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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco seals off protest zone over safety fears at new town development meeting

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:15pm by Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo Up to 1,000 police expected to form human barrier during meeting, amid safety fears over protests against plan to build new towns Legco's protest zone to be sealed off The drop-off area and protest zone outsid ...

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    Legco president plans fact-finding trip to US to study think tanks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... it was urgent for Hong Kong to develop its policy research. "The city might have very good infrastructure, but the software is still lacking," he said. "There is yet to be any [policy] ...

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    Legco finance committee approves HK$1.6b Queen Mary Hospital reconstruction proposal

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Tony Cheung, Ada Lee

    ... to develop two new towns in the northeastern New Territories. The plan was approved last month after a two-month debate. Ng, who was heavily criticised for his handling of those meetings, would ...

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    If Occupy prompts Beijing to intervene, 'one country, two systems' would take a hit, adviser says

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Gary Cheung

    ... a grave and serious situation. Nobody could predict the subsequent developments," he said. Article 14 of the Basic Law states that the Hong Kong government may, when necessary, ask ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Slow progress to clear HK$6.8b funding requests to Legco Finance Committee

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:56pm by Tony Cheung

    ... the meeting closed at 9.10pm, the committee had approved only the first six funding requests on its agenda. They included a hotel development project for Disneyland and cash for building a home ...

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    Hong Kong’s faith in ‘one country, two systems’ is at risk, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... "The most worrying development in the past few weeks is both Beijing and Hongkongers falling into a vicious cycle that is not conducive to narrowing differences on electoral reform." ... and development interests". Hong Kong's prosperity was crucial in 1984, when the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed under the "one country, two systems" formula, Tsang said. ...

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    Further sessions called to clear backlog of Legco funding requests

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... was previously mired in pan-democrats' weeks-long challenge to funding for a northeastern New Territories development plan, eventually approved amid chaos on June 27. The delay means many requests ... Kwok-hung's motion of no confidence against Ng, who allegedly breached Legco's rules of procedure to push through a vote on HK$340 million initial funding for the development of two New ...

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    Pro-Beijing lawmaker accuses pan-democrats of using ‘Nazi propaganda tactic’

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 01:29pm by Tony Cheung

    ... with development bureau officials, escorted by security guards. On Wednesday, Ng said that while his chairing of meetings was “not perfect, and left room for improvement”, he was “absolutely impartial” ...

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    Chief executive again denies problem between executive and legislature

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by TONY LEUNG

    ... During that session, Leung urged lawmakers to think about why Legco's work could be manipulated by radicals to "hijack" the city's development. Tsang later told reporters ...

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    Lawmakers expelled after waving red cards at Finance Committee chairman

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to push through a vote last week on preliminary financing for a controversial new-town development plan for the northeastern New Territories. At yesterday's six-hour meeting, all ... Chiu-hung, of the Labour Party, said Ng's failure to declare his position as a director of SmarTone, a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties, which owns land in the new-town development area, ...




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