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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 39

    Generation gap hampers efforts to direct Occupy protests in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 01:56pm by Gary Cheung

    ... on October 21, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told leaders of the Federation of Students that the government would submit a report to the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs ... But the proposals failed to satisfy student leaders, who insisted that Beijing retract its decision to place tight restrictions on Hong Kong's electoral methods. "We told student leaders to take ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Overwhelming majority of Hongkongers want Occupy protests to end: survey

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 09:50pm by Gary Cheung

    ... the government should clear the protest sites, a University of Hong Kong survey has found. Almost 55 per cent of 513 respondents interviewed by the university's public opinion programme on Monday ... protesters to consider ending their road blockades and instead refocus on winning the long-term support of the public. More than 68 per cent of the respondents said the Hong Kong government should ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    CY tells protesters to change the channel

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:37am by Gary Cheung

    ... CY tells protesters to change the channel Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying got some inspiration in Beijing this week at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on how to engage young people. They just need to expand their world view, he says. "It occurred to me during the meeting that it would be educational for young people in Hong Kong if the summit was broadcast live. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government source hints at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Gary Cheung, JOYCE NG AND SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office to reflect the public sentiments during the pro-democracy protests. But she rejected students' demand that Hong Kong ask the national legislature ... to reiterate its warning against foreign interference. "Kenny G's music is popular in China but China's position on the illegal Occupy Central activities in Hong Kong is very ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Will Hong Kong accept universal suffrage in 2017, in hope of increased democracy later?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:36am by Gary Cheung

    ... the chief executive nominating committee be more representative? “We believe most Hong Kong people are pragmatic and want early introduction of ‘one man, one vote’.” Lam stressed in an article ... the chief executive by 'one person, one vote' in 2017,” she wrote. However, the government source agreed that a hardline stance from the Standing Committee would limit the Hong Kong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong’s faith in ‘one country, two systems’ is at risk, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... be done in 2022 or 2027- or even 2047- as the voices of radicals in Hong Kong would gain the upper hand and Beijing's stance would get even tougher," he said. Tsang also said Hongkongers ... in which Beijing asserted its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over Hong Kong. The Beijing-friendly politician spoke a week after the July 1 march. Organisers estimated 510,000 people took ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Think tank tells Beijing number of mainlanders visiting Hong Kong could be cut

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:57pm by Gary Cheung

    ... government have suggested cutting the number of mainland tourists to Hong Kong. "We agree there have been too many individual travellers visiting Hong Kong in recent years, causing various kinds of inconvenience for Hong Kong residents," said a researcher whose team had submitted a report on the subject to the top leadership. "We note that mainstream public opinion in Hong Kong has ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    June 4, 1989 events in China still have a profound effect on Hong Kong's political scene

    Posted May 26th 2014, 11:05pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Hong Kong changed forever The 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown forever changed Martin Lee Chu-ming's political career and his ties with the mainland. Two years earlier, Xu Jiatun, then director of the mainland's representative office in Hong Kong- the political arm of the Xinhua News Agency and predecessor to Beijing's liaison office here- offered to provide Lee, who ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    When right to occupy met right of abode

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Gary Cheung

    ... a lawyer to find out how to "absolutely" renounce that right, which he had acquired- "like buying insurance"- in the 1990s amid fears for post-handover Hong Kong. "I have ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Still keen on 'one man, one vote'? New poll will check out Hongkongers' latest reform views

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Gary Cheung

    ... on Hong Kong and the Occupy Central movement held its unofficial referendum. This is the second survey the group has commissioned, and its findings are expected to be announced next month, shortly ... Central's unofficial referendum and the July 1 march. The white paper, released last month, stressed Beijing's "comprehensive jurisdiction" over Hong Kong and that the city's ...




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