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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Son of reformer Hu Yaobang rues lost chance for change, 25 years after his father’s death

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:41pm by Verna Yu

    ... countrymen, but also led to his downfall. Apart from a low-key official ceremony commemorating the 90th anniversary of his birth in 2005, Hu Yaobang's name has scarcely been mentioned ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Electoral reform: Civic Party's Ronny Tong comes in from the cold

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:03am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... to show they are the most democratic and end up failing to win support from moderate Hongkongers," Tong said. "How could Michael Tien Puk-sun's popularity rate higher than Alan ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping ally Cai Qi to have senior role at National Security Commission

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:49am by Keith Zhai, Zhang Hong

    ... after becoming mayor of Quzhou in 1999. Before that he worked in Fujian, the province of his birth. Cai's political career has overlapped Xi's. The president worked in Fujian ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-establishment New People’s Party candidate wins Southern District Council by-election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 06:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... experience, she argued he should focus on his work in Legco. More than 4,000 of the 7,566 registered voters had cast their ballot by 10.30pm when polling closed- a turnout rate of 53.65 per cent. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pollster dismisses 'political' criticism

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Tanna Chong

    ... programme asks respondents to rate the extent to which they support Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on a scale of 0 to 100 and whether they approve or disapprove of his performance. Shiu, a key ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Central Policy Unit head Shiu Sin-por calls for team to lobby lawmakers

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by Tanna Chong

    ... would give the next chief executive a strong mandate, Shiu said it did not guarantee support for the administration. "Look at [Taiwanese President] Ma Ying-jeou. His popularity ratings have ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Attend more meetings and cut out the lavish dinners, Hong Kong’s CPPCC delegates told

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 06:19pm by GARY CHEUNG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... notice". Another delegate, who refused to be named, repeated the same message. The delegate said Yin demanded a higher attendance rate among Hong Kong delegates, particularly for those meetings ...

  8. News - World - POLITICS

    Library releases 'style pointers' that helped soften Hillary Clinton's image

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:06am by WASHPOST

    ... to be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, with strong approval ratings. But during the 1990s, Clinton was a divisive figure- eliciting sharp criticism from Republicans who saw her as being too ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    One-child policy to be eased at long last after third plenum resolution

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 07:25pm by Zhuang Pinghui, Verna Yu

    ... that have long had low birth rates, such as the eastern part of the country, before it is implemented nationwide. Further relaxation of the one-child policy, such as allowing all couples to have ... lingering low birth rate, a sharp drop in the labour force aged below 30 and an abnormally high ratio of newborn boys to girls. The party also announced it would abolish the notorious, decades-old ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Rimsky Yuen's claims that vote row will lead to downgrade are rejected

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:12am by Stuart Lau

    ... Institute. Yuen said he feared that a lower rating might "kick-start a domino impact on our trade, our economic development, [and] overall our competitiveness". He made the plea when asking ... vote- "does not directly affect the rating of any country". Hong Kong was ranked number one in the world throughout the 1980s and 1990s "when there was no direct democracy", ...




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