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  1. News - China - ANTI-CORRUPTION CRACKDOWN

    China's mooncake cutbacks blamed on cadres' overreaction to corruption crackdown

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:20pm by Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com

    ... gifts for low-ranking civil servants The claim in today’s People’s Daily editorial that the central government’s corruption crackdown never intended to cut the benefits of low-ranking civil ... on the newspaper’s WeChat platform criticised some party cadres, claiming they had misinterpreted the central authorities’ call and overreacted by cutting back on the usual benefits for civil servants. State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587822/mainlands-mooncake-cutbacks-blamed-cadres-overreaction-corruption
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Upbeat Occupy Central founder Benny Tai hints at long-term fight

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:08am by Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... round of protests, an Occupy Central co-founder says as he works on transforming the civil disobedience movement into a long-term struggle. Benny Tai Yiu-ting said the sit-in protest ... the associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong. Watch: Benny Tai: This might only be the first Occupy Central... Rather, it would bring about a new era of civil disobedience, in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588015/occupy-central-founder-benny-tai-hints-long-term-fight
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant was 'taking a shower when Bangladeshi maid was assaulted'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Former civil servant tells court she emerged from bathroom to find her Bangladeshi helper missing and a policeman knocking at her door 'I was in shower when maid was hurt' A former civil servant accused of pouring scalding-hot water on her maid was in the shower at the time the alleged assault happened, the District Court heard yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557696/ex-civil-servant-was-taking-shower-when-bangladeshi-maid-was
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese groups press for passage of asylum bill to help Hong Kong activists

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... for political refugees to seek asylum in Taiwan. The activists also called on Hong Kong protesters not to lose heart even as support for the civil disobedience movement appeared to be waning. Yang, ... Kong's pan-democrats about civil disobedience, said various rights groups in Taiwan had teamed up to push for the bill to extend protection to political refugees. "With the legislation done, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585418/taiwan-groups-press-passage-asylum-bill-help-hong-kong-activists
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of school support for China's migrant children a crying shame

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 03:17pm by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... The programme, in cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, has proved effective. Yet, it's clear that the government has not done nearly enough. Perhaps the authorities' wish to maintain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593106/lack-school-support-chinas-migrant-children-crying-shame
  6. News - China - CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

    Scuffles as Ningbo residents step up chemical plant protest

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Crowds in Ningbo opposed to expansion of oil refinery and chemical factory clash with police Scuffles as 1,000 protest over chemical plants Demonstrators clashed with riot police in central Ningbo yesterday, as protests agains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1071428/scuffles-ningbo-residents-step-chemical-plant-protest
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Good governance key to maintaining democracy in Pakistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... killing of 14 supporters at his Lahore office. If the unrest escalates, there is every chance of the army taking control and imposing a curfew or martial law. Another military takeover would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584010/good-governance-key-maintaining-democracy-pakistan
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... as it would help nurture Hong Kong's civil society. Another Occupy leader, Dr Chan Kin-man, urged the government to start the constitutional reform process again if the legislature voted down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592694/48-cent-hongkongers-poll-back-veto-beijings-reform-plan
  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 11, 2014

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by LETTERS

    ... or two, inciting people to gather together in civil disobedience, urging them to break the law, doing things which must offend against other laws of assembly, creating disorder and preventing ... are advising how and in what ways students can engage in civil disobedience, break the law and get away with it? These members of staff should be informed that they will be subject to disciplinary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1589570/letters-editor-september-11-2014
  10. Comment - Letters

    Pan-democrats must consider cost to society of political reform veto

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:15am by LETTERS

    ... the majority of Hong Kong people. The vast majority object to actions that break the law, and civil disobedience is not necessary. I do not see any upside if this political reform is vetoed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1590469/pan-democrats-must-consider-cost-society-political-reform-veto

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