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    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

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

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com U.N. to focus on universal suffrage The United Nations Human Rights Committee is to look into universal suffrage in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post has learnt. The international body – which monitors civil and political rights across the world – will meet as the local government launches a second round of consultation based on a restrictive ...

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    Foreign ministry hails 'historic' reform

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan

    ... Kong were Beijing's first response to the news that an October 23 meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee was set to discuss Hong Kong affairs. "I believe any unbiased person would ... signatories comply with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In a report last year, the committee urged Beijing to give all Hongkongers the right to vote and to stand for election ...

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    Government 'won't interfere' with universities

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Peter So

    ... promised to respect students' right to skip class and help them catch up on missed studies. The boycott was announced after Beijing set tight restrictions on the 2017 chief executive election. ... not given instructions on handling the boycott and said they felt no pressure. "Lam had said she respected the students' right of free expression and their care on social issues," ...

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    The walls are up at HSBC in Central as Occupy Central looms

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... not personally received any pressure … to do anything with Benny," he said. "Benny is entitled to his constitutional right to say what he thinks and to act according to his conscience."   ...

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    Occupy Central 'will be divided into groups in case of tear gas'

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... for possible chaos caused by an occupation of Central. Chu's remarks came as the Civil Human Rights Front applied to host a rally on National Day, October 1, at Chater Road in Central. Many expect ...

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    Black-clad Occupy Central supporters march against Beijing’s universal suffrage plan

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 05:11pm by Phila Siu, JEFFIE LAM

    ... for democracy and for myself," said Chung Kam-shing. "I want the right to nominate who can run for the chief executive election. "I will definitely take part in Occupy Central. We need ...

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    Cardinal Joseph Zen wants lawmakers to veto 'meaningless' election reform package

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... not reflect the official church position. "But the nominating committee under the NPC's framework has reflected its 'collective will' right at the nominating stage … It is even ...

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    Anti-Occupy hotline for spying on student strikes may be illegal, says privacy chief

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 12:54pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO, PETER SO AND JEFFIE LAM

    ... to be cautious." Pupils who suspect they have been reported to the alliance had the right to ask whether their information was held in its database. The alliance must respond within 40 days. An alliance ...

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    Scholarism activist Joshua Wong vows to fight on as he begins university studies

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Tony Cheung

    ... nomination. But Wong made it clear his group would insist on Hongkongers' right to put forward candidates. "I just don't want to have the leader of seven million Hongkongers decided ...

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    Unlikely protest leader taking a novel approach

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Joyce Ng

    ... a duty to step forward and make things right," he said. He was then elected union vice-chairman and led the federation comprising unions from the city's eight universities. Literature ...




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