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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Key meeting opens in Beijing on HK's electoral fate The National People's Congress Standing Committee kicks off a week-long meeting today ... on the Standing Committee, an unprecedented number of local deputies to the national legislature was invited to this week's meeting in Beijing. Twelve local NPC delegates were invited. But after ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central barriers may be down but roads to progress are blocked

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... for Occupy Central organisers as their efforts to search for a way out of the political impasse ran into one roadblock after another despite apparent help from pro-establishment figures. A key ... Yuet-ngor last Friday to thrash out a solution. Ahead of that meeting, the federation, Occupy Central and student activist group Scholarism made various concessions. In an October 2 letter to Lam, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Students' letter to Xi Jinping shows lack of understanding of mainland politics, scholars say

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Committee, the central leadership had already discussed and approved it. But this did not give grounds for it to be retracted. Mainland scholars said using legal arguments to convince Beijing ... letter from students to President Xi Jinping seeking the retraction of the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on Hong Kong's electoral reform shows a lack ...

  4. News - China

    Party Central Committee's third plenum raises reform expectations

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and institutionalised, the party holds a national congress every five years. The congress is responsible for electing the Central Committee, which adopts the number of the congress that elected it; the 18th Central Committee is in office now. Between congresses, the Central Committee meets for plenums or plenary sessions. While these usually take place annually, in the first year two such meetings ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Countdown to confrontation as Standing Committee weighs poll rules

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:34pm by Peter So

    ... on Sunday." The outcome of the Standing Committee's deliberations will determine whether Occupy Central makes good on its pledge to block roads in the financial district. It has said it will do ... the power to select candidates, as he accused Occupy Central of trying to put forward a chief executive who would confront Beijing. The NPC Standing Committee ruled in 2007 that the formation ...

  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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong government can make a new case to Beijing on electoral reform

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 01:08pm by Chris Patten

    ... for the nominating committee Core issues Hong Kong's democracy movement has gained admiration worldwide. The principles, decency and behaviour of its youthful vanguard inspire confidence ... by the Basic Law. READ MORE: To view all the latest Occupy Central stories click here The first issue concerns not just the immediate question of the terms on which the chief executive will be elected ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    UK delegation probing Hong Kong's political reform may visit next month

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Austin Chiu

    ... as early as next month for a parliamentary inquiry. As political tensions persist and the Occupy Central protest enters its second month amid high-level accusations of "foreign interference'', the chairman of the British Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee said its requests to meet Hong Kong and central government figures had been rejected. The delegation plans to take ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee gets down to details of rules for 2017 poll

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by TINY CHEUNG, Adrian Wan

    ... members about the pan-democrats' call for the public to be allowed to nominate candidates independently of the nominating committee, as well as Occupy Central's unofficial ... Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan in Beijing Standing Committee's decision on 2017 chief executive election must take into account national security and sovereignty, delegates say NPC ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    No new offers on table for talks, and no end in sight to protests

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung

    ... a supplementary report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee to reflect public opinion since August when the committee set the framework for the 2017 chief executive election ... process laid down by the standing committee. The federation, which advocates public nomination of chief executive candidates, said the government's proposals failed to meet its demands ...




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