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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leading democracy scholar Larry Diamond suggests forming parliament in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com 'Parliament' mooted to improve governance Hong Kong should consider adopting a parliamentary system, a prominent democracy scholar has suggested, ... filling the position from Legco- which should have gone fully democratic in 2020. Dr Chan Kin-man, an organiser of the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement, said a parliament would save the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444664/leading-democracy-scholar-larry-diamond-suggests-forming-parliament
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Blacklisted' Taiwanese activist vows to attend Hong Kong's July 1 rally

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:27pm by Lai Ying-kit, Patrick Boehler and Lawrence Chung

    ... Lai Ying-kit, Patrick Boehler and Lawrence Chung 'Blacklisted' Taiwanese protest leader vows to attend pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong despite not having a permit to enter ... after it rejected his application to enter the city for the annual July 1 pro-democracy rally. "Regardless of what they will do, this will not stop me from going to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540299/taiwanese-sunflower-activists-denied-entry-hong-kong-ahead-july-1
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for radical political groups in Hong Kong to face hard political realities

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... basic realities. On the one hand, some kind of full democracy is inevitable for Hong Kong. On the other, there is this colossus called China. The mainland will influence and dictate to Hong Kong ... otherwise peaceful forums, rallies, demonstrations and protest marches" of pro-democracy groups and often hurl verbal abuse at them. Among these groups are the Justice Alliance, Caring Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528899/its-time-radical-political-groups-hong-kong-face-hard
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Allan Zeman warns of ‘disconnect’ between Hong Kong government and people

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:14pm by Amy Nip

    ... expressed concern about Occupy Central. He feared its good intentions in blocking streets to call for democracy could be hijacked. Occupy is planning a non-violent sit-in if the government fails ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546555/allan-zeman-warns-disconnect-between-hong-kong-government-and-people
  5. News - China - POLITICS

    People’s Daily defends Hong Kong white paper for the third time in a week

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 02:35pm by Li Jing

    ... of the Communist Party’s founding and marking 17 years since the handover, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents joined a protest, demanding real democracy and universal suffrage without Beijing ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com The Communist Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily published the third editorial in a week that claimed Beijing’s policy on Hong Kong had not changed since issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546480/peoples-daily-defends-hong-kong-white-paper-third-time-week
  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Global Times warns Hong Kong could become the next ‘Ukraine or Thailand’

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:25pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... The state-run newspaper Global Times has warned its readers that Hong Kong faces becoming the next Ukraine or Thailand if it embraces a period of “political upheaval”. The nationalist newspaper ... of participants in the overnight sit-in on Chater Road, saying they posed a threat to Hong Kong’s rule of law. "Without the rule of law, Hong Kong could sink into the likes of Ukraine or Thailand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545567/global-times-warns-hong-kong-could-become-next-ukraine-or-thailand
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Annual march biggest in recent years, with the focus democracy in 2017

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:03am by Staff Reporters

    ... Hong Kong in the biggest July 1 protest in recent years. The last marchers arrived at Chater Garden, Central, after 11pm- about eight hours after the scheduled start of the demonstration ... put the turnout at 510,000, while police said 92,000 started the march in Victoria Park. In both cases, the figure was the highest since 2005. The University of Hong Kong's public opinion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544598/annual-march-biggest-decade-focus-democracy-2017
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's treatment of Hong Kong protests watched by a wary region

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:11pm by Manik Mehta

    ... Manik Mehta Manik Mehta says any violence will further unnerve Taiwan and wider Asia Beijing needs to carefully weigh response to HK protests The demand for democracy in Hong Kong, manifesting itself in the Occupy Central movement, is being closely watched by Taiwan and other Asian governments. One worrying question is whether Beijing would ask the Hong Kong authorities to use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1549555/beijings-treatment-hong-kong-protests-watched-wary-region
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HSBC backtracks on Occupy Central as reason for downgrading Hong Kong’s outlook

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:22pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Bank lowers its assessment of stock market prospects over fears about civil disobedience- but Occupy insists impact will be temporary Hong Kong's biggest ... of the bank's flagship equity investment strategy report, penned by analysts and released yesterday, stated: "We reduce Hong Kong to 'underweight' on concerns about negative news flow. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549269/hsbc-downgrades-outlook-hong-kong-economy-partly-occupy-central-fears
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats must show true leadership

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by Alex Lo

    ... as the price for independence. By going against their people's wishes, they secured their future- but signed their own death warrant. Political assassination is not our thing in Hong Kong ... at all. It will be your job to make the chief executive nominating committee and the future legislature as democratic as possible. But that will still not satisfy many Hong Kong people who prefer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1545132/hong-kong-pan-democrats-must-show-true-leadership

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