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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai political exiles plan to create anti-coup civil disobedience movement

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Backers of ousted government plan to mount civil disobedience campaign against military rulers Political exiles seek to form anti-coup movement About 15 Thai political leaders allied to the ousted government plan to establish a movement outside Thailand to lead a campaign of civil disobedience to military rule, two members of the group said yesterday. This comes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526138/thai-political-exiles-plan-create-anti-coup-civil-disobedience-movement
  2. News - World - CONFLICT

    Xi Jinping repeats call for political solution to end Syrian civil war

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... Agencies in Beijing and Damascus President does not mention Assad election win which the US labelled a 'disgrace' Xi repeats call for political solution to end Syrian war President Xi Jinping yesterday repeated a call for a political resolution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526044/xi-jinping-repeats-call-political-solution-end-syrian-civil-war
  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai coup dims tourist allure of ‘Land of Smiles’

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... on Friday. “Hong Kong people treat safety very importantly because travelling is part of their daily life.” Steve Huen Bookings had already suffered because of months of political unrest ... an elected government, the ruling generals have curtailed civil liberties by banning public protests, censoring media and temporarily detaining hundreds of critics of the coup for questioning. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527423/thai-coup-dims-tourist-allure-land-smiles
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEMOCRACY

    Adviser who warned of 'bloody conflicts' says pro-democracy camp no match for Beijing

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 03:05pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Lau Siu-kai, who has advised the local and central governments, says Beijing will not allow public nomination and continued unrest will make the city ... on Beijing, says the former head of the government’s top think tank. And Lau Siu-kai warned that continued political unrest would make the city ungovernable, but stopped short of suggesting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548717/advisor-who-warned-bloody-conflicts-says-pro-democracy-camp-no-match
  5. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    A bit of civil disobedience won't overturn firms' calculations

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:08am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Politicians claim Occupy Central will cause a business exodus, but the reality is very different Some civil disobedience will not alter firms' calculations Balderdash ... of civil disturbance. However, there is always a danger that dire warnings of disruption will themselves undermine confidence and create a self-fulfilling prophecy. We all know why politicians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1525072/bit-civil-disobedience-wont-overturn-firms-calculations
  6. News - World

    Ukraine 'helpless' to stop unrest in two eastern regions, Turchynov says

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:01am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Horlivka Ukraine helpless to stop the unrest, president says Ukraine's police and security forces were "helpless" to quell the unrest in two eastern regions bordering Russia and in some cases are co-operating with the pro-Russia gunmen who have seized scores of buildings and taken people hostage, Ukraine's leader said yesterday. Acting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1501265/ukraine-helpless-stop-unrest-two-eastern-regions-turchynov-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Pro-Vietnam protesters march in army attire against China's 'arrogant' territorial claims

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... controversial move in May to relocate an oil rig near the islands in the South China Sea sparked anger among the Vietnamese and triggered a wave of unrest across Vietnam as thousands of protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548182/pro-vietnam-protesters-march-army-attire-against-chinas-arrogant
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Villagers warn of social unrest over zoning plans for country park enclaves

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:43pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Green groups and expatriates accused of being indifferent to indigenous people Villagers warn of unrest over 'insufficient' housing Indigenous villagers from across the New Territories have slammed town planners and green groups for imposing unfair constraints on village development, with some warning of social unrest if villagers concerns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499223/villagers-warn-social-unrest-over-zoning-plans-country-park-enclaves
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

    Shanghai allows more luxury homes

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... levels, can be controversial. The central government prefers that local authorities help curb property speculation, because it fears unaffordable housing could cause social unrest. A project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1550337/shanghai-allows-more-luxury-homes
  10. Art crackdown creates a climate for unrest

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In spite of China's impressive economic reforms and liberalisation, the same measure of liberalisation has been sadly lacking with regards to civil liberties and artistic freedom. ... towards any hint of dissent and regarding civil rights. For years, internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei actively engaged in social commentary either explicitly or through his work, hoping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966272/art-crackdown-creates-climate-unrest

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