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  1. 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

    ... a conservative think tank in Washington DC.  Wolfowitz's visit to Myanmar raised eyebrows last year, as he was a senior member of the George W Bush administration, which referred to military-led ...

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    Leung Chun-ying says Hong Kong sit-in was waste of police resources

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam Sit-in was waste of police resources, says CY Hongkongers should ask whether a sit-in protest staged on Chater Road in Central after the annual July 1 march was "a waste of police resources", Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday. Leung also urged lawmakers during a question-and-answer session to think about why Legislative Council ...

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    Academics doubt Britain's pledge on standing up for Hong Kong's interests

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... interests despite a pledge by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Two academics said the Conservative Party's concerns about trade relations with China remained the biggest hindrance to Britain ... of the Conservatives- were always "strongly behind" Hong Kong's democratic movement. "But the Conservatives would [only speak up] if British interests in Hong Kong were being ...

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    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... needs. We hope that all Hongkongers will enjoy the opportunity to realise their potential and live out their aspirations. Over the past two years, the Government has worked hard to sustain our ... investors, overseas Central Banks and monetary authorities on 21 May 2014. • Provided a comparable taxation framework for Islamic bonds vis-à-vis conventional bonds in July 2013 to enhance Hong ...

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    Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

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

    ... was the principles: a desire to prevent illegal activities and to secure political reform. Nick Allen, 59, who has lived in Hong Kong since 1985, said he believed that it was possible to get a fair ...

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    Functional constituencies to stay for 2016 Legco poll, government says

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Jeffie Lam, Joyce Ng and Ng Kang-chung Functional constituencies to stay, Leung says Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faced criticism for putting out an "extremely conservative ... the government's move as "extremely conservative" and feared it would anger the opposition pan-democrats and mean defeat for electoral reform proposals in Legco. "Extending the electoral ...

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    Even moderate electoral reform ideas conflict with government's 'mainstream' view

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... "Although the reports do not explicitly close the door on any proposals, the framework it has drawn- such as setting a high threshold to run in the race- does incline to the extremely conservative ...

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    Government has wasted time opposing Occupy Central, says legal scholar

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:58pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... extremes,” he said. “The only way [forward] is for the less radical democrats and the more liberal conservatives to sit down and compromise, but that space has grown smaller and smaller. And when ...

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    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... their old flat. Yet another amendment, put forward by Democratic Party lawmaker Wu Chi-wai to exempt public housing tenants who are not permanent residents and want to buy the flat they live ...

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    If Occupy prompts Beijing to intervene, 'one country, two systems' would take a hit, adviser says

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Gary Cheung

    ... be held under universal suffrage. Lau said the worrying scenario he outlined was unlikely to arise, as radical actions would spark a "conservative backlash" from moderate and pragmatic ...




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