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  1. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Hong Kong government unveils crucial reports on universal suffrage for 2017

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:44pm by joyce ng and ng kang-chang

    ... the country and love Hong Kong', reports state This afternoon the government kick-started the formal process of reforming the way Hong Kong selects its leader in time for the next chief executive ... – the government stated that the “mainstream opinion” in Hong Kong was that only a nominating committee should have the power to elect the city’s next leader. Watch: Students respond after Carrie Lam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554716/government-unveils-crucial-reports-universal-suffrage-2017
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC chairman tells CY Leung Hong Kong must 'strictly follow' basic law in electoral reform

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 08:04pm by Joyce Ng, Gary Cheung

    ... with C.Y.on reform A top Beijing official told Hong Kong officials they must "strictly follow" the Basic Law in working out their electoral reform proposal when he unexpectedly summoned them ... submitted a report on reform to the NPC. It is the first time the chairman of the nation's top legislature has travelled to Shenzhen to give instructions on political reform to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556622/npc-chairman-travels-shenzhen-talks-electoral-reform-cy-leung
  3. News - China - MACAU

    Macau's leader Fernando Chui 'happy to let Beijing know public's views on democracy'

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:12pm by Stuart Lau

    ... young people. Local democrats noted Chui made no attempt in his campaign platform, unveiled yesterday, to introduce a road map to full democracy. Unlike Hong Kong's Basic Law, Macau's ... and fellow social activists in Macau are organising an unofficial referendum next month, similar to Occupy Central's June poll in Hong Kong, to gauge public demand for democracy. The August ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554703/macaus-leader-fernando-chui-happy-let-beijing-know-publics-views
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Only through pragmatism can Hong Kong achieve universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... nomination is unlikely to be adopted. To Beijing and the Hong Kong government, it remains legally unsound and politically unacceptable. Although all three options in the ballot involved public ... SCMP Editorial Pragmatism the key to poll reform Hongkongers have once again demonstrated their strong aspirations for democracy. More than 787,000 people voted in an unofficial ballot set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543924/only-through-pragmatism-can-hong-kong-achieve-universal
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Freedom will triumph, in Hong Kong and elsewhere

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:50pm by Chris Patten

    ... Kong Values that endure On July 1, 17 years ago, I was sailing on Britain's royal yacht away from Hong Kong where, at midnight the previous day, China assumed sovereignty under the terms of an international agreement with the United Kingdom (tabled at the United Nations) known as the Joint Declaration. That agreement guaranteed Hong Kong's way of life for 50 years under Deng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1554684/freedom-will-triumph-hong-kong-and-elsewhere
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    My seven hours on July 1 march was worth it for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Seven hours on the march was worth it for Hong Kong I went on the democracy march on Tuesday, start to finish, from Holding Pen No. 1 in Victoria Park to the corner ... that democracy is essential to Hong Kong's continued prosperity. I think it is essential to China's, too, but that's another matter. Hong Kong is my home. I have lived here for 35 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547561/my-seven-hours-july-1-march-was-worth-it-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Disaffection poisons Hong Kong-mainland relations

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by Regina Ip

    ... restrictive to many in Hong Kong, particularly young people hungry for Western-style democracy, but the very fact that such appeals have had to be repeatedly made is indicative of deep-rooted problems ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says the growing Hong Kong-mainland divide is a problem not just for Beijing in applying 'one country, two systems'; those professing to care about the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556182/disaffection-poisons-hong-kong-mainland-relations
  8. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong people want to have genuine universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by LETTERS

    ... Hong Kong people want to have genuine universal suffrage I have always had difficulty understanding what is going on politically in Hong Kong. At school, liberal studies shed little light ... than what Hong Kong needed. Even when I got into university, I still wanted to stay away from politics. However, as time passed I started taking an interest in what was happening politically. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1554298/hong-kong-people-want-have-genuine-universal-suffrage
  9. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Hong Kong colonial officer and democracy advocate John Walden dies in England at age 88

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung John Walden pushed for democracy and official transparency after he retired in 1980 A colonial official with Hong Kong in his heart John Walden 1925-2013 John Walden ... government and became a committed advocate for democracy. There was no one like him." Walden, who was an honorary research fellow at the Centre of Asian Studies of the University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428682/hong-kong-colonial-officer-and-democracy-advocate-john-walden-dies
  10. News - China

    'Patriots must run Hong Kong': State newspapers hit back at July 1 demonstrators

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:14pm by Li Jing

    ... to pro-democracy demonstrators – and Hong Kong must be run by “patriots”, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily and nationalist tabloid Global Times warned in two strongly-worded editorials ... the responsibility to safeguard the national sovereignty and security. Hong Kong [is] no exception.” The Global Times   dismissed the protesters’ demand for universal suffrage and “genuine” democracy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544864/beijing-will-make-no-concessions-and-hong-kong-must-be-run-buy-patriots

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