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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Chief Executive candidates must 'back one-party system'

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 06:55pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... the tone for an increasingly intense debate on how Hong Kong will introduce universal suffrage as the method for electing the chief executive in 2017. In previous elections the chief executive was elected by a chief executive election committee dominated by pro-Beijing politicians and business people. On Wednesday, Tien said the mainland official that he telephoned laid out more details ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Chinese law scholar rules out any public nomination of chief executive candidates

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Carrie Lam says Rao Geping's comment on chief executive poll sets a definitive tone Law scholar rejects any public nomination A top Beijing legal scholar and the chief secretary yesterday presented a united front in ruling out even a watered-down form of public nomination for the chief executive poll in 2017. Rao Geping, a member ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former finance chief Antony Leung laughs off talk of chief executive run

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... with the Legislative Council president to run in the next chief executive election. Breaking a 10-year silence on politics following his resignation amid the "Lexusgate" scandal in 2003, Leung said ... there will be universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017. All we need to do now is to go into the details. Everyone wishes it would move a step forward, and many people are working hard ...

  4. We must all get behind chief executive-elect's restructuring plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The article ('Shake-up delay 'may leave C.Y. in limbo'', April 28) gives cause for concern. You say that the administration of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying could be hamstrung if the Legislative Council does not approve his restructuring plan. I sincerely hope our lawmakers will see that it is in their interests to fully co-operate with the incoming ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor rules out bid for chief executive in 2017

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Tanna Chong

    ... is spearheading the government's electoral reform consultation work for the 2017 chief executive election, said she would not be joining the game which she helps set up. "By that time ... Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee and pan-democratic legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing as front runners for the 2017 chief executive election. In the article in Chinese-language daily Ming Pao portraying ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Compromise needed in chief executive nomination process

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:10am by LETTERS

    ... Compromise needed in chief executive nomination process Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, the secretary for justice, drew a very firm line in the article ("Plain language", January 29)- only the nominating committee, in whatever form it takes, should be involved in the nomination of candidates for the next chief executive election. Given current tensions, it is a mistake ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing could veto Hong Kong chief executive candidates: official think tank

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:49pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung and Keith Zhai

    ... in a heated debate over arrangements for electing the chief executive in 2017. The chapter was compiled for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences by a legal academic at City University, Lin Feng. Lin ... Book's argument did not reflect Beijing's official thinking. He said the city would suffer political turmoil if the central government refused to appoint the chief executive elected ...

  8. Chief executive-elect is definitely in tune with China's new national agenda

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The outpouring of concern about the election of Leung Chun-ying as chief executive is understandable, but it seems most of his detractors are missing the bigger picture. Understanding what ... years, until the introduction of universal suffrage in the chief executive election. These times require a change agent at the helm, not a member of the old guard. Indeed, it appears a new era ...

  9. Another high-level chat for chief executive-elect

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The top official at China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong dropped in on chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying yesterday for an hour-long meeting on foreign affairs. The visit by commissioner Lu Xinhua follows Leung's controversial post-election visit to the central government's liaison office, which raised concerns about ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL jihadists release photographs of Iraqi soldier executions

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Baghdad Jihadist militants release photographs showing dozens of captured government troops forced to lie in a shallow ditch and then shot dead Humiliation and execution in Iraq These are the terrifying final minutes in the lives of captured Iraqi soldiers, with the photographs of their executions used as propaganda by the masked fighters of the Islamic State ...




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