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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai aide denies he sought out lawmakers to speak at press freedom debate

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Peter So

    ... Jimmy Lai Chee-ying yesterday denied he approached Labour Party lawmakers in an attempt to lobby them to speak in a Legislative Council debate on press freedom in January. The aide, Mark Simon, ... or donations and the debate. Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan has admitted receiving HK$1.5 million from the media tycoon. In a written reply to the South China Morning Post yesterday, Simon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581875/jimmy-lai-aide-denies-he-sought-out-lawmakers-speak-press-freedom
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's political reform debate casts NPC standing committee into spotlight

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com City holds its breath as political overhaul is discussed in Beijing meeting this week Debate shines spotlight on NPC committee The role of the National People's Congress Standing Committee in Hong Kong's political reform has recently been cast back into the spotlight, as it deliberates the reform framework in a week-long meeting that opens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580437/hong-kongs-political-reform-debate-casts-npc-standing-committee
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leave room for debate, moderates urge Beijing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Peter So, Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng

    ... Peter So, Gary Cheung and Joyce Ng in Shenzhen Alan Hoo and Henry Tang say some questions on reform should be left to Hong Kong to decide Leave room for debate, moderates urge Beijing ... meets next week to set a framework for reform as the city debates how to implement universal suffrage in 2017. Hoo, chairman of the Basic Law Institute think tank, noted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578670/leave-room-debate-moderates-urge-beijing
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    End in sight to epic budget debate

    Posted May 31st 2014, 03:32am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Final vote on government spending could come as soon as next week End in sight to epic budget debate Lawmakers could give final approval to the government ... in yesterday's eight-hour meeting. Legco will debate the bill again on Wednesday before it votes on its third and final reading, ending an affair that has dragged on since April 30. The progress has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522139/end-sight-epic-budget-debate
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    I may quit in 2016 if reform is vetoed, says lawmaker Lam Tai-fai

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung, Peter So

    ... He was referring to the marathon debate on the budget bill, which dragged on from April to June after the radicals filed 1,192 amendments that took lawmakers almost a week just to veto. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593376/i-may-quit-2016-if-reform-vetoed-says-lawmaker-lam-tai-fai
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central's Dr Chan Kin-man looks to 'era of disobedience'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:29am by Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam Occupy Central's Dr Chan Kin-man believes protests will force Beijing to talk to pan-democrats- and insists both sides of the debate must change 'Era of disobedience' can break impasse on reform An "era of disobedience" featuring vigorous protests will eventually force Beijing and a more united pan-democratic camp to come together to talk, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594585/occupy-centrals-dr-chan-kin-man-looks-era-disobedience
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... of informed debate that has gripped the country and latterly the rest of the United Kingdom. There are informed, honest opinions on both sides of the debate and people are making coherent arguments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591953/british-consulate-wont-be-joining-hong-kong-scots-toast-referendum
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society's Ambrose Lam refuses to weigh in on chief executive debate

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com President refuses to comment on 2017 chief executive debate, describing the question of a cap on candidates as a 'political wrestling match' Law ... questioned whether the issues of public nomination and "genuine or fake universal suffrage" were deliberately being pushed as part of the debate to "tear the relationship between Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1505384/law-societys-ambrose-lam-resfuses-weigh-chief-executive-debate
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Government handouts at China holiday resort spark debate

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:07pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong in Beijing hong.zhang@scmp.com Some argue that the millions of yuan would be better spent on public services Sanya's subsidy package stirs debate The Sanya city authorities' plan to give residents a bigger half-year subsidy of 360 yuan (HK$453 yuan) has triggered fierce debate online and in the media about whether it is the best use of public funds. Officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506634/government-handouts-china-holiday-resort-spark-debate
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Blame game on for lawmakers as budget bill debate postponed after filibuster

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:40pm by TANNA CHONG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... Tanna Chong and Tony Cheung Government warns account could run dry as filibustering delays meeting for a week Blame game on as budget bill debate postponed Pro-establishment and pan-democratic lawmakers pointed fingers at each other yesterday after radical pan-democrats' filibustering on the budget bill succeeded in having the debate postponed for a week. Legco president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501231/hk-lawmakers-blame-each-other-budget-bill-debate-postponed

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