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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco gridlock will only hurt the people, says subcommittee chairman

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:45am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... explaining his decision to depart from the norm. Under the government's new agenda, seven items that the pan-democrats regard as controversial- including a border crossing between Liantang ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Beijing official's 'sensitive' visit to border town raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Meet Zhang Xiaoming, the man of the people A visit by Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong to one of the city's border towns has drawn mixed ... with people. He also visited the border checkpoint at Lo Wu and talked to customs officers on the Shenzhen side. Liaison office chiefs seldom visit local neighbourhoods. Zhang's trip came while ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Opponents of planned border towns vow to keep their cool at Legco rally

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:24pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao and Tony Cheung

    ... Samuel Chan, Ernest Kao and Tony Cheung Eight groups opposed to scheme to build towns near border promise peaceful action after last Friday's storming of Admiralty complex Activists vow to keep cool at Legco protest Activists and villagers from eight groups who oppose the government's plan to build two new towns near the border promise they will stay calm when ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    13 projects on ice in bid to stymie pan-democrats

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:37am by FANNY FUNG, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... border crossing and a basement for the West Kowloon arts hub- will be considered from next week. Education-sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen, a pan-democrat, said the shelving of five projects related ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong, Singapore must democratise to close wealth gap, Lion City politician says

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by Toh Han Shih

    ... are redrawn "with almost no transparency", while the mainstream media tend to favour the ruling PAP, he argued. The Reporters Without Borders 2014 Press Freedom Index ranked Hong Kong 61st ...

  6. News - World - POLITICS

    Republicans plan to use dominance of Congress to target Obamacare

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:29pm by Reuters

    ... for the pipeline, and noted there was a clearly established precedent requiring a presidential decision on projects crossing international borders. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping pledges support for Hong Kong's efforts to safeguard rule of law

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 02:08pm by Peter So, Kwong Man-ki, JEFFIE LAM

    ... to conduct cross-border share trading up to a quota of 550 billion yuan (HK$700 billion). Leung said rule of law and social order were important conditions for implementing the scheme. China watcher ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Let Hongkongers vote on mainland'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 'Let Hongkongers vote on mainland' Hongkongers working on the mainland should be allowed to vote in the city's elections at the Hong Kong government's offices north of the border, Beijing-loyalist lawmakers said yesterday. At present, permanent residents who "ordinarily" live in Hong Kong can register to vote, but must ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by Keira Lu Huang, Andrea Chen, Minnie Chan

    ... am surprised and very disappointed as I had heard from my sources close to the PLA … that Zhang, who comes from a princeling background and fought with distinction in the border conflicts ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Patten aides 'offered UK passport to Jimmy Lai'

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by Cheung Chi-fai and Ng Kang-chung

    ... obtained an extract of his family's household register, created several years after he was born in Guangzhou in 1947. Lai told the UK Border Agency he was previously unable to obtain ...




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