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  1. News - World - TURKEY

    Erdogan, Turkish president-elect, vows AK party will keep on reshaping nation

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ankara President-elect vows party he co-founded will continue to reshape the nation Erdogan sees 'birth of a new Turkey' In a farewell speech to supporters of his AK party, Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan said its mission to reshape the nation would go on after he left party politics and took office as head of state. Erdogan's supporters see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581370/erdogan-turkish-president-elect-vows-ak-party-will-keep-reshaping-nation
  2. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Universal suffrage for 2017 election should be approved in Beijing ‘on Wednesday’

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:59pm by Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... clash in Hong Kong Beijing’s top legislative body should give preliminarily approval on Wednesday for Hong Kong to elect its next leader by “one man, one vote”, according to local deputies ... residents the right to vote, as Hong Kong does, was also not the international norm. “If the [chief executive] election in 2017 must fulfil international standards, should we deprive foreigners who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580812/universal-suffrage-2017-election-should-be-approved-beijing-wednesday
  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan election in crisis as candidate Abdullah Abdullah pulls out of audit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Afghanistan’s fraud-hit election teetered on the brink of collapse on Wednesday as one of the two candidates boycotted the UN-supervised vote audit set up ... President Hamid Karzai has raised the stakes by insisting that his successor will be inaugurated next Tuesday. “I think now they know they have lost the election, and to hide their defeat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581143/afghan-election-crisis-candidate-abdullah-abdullah-pulls-out-audit
  4. News - China - MACAU

    Fernando Chui will be re-elected Macau's leader but faces growing gripes

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by JEFFIE LAM, Stuart Lau

    ... Jeffie Lam and Stuart Lau in Macau Fernando Chui will be re-elected unopposed as Macau chief executive, but many in city are unhappy The only game in town Four hundred social and business leaders in Macau are preparing to elect the city's next leader at the end of this month. Meanwhile, young democracy activists have spent every day of the past few weeks on Macau's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580183/fernando-chui-will-be-re-elected-macaus-leader-faces-growing-gripes
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top official Li Fei drops another hint about Beijing’s thinking on 2017 election

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:27pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... Joyce Ng in Shenzhen, Peter So and Gary Cheung Stringent rules look likely for chief executive election, as top mainland official suggests key committee is not in the mood for compromise ... election, unswayed by the possibility of "disastrous effects" if the reform package fails to pass the local legislature. Li Fei summoned the memory of Deng Xiaoping, who told British prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579366/top-official-drops-another-big-hint-about-beijings-thinking-2017
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping was all for autonomy for Hong Kong, but not for elections

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Deng all for Hong Kong autonomy, but not elections On a 1993 visit to Hong Kong to promote her biography of her father, former paramount leader Deng ... with members of the Basic Law Drafting Committee in April 1987, the paramount leader said: "Would it be good for Hong Kong to hold general elections? I don't think so." It's long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579590/deng-xiaoping-was-all-autonomy-hong-kong-not-elections
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:26pm by joyce ng and peter so

    ... Joyce Ng in Shenzhen and Peter So Both principles vital to chief executive election, top Beijing official tells Shenzhen meeting; while those who seek independence have 'no ... Congress- the top national legislature- meets next week to lay down a framework for electing the chief executive in 2017. Afterwards, a session was arranged for 14 pan-democrats to talk directly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578540/basic-law-chief-backs-making-2017-hopefuls-get-majority-support
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Former Hong Kong skipper Pieter Schats elected chairman of the HKRFU

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:03pm by Staff Reporter

    ... building on the successful foundations we have established for the game in Hong Kong," said 54-year-old Schats who was elected unopposed. "Trevor has had a significant impact ... Pieter Schats, elected  unopposed.  Director of facilities: Anson Bailey returned for 2 years. Director of development: Ruth Mitchell returned for 2 years. Director of youth: Case Everaert ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1578658/former-hong-kong-skipper-pieter-schats-elected-chairman-hkrfu
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president as Ambrose Lam resigns

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ambrose Lam confirms he will step down after vote of no confidence Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president A criminal lawyer more vocal about trade than politics has replaced the embattled Ambrose Lam San-keung as president of the Law Society. The council of the society yesterday elected Stephen Hung Wan-shun, who has served as vice-president, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577280/law-society-elects-stephen-hung-president
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers invited to Shenzhen for last-minute talks on 2017 election reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:36pm

    ... Peter So and Gary Cheung Lawmakers invited to Shenzhen next week to discuss poll deal with senior Beijing officials Last ditch talks to bridge 2017 election reform gap All 70 lawmakers have been invited to meet senior Beijing officials in Shenzhen next Thursday in a last-ditch effort to narrow the gap on attitudes to reform for the 2017 chief executive election. Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574527/lawmakers-invited-shenzhen-last-minute-talks-2017-election-reform

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