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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UK lawmakers may visit Hong Kong as part of inquiry into Joint Declaration

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Parliamentary inquiry into Sino-British Joint Declaration looking at pace of political and constitutional reform amid Beijing's asserting control U.K. lawmakers' probe may include HK visit UK lawmakers may visit Hong Kong as part of a parliamentary probe of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, 30 years after it was signed- a move welcomed ...

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    Hundreds of academics protest Beijing's 'undemocratic' reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Ernest Kao, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Ernest Kao and Samuel Chan Hundreds of scholars vow to back student boycott in stand against Beijing Academics unite for true democracy Hundreds of academics from more than 20 tertiary institutions across the city have made a united stand against Beijing's "undemocratic" framework for universal suffrage in 2017. In a joint statement signed by 520 scholars, researchers ...

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

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

    ... of the city's affairs after they launched an inquiry on the implementation of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. But Akers-Jones said it was "natural" for the British MPs to ask ... governments had complied with the joint declaration so far.   ...

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    Britain will 'keep an open mind' in probe of Hong Kong political reform

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:58pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... in July to examine the implementation of the Joint Declaration, which states Hong Kong should have a high degree of autonomy and executive power and that personal rights must be enshrined by law. ...

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    Britain has ‘moral obligation’ to speak up on Hong Kong, says ex-governor Chris Patten

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:45am by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... ties between Britain and China – they should not “be an overriding concern when our honour is on the line”. “The Joint Declaration under which the territory passed from British to Chinese rule ... its commitments,” Patten said. The Sino-British Joint Declaration, signed on December 19, 1984, stipulated that Hong Kong shall enjoy a high degree of autonomy under the “one country, two ...

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    China warns Britain that ties are at risk if UK parliamentary inquiry continues

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:29am by Danny Lee and Teddy Ng

    ... the warning yesterday, as the lawmaker heading a British inquiry on Hong Kong said the central government may have breached the terms of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration when it set rules ... relations". The lawmakers are examining the implementation of the Joint Declaration, which states that Hong Kong should have a high degree of autonomy and executive power, and that personal rights ...

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    Some senior Chinese cadres oppose universal suffrage for Hong Kong, says source

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:07am by Gary Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... obligations under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. A day earlier, Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last governor, had urged London to stand up to Beijing, as it had a "moral and political ...

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    Deng Xiaoping was all for autonomy for Hong Kong, but not for elections

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Gary Cheung

    ... in the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984. While Deng was receptive to keeping Hong Kong's capitalist system, he was more wary of allowing electoral freedoms to flourish. Speaking at a meeting ...

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    Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper

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

    ... be seeking to change promises it made in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. About 1,800 barristers and solicitors took to streets to voice their concerns. The sources played down the concerns ...

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    Autonomy of Hong Kong is safe, says liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Tony Cheung

    ... emphasised Beijing's "comprehensive jurisdiction" over Hong Kong. Critics see it as reversing promises of autonomy made in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. Zhang dismissed ...




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