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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai's 'close ties with US right-wing politicians' revealed in leaked email trove

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com CCTV better than CNN, Lai aide advised Palin Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has maintained close ties with right-wing politicians in the United States, ... Palin, one of the most prominent right-wing politicians in the US, lost the election in 2008 as running mate to Republican presidential contender John McCain. Receiving no reply from Palin, Simon ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Hong Kong officer defends police right to free expression

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Joyce Ng, Amy Nip

    ... Joyce Ng and Amy Nip Assistant commissioner's comments come amid furore over officers signing anti-Occupy petition Top officer defends police right to free expression Police officers had the same rights to freedom of expression as ordinary citizens- but with "restrictions", an assistant commissioner said yesterday. Cheung Tak-keung was responding to the issue ...

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    'Long Hair' denied mainland entry once more over political T-shirt

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung

    ... pan-democrat allies continued the trip after he alighted voluntarily. Leung dismissed suggestions he was deliberately trying to attract media attention. "I have the right to express my views ... for equal and universal suffrage, saying there should be no unreasonable restrictions on the right to be elected. Li was stony-faced as he passed the copy on without looking at it.   ...

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    Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:26pm by joyce ng and peter so

    ... been a group of people who do not approve of the central government's right to govern Hong Kong … They attempt to maintain the colonial-style rule, which is a real threat to national ... committee, as laid out in the Basic Law, would be formed in such a way that would screen out pan-democratic hopefuls. Some insist on giving the public the right to select candidates. While sounding ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... officials insisted Beijing had the right to issue the white paper and may do it again in future, they admitted in private that the paper should have been better prepared beforehand to soften ...

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    Police 'perform second major drill over Occupy Central'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to the media. This time, training covered more about arrestees' rights, such as ensuring access to food and lawyers, following the July 2 sit-in on Chater Road, the source said. "Shame ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    United they stand: Anti-Occupy campaign rallies establishment camp

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:57am by Gary Cheung

    ... and not something that will hold the city hostage. I don’t think it is right for people to use blackmail tactics. There should be a peaceful way to deal with it.   Leung Yue-hung 67, businessman ...

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    Failure of political reform could jeopardise national security, lawmaker warns

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

    ... president of the Federation of Trade Unions, stood by his comment and reiterated that pan-democrats should make concessions on reform. Pan-democrats want the public to have the right to nominate ...

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    Hundreds join anti-Occupy Central run ahead of march

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of contention at pan-democrat rallies. For example, the organiser of the July 1 march, the Civil Human Rights Front, put turnout at over 500,000. Police said there were 98,600, while a team led by Chung ...

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    Police commissioner refuses to reveal whether he signed anti-Occupy petition

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:19am by Ng Kang-chung and Samuel Chan

    ... march, the city's police commissioner says. "Police officers are also Hong Kong citizens and they have the same civil rights as other citizens," said Andy Tsang Wai-hung. "So, ... Human Rights Front claimed there were 510,000 people marching on July 1. Police said there were 98,600. Dr Chung's team put the estimate at between 154,000 and 172,000. Chow also urged ...




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