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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's 'ultra-conservative' reform plan disappoints former minister Frederick Ma

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Peter So, Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... labels Beijing reform plan 'ultra-conservative' Former government minister Frederick Ma Si-hang said he was disappointed with the "ultra-conservative" framework Beijing had ... despite its limitations to give the city hope of better governance. "The decision is obviously an ultra-conservative one," Ma told the South China Morning Post. "[However] I, ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping faces challenge of governing through two opposing schools of thought

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:51am by Cary Huang

    ... But with the dynasty's collapse, Legalism was replaced by Confucianism. Legalism is considered reformist while Confucianism is conservative. Ironically, Xi's vision contradicts Mao Zedong's thinking. ...

  3. News - World - POLITICS

    Inspired by Scots, Catalans to hold symbolic vote on breaking away from Spain

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 12:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barcelona One of Spain’s biggest and richest regions, Catalonia, will today hold a much-disputed symbolic vote on whether it should break away as an independent state, in defiance of the central government. Spain’s conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservative government has vowed to defend the unity of the country, as it recovers from a steep ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party plenum's pledges aimed at reformers and conservatives

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Analysts, though, point to contradictions and a desire to placate reformers and conservatives Something for everyone in party plenum's pledges ... of private companies and set up an open market system? … It seems like Xi wants to please both reformers and conservatives with the proposals." Beijing-based political commentator Zhang Lifan ...

  5. News - World - POLITICS

    Republicans plan to use dominance of Congress to target Obamacare

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:29pm by Reuters

    ... without fear of deportation. In June 2013, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to rewrite immigration law that was later blocked by House conservatives. Obama has since pledged to help some ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Wait for President Xi Jinping to pick a path as a reformer or a conservative

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Amid a lurch to the left, debate intensifies over which direction the president will take either as a reformer or one on a more conservative path Long wait ahead for Xi to launch winds of change Will President Xi Jinping turn out to be a reformer in the vein of Taiwan's Chiang Ching-kuo? Or will he walk a more conservative path, becoming ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Sacked Macau academic becomes guest lecturer in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:08am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Kong, where he grew up, is more open. "Macau is a very conservative society. I feel that I have more freedom here," Chou says. "Hong Kong students are more open-minded, ...

  8. News - World - POLITICS

    No he can't: heckling, walkouts as Obama tries to rally Democrat vote

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:46am by AGENCIES

    ... into the conservative-leaning states where Democrats are fighting their toughest Senate races. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Patten aides 'offered UK passport to Jimmy Lai'

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by Cheung Chi-fai and Ng Kang-chung

    ... in the Conservative Party who would become Patten's aides. The call was made in London in the time of John Major," Simon allegedly wrote in an email to a lawyer dated October 6, 2009. It is unclear whether he was also referring to passports for Lai's family, and whether Lai had requested the passports or if the British government took the initiative. Patten, a former Conservative Party ...

  10. News - World - POLITICS

    Spending on North Carolina Senate race looks set to top US$100 million

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... of the billionaire-industrialist Koch brothers which acknowledged it was spending more than US$8 million on North Carolina alone as part of a reported US$125 million nationwide operation to help conservatives win. ...




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