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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Hong Kong students back public nomination and an elected nominating committee

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Students back public nomination, elected committee Some 85 per cent of university students say the public must have the right to nominate chief executive candidates and to elect- by "one man, one vote"- a nominating committee that could also pick applicants for the top job, a poll conducted by a range of student unions has found. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    DAB sparks democrat fury with 2017 poll proposals for chief executive

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Tanna Chong

    ... the party was willing to make concessions if Beijing made any last-minute changes. The final suggestion will be tabled for endorsement by the DAB’s central committee on April 22. The government’s ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Candidates would have to get backing of more than half the nominating committee, leading democrats to warn of full-on confrontation DAB sparks fury ...


    UN approves peacekeepers to stem violence in Central African Republic

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangui UN to send peacekeepers amid fresh violence The UN Security Council yesterday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong UN peacekeeping force for Central ... September 15. A separate 2,000-strong French force in the Central African Republic was authorised to use "all necessary means" to support the new UN force. Central African Republic has ...

  4. News - World - GREECE

    Car bomb explodes outside Greek central bank building

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 07:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Athens Attack comes hours before Greece taps bond markets A car bomb exploded outside a central bank building in Athens early on Thursday, smashing windows but causing ... in one of the busiest parts of central Athens that is lined with banks, shops and a mall. A second police official, who also declined to be named, said the force had yet to determine the amount ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawyer calls for committee to gauge poll views

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Stuart Lau

    ... Yiu-ting, the University of Hong Kong legal scholar championing the Occupy Central movement, held reservations about Jat's plan. "I believe such a committee may be more appropriate ... Senior counsel says former judges would be 'respected' as chair of independent committee The government should set up an independent committee to gauge public views and advise ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - MOTOR RACING

    Formula-E race plan back on track for Hong Kong after Central circuit tweaks

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:09pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Beijing, after the proposed circuit in Central failed to meet the approval of the world auto sports governing body. The FIA believed the circuit along Lung Wo Road was not safe for electrically ... by the FIA," said Yu, president of the Hong Kong Automobile Association. "This modified circuit is safer for high-speed cars to go through Central." The race can become the Hong Kong Sevens ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Not recommended- scholar writes off compromise plan

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Tanna Chong, JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Allowing the public to recommend potential chief executive candidates would dilute the power of the nominating committee, a Beijing legal scholar says. Wang Zhenmin was responding yesterday ... where all voters would be able to actually nominate candidates. Wang said both proposals would water down the powers of the committee that is tasked under the Basic Law with putting forward ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China propaganda organs slam Anson Chan, Martin Lee over America trip

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Tanna Chong

    ... Democracy supporters believe Beijing will use a nomination system to screen out candidates critical of the central government, and want the public to be allowed to nominate candidates. Lawyer Johnny Mok Shiu-luen, a member of the Basic Law Committee, yesterday dismissed the idea of public nomination as unconstitutional. He argued the idea of using a nominating committee to select ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let Occupy Central occupy all thoughts of democracy

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says amid all the focus on Occupy Central, we risk ignoring the many other paths to reach our goal of universal suffrage Too preoccupied It seems increasingly difficult for us to reach a consensus on anything these days, especially when that's what we really need. But, there's one thing we can agree on: Occupy Central is already a success. Judging ...

  10. News - China - DEBT

    Beijing's decision to allow local government bond issues a welcome move, say analysts

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:36pm by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com New law, if passed, will promote more transparent fundraising and help ease problem of rapidly rising local government debt The central government’s decision ... revision to the country’s budget was tabled this week for a third reading at the bimonthly session of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) that concluded on Thursday. ...




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