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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chaos at district council over Basic Law event funding

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:17pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of Central and Western district councillors yesterday over a funding proposal that opponents say is linked to pro-Beijing forces. The scheduled one-hour meeting to discuss funding for "Basic Law ... to promote the Basic Law. Hui called for councillors with no conflict of interest to be able to vote on whether Stephen Chan Chit-kwai continue to chair the meeting as he was a member ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    All sides involved in political reform debate must narrow their differences

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... foothold. In a submission to the public consultation on the issue, the Bar Association has shot down the so-called public nomination idea. It said the explicit language of the Basic Law does ... reinforced the view that public nomination is inconsistent with the framework laid down by the Basic Law. Given the influence of the Bar Association, the view should be taken seriously. Politically, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World is watching the outcome of Hong Kong's democracy fight

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 12:01pm by ANSON CHAN

    ... under Basic Law World is watching When Martin Lee and I decided to undertake our recent trip to the United States and Canada in response to invitations from the Asia Society and the Asia Pacific ... for concern as to how long our freedoms can hold out. Such meddling is in direct contravention of Article 22 of the Basic Law, which states: "No department of the Central People's ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Student's story indicative of how bitter cross-border war has become

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:26pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of the Basic Law, she would have been granted residency- if a Court of Final Appeal ruling on such matters were allowed to stand. But soon after the ruling, the National People's Congress Standing ... This political time bomb was planted soon after the handover when ex-chief executive Tung Chee-hwa turned to the NPC for an interpretation of the Basic Law provision, which came after the top ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Screening out popular candidates does not accord with Basic Law intent

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 02:41pm by DENNIS KWOK

    ... Dennis Kwok Dennis Kwok looks back at how Basic Law drafters arrived at the wording of Article 45 and says their intent was never to bar candidates with public support from the chief executive election By popular demand Last month, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor invited Li Fei, the Basic Law Committee chairman, to visit Hong Kong, ostensibly to improve our legal ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Federation of Trade Unions floats electoral reform proposal

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 07:03pm

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Trade union's plan echoes those proposed last week by the largest pro-Beijing party, the DAB The Federation of Trade Unions, which has six seats in the Legislative Council, unveiled their electoral reform proposal tod ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    True democracy in Hong Kong is 'impossible', says Basic Law expert

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 02:45pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Beijing's power to appoint leader cannot be ignored and must be clarified, says Albert Chen Ideal democracy 'impossible', says Basic Law ... a prominent Basic Law expert said yesterday. Albert Chen Hung-yee, a member of the Basic Law Committee, was defending his proposal to allow the central government to appoint the 2017 chief executive ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Let Beijing reject winner of 2017 election, says Basic Law expert

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:21am by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Plan pitched to allow central government to pick runner-up over winner as city’s leader Let Beijing reject 2017 victor: Basic Law expert A prominent Basic ... a member of the Basic Law Committee, said the number of candidates should be limited to five. Chen stressed he was making the suggestions in a personal capacity, and that he had not consulted any ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEATH

    Xu Chongde, last of the four 'Basic Law guardians', dies aged 85

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:05am by Gary Cheung and Emily Tsang

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing and Emily Tsang Xu Chongde, last of the Basic Law guardians, dies Xu Chongde, the last of the four mainland academics dubbed the "guardians of the Basic ... Hong Kong people lacked a "correct understanding" of the mini-constitution and who criticised pan-democrats for stirring up trouble, served as a member of the Basic Law Drafting ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrat fails to overturn vote that granted HK$150,000 to a pro-Beijing group for promoting Basic Law

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Hui contested grant of HK$150,000 to Beijing loyalist group for promoting Basic Law Democrat fails in bid to overturn grant vote A Democrat ejected from ... the meeting, which was discussing the distribution of funds to promote the Basic Law, should have been open to the public. At a meeting of the same group yesterday, Hui sought to have the vote revoked ...




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