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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Ambiguous and unscientific': critics pour scorn on electoral reform reports

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by Emily Tsang, JEFFIE LAM

    ... cast in an unofficial referendum organised by Occupy Central, they said. The South China Morning Post found many authors behind the public submissions were only referred to anonymously, ... used to describe the support for maintaining the 1,200-strong Election Committee as the nominating body for chief executive, and for expanding its membership. There is no mention of the Occupy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555060/ambiguous-and-unscientific-critics-scornful-reports-electoral-reform
  2. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    Outrage over probe showing that CIA broke into Senate committee database

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by NYT

    ... prompted bipartisan outrage and calls for spy chief John Brennan to resign, after it confirmed allegations that agency personnel intruded into a protected database used by Senate committee staff to compile a scathing report on the agency's detention and torture programme. "This is very, very serious, and I will tell you, as a member of the committee, someone who has great respect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564446/outrage-over-probe-showing-cia-broke-senate-committee-database
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police 'perform second major drill over Occupy Central'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the city took part in what is understood to have been the second major exercise to prepare for the Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign. Some 2,600 officers received training at the Police ... in Central should the official framework for the 2017 chief executive election not live up to international standards of universal suffrage. Some moderate pan-democrats including Civic Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577157/police-perform-second-major-drill-over-occupy-central
  4. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Legco storming may be forerunner to Occupy Central, government source says

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Government fears Friday's protest was forerunner of Occupy Central blockade Legco storming 'may be a trial run' The government fears the attempt to storm the Legislative Council building on Friday night was a trial run by activists for the Occupy Central campaign of civil disobedience, a source close to the administration revealed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533025/legco-storming-may-be-forerunner-occupy-central-government-source
  5. Comment - Letters

    Basic Law and 'one country, two systems' provides framework for universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures". The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in 2007 said "the nominating committee may be formed with reference to the current provisions regarding the election committee in Annex I to the Hong Kong Basic Law". The central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1568576/basic-law-and-one-country-two-systems-provides-framework-universal
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy Central should 'deliberate' on the effectiveness of its campaign

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:33am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says as Occupy Central campaigners prepare to mobilise, they should think hard about the odds of Beijing acceding to a demand that plainly flouts the Basic Law ... for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim read out a carefully prepared statement to caution school authorities, teachers, parents and students against taking part in the Occupy Central movement, which Ng warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1519369/occupy-central-should-deliberate-effectiveness-its-campaign
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Outgoing Finance Committee chairman Ng Leung-sing rates himself highly

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:57pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Despite vote of no confidence and protests, Finance Committee chairman has no regrets Ng gives a pass mark … to himself Ng Leung-sing gave himself a pass mark yesterday for his chairmanship of the Finance Committee, but he didn't get much support from other lawmakers. Out of 100 marks, Ng rated his performance over the past year at "60 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562821/vilified-finance-committee-chief-ng-leung-sing-not-losing-sleep-over
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy Central supporters should beware the risks of breaking the law

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by LAI TUNG-KWOK

    ... Lai Tung-kwok Lai Tung-kwok says Hongkongers who choose to occupy Central should consider the consequences of breaking the law and their safety, as law enforcement officers will take robust action to ensure public order Cause and effect With the launch of the constitutional reform consultation, "Occupy Central" has aroused wide public concern. According to the Ci ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530209/occupy-central-supporters-should-beware-risks-breaking-law
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Government haste in handing reform report to NPC could backfire

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Alex Lo

    ... they will be handed to the standing committee of the National People's Congress. This is despite wise advice from a group of leading local non-partisan scholars and the Democratic Party to delay doing so. Political passions are running high. That is all the more reason to try to calm things down. We need to avoid igniting the powder keg created by Occupy Central and its supporters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553469/government-haste-handing-reform-report-npc-could-backfire
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central ‘unwise’, says Peter Woo of Wharf, a likely loser from protest

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:47pm by PEGGY SITO ENOCH YIU AND RAY CHAN

    ... a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, is the third leading Hong Kong developer to publicly oppose the Occupy Central movement. Li ... Peggy Sito, Enoch Yiu and Ray Chan Occupy Central 'unwise', Woo warns The chairman of developer Wharf (Holdings), Peter Woo Kwong-ching, says he does not expect the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528964/occupy-central-not-worth-it-says-peter-woo-wharf-likely-loser-protest

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