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  1. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Lawmakers slam Carrie Lam’s report on public views of political reform

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:42pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Legislators from across the political spectrum heaped criticism on the chief secretary's report on Tuesday, accusing the government of lacking sincerity Initial reactions from across the political spectrum suggested that few people were satisfied with the chief secretary’s report on political reform delivered on Tuesday. Carrie Lam Cheng ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    ‘You moved the goals’: Scholarism protest government’s political reform reports

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:02pm

    ... Ada Lee and Jeffie Lam Students prepare mock Diploma of Secondary Education result slips for officials, giving them top marks in physical education for “moving the goals” on public consultation Student group Scholarism accused the government of “moving the goals” as it protested on Wednesday against two reports on political reform. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Little hope for a code of conduct in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by MARK VALENCIA

    ... of run-ins between China and other claimants, leading to tense and sour relations in the region. This will provide an "opportunity' for the US to politically isolate China- if it is so ... Mark Valencia Mark Valencia says both China and Asean continue to talk past each other Code of conduct for South China Sea as elusive as ever Indonesia has called for a special Asean ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Zhou Yongkang case set to expose the scale of the rot in China's elite politics

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 07:44pm by Minxin Pei

    ... Minxin Pei Minxin Pei expects the ex-security chief to be arrested soon, a move sure to boost Xi's standing Zhou Yongkang case set to expose the scale of the rot in China's elite politics Less than 18 months after becoming general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping is poised to cage the biggest political "tiger"- a corrupt top official- ...

  5. News - China - Graft campaign

    China's graft watchdog drops euphemisms and uses 'adultery' as charge against officials

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:30pm by Andrea Chen

    ... the lexicon of the Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection when it announced in June that Dai Chunning, the former vice-president of China Export & Credit Insurance ... a researcher at the Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences. Zhang Lifan, a Beijing-based political commentator, said the shift in wording was a political ploy aimed at stigmatising the sacked officials. ...

  6. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- June 26

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:54am

    ... familu. Curbing corruption requires more than just politics |Source: Caixin Editorial: To root out the graft that has seeped into every aspect of the society and economy, China must build ... to raise awareness. China graft probe uncovers taste for French vineyards |Source: Financial Times The National Audit Office said that two companies Dalian-based had spent 268 million yuan ...

  7. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com In a rare move, China’s national bar association named and shamed seven lawyers who have fought some of the country’s highest-profile human rights ... the All-China Lawyer’s Association said in a statement. The state-backed bar association said the group had been stripped of their licences to practice law. It stressed in the statement, meant ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Xi Jinping pins hopes on 'new normal' bringing political legitimacy

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Xi pins hopes on 'new normal' legitimacy It's time for the "new normal" in China. The phrase has been used in the past several years ... it to characterise slowing growth and reined-in liquidity in the Chinese economy. He is not only saying China can live with slower economic expansion. The subtext is that one-party rule in China is much ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's political system is imperfect but effective

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by LETTERS

    ... international pressure for not having done so. Is China an evil godmother, then? In a way, it has caused a degree of disruption, especially in terms of the influx of tourists. But politically, it is trying to do everything it can to make Hong Kong a better place. The ultimate concern is sovereignty, because it is a fact that Hong Kong is a part of China, not a political opinion. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAID

    China goes World Cup crazy despite national team's woeful record

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:48am by Cary Huang

    ... under the mainland's exam-oriented education system. Another obstacle has been widespread bribery and match-fixing in the domestic league. China has long attached great political importance ... Cary Huang Estimated 600 million fans are following the action in Brazil, even though country has qualified to take part only once- in 2002 World Cup fever takes hold despite China ...




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