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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Alliance for True Democracy proposal wins Occupy Central poll as nearly 800,000 Hongkongers vote

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:36pm by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng, Gary Cheung

    ... on Hong Kong's electoral reform that ended last night. It secured 331,427 votes, or 42.1 per cent of the 787,767 valid ballots cast during the 10-day exercise, which was organised ... with 7.5 per cent who disagreed. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a co-organiser of Occupy Central, said: "Today should go down in the history of Hong Kong's constitutional development ...

  2. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    LVMH sales slow in Hong Kong as Chinese demand drops globally

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:58am by Reuters

    ... It also said fewer tourists, particularly from mainland China, were shopping in Hong Kong because of pro-democracy protests. Many leading luxury brands generate more than 10 per cent ... Reuters in Paris LVMH hit hard by sharp drop in demand in city LVMH has seen a drop in demand from Chinese buyers in its home market and overseas, as well as a slowdown in Hong Kong ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Ballerina Nina Ananiashvili brings her vision of Don Quixote to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by Natasha Rogai

    ... Natasha Rogai Star dancer Nina Ananiashvili brings her vision to Hong Kong Ballet's Don Quixote, writes Natasha Rogai High pointe A superstar is in town. Nina Ananiashvili, one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and former star of the Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, is here to stage a production of Don Quixote for Hong Kong Ballet- and the dancers ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government's electoral reform report leaves hopes for democracy in tatters

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by Joseph Wong

    ... Joseph Wong Joseph Wong says Leung's report to Beijing is so out of touch with the political realities in Hong Kong that it offers people little comfort in their long struggle ... on political reform convey the following impression: that Hong Kong people are satisfied with the present composition and performance of Legco, hence no reform is needed; and that most of them agree ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Contested presidential vote a test of the strength of Indonesian democracy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:32pm by MARK THOMPSON

    ... Professor Mark R. Thompson is director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre at the City University of Hong Kong ... Mark Thompson Mark Thompson says Widodo's win is good news for country and region Contested presidential vote a test of Indonesian democracy The announcement on Tuesday evening ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Beijing to trust Hongkongers in their quest for democracy

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:45pm by Emily Lau

    ... They should have a dialogue with the pro-democracy camp and the Occupy Central organisers and seek to establish a constructive working relationship with them. Hong Kong's reputation for peaceful ... in the community. Either he does not know, or does not want to know, that divergent views in society are threatening to rip the city apart. How can such an inept person be fit to run Hong Kong? Some ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Timeline: the long and winding road to universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:25am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... over Hong Kong in white paper", June 10, 2014   July Organisers say 510,000 people take to the streets to call for true democracy for Hong Kong. "Annual march biggest in recent years, ... 2010 Senior leaders of the Democratic Party hold a meeting on political reform with officials from Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong. "Meeting yields no results", May 26, 2010 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democracy campaigners threaten 'passive resistance' over 2017 reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Gary Cheung

    ... nomination, but also at how Beijing or the [Hong Kong] government deals with the formation of the nominating committee. For example, if all nominating committee members are elected by the public, ... Ng Kang-chung and Gary Cheung 'Passive resistance' threat over public nomination Pro-democracy groups are threatening a campaign of "passive resistance", including ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Will Hong Kong risk it all to defy Beijing on political reform?

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 02:10pm by Michael Chugani

    ... spooking Hong Kong and the world with its bluntly worded document in seven languages spelling out who is boss. In a way, we brought this on ourselves by playing chicken with Beijing on democracy ... They woke up a sleeping master with their noisy threats of paralysing Central. At first I thought Zhou Nan, former director of Xinhua's Hong Kong branch, was talking through his rear end when ...

  10. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Swatch Group voices concerns over uncertain Hong Kong outlook

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich Swatch voices concern over Hong Kong outlook Swatch Group yesterday warned of an uncertain outlook for its major market Hong Kong after reporting an 11.5 per cent fall ... of uncertainty because of this … conflict. Fewer people visit Hong Kong and our stores there. But the main problem is with wholesale. Retailers are worried and buy fewer watches. This uncertainty ...




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