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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwan backs city's push for democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Agence France-Presse and Xinhua

    ... Agence France-Presse and Xinhua Taiwan backs city's push for democracy Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday threw his support behind Hong Kong's push for democracy, calling it a core value shared by Taiwanese people. His support comes after Hong Kong pro-democracy activists launched an "era of civil disobedience" at a rally on Sunday- within hours of Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584095/taiwan-backs-citys-push-democracy
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Enrolment open for one-day boycott

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Enrolments open for one-day boycott Members of the pro-democracy student activist group Scholarism began handing out fliers outside secondary schools yesterday to promote their plan for a one-day boycott of classes. But many pupils- although supportive of both the boycott and Occupy Central as a way of fighting for full democracy- doubted the effectiveness of the action and indicated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583948/enrolment-open-one-day-boycott
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Barristers question legality of Beijing's model for reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Joyce Ng

    ... Mainland officials have failed to convince Hong Kong's barristers that its model for universal suffrage in the city is in line with international law, the Bar Association chairman says. Paul ... as set down in the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Hong Kong is covered by the treaty, though Beijing insists its provisions on elections don't apply. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583970/barristers-question-legality-beijings-model-reform
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China warns Britain that ties are at risk if UK parliamentary inquiry continues

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:29am by Danny Lee and Teddy Ng

    ... People's Congress has written to British lawmakers telling them ties between the two nations are at risk unless they stay out of Hong Kong's affairs. The foreign ministry in Beijing confirmed the warning yesterday, as the lawmaker heading a British inquiry on Hong Kong said the central government may have breached the terms of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration when it set rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583535/beijing-slams-uk-plan-hold-inquiry-hong-kongs-political-situation
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Protesters hit out at 'unreasonable' policing

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:13am by Timmy Sung and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Beijing's stringent restrictions on Hong Kong's democratic reform. A series of protests have taken place since Sunday, when the National People's Congress Standing Committee set its rules for the 2017 chief executive poll, many of them targeted at Li Fei, a senior Beijing official sent to Hong Kong to explain the ruling. There were two nights of stand-offs outside the Wan Chai hotel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583501/police-arrest-19-protesters-outside-li-feis-hong-kong-hotel
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Questions posed to Li Fei at yesterday's forum

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:19am by Joyce Ng

    ... Eu Yuet-mee, Civic Party chairwoman: Why doesn't the central government trust that Hong Kong people have a "balance" in mind and that they will elect a person good for Hong Kong as chief executive? Why does the central government breach the trust and promise? Li: The central government is implementing democracy in Hong Kong 17 years after the handover, much faster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583260/questions-posed-li-fei-yesterdays-forum
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central’s Edward Chin blasts ‘political decision’ to axe his newspaper column

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:19am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Activist blasts decision to axe his newspaper column The Hong Kong Economic Journal has scrapped political activist Edward Chin Chi-kin's weekly ... was clear to him. "About six months ago, I was told to write less about politics," he said. "Because of the political and economic situation in today's Hong Kong, there's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583253/occupy-centrals-edward-chin-blasts-political-decision-axe-his
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pepper spray, angry chants and naked fury greet Li Fei's visit

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:42pm by STAFF

    ... "shameful", amid hissing from the Beijing loyalists who made up the majority of guests. Li, deputy secretary general of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, had come to Hong Kong ... described the central government's rule over Hong Kong as "naked tyranny". He was subdued by police and later taken away. At about 11pm dozens of protesters from Civic Passion clashed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583254/pepper-spray-angry-chants-and-naked-fury-greet-li-feis-visit
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... the legislature] from the pro-establishment camp," the person said. Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, now convenor of pro-democracy group Hong Kong 2020, predicted tough times ahead ... there is an immediate price to pay: the Hong Kong government will find it even tougher to govern, and the city's sharply-divided political landscape will become yet more polarised. All 27 pan-democratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583256/zero-risk-chief-executive-election-model-will-increase-political
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Policy, protests dominate media coverage of 2017 election decision

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:20pm by NG KANG-CHUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... publications noting Beijing's high-handed approach and the pan-democrats' discontent. A page one story in the International New York Times headlined, "Beijing curbs change in Hong Kong ... have seen Hong Kong as a potential incubator for change in China," it added. The Wall Street Journal splashed with a story headlined, "China rules out free vote" in its Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583258/policy-protests-dominate-media-coverage-2017-election-decision

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