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  1. News - World - ARAB SPRING

    US notes slow progress of Arab spring

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Arab spring progress slow, US says Global hopes that democracy could replace dictatorships in Arab spring nations risk being crushed by repressive ... are encountering "harsh realities" and face "immense challenges", the State Department said in its assessment of the global human-rights situation in 2012. "The hope of the early ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1219399/us-notes-slow-progress-arab-spring
  2. News - World - MOROCCO

    Moroccan village divided over 'Islamists' driving out prostitutes

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Ain Leuh

    ... Prostitutes victims of Arab spring For years, the Moroccan mountain village of Ain Leuh with its crumbling whitewashed walls was known locally as the place to go for sex. Women- some dressed in tight ... by some in Morocco as another triumph of the Arab spring- testament to what can happen when ordinary citizens stand up for change and make life better for themselves. For others, however, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1073359/moroccan-village-divided-over-islamists-driving-out-prostitutes
  3. News - World - GLOBAL POWER

    US will take back seat in new world order, says think tank

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Think tank says America is in transition between interventionist era and a new role, while China's leadership transition will change global politics U.S. 'to take back seat in new world order' A series of political transitions led by the Arab spring uprisings are shifting the balance of world power with the United States set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1036126/us-will-take-back-seat-new-world-order-says-think-tank
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing concerned about national identity in Hong Kong youth

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... Colleen Lee and Gary Cheung The central government tells local deputies to NPC it's worried about a lack of nationalism Beijing raises alarm over HK youth allegiance Beijing is said to be "gravely concerned" that Hong Kong youth lack a sens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128217/beijing-concerned-about-national-identity-hong-kong-youth
  5. Signs of spring

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching It is significant, and encouraging, that a key Chinese official involved in Hong Kong affairs has praised the recent presidential election in Taiwan and suggested that party politics in Hong Kong is lagging behind, with deep-seated problems. W ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995397/signs-spring
  6. More dirt may show before political spring clean ends

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mike Rowse It pains me to even think it, let alone write the words, but Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has joined the ranks of Dead Men Walking. Revelations that he has consorted with wealthy businessmen, by themselves, mean nothing. We expect the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994522/more-dirt-may-show-political-spring-clean-ends
  7. News - World - NEW YEAR

    New year could see many new faces in power

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London With elections due in many key countries, and the shifting sands of national power continuing to reshape the political and diplomatic landscape, 2013 ... Khatami is once again being touted as a possible candidate in 2013, but conservatives are signalling that he would only be allowed to run if he distanced himself from the opposition Green ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1116923/new-year-could-see-many-new-faces-power
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Britain 'failed to freeze assets of Hosni Mubarak regime'

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain 'failed to freeze assets of Mubarak regime' The Egyptian public investigator who led efforts to hunt down property belonging to the regime of toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak has accused Britain of being &quo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1029684/britain-failed-freeze-assets-hosni-mubarak-regime
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    War of words shifts to the Lunar New Year fair

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan and Phila Siu

    ... Thomas Chan and Phila Siu War of words shifts to the Lunar New Year fair Political parties have shifted their battlefield from the Legislative Council to the Lunar New Year fair at Victoria Park. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143910/war-words-shifts-lunar-new-year-fair
  10. 'Arab spring' comes to, but not for, HK

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... At least 20 Tunisians are heading to their consulate in Hong Kong over the next few days for a heartening reason. They will be voting in their country's 'first free and fair elections' in 30 years. Tunisia, of course, is where the 'Arab spring' felt its first fresh breezes. Protests in January, which began when an unemployed street vendor set himself alight, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982489/arab-spring-comes-not-hk

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