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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society's Ambrose Lam refuses to weigh in on chief executive debate

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com President refuses to comment on 2017 chief executive debate, describing the question of a cap on candidates as a 'political wrestling match' Law ... president Ambrose Lam San-keung yesterday refused to comment on public recommendation- a process by which the public could put forward non-binding recommendations for 2017 chief executive ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Top legal professors divided on chief executive nomination

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 11:28am

    ... democracy scholar that the 70-strong legislature should become the nominating body for the chief executive election in 2017. HKU law dean Professor Johannes Chan Man-mun, dean of the HKU’s law ... the Legco and similar to the 1,103-strong election committee that chose previous chief executives. But Diamond, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, said small was better ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US voices support for 2017 election method that is 'credible' to Hong Kong people

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:07pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... leader' Washington has voiced support for the next chief executive of Hong Kong to be elected by a method that the city’s residents judge to be “credible”. While avoiding taking a stance on which ... underscored our support for the application of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle, the Basic Law, and universal suffrage in connection with the 2017 election of the chief executive ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Chief executive who opposed central government would be threat to national security, says Basic Law head

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 05:45pm by Adrian Wan

    ... pan-democrats want the public to nominate candidates for the 2017 chief executive election. But the central government insists this is inconsistent with the Basic Law, saying candidates should be named ... chairman Li Fei warned yesterday that national security would be threatened if someone who confronted the central government became Hong Kong's chief executive. The comments came in a meeting ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Group to decide Hong Kong chief executive candidates not set: justice chief

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 12:05pm by Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong and Tony Cheung Rimsky Yuen says composition of committee deciding who runs in the 2017 election flexible Selectors of CE candidates not set: justice chief The door was open to change the composition of the committee that will decide who runs in the 2017 chief executive election despite the views of a top Beijing official, justice chief Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing needs to trust Hongkongers to elect the right chief executive

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... is quoted as saying that future chief executives elected under universal suffrage must love China, love Hong Kong and not seek to confront the central government. There is nothing new here. Deng ... themselves to be sensible and pragmatic, would elect such a person? Moreover, the Basic Law provides that the chief executive, after election by Hong Kong people, is to be appointed by Beijing. So, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to listen to voices of reason in chief executive election

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by society as it saw fit. Wise words have been spoken; they have to be heeded. Work has to begin in earnest on plans for electing the chief executive. Authorities have to promptly launch a public ... SCMP Editorial Time to listen to voices of reason The first popular vote for chief executive is more than four years away, but emotions over the process are already running high. Sides ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Martin Lee offers 'creative' plan to resolve chief executive poll impasse

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:24pm by Gary Cheung

    ... impasse Democratic Party elder Martin Lee Chu-ming has suggested a solution to the deadlock over the 2017 chief executive election that he says would respect the power of the nominating committee ... and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), announced its own proposal for the 2017 election. The DAB suggested that hopefuls should require the backing of more than half of a 1,200- to 1,600-strong nominating ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Multiple votes' for chief executive poll backed by Beijing loyalists

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 02:49am by Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong

    ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong in Beijing Members of nominating committee for chief executive election should make up to three choices to make system fairer, say Beijing loyalists 'Multiple votes' idea supported Two veteran Beijing loyalists have endorsed a proposal that members of the nominating committee for the 2017 chief executive election cast multiple votes ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    NPC may limit Hong Kong's right to elect chief executive

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... that the National People's Congress Standing Committee might limit Hong Kong's rights to elect its chief executive by universal suffrage despite the assurances contained in the Basic Law, ... it reserved the right to veto the election of any chief executive of whom it did not approve. "I can't rule it out," Cheung said when asked if the standing committee might interpret ...




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