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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democratic hunger strikers break fast, plan to return for second helping

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:34pm by Ernest Kao

    ... on nothing but water, sports drinks and glucose supplements. After a ceremonial countdown in the blazing sun, the three gulped down bowls of watery porridge, cooked by Wu's wife. But that might ... Union. "We will stop temporarily and, if necessary, we will come out to fight again." Despite mockery from radical pan-democrats, who wanted the strikers to exist on water alone, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former ICAC chief Timothy Tong silent on claims of 'drinking games with consular officials'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Former top graft-buster snubs questions on reports of frolics at banquet for foreign consuls Timothy Tong quiet on ICAC 'drinking games' Former anti-graft chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming and the ICAC maintained a stony silence yesterday in response to questioning by lawmakers over accusations Tong held drinking games with consular officials ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hunger for democracy on show as 4 starve on

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that the strikers were drinking water and energy drinks. One activist, Ronald Leung Kam-shing, had planned to host a hotpot meal at the HSBC headquarters yesterday evening to mock the hunger strikers. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Not recommended- scholar writes off compromise plan

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

    ... 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 ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Conference austerity police put a new twist on 'personalised' bottled water

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Delegates to parliamentary sessions won't be overwhelmed with fancy hotel hospitality No splashing out on bottled water Beijing has ratcheted up its campaign against waste and extravagant spending by government officials ahead of the annual parliamentary sessions next week, ordering luxurious dishes to be dropped from the menu and bottled water to be tagged ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying conspicuously absent from reform publicity stunt

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 08:31pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Scholarism's turn to protest; and in Tin Hau, the Defence of Hong Kong Freedom group. Addressing the demands after the parade, Lam said any approach that watered down the function of the nominating ... the Basic Law framework," said Lam. "Any [reform] proposal which apparently usurps or waters down the function of the nominating committee, stipulated by the Basic Law's Article 45, ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Direct action used in Taiwan protest too risky for Hong Kong, academic warns

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... into nearby government offices last weekend. Police in riot gear evicted them from the complex using batons and water cannon. The students are protesting against a trade agreement with the mainland ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam's remarks spur call for honesty on reform

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Tony Cheung

    ... voters to put forward candidates. The proposals included those submitted by pan-democrats and a watered-down version suggested by Rao's committee colleague, legal scholar Albert Chen ...

  9. 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 scholar and the chief secretary yesterday presented a united front in ruling out even a watered-down form of public nomination for the chief executive poll in 2017. Rao Geping, a member ...

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    Carrie Lam 'pessimistic' on deal for universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... "Any proposal that would usurp or water down the rights of the nominating committee would not be able to receive political support," Lam added. "Instead of wasting time on proposals ...




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