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  1. News - Hong Kong - chief executive election 2017

    Hong Kong pan-dems, Occupy organisers vow 'long fight' as Beijing rules out open 2017 election

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 03:52pm by Peter So, JEFFIE LAM, Adrian Wan, Ernest Kao

    ... Peter So, Jeffie Lam, Ernest Kao in Hong Kong and Adrian Wan in Beijing Beijing has officially adopted a tightly-controlled framework for Hong Kong’s first chief executive election ... by the nation’s top legislative body, the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress, allows only two to three candidates to run in the race for Hong Kong's top job. And they have to obtain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582236/china-parliament-rejects-public-nomination-2017-hong-kong-election
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must take this chance to improve its electoral system

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says Hong Kong would be crazy not to take this chance to improve its electoral system. Even with the limits imposed by Beijing, it would still be better than what we have now Change is possible The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has now issued its decision on Hong Kong's election arrangements for 2016 and 2017. It has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585167/hong-kong-must-take-chance-improve-its-electoral-system
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Biden backs Hong Kong democracy in activist meeting

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 09:31am by Tony Cheung, AFP

    ... allow handpicked candidates" to run in the 2017 chief executive election. Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the former chief secretary and the convenor of pro-democracy group Hong Kong 2020, ... House said Biden "stopped by for talks" and "underscored [Washington's] long-standing support for democracy in Hong Kong and for the city's high degree of autonomy under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1465400/biden-backs-hong-kong-democracy-activist-meeting
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Britain has ‘moral obligation’ to speak up on Hong Kong, says ex-governor Chris Patten

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:45am by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... happens in Iran,” the former governor wrote, describing it as a “denial” of democracy. “On this occasion my comments are not directed principally to Beijing or Hong Kong’s democrats. What a former ... Kong, Patten says It is London’s “duty” to speak up on Beijing’s recent decision about Hong Kong’s political reform because Britain has a “moral obligation” to the city, according to a former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584273/britain-has-moral-obligation-speak-hong-kong-says-former-governor
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Bitter divide over Beijing's blueprint for Hong Kong's electoral reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung

    ... the electoral base, the abolition of corporate voting or a reshuffle of the 38 subsectors that elect most member. Hong Kong deputy to the NPC Maria Tam Wai-chu said: "The Hong Kong government still ... "understood" that "what the [sectors] will look like and how many members there are in each [subsector]" would be dealt with in Hong Kong, though all sectors must be of the same size. Chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582549/bitter-divide-over-beijings-blueprint-hong-kongs-electoral-reform
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong poised for political showdown on 2017 election; Jimmy Lai to join Occupy

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung, Amy Nip

    ... Tony Cheung and Amy Nip With Beijing set to impose 2017 election limits, Jimmy Lai says he will join Occupy Central Hong Kong poised for political showdown With Beijing expected to confirm ... of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, also suggested in an RTHK interview that the movement was being "manipulated by Western countries to overthrow a regime", and that Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582080/hong-kong-poised-political-showdown-2017-election

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