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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Policy address to ignore anti-discrimination debate

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee and Stuart Lau

    ... Ada Lee and Stuart Lau Policy address to ignore anti-discrimination debate Consultation about a law banning discrimination against sexual minorities will not be mentioned in the chief ... the possible consultation two months ago, but they were not concrete about whether the consultation would go ahead. "I hope they would introduce laws to ban discrimination against sexual ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Son of reformer Hu Yaobang rues lost chance for change, 25 years after his father’s death

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:41pm by Verna Yu

    ... proud of his advocacy of democracy and the rule of law, his opposition to repressive rule, his campaign to rehabilitate political victims and the abolition of discrimination against "black ... had to go hand-in-hand with economic reform. In 1986, he was planning a draft law to safeguard press freedoms, but was purged in 1987 before it could be enacted. "Press freedom should ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong 'should adopt national security law until own version is ready'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung HK 'should adopt mainland security law for now' Mainland academics have suggested that Hong Kong temporarily implement the nation's security laws until it legislates its own version. Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing was "shocked" by the proposal and said it would be inconsistent with the Basic Law, adding ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘Dual track’ nomination system for 2017 Chief Executive election proposed by law scholar

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:57am by Stuart Lau

    ... candidates, a constitutional law scholar has proposed as part of a "dual-track" nomination process. Professor Simon Young Ngai-man, of the University of Hong Kong's law faculty, ... of the public would qualify to be put to a vote of the nominating committee- the body stipulated in the Basic Law to put forward candidates when universal suffrage arrives in 2017. He or she would need ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Not recommended- scholar writes off compromise plan

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Tanna Chong, JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Tanna Chong, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Beijing law expert rejects proposal for public to suggest rather than nominate 2017 candidates Not recommended- scholar writes off compromise plan ... where all voters would be able to actually nominate candidates. Wang said both proposals would water down the powers of the committee that is tasked under the Basic Law with putting forward ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs', China tells US

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:19pm by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... nomination, but I can see the society is starting to accept that there are other ways to discuss political reform." Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was also upbeat. "The Basic Law ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chaos at district council over Basic Law event funding

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:17pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of Central and Western district councillors yesterday over a funding proposal that opponents say is linked to pro-Beijing forces. The scheduled one-hour meeting to discuss funding for "Basic Law ... to promote the Basic Law. Hui called for councillors with no conflict of interest to be able to vote on whether Stephen Chan Chit-kwai continue to chair the meeting as he was a member ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HKU law professor takes middle ground in electoral reform plan

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com HKU professor's reform plan takes middle ground A University of Hong Kong law professor has put forth a compromise electoral reform plan that he believes would be compatible with both the Basic Law and international standards of democracy. Although Professor Michael Davis' plan for the 2017 chief executive poll dispensed ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Only pro-Beijing candidates should be allowed run in 2017, says Fanny Law

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Exco member says excluding democrats from election would not be regressive 2017 entrants must be pro-Beijing: Fanny Law Executive councillor Fanny Law Fan ... the possibility of someone confrontational winning the election after "smearing" rivals for the top job. Law, who headed Leung Chun-ying's office in 2012 when he was chief executive-elect, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Chinese law scholar rules out any public nomination of chief executive candidates

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Carrie Lam says Rao Geping's comment on chief executive poll sets a definitive tone Law scholar rejects any public nomination A top Beijing legal ... of the Basic Law Committee and a law professor at Peking University, and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor were speaking at a high-powered gathering of more than 300 top officials, lawmakers ...




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