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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 - China - POLITICS

    Bosses at China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50pc

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Xi's bold reform plan aims to shake up top management at major state-owned enterprises Pay cuts of 50pc to hit S.O.E. bosses Officials in charge of China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50 per cent and new job descriptions under a reform plan approved by President Xi Jinping. Xi said at a meeting on Monday that China needed to speed up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578004/bosses-chinas-state-owned-enterprises-face-pay-cuts-50-cent
  3. 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
  4. 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 ... sense to expect people to sit back and do nothing when some wanted to achieve their goals through unlawful means. "All we want is different political parties to negotiate for the best ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575706/united-they-stand-anti-occupy-campaign-rallies-establishment-camp
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by 'orchestrated' responses

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CALVIN LIU, BRIAN YAP, Joyce Ng

    ... dominated by bloc responses The government's consultation exercise on political reform was dominated by "orchestrated" bloc submissions, most of them favouring a conservative stance, ... by 822 groups- most of which were not named. The city's biggest political party, the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, was responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575617/consultation-dominated-bloc-responses
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    '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

    ... Ng Kang-chung, Joyce Ng in Shenzhen and Gary Cheung 'Long Hair' once again denied mainland entry League of Social Democrats chairman "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung has been barred from entering the mainland for the second time since April, after he refused to take off a T-shirt bearing political slogans. The words on his T-shirt called for public nomination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578673/long-hair-denied-mainland-entry-once-more-over-political-t-shirt
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Failure of political reform could jeopardise national security, lawmaker warns

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

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Lack of reform 'puts security at risk' A deteriorating political atmosphere could put national security in jeopardy if complete democracy does ... "screening", but said the central government had to take "national security" into account. But Wong said it was political instability, not the prospect of a leader set against Beijing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575133/failure-political-reform-could-jeopardise-national-security-lawmaker
  9. 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
  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the United States. But its wish to dominate had limits, he said. "International leadership is costly, and you can only lead ... when promoting China's interests has been viewed by other state leaders as bullying. Indeed Xi's style, some watchers note, takes cues from Deng. Despite China's moves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578761/deng-xiaopings-guiding-principles-are-still-play-today

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