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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Son of reformer Hu Yaobang rues lost chance for change, 25 years after his father’s death

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:41pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Twenty-five years after the death of respected liberal Hu Yaobang, his son laments the lack of progress on political front and press freedom Reformer's son ... late liberal leader, whose death helped trigger one of the largest democratic movements in modern China. Speaking to the South China Morning Post ahead of the 25th anniversary today of his ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘Don’t have high expectations’ over Shanghai meeting with officials, warns lawmaker

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:01pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Lawmaker seeks to calm expectations as 14 pan-democrats sign-up for mainland visit Shanghai trip is 'not a matter of life and death' Civic Party legislator Ronny Tong Ka-wah has tried to calm expectations of the Legislative Council trip to Shanghai later this month saying it's not "a matter of life and death". "The ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Jailed academic Ilham Tohti's daughter slams China's treatment of Uygurs before US Congress

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:19pm by AFP

    ... a charge that could carry the death penalty. His 19-year-old daughter Jewher Ilham, who studies in the United States, told a hearing in the US Congress that her father was not a separatist ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Wukan elects village chief, but not all are happy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 01:06pm by Echo Hui, AGENCIES

    ... in 2011 when locals staged huge protests and drove out Communist Party officials they accused of illegal land grabs and the death of a detained local villager. Months later, protest leaders swept ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Deputy Wukan chief secures new term despite graft claims

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Echo Hui

    ... Lin has tapped to serve as his deputy in the new party committee. Xue Jianwan, whose father's death in police custody fuelled public outrage during the uprisings, expressed concern about ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief executive voting method could change after 2017, says mainland expert

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing gary.cheung@scmp.com Mainland academic urges compromise by moderate pan-democrats so path to universal suffrage won't become a 'life-or-death ... is introduced in 2017 would create more room for compromise and avoid a "life-or-death" struggle, a leading mainland expert on Hong Kong affairs says. Jiang Shigong called on moderate ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats need strong leader like the late Szeto Wah, says Beijing loyalist

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:40am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing tanna.chong@scmp.com Tai Hay-lap bemoans lack of strong democrat leaders willing to make concessions thatwould break the deadlock on electoral reform City needs another Szeto Wah: loyalist A moderate Beijing loyalist has lamented the lack of strong leaders, willing to make tough decisions, within the pan-democratic camp since the death of democracy ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Antagonism stands in way of political reform', warns Beijing-loyal heavyweight

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Tanna Chong and Johnny Tam

    ... time, said the person. "It may be a matter of the party's life and death if Democrats concede again regarding 2017." Meanwhile, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, who ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central critics point to policeman's 2011 death, warn against protest

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... About 100 people yesterday turned out at Central's Exchange Square to mourn a police officer who died after falling off the rain-soaked roof of a footbridge during a farmer's protest in the area two years ago. But remembering officer Lau Chi-kin ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    China rocker Cui Jian quits CCTV New Year gala after protest song rejected

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 11:44am by AP

    ... such as Nothing to My Name, voicing the hopes and anxieties of a generation of Chinese entering adulthood after the death of Mao Zedong and the end of orthodox communism. During the 1989 protests, Cui ...




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