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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    United they stand: Anti-Occupy campaign rallies establishment camp

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

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Campaign has succeeded in rallying divided pro-establishment camp and expanded support base United they stand Even before the march against the Occupy Central movement kicked off yesterday, the anti-Occupy campaign had achieved something Beijing has been unable to do so in recent years- rallying the divided pro-establishment camp and expanding ...

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    Pro-Beijing camp woo pan-democrats with ‘exclusive’ talks for Shanghai visit

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:26pm by Jeffie Lam and Stuart Lau

    ... of the gesture. We still want the central government to give us a reply first on whether the officials are willing to have an exclusive meeting with us Labour Party lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan  But other pan-democrats want a guarantee. "We still want the central government to give us a reply first on whether the officials are willing to have an exclusive meeting with us," Labour Party lawmaker ...

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    Opposing camps cast doubt over moderate reform plan

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Scholars' proposal, aimed at seeking compromise, finds little support among both pro-establishment and pan-democratic lawmakers Opposing camps cast doubt over moderate reform plan A reform proposal aimed at the middle ground has been met with reservations from both the pro-establishment and pan-democratic camps after a group of economists ...

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    Pan-democrats vow to veto any 'unfair' reform plan

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Peter So, Joyce Ng

    ... governments that the reform proposal will be vetoed if it imposes unreasonable limitations on the chief executive hopefuls," Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said. But they stopped short ... camp are four votes short of that figure even if they all vote for the proposal. The National People's Congress Standing Committee will meet in Beijing next week to discuss Hong ...

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    Donation from Jimmy Lai was transferred to Labour Party this week, says Lee Cheuk-yan

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:20pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com A HK$1.5 million gift was not personal, Labour Party's Lee Cheuk-yan insists Lawmaker shifts Lai donation to his party A lawmaker says he has transferred a media mogul's HK$500,000 donation from his personal bank account to that of his Labour Party to fund a food-waste recycling initiative. Lee Cheuk-yan made the transfer just days ...

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    That's one labour issue solved as post filled

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com That's one labour issue solved as post filled Stephen Sui Wai-keung, a 36-year veteran of the civil service, was named yesterday as the new undersecretary for labour and welfare, a post that has been vacant since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took office two years ago. The former commissioner for rehabilitation joins the bureau at a time when ...

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    Pro-Beijing camp betting voters will blame pan-democrats if universal suffrage fails: Ronny Tong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 06:07pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com But pan-democrats think the opposite, meaning compromise is unlikely to be reached, says Civic Party lawmaker Different political calculations on the likely fallout from failure to achieve universal suffrage in 2017 are ge ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Questions over what replaces 're-education through labour'

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:39am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Verna.yu@scmp.com Labour camps go, but what replaces them? The abolition of the notorious "re-education through labour", or laojiao, system announced on Friday has been ... the authorities would handle petty criminals and government critics who would have previously been sent to labour camps. They fear that amid the government's escalation of its "stability ...

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    Pan-democrats soften stance amid hopes of meeting with Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Gary Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Gary Cheung and Ng Kang-chung Pan-dems push for meeting with Beijing The pan-democratic camp appears to be softening its push to allow the public to nominate candidates for chief ... Yuet-ngor, whom pan-democrats intend to ask for help in arranging direct talks with Beijing to discuss universal suffrage. Cyd Ho Sau-lan, of the Labour Party, said the idea of letting the public put ...

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    Legco due to meet on Lai donations

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Emily Lau Wai-hing and Dennis Kwok of the Civic Party would be permitted to attend, citing committee rules of procedure. Three of the seven-member committee are from the pan-democratic camp ... to the media last week. The lawmakers are Democrat James To Kun-sun, Claudia Mo Man-ching and Alan Leong Kah-kit of the Civic Party, the Labour Party's Lee Cheuk-yan, and Leung Kwok-hung ...




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