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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 18: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:11am by Staff Reporters

    ... newspaper headquarters overnight. 11.30pm: This concludes our live blog for Wednesday. Join us again tomorrow morning for more updates on the Occupy protests. 11.15pm: Members of the Occupy Central ... Central: A flash mob of around 50 people, apparently made up of netizens, temporarily block a section of road outside Chater House in Central. As soon as they arrive on Pedder Street, the group run ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Staff Reporters

    ... that triggered the Occupy Central mass sit-ins. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government would submit a report to Beijing reflecting the latest public sentiment and would consider ... of reversing the National People's Congress Standing Committee's August decision imposing tight limits on the 2017 election. They also rejected the students' demand for public nomination ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Ex-justice secretary Wong part of expert team who trained students for crunch talks

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:11pm by Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung

    ... to senior officials two weeks ago. “The idea of setting up an independent committee chaired by a judge was put forward by Occupy Central founders. But the government has yet to give a clear answer ... advice from a legal perspective, while Dr Joseph Chan Cho-wai, a former head of the University of Hong Kong’s department of politics, has run through the political arguments. Occupy Central ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 13: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 07:53am by Daniel Cheng, 20, poses for a photo before a barricade that he helps to maintain on an occupied road in the Admiralty district

    ... urgent questions about the Occupy Central protests during Legco's first council meeting on Wednesday. The committee is debating another request to launch an investigation on the matter. (See ... is a domestic matter for China. 12.35am: A number of pro-establishment lawmakers have left Government House in Central after meeting Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ...


    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 17: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:52am by Staff Reporters

    ... fearing the Occupy Central protests would drag on “for some time”. Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong, made the remark to members of the city’s main ... officer pleaded for calm and for the demonstrators to disperse peacefully. However, police began pushing protesters at the Central-bound side of the road, and one or two protesters were hit ...


    It's 'anti-democracy', says People's Daily in latest commentary on Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 02:28pm by KEIRA HUANG LU

    ... Staff writer Communist Party's official newspaper and related website say the central government and Hong Kong's patriots are the real promoters of the city's democracy, ... Central is backtracking democracy” argued that a minority of people have invaded the public interest for their own political views, which tramples on the principle of democracy and can never ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Jimmy Lai Chee-ying says he 'hasn't given one cent' to Occupy Central organisers

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 03:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... in the pro-democracy camp, he had not given a cent to the co-founders of Occupy Central. His newspaper, though, had given the movement discounts for advertisements. "I haven't convened meetings ... Beijing to scrap the restrictive framework for the 2017 election, which would allow only two or three candidates to run and who must have majority support from a nominating committee. Lai rejected ...




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