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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Academic Benny Tai proves he is not all talk and no action

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Tanna Chong

    ... of the city's politics. But the University of Hong Kong constitutional law expert showed he meant business when, two months later, he started putting flesh on an Occupy Central movement, joined ... then 2012, without any real achievement made. Then the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress promised the city one man, one vote in the 2017 chief executive election and 2020 ...

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    Faculties should be 'diplomatic', says HKU's new law dean Michael Hor Yew Meng

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Stuart Lau

    ... for holding a sit-in at Chater Road in a rehearsal for Occupy Central. If such large-scale action wasn't eye-opening enough for Hor- who cited a recent 20,000-strong gay rights protest ...

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    'Poet diplomat' Zhou Nan takes aim at Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... outburst over protests planned by the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement. In an unusually explicit manner, Zhou- a former top Chinese official centrally involved in the Sino-British handover negotiations- warned that the People's Liberation Army would be deployed if the proposed sit-in degenerated into riots. "Occupy Central … is illegal and violates Hong Kong's rule ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Jasper Tsang: Legco middleman finds little sympathy

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... the opposition and the central government. The Legislative Council president concedes that acting as a middleman between pan-democrats and Beijing is no longer easy. "I have said what I should say. ... would facilitate the debate, he urged. The political heavyweight says the current atmosphere in the city- with Occupy Central preparing to take to the streets once Beijing rules out public ...

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    Popular boss Chou Cheng-ngok reads between the lines on bookselling business

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Amy Nip

    ... an immense challenge to remain competitive in the face of skyrocketing rentals and ebbing interest in books. In its heyday, bookselling in Central and Sheung Wan was spread across about 46 stores ...

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    Saturation point- for the trains and for Leung's man Cheung Chi-kong

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... committee. Offices for both the institute and the forum are located on the 61st floor of the Bank of China Tower in Central. This web of connections has given rise to the perception that the research ... appointed him to the University Grants Committee last year, despite his inexperience in the area. Cheung joined the think tank in 2006, taking over from Shiu Sin-por. Shiu went on to head ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Professor putting a price on protest

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Silent Majority founder and economist Francis Lui is all about numbers when it comes to Occupy Central Professor putting a price on protest Most mainstream ... line of opposition to next summer's planned Occupy Central pro-democracy campaign, it is this train of thought that guides his views on the movement as well as economics. Lui, head ...

  8. Business - China Business - PROFILE

    China Resources appoints trusted hand as new chairman

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:15am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Yuning, the newly appointed chairman of China Resources (Holdings) who replaces graft-tainted Song Lin, is an old Hong Kong hand who enjoys the trust of the central leadership. Fu resigned ... state-owned enterprises that report directly to the central government which are headquartered outside the mainland. "He has the trust of the central government. They want to put in a person who ...

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    A minister on the wrong track?

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Tony Cheung

    ... on the wrong track? When central government officials last week hinted that the door was open for a pan-democrat to run for chief executive, some observers speculated that Professor Anthony Cheung ... jobs he took in 2007 and 2008: president of the Institute of Education, chairman of the Consumer Council and the chairmanship of the Housing Authority's subsidised housing committee. Years ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Jaded professor ready for handcuffs

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Law Committee Qiao Xiaoyang. The top official said on March 24 in Shenzhen that those "who confront the central government" would be ineligible to become chief executive. Qiao's ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Lady Youde once told Chan Kin-man democracy in HK wasn't far off, but that was 26 years ago and the Occupy Central figure is losing patience Jaded ...




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