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  1. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Majority decisions by 2017 nominating committee would be ‘suppression of democracy’

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:44pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... – meets next week to lay down a framework for the 2017 election. Pan-democrats fear that a nominating committee stacked with Beijing loyalists will screen out potential candidates that the central ... Tony Cheung and Peter So Pan-democrats hit back at comments made by top Beijing official Li Fei about how the nominating committee should work, as Shenzhen meetings conclude A pan-democrat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579089/majority-decisions-2017-nominating-committee-would-be-suppression
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Benny Tai says Occupy Central could give rise to a Hong Kong Charter

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 07:11pm by Joyce Ng

    ... executive Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting says that protesters gathered for the upcoming pro-democracy sit-in will be encouraged to discuss ideas for a “Hong Kong Charter” of rights ... Committee in 2017 after lawmakers veto plans to reform the election model according to Beijing’s guidelines. Last month the national legislature ruled that Hong Kong could elect the chief executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1601060/benny-tai-says-occupy-central-could-be-birthplace-new-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing may send top officials to Shenzhen as observers if Occupy Central goes ahead

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by Gary Cheung

    ... the central government's stance on political reform. Zhang, third-ranking member in the Politburo Standing Committee, also heads the Communist Party's leading group on Hong Kong and Macau ... in Central. It would be part of a pattern that has emerged since the mass protest in 2003 that derailed plans for a national security law and shocked the central government, which had no idea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599622/beijing-may-send-top-officials-shenzhen-observers-if-occupy-central
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong sending unprecedented 12 deputies to NPC committee meeting

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung and Peter So

    ... the framework for the city's political reform. Twelve Hong Kong representatives are expected to attend the NPC's Standing Committee meeting, which starts on Monday, compared with just two or three who have attended past sessions in which Hong Kong affairs have been discussed. The invited deputies include Basic Law Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu; legislators Ma Fung-kwok, Martin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577872/hong-kong-sending-unprecedented-12-deputies-npc-committee-meeting
  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'The sun rises as usual': Beijing official's response to Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:37am by PETER SO AND CHRIS LAU

    ... Peter So and Chris Lau Beijing’s view: ‘The sun rises as usual’ The sun may rise as usual, but Occupy Central hasn't felt any warmth from Beijing. With city streets filled by democracy protests, Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, responded for the first time yesterday to a barrage of media questions about the protests. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1607247/sun-rises-usual-beijing-officials-response-occupy-central
  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    CY Leung digs in as he admits Occupy Central protests could last 'a long time'

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 08:26am by Emily Tsang, Vivienne Chow, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip, Ernest Kao

    ... in to protesters' demands that he resign as he admitted he expects the Occupy Central movement to "last for quite a long period of time". Protesters continue to demand the resignation of Leung and for Beijing to retract its decision on the 2017 chief executive poll, which would restrict the number of candidates to two or three approved by a 1,200-strong nominating committee, to end the mass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1604384/hong-kong-wakes-third-day-civil-disobedience
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Riot police pull out but Occupy Central protesters in Hong Kong are unmoved

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Demonstrations continue with streets from Central to Mong Kok occupied as government changes tack following Sunday’s chaotic scenes Riot police pull out but protesters are unmoved The government's decision to withdraw riot police from the streets helped lower tensions but tens of thousands of Occupy Central supporters continued their protest against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604193/riot-police-pull-out-occupy-central-protesters-hong-kong-are-unmoved
  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Political opponents refuse to compromise as Occupy Central protests rumble on

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:32pm

    ... have been at loggerheads over electoral reform measures for many years, though neither camp can now claim to speak for a protest movement that lacks any central leadership and is instead united ... member nominating committee. Critics complained it would result in only pro-establishment figures being selected to stand. Leung has said several times at press conferences that the NPC plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1605866/political-opponents-refuse-compromise-occupy-central-protests-rumble
  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    What is Occupy Central? 10 key facts about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 05:51pm

    ... Ng Kang-chung Why have thousands of demonstrators taken to the city's streets and what do they want? 10 important questions answered about the protests 1. What is Occupy Central? Formally called Occupy Central with Love and Peace, the movement is promoted as a peaceful civil disobedience campaign in which the leaders would mobilise protesters to stage a mass sit-in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1604649/what-occupy-central-10-things-you-need-know

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