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  1. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    CY Leung’s office hits back at Hong Kong’s ex-governor Chris Patten over political reform

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:36pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com The Chief Executive’s Office has hit back at former governor Chris Patten’s comments on Beijing’s reform plan, after Beijing loyalist Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai criticised Patten for looking at Hong Kong from a “pre-handover viewpoint”. On Tuesday, Patten said the UK had a continuing “moral and political obligation to ensure that China respects its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585041/todays-hong-kong-different-rita-fan-hits-back-ex-governor-chris
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is Beijing's political reform proposal acceptable or not? Let the people speak

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:11pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the government should show it is guided by public opinion by including a referendum of sorts in the next phase of consultation Is Beijing's political reform proposal acceptable or not? Let the people speak Hong Kong's long and winding road to greater democracy has apparently ended down a blind alley, after the Standing Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1585110/beijings-political-reform-proposal-acceptable-or-not-let-people-speak
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students’ declaration says strike over political reform is ‘final warning to the regime’

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... classes. Professor Gordon Matthews said he will provide filmed lectures to help students who join class boycotts in protest at Beijing's restrictive framework for the city's political reform. "Students miss classes from time to time. This is better than going to Lan Kwai Fong and getting drunk, after all," Professor Gordon Mathews, head of the anthropology department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584645/its-fine-skip-class-occupy-central-says-chinese-university-lecturer
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Economic cautionis warranted The stock market has been on a roll, buoyed by positive sentiment over the launch in October of two-way share trading between Hong Kong ... by hot money from overseas to bet on the cross-border trading scheme; quick profit-taking could cause markets to plunge. Tsang has forecast a gloomy economic outlook that could be exacerbated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573098/caution-about-hong-kongs-economic-outlook-warranted
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Zhang says some people could be 'brainwashed' on political reform

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by Tony Cheung

    ... in the city could be "brainwashed" by pan-democratic bodies or the Apple Daily in the debate about political reform. Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central government's liaison office, ... be my first reaction after the decision was made?" Zhang said, referring to the national legislature's recent decision on the city's political reform. His following cryptic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584750/zhang-says-some-people-could-be-brainwashed-political-reform
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Your government needs you: Thai leader says reform council open to all

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by Reuters

    ... General Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included. Prayuth was speaking in Bangkok to mark the beginning of a selection process for the National Reform Council. It would draft political and economic reforms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585341/your-government-needs-you-thai-leader-says-reform-council-open-all
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text of former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa’s speech on Hong Kong’s political reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:22pm

    ... aspiration. Today, on the eve of Hong Kong’s crucial development in our long history, on the verge of our going for the biggest political leap, how can we possibly choose to stand still? How can we ... of their political stance, Hong Kong people have demonstrated their political sensibility and maturity. Most are moderate and rational. There are outstanding talents on both sides of the political divide, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584599/full-text-former-chief-executive-tung-chee-hwas-speech-hong-kongs
  8. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Politics priced into China markets

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:29am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Chart of the day: Politics priced into China markets Political turning points always matter for markets, none more so than those on the mainland. Analysts broadly concur that the launch of an investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang signals a consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping, boding well for the political unity needed to drive economic reform. Strategists at Swiss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1567828/chart-day-politics-priced-china-markets
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Framework for political reform is best we could expect at this point in time

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 05:13pm by LAWRENCE LAU, AYESHA LAU

    ... can hope for, given that it has to comply with existing laws Advance the cause The National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform completed step two ... suffrage for the chief executive election will take up a great deal of time and effort in the immediate future. The community simply does not have the capacity to deal with two major political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1583747/framework-political-reform-best-we-could-expect-point-time
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:50pm by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says its power of interpretation cannot be used as a façade to amend mini constitution Standing Committee decision on political reform is a violation of the Basic Law ... to the supreme law, one would have expected the National People's Congress Standing Committee to take the Basic Law seriously. But that was not to be. Its decision on political reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1583732/standing-committee-decision-political-reform-violates-basic-law

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