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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    A less than representative nominating committee can still be made to serve Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:25pm by Peter Gordon

    ... have just become clearer. The key term is the "broadly representative" modifier to "nomination committee". If it were generally believed the committee were to be "broadly representative"- in the dictionary sense at any rate- then the protests are unlikely to have taken place. Many in the community evidently do not believe the committee will be either ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1622924/less-representative-nominating-committee-can-still-be-made
  2. Comment - Letters

    Activists should focus on composition of nomination committee

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by LETTERS

    ... This is a non-starter with the central government. What the students should do is to accept that there will be a nomination committee which will nominate the 2017 chief executive candidates. These activists ... Activists should focus on composition of nomination committee I refer to the planned talks between protesting students and the government. One of the student leaders expressed disappointed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1613137/activists-should-focus-composition-nomination-committee
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Political reform starts with makeup of the nominating committee

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by Alex Lo

    ... nomination. Or you fight to make the membership of the future nominating committee (NC) as democratically representative as possible. We have wasted precious time and resources over public nomination. ... Party now plans to withdraw from the Alliance for True Democracy, whose version of public nomination won the most votes in Occupy Central's poll. But beyond the noise and July 1 protests, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544492/political-reform-starts-makeup-nominating-committee
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong must achieve democracy one step at a time

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by Regina Ip

    ... People's Congress Standing Committee decision on August 31. The proposal was decried as futile, as it would not guarantee an overturn of the Standing Committee's decision. But it was put forward in response to students' demand for a "supplementary report" to the central authorities. Some recent polls show that most people either oppose Occupy Central or doubt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1623789/hong-kong-must-achieve-democracy-one-step-time
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:50pm by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says its power of interpretation cannot be used as a façade to amend mini constitution Standing Committee decision on political reform is a violation of the Basic Law The central government's representatives have consistently reminded us that the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 should be strictly in accordance with the Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1583732/standing-committee-decision-political-reform-violates-basic-law
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:40pm by Surya Deva

    ... in Hong Kong. Enough has already been said about the biased report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee, which resulted in a highly restrictive and arguably unconstitutional ... In the interview, Leung, among other things, said that containing populist pressures was one of the reasons the nominating committee under Article 45 could not give proportional representation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1623757/dont-compromise-hong-kongs-basic-principle-equality-law
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A challenging matter of interpretation

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... for the central government. To recap: The April 2004 Standing Committee decision spells out the five steps needed to amend the election methods for the chief executive and lawmakers. A separate April 2004 ... Accordingly, the Hong Kong government should ask the National People's Congress' Standing Committee to withdraw its decision on democratic reform. "[Let] Hong Kong problems be settled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616478/challenging-matter-interpretation
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sincerity is key if talks to end Occupy impasse are to succeed

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... tension earlier, the dialogue will be the first since the Occupy Central movement began late last month. It may be unrealistic to expect a major breakthrough, but engagement remains the only hope ... People's Congress Standing Committee to withdraw its electoral framework for the 2017 chief executive poll is no longer mentioned. The students also stopped urging more people to block the streets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620769/sincerity-key-if-talks-end-occupy-impasse-are-succeed
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Seeds of Occupy Central can be found in our governance dysfunction

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:12pm by CARINE LAI

    ... in history, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that Occupy Central was the natural result of events long in the making. The roots of the current crisis reach back to the  July 1 democracy ... In 2004, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee issued a decision quashing hopes for 2007-08.  Together with the Tung administration, Beijing set in motion a lengthy and highly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1607739/seeds-occupy-central-can-be-found-our-governance-dysfunction
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Time for Beijing to be creative, and ensure Leung doesn't get second term

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 12:28pm by Suzanne Pepper

    ... is to have the nominating committee nominate Leung. Voters would then rubber-stamp his election as the leading candidate with the advantage of incumbency. That would, as Beijing sees it, create ... referendums and primaries. Then it would be up to Beijing and its nominating committee stalwarts to find their way out of the impasse they have created for themselves. Some judicious redesigning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1618358/time-beijing-be-creative-and-ensure-leung-doesnt-get-second

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