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  1. News - China - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing ‘will not back down’ on Hong Kong’s political reform, says state newspaper

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:58pm by Adrian Wan

    ... In addition, the more Hong Kong activists talk about using tactics of civil disobedience to press Beijing to heed demands for greater democracy, the more it would stand firm on its position, Rita Fan ... are among the most radical advocates for democracy. The Hong Kong Federation of Students said it was liaising with its affiliated student unions on a possible boycott of classes starting in a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580796/beijing-will-not-back-down-its-stance-over-hong-kongs-political-reform
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms

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

    ... that will play a decisive role over whether Hong Kong will elect its new leader by one person, one vote for the first time in 2017. Apart from Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the city's sole representative ... will adopt a tough framework for reform in Hong Kong. A framework unacceptable to the city's pan-democrats may lead to large-scale civil disobedience, in the form of the Occupy Central campaign. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580484/npc-standing-committee-starts-meeting-hong-kong-reforms
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protesters, police get all tangled up in the numbers game

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by Alex Lo

    ... on Sunday. This is more than its estimate of 98,600 for the pro-democracy march on July 1. The University of Hong Kong public opinion programme put the number at between 79,000 and 88,000, roughly half its estimate for the July 1 rally. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy, which organised Sunday's pro-Beijing protest, originally put the figure at 193,000 but yesterday, Robert Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576288/hong-kong-protesters-police-get-all-tangled-numbers-game
  4. News - China - MACAU

    Macau unofficial democracy poll halted as police detain five activists

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 11:32am by Stuart Lau

    ... to any groups, Yang said at a rare joint press conference with the police. All five activists were later released.   Watch: Macau unofficial referendum organiser: Hong Kong and Macau should join ... an awakening of the typically apolitical Macau public." In the unprecedented ballot, similar to Occupy Central's June poll in Hong Kong, five booths across the city opened at 11am, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580359/casino-hub-macau-holds-informal-poll-democracy
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy movement to blame for polarisation in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:16pm by EVAN FOWLER

    ... "This is not the Hong Kong I know." The petition he was asked to sign is being run by the Alliance for Peace and Democracy. They choose not to engage an independent organisation to design, ... Evan Fowler Evan Fowler says organisation of its petition and rally shows it seeks neither to engage nor educate Forget common purpose, anti-Occupy movement wants Hong Kong to take sides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576812/anti-occupy-movement-blame-polarisation-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats vow to fight NPC draft plan for Hong Kong chief executive poll in 2017

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:58pm by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung and Peter So

    ... government moved a step closer to a showdown with pan-democrats yesterday after the nation's top legislative body hammered out a tougher-than-expected framework for electing Hong Kong ... for the election and they would need 50 per cent support from a 1,200-member nominating committee, two sources said. Beijing has taken the Hong Kong government’s role to decide the reform proposal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581289/npc-lays-out-framework-electing-hong-kongs-chief-executive
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World is watching the outcome of Hong Kong's democracy fight

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 12:01pm by ANSON CHAN

    ... Anson Chan Anson Chan says whether or not Hong Kong can maintain its freedoms and achieve genuine democracy is a matter of international concern- and a test of Beijing's sincerity ... country, two systems" and the achievement of genuine democracy in Hong Kong are not simply matters for China. The Joint Declaration is an internationally binding treaty, lodged with the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1495714/world-watching-outcome-hong-kongs-democracy-fight
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Occupy Central activists will face quarter of Hong Kong's 28,000-strong police force

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:54pm by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... of the 28,000-strong police force will turn out to handle the possible chaos should the Occupy Central movement for democracy carry out its threat to block streets in the main business hub later this month, ... also be a near doubling of the police numbers deployed during the July 1 democracy march this year and the overnight sit-in on Chater Road on July 2. The police plans come amid warnings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573870/quarter-police-force-lined-tackle-occupy-central-activists
  9. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Majority decisions by 2017 nominating committee would be ‘suppression of democracy’

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:44pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... role, which is to put forward a shortlist of candidates and not to hold an internal election itself, Kwok said. Li Fei made the comments at a seminar in Shenzhen attended by 48 of Hong Kong’s 70 ... of democracy. Dennis Kwok of the Civic Party said the comments by Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, suggested that hopefuls for the chief executive election will be required to get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579089/majority-decisions-2017-nominating-committee-would-be-suppression
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy march as much a product of political dysfunction as pro-democracy protests

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 03:06pm by LARRY AU

    ... Larry Au Larry Au says understanding the contradictory motivation behind the increasing use of street protests in Hong Kong- whether pro-government or pro-democracy- will help to break ... groups, such as Voice of Loving Hong Kong and Caring Hong Kong Power, have increasingly relied on disruptive protests of their own to neutralise the opposition, most notably at university forums ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576031/anti-occupy-march-much-product-political-dysfunction-pro-democracy-protests

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