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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Students 'free to join Occupy Central', says Open University's new president

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by Tanna Chong

    ... Central' Open University's incoming president, Professor Wong Yuk-shan, has reiterated that he would not stop his students from joining the Occupy Central civil-disobedience movement. But if they did, he said, they should abide by the law. "I would not stop them from taking part. Students have their own views [on Occupy Central]," Wong said, referring to plans to block Central ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's words will not halt Occupy Central's plans, says organiser Benny Tai

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Conference in Beijing yesterday, Hong Kong delegate and CPPCC Standing Committee member Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen criticised Occupy Central's plans as "extreme and illegal". But Tai said ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong in Beijing Organiser Benny Tai says city must insist on a reform plan compatible with international standards despite central government's warnings ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens chief unveils plan for new Central fan festival

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:13pm by SCMP reporter

    ... initiative is being supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and will be held at the new 36,000-square-metre Central Harbourfront site from Tuesday, March 25 to Sunday, March 30. The event will run ... both the HKRFU and the Hong Kong Sevens organising committee. “It will have activities to suit all, irrespective of their age or knowledge of the game, and is a key component of our outreach ...

  4. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    NPC Standing Committee to debate approval of one-child policy, labour camp reforms

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 01:31pm by He Huifeng

    ... laojiao last month at the third plenum of the party’s Central Committee. The laojiao system was established in 1957 for minor offenders whose crime was not severe enough to warrant court ... a labour camp system and relaxing the decades-long one-child policy are among the highly watched proposals that the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee is expected to discuss ...

  5. Central Committee member dismissed

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Communist Party has formally announced the removal of Yu Youjun , a former vice-minister of culture, from the Central Committee. The decision to dismiss Dr Yu, 55, was endorsed yesterday by the full Central Committee, although the decision was made by the Politburo early last month, Xinhua said. Xinhua said Dr Yu was given a two-year probationary period on his ...

  6. Central Committee approves plan to streamline cabinet

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The Communist Party's Central Committee endorsed a comprehensive administrative reform plan yesterday that includes the streamlining of the State Council, the mainland's cabinet. The second plenary session of the party's 17th Central Committee, chaired by president and party general secretary Hu Jintao, also approved the proposed new leadership ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing is right on nominating committee

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... and common sense say if you have public nomination, there is simply no need or place for a nominating committee. On this specific point, the Hong Kong and central governments are right: ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Beijing is right on nominating committee Oh dear, let the tedium start. The public consultation on electoral reform has finally started. There will be lots ...

  8. Comment - Debates - ELECTORAL REFORM

    How to make nominating committee ‘broadly representative’ for 2017 vote

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 07:59pm by Frank Ching

    ... in 2000. After that, those seats were filled by direct elections. Clearly, the central authorities recognised that members elected by the Election Committee were not as representative as directly ... Frank Ching Frank Ching believes the Election Committee format can be modified to fit the purpose of a 'broadly representative' committee for 2017 Expansion plan When the Basic ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Concerned about pro-Beijing camp's definition of nominating committee

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:54am by LETTERS

    ... Pro-Beijing camp's nominating committee will not be democratic I refer to Alex Lo's column ("Beijing is right on nominating committee", December 6). Lo has missed ... and open elections, or his interpretation that leaves the selection of candidates solely with a committee. This is the relevant part of Article 45 of the Basic Law: "The ultimate aim ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Nominating committee is the best option: propaganda chief Hao Tiechuan

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Nominating committee is 'best option' Leaving the right to pick the city's chief executive candidates exclusively in the hands of the nominating committee is the "best and most acceptable choice to all", says Beijing's Hong Kong propaganda chief. Hao Tiechuan, publicity director of the central government's ...




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