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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UK report on Hong Kong 'avoids embarrassing Beijing'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 08:50pm by Johnny Tam and Joyce Ng

    ... Kong's unique constitutional framework has worked well," British Foreign Secretary William Hague wrote in his 23-page report to the parliament on affairs in the former colony. Hague's ... implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration that spelled out arrangements for Hong Kong's return to China- should have stood firm against Beijing's reinterpretation of the "one ...

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    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... in the city's chief executive election in 2017, saying that the British prime minister and US president are not selected that way. "I have worked for many years in Britain and the US. To my knowledge, no British prime minister or American president has been selected through 'public nomination'. Electoral systems vary so, obviously, there is no 'international ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US voices support for 2017 election method that is 'credible' to Hong Kong people

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:07pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... and as many as 510,000 people marched through Hong Kong Island calling for democracy and an open election in 2017.   ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing blasts Macau's planned Occupy-style referendum as 'invalid and unconstitutional'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:19pm by Reuters

    ... were arrested after a later sit-in. The former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997, followed two years later by the Portuguese-run enclave of Macau, now ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Rallying words for rule of law

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Stuart Lau and Gary Cheung

    ... he said he would take part. "Autonomy, like virginity, once lost cannot be retrieved," he warned. Some 30 legal-sector representatives, including lawmaker Dennis Kwok, are behind ... the judiciary, but a repudiation of 'one country, two systems', completely toppling guarantees under the Sino-British Joint Declaration," she said.   ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Backlash against Beijing's white paper 'wholly reasonable', says Chris Patten

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Patten attacks Beijing's white paper Former British governor Chris Patten hit out at Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong, saying it was "wholly ... or pressed to subordinate their views of due process and what is legal to some other political considerations," he was quoted as saying. Patten said the document suggested that the Sino-British ...

  7. 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

    ... and development interests". Hong Kong's prosperity was crucial in 1984, when the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed under the "one country, two systems" formula, Tsang said. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top lawyer calls for pre-handover Sino-British deals to be made public

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:38pm

    ... Cliff Buddle Top lawyer calls on London to reveal details of agreements reached in Sino-British meetings on contentious issues such as universal suffrage Pre-handover deals 'should ... a prominent lawyer says. Senior Counsel Alan Hoo called on London to release records of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group's closed-door meetings in 1988 and 1989. His call came in response ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    People’s Daily defends Hong Kong white paper for the third time in a week

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 02:35pm by Li Jing

    ... for 50 years after its return to China after British colonial rule. The pledge was written in the Basic Law, showing that the central government was committed to its promise, the newspaper ...

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    Leaked paper poses question of collusion for DAB and government

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Are party's lawmakers getting points to put to officials from the government itself? A question of collusion for DAB and officials The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is known for its ...




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