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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers condemn Occupy Central in newspaper ads

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 11:29am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Five chambers issue statement against civil disobedience campaign, but British, American and Australian chambers not among signatories Business groups condemn plan to Occupy Central A leading local business chamber has joined four of its international counterparts in Hong Kong to condemn the Occupy Central movement in a statement published ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    A nod to grief, then back to business: NPC refuses to be distracted by Malaysia Airlines and Kunming disasters

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:39am by Verna Yu

    ... then it's back to business In many countries, national disasters can disrupt parliamentary sessions and dominate their agendas for days. But not on the mainland. Apart from a minute's silence at the start of the National People's Congress (NPC) for victims of the deadly March 1 attack at Kunming's main train station, everything has been business as usual at the once-a-year ...

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    Communist Party members and business elite 'support Occupy Central'

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:44am by Tanna Chong

    ... worries us,” Chin told the Post in April, referring to the cash flooding in from mainland enterprises. “The style of living of the privileged Chinese class is unimaginable,” he said. “They can be spending tens of thousands of dollars in the Mandarin Oriental bar every night and you cannot know where the money comes from.” The style of living of the privileged Chinese class is unimaginable ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:01am by ALEX BOOKBINDER, Patrick Boehler

    ... government officials to conduct his business. Wolfowitz and Lai have been friends since the latter became chairman of the US Taiwan Business Council in 2008, an aide to Lai said before the leak. It remains unclear what services the former World Bank president provided to Lai. Wolfowitz continues to head the US Taiwan Business Council and is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Universal suffrage would ensure stronger mandate for chief executive, says business chamber

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:07am by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung Chinese Manufacturers' Association chief says an elected leader is vital, and favours a system in which her chamber retains a powerful voice Democracy ... were allowed to run in the 2017 poll, a business chamber chief says. “We believe that with universal suffrage, at least our chief executive would be popularly elected, be recognised ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Newspaper vendors offered cash to display and hand out anti-Occupy posters

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by SAMUEL CHAN, JEFFIE LAM

    ... vendors did their business. Occupy Central co-organiser Dr Chan Kin-man said his only concern was whether hawkers acted of their own free will. Meanwhile, five chambers of commerce said they would announce next Monday a new platform to oppose Occupy Central. The groups include the General Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Little political consensus on how a party finance law might work

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM, SARAH KARACS

    ... for parties. Democratic Party leader Emily Lau Wai-hing said she was worried revealing the details of political donations would deter people with mainland business interests from contributing ... problem in general. A recent survey by the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at Chinese University found 69.7 per cent of 829 respondents had negative impressions of local parties.   ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Martin Lee criticises NPC for 'weird' comments on 'external interference' in Hong Kong affairs

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 07:15pm by JEFFIE LAM, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... he thought the remark was "weird". Referring to the agreement that set out the terms of Hong Kong's 1997 return to Chinese sovereignty, he said: "Britain was one ... "step by step". And he was quoted by Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, of the Business and Professionals Alliance, as saying Beijing would not back down because of Occupy Central, which ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Joyce Ng

    ... the petition at a booth in Queen's Road Central, not far from the jewellery shop he runs. "The sit-in will make tourists feel we are chaotic and this will affect my business." Occupy ... admitted never having heard of Occupy Central. She was unable to describe the purpose of the campaign, saying she "only knew it was about peace". At the Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Apple Daily head Jimmy Lai donated millions to pan-democrats, leaked files show

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:09pm by JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng

    ... READ: Poison and big business: Jimmy Lai's private life thrust into the spotlight in leaked files Reports in pro-government media claimed that Lai- who is know for his critical stance against Beijing- had manipulated pan-democrats and was "colluding with foreign countries to provoke unrest in Hong Kong". Watch: Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai talks about his business strategy ...




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