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  1. News - China - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Global Times urges ‘coercive measures’ against Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:13pm

    ... for the post, currently chosen by a pro-Beijing committee. Beijing and city officials have criticised Occupy Central as illegal, radical and potentially violent. Global Times, which is owned ... committee of the National People’s Congress on Monday started reviewing a report from Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on the issue, Xinhua said earlier. The meeting comes with public discontent ...

  2. News - China

    Long-time Xinjiang official promoted to central committee

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Long-time Xinjiang official promoted Beijing has promoted a local official to the Xinjiang Communist Party's central committee in the wake of ethnic violence that has rocked the region. Li Xuejun, 52, who was formerly the party chief of Yili Kazak autonomous prefecture, is a Han Chinese who has spent most of his career in the restive region ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘We won’t halt Occupy Central’: Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by Jeffie Lam and Shirley Zhao

    ... Jeffie Lam and Shirley Zhao Occupy co-founder says his 'we failed' comments in interview did not tell full story We won't give up, Benny Tai insists Occupy Central ... as 10,000 people would join the upcoming mass sit-in in Central, a day after he suggested that public support for Occupy was waning. Tai said the interview with Bloomberg, released on Tuesday, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    ‘We do what we say’: Occupy Central set the record straight after Benny Tai interview

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:21pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Occupy Occupy Central organisers affirmed their commitment to fighting for genuine universal suffrage by issuing a press release on Tuesday night, after co-founder Benny Tai told Bloomberg TV that the movement had failed to win concessions from Beijing on reform. In the emailed statement entitled We do what we say. Occupy Central with Love and Peace, Occupy organisers set out to clarify several ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ELECTION 2017

    Is this goodbye to Occupy Central? Co-founder Benny Tai admits, 'We failed'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:12pm by JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng

    ... Occupy Central as the National People's Congress Standing Committee has ruled out universal suffrage," he said. "But I have received many emails from moderate people who ... Is this goodbye to Occupy Central? Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting surprised Hongkongers yesterday by suggesting the civil-disobedience campaign had been a failure "up ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central's Benny Tai declares 'era of civil disobedience' for Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 07:20pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Ernest Kao, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Shirley Zhao, Ernest Kao and Jeffie Lam After China's National People's Congress standing committee slapped tight restrictions on Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election procedures in an official decision on Sunday, pro-democracy forces in the city have vowed to embark on long-term fight against Beijing's decision.  Organisers of Occupy Central, a civil ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    Insurance may cover any losses by retailers during Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 12:11am by Enoch Yiu, TIFFANY AP

    ... stall business in Central. Companies have bought business interruption insurance policies that covers them if fire, water damage or riots mean the cannot open or conduct business. Some factories also carry similar coverage. The policies were purchased with property damage insurance, said Allan Yu Kin-nam, a member of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers' governing committee. He ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    'Waves of struggle' will lead up to Occupy Central sit-in

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com 'Waves of struggle' will lead up to Central sit-in The Occupy Central movement will plan "wave after wave of struggle" culminating ... for universal suffrage in Hong Kong. "What actions we take depend on the decision of the National People's Congress Standing Committee," the law professor said. "If [Beijing] shuts ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Occupy Central, coming soon to a theatre near you

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Occupy Central: the final frontier. We are about to boldly go where no Hongkonger has gone before. Our mission is to scare the hell out of our Beijing bosses by shutting ... Committee decides what kind of democracy we are allowed. If we're allowed only the kind that even aliens would spurn, then it's all systems go for blast-off. At the helm will be the brash ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    LIVE: Beijing officials explain controversial NPC decision on 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:57am

    ... representative nominating committee to nominate candidates would ensure the runners in the race to be patriotic and could be trusted by central government … the system is meaningful." 11.23am: ... at the NPC Standing Committee meeting last week. On Occupy he says: "Standing committee members are highly concerned about Occupy Central. If we give in because some people engaged in illegal ...




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