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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must start to build consensus, rather than go it alone

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Abe must start to build consensus A leader who governs through ideology rather than for the common good is bound to run into trouble. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ... policies have broad national backing derived from open public discussion, the effort will be little more than window-dressing. Consensus-building has been noticeably absent from Abe's ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    BRICS development bank should challenge the Washington Consensus

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:05pm by ANDY XIE

    ... Consensus" to their member countries or the public, that is, an open economy, deregulation and fiscal discipline. In the past decade, major events have shaken people's faith in what they say. ... emerging markets for the state capitalism model as an alternative to the Washington Consensus. Filling the intellectual vacuum on the optimal development model is the key opportunity for the BRICS ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - POLICY

    Bank of England governor loses rate consensus as members seek increase

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... Carney lost his consensus on interest rates this month as two policymakers broke ranks and voted for higher borrowing costs. In the first split on the benchmark rate in more than three years, ... which Carney introduced shortly after becoming governor.   "It's a sort of symbolic breaking of the Carney consensus," said Ross Walker, an economist at Royal Bank of Scotland ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consensus the best way forward for electoral reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on arrangements for the election of a chief executive in 2017 ever more remote. The moderate voices behind a recent petition that calls for calm and consensus could not have come at a better time. ... that democratic aspirations can be attained. Beijing has a critical role in the process. Consensus and moderation, not stubbornness and extremism, are the only ways forward. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats won't join 'consensus' petition

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Chairwoman Emily Lau says signing call for agreement would give the false impressions the party would 'pocket' fake universal suffrage Democrats won't join 'consensus' petition The Democratic Party will not sign a petition initiated by moderate Beijing loyalists calling for consensus on political reform out of concern ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    Little sign of consensus on 2017 election: SCMP Debate

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Politicians and academics are split over how to nominate the chief executive, even when the divisive issue of public nomination is ignored Little sign of consensus on 2017 election Reaching consensus on how to nominate candidates for the chief executive election in 2017 looks difficult even if public nomination is set aside. That's the picture ...

  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

    ... to make political parties' financing more transparent. But with parties across the political spectrum reluctant to open their books, consensus on how to regulate donations such as those from ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Pan-democrats’ stand ‘unfavourable’ to reach consensus, says top legal professor

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:39pm

    ... consensus, a pro-Beijing legal scholar warned today. Basic Law Committee member and University of Hong Kong law professor Albert Chen Hung-yee’s warning came a day after pan-democratic lawmakers said ... think the pan-democrats’ insistence on public nomination is unfavourable for reaching a consensus with the central government through talks and negotiations,” he added. Chen had proposed ...

  9. Beijing summit cements thaw in cross-strait ties

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would be conducted on the basis of the '1992 consensus' and would be based on the principle of 'seeking common ground and accepting differences'. The consensus refers ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Elsie Leung sees little hope of consensus on political reform

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Little hope of consensus on reform: Elsie Leung A leading light of the Beijingloyalist camp has given a gloomy prognosis for hopes of consensus on political ... was defined not by the number of people on the committee but by how representative the sectors were. "It will be impossible to reach consensus [on 2017] if the public scrutinises changes ...




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