model under which only two orthree candidates may run for the office after they have secured ...

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    Candidates cap must be specific, says Beijing source

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Tony Cheung

    ... the person said, without elaborating. The source also said the government would need to consult Hongkongers about what should be done if only one candidate secured the required 50 per cent support ...

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    Moderate Hong Kong pan-democrats say no to Beijing's political reform draft

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:46pm by Peter So and Tony Cheung

    ... The four moderate lawmakers were seen as the government's main lobbying target as it would need their support to secure the two-thirds majority required in Legco for the reform to pass. ...

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    Pan-democrats vow to fight 'more stringent than expected' NPC 2017 poll plan

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:58pm by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung, Peter So and Joyce Ng

    ... to secure the required two-thirds majority in Legco for its reforms to launch the first "one person, one vote" election for the city's leader. But the Democratic Party ... committee made up of representatives from four sectors Number of candidates fixed at two or three Aspirants will be required to secure support from at least half the nominating committee The winner ...

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    NPC Standing Committee gets down to details of rules for 2017 poll

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by TINY CHEUNG, Adrian Wan

    ... Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan in Beijing Standing Committee's decision on 2017 chief executive election must take into account national security and sovereignty, delegates say NPC ... said the decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, to be unveiled on Sunday, would have a bearing on national security and sovereignty. The report cited participants ...

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    NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... a series of talks concluded last Friday with Beijing officials issuing warnings about the impact democracy might have on national security, it now appears unclear whether the Standing Committee ... in the 2017 chief executive election. At the crux of the debate is whether Beijing will require hopefuls to secure support from at least half of the nominating committee in order for them to qualify ...

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    The more you protest, the less Beijing will bend, democracy activists told

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... Some of the 12 local deputies to the NPC invited to sit in on the meetings said they expected the Standing Committee to require candidates to secure the support of half the members ...




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