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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chinese newspaper accuses United States of backing Hong Kong separatists

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... crossed swords again over political reform in Hong Kong after a Communist Party mouthpiece accused the United States of taking advantage of the issue to push for the city's independence. Without directly commenting on the accusations, a spokesman for the US State Department said yesterday it supported democracy for Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law and the aspirations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540601/chinese-newspaper-accuses-united-states-backing-hong-kong-separatists
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Little political consensus on how a party finance law might work

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM, SARAH KARACS

    ... Such debates over how to regulate campaign finances are hardly confined to Hong Kong. Donations to political parties in the United States became a hotly debated subject in 2010, when the Supreme Court ... Jeffie Lam and Sarah Karacs After huge donations from Jimmy Lai came to light, reformers are again seeking more transparency- but few politicians are willing to embrace it Little political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558406/little-political-consensus-how-party-finance-law-might-work
  3. News - World - POLITICS

    United States Senate holds rare session over debt impasse

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 03:20pm by AFP

    ... remain united, Republicans have yet to coalesce behind a clear negotiating position," a Senate Democratic leadership aide said after the Saturday talks. Obama on Saturday made clear that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1330895/us-senate-meet-discuss-ending-government-shutdown
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Growing hostility to foreigners drives Hong Kong-born Anna Lo out of Northern Ireland politics

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:44pm by Christy Choi

    ... disillusioned with the current state of politics, which is still mired in the past. It's tribal politics, us-and-them politics, not politics for all in Ireland." Lo expressed frustration ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Hostility to foreigners behind why she's quitting Northern Ireland politics HK-born politician's fears for Europe A Hong Kong-born woman who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521876/hong-kong-born-anna-lo-quit-northern-ireland-assembly-over-racist-abuse
  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by GDN

    ... Jonathan Steele North Korea: State of Paranoia by Paul French Zed 4 stars Jonathan Steele Mention North Korea and people expect tales of horror or ridicule- and there is good reason ... studied and written about North Korea for many years. He pulls no punches on the country's ruthless politics and the grim lives its people endure. There are titbits here that reinforce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1541650/book-review-north-korea-state-paranoia-paul-french
  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Peng publishes his political memoir – but fails to cover his role in Tiananmen crackdown

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:12pm by Keith Zhai

    ... events only up to 1983 and omits the highly-sensitive episodes of his later political career, has 16 chapters, 130 pictures and runs to 490,000 words, Xinhua said. The state-run news agency praised the book as a “document with great historical value” and written “with sincere emotion”. The memoir is not yet on sale, a person from the state-owned bookstore which will stock the book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540238/li-peng-publishes-his-political-memoir-fails-cover-his-role-tiananmen
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US to revive annual report to Congress on Hong Kong politics

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com US revives HK report to Congress after plea The United States looks set to reintroduce annual reports to Congress on political developments in Hong Kong ... political climate. The pair were greeted at the airport by about 30 protesters, who called them traitors for inviting foreign governments to meddle in the city's affairs. Speaking at Chek Lap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481406/us-revives-hong-kong-report-congress-after-plea-martin-lee
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police vague about whether anti-Occupy Central officers breached code

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... sit-in to remove protesters who did not resist arrest. Asked if off-duty officers could sign the petition, acting director of operations Cheung Tak-keung said officers "should be politically ... police officers," he said. Police General Orders state that an officer should abstain at all times from any activity likely to interfere with the impartial discharge of his duties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562969/police-vague-about-whether-anti-occupy-central-officers-breached-code
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Parties' Legco voting records show a blurring of political lines, Post finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... policies both before and after Leung came to power. Its fluctuating stance, Fong added, reflected its desire to fight for more political bargaining power with the government by acting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557132/parties-legco-voting-records-show-blurring-political-lines-post-finds
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... Jeffie Lam and Austin Chiu Business chambers liken Occupy to Thai protests The five leading business chambers formed a united front yesterday to oppose Occupy Central, warning that the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement might inflict damage on the city's economy like that caused by the political protests in Thailand. "When the red shirts and yellow shirts were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561449/business-chambers-liken-occupy-central-thai-political-protests

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