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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Sweating and on the verge of tears: Chinese officials carry out self-criticism on TV

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Senior officials sweat over self-criticisms Senior officials revising their self-criticisms nearly 30 times, sweating and "almost in tears", ... in Yanan in the early 1940s and hailed by the party as a tool to bring democracy to the party by allowing people to voice their opinions about one another. However, they have become better known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1319552/senior-chinese-officials-face-mao-style-self-criticism-sessions
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Judging by our youth, Hong Kong is ready for democracy

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says a debate on Occupy Central shows why change is needed Young, bright and ready for democracy in Hong Kong The Foreign Correspondents' Club organised ... or serving journalists were pitted against three members of the schools debating team, which represents Hong Kong in international events. To spice things up, the "oldies" were arguing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564376/judging-our-youth-hong-kong-ready-democracy
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Will Hong Kong accept universal suffrage in 2017, in hope of increased democracy later?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:36am by Gary Cheung

    ... the chief executive nominating committee be more representative? “We believe most Hong Kong people are pragmatic and want early introduction of ‘one man, one vote’.” Lam stressed in an article ... the chief executive by 'one person, one vote' in 2017,” she wrote. However, the government source agreed that a hardline stance from the Standing Committee would limit the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562563/will-hong-kong-public-accept-universal-suffrage-2017-hopes-greater
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296275/zhu-rongji-lifts-lid-talks-cy-leung
  5. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong should focus on addressing social issues rather than democracy

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by LETTERS

    ... Addressing social issues more important than democracy There are claims that 510,000 people took to the streets on July 1, calling for universal suffrage and democracy. What we in Hong ... others aspire to. Hong Kong is in no position to threaten China and make the central government yield to its demands. China's system, although not democratic, has held the entire nation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1556617/hong-kong-should-focus-addressing-social-issues-rather-democracy
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's moderates must save the day (and democracy)

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Alice Wu

    ... It's going to take every bit of political beeswax we can muster to plug our ears from the enchanting songs of doom. It's going to take every political moderate in Hong Kong and Beijing ... in practicality will guide us through. It's the only way Hong Kong and Beijing can survive. Alice Wu is a political consultant and a former associate director of the Asia Pacific Media Network ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556189/hong-kongs-moderates-must-save-day-and-democracy
  7. News - China

    Asset or liability? Beijing's decision on whistle-blower could seal Snowden's fate

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Zhang Hong

    ... national security, mainland observers say. But it will be handled in a low-profile manner to avoid upsetting the Sino-US relationship and being seen as meddling in Hong Kong affairs. Snowden's revelation, that the US government had been hacking into Hong Kong and mainland networks for years, had put Beijing in an awkward position, observers said. On the one hand, it hoped to extract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1260304/beijing-weigh-snowdens-case
  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing slams British 'interference' as Nick Clegg meets Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... internal affairs after British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met two leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists urging greater freedoms from Beijing. Beijing "lodged solemn protests" ... democracy in Hong Kong. "It is vital that the British government does not turn a blind eye to current developments in Hong Kong," Chan told the committee members. The pair heavily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555551/china-slams-british-interference-nick-clegg-meets-hk-activists
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democracy diatribes are making us all mad in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:52pm by Michael Chugani

    ... have a cosy relationship when everyone knows the two sides loathe each other. Hong Kong is not apartheid South Africa, repressive Burma or racist 1960s America. But the democracy camp likes ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says with illogic ruling Hong Kong politics right now, there can be no winners, whether pan-democratic or Beijing loyalist Losing it It has been a dizzying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1551827/democracy-diatribes-are-making-us-all-mad-hong-kong
  10. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Democracy rally kicks off July 1 day of protest in Hong Kong as CY Leung calls for 'stability'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:24am by CHRIS LAU and lo wei

    ... this month. Meanwhile, at a reception in Wan Chai after the flag-raising ceremony celebrating the 17th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that the city’s residents should avoid doing anything that might damage Hong Kong’s “prosperity and stability”. Leung was speaking amid plans by the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement to stage a sit-in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544112/pro-democracy-rally-kicks-july-1-day-protest-hong-kong

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