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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Critics say Finance Committee chair Ng Leung-sing is in over his head

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Ng Leung-sing took Finance Committee chair after eight years out of politics. Now he faces a battle his critics say he lacks the skills for Old hand ... the Finance Committee which scrutinises government funding requests, has become engulfed in a political storm over his handling of meetings- or, more precisely, his failure to handle them. Regina Ip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538453/critics-say-finance-committee-chair-ng-leung-sing-over-his-head
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, the former head of the Monetary Authority warned yesterday. Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, who led the de facto central bank from 1993 to 2009, stopped short of saying state leaders would give up on the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556936/occupy-central-may-hurt-beijings-confidence-hong-kong-financial
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam issues warning on Occupy Central shutdown at talk with civil servants

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:33am by Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... issues warning on Occupy shutdown Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday that government operations could break down if Occupy Central brings the main business district ... Union chairman Chung Kwok-sing said that at the 1-1/2-hour meeting, Lam "said some political parties might not be satisfied and take action to paralyse Central". Chung, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550921/occupy-central-tops-agenda-top-level-legco-meeting-uniformed-service
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government has wasted time opposing Occupy Central, says legal scholar

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:58pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to HKU's outgoing dean of law The government wasted time trying to diminish and oppose Occupy Central instead of coming up with proposals for electing the city’s leader that might win public ... the public’s right to nominate candidates or Beijing’s preference for a limited nominating committee, said Professor Johannes Chan Man-mun. “In a way, [the government] forced people to go to the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554672/government-has-wasted-time-opposing-occupy-central-says-legal-scholar
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HSBC backtracks on Occupy Central as reason for downgrading Hong Kong’s outlook

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:22pm by Joyce Ng

    ... will next month draw up principles for the electoral reform framework. Chan said the Occupy Central sit-in protest would begin if the committee stated principles that did not satisfy international ... bank altered a report on why it downgraded the city's stock market prospects, after originally highlighting the risks posed to the city by Occupy Central. The original version ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549269/hsbc-downgrades-outlook-hong-kong-economy-partly-occupy-central-fears
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    What the Occupy Central referendum asks voters

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The University of Hong Kong’s public opinion programme was commissioned by Occupy Central to conduct the poll which asks two questions. In the first, voters pick from three ... international democratic standards. They can abstain on both questions. The three proposals in the first question, sourced from the Occupy Central website, are: 1. Alliance for True Democracy Proposal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538285/what-occupy-central-referendum-asks-voters
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may take place as soon as next month', says organiser

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Democrats anticipate decision from Beijing on reform- and prepare for civil disobedience Central may be blockaded next month, says Emily Lau The Democratic Party will meet tomorrow to discuss the possibility of blockading Central district as early as next month, and an Occupy Central organiser has confirmed the civil disobedience movement could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548184/occupy-central-may-take-place-next-month-democrats-chief-emily-lau
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Alliance for True Democracy proposal wins Occupy Central poll as nearly 800,000 Hongkongers vote

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:36pm by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng, Gary Cheung

    ... would hold another referendum to decide whether to mobilise supporters to block traffic in Central. The students' proposal calls for the nominating committee for candidates to comprise only ... by the Occupy Central movement. A joint blueprint put forward by Scholarism and the Federation of Students came second with 302,567 votes (38.4 per cent), followed by a People Power's proposal, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543231/nearly-800000-hongkongers-vote-occupy-central-poll
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Diamond boss urges employees to oppose Occupy Central in 'humiliating' e-mail

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:14pm by Adrian Wan

    ... conglomerate boss has courted controversy by asking his staff to oppose Occupy Central. Addressing his workers as "children" in a company-wide e-mail, Lawrence Ma Yung-yi, chief executive ... served on Hong Kong election committees, advised against breaking the law for pro-democracy leaders who themselves "would not sacrifice for society". Instead, he suggested his staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548621/diamond-boss-urges-employees-oppose-occupy-central-humiliating-e-mail
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central's unofficial referendum hasn't eased pan-democrat conflict

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Weakened by pullout of Democrats, alliance unlikely to be able to press its proposal Occupy poll won't ease pan-democrat conflict Occupy Central ... committee, by 1 per cent of registered voters, or by a party that secured at least 5 per cent of votes in the last Legislative Council election. "Does the alliance consider public nomination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546133/occupy-centrals-unofficial-referendum-hasnt-eased-pan-democrat

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