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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former leader Tung Chee-hwa plans ‘think tank’ for Hong Kong development

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 01:38pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO AND PETER SO

    ... popularity of present chief executive Leung Chun-ying. A poll by the University of Hong Kong earlier this week found the chief executive’s support rate stood at 42 out of 100, the lowest level since ...

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    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of Hong Kong. The poll interviewed 1,008 Hongkongers and had a response rate of 64.3 per cent and a sampling error of 1.6 per cent.   Poll: young, better educated most pessimistic about Hong ...

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    Moody’s warns Hong Kong electoral reform could lead to ‘credit negative’ outlook

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:43pm by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Reform stand-off a threat to economy, Moody's says International credit rating agency Moody's warned that Beijing's stringent ruling on electoral ... from a major credit rating agency and appeared to place responsibility on Beijing's decision-makers for the city's negative economic outlook. "A significant portion of Hong ...

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    Outgoing Finance Committee chairman Ng Leung-sing rates himself highly

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:57pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Despite vote of no confidence and protests, Finance Committee chairman has no regrets Ng gives a pass mark … to himself Ng Leung-sing gave himself a pass mark yesterday for his chairmanship of the Finance Committee, but he didn't get much support from other lawmakers. Out of 100 marks, Ng rated his performance over the past year at "60 ...

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    Chief secretary loses 'most popular' status in Hong Kong University poll

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Chief secretary loses long-held 'most popular' title while chief executive's rating falls into 'depressing' category, according to HKU poll Reforms dent Lam's crown of approval The recent row over the upcoming electoral reforms may have taken its toll on Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, whose approval rating ...

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    Public support for Chief Secretary Carrie Lam falls to record low

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Lam's rating dived to its lowest level since she took office as the government's No 2 official in July 2012, hitting 55.9 points out of a score of 100. The polling team said the fall was due to her role in promoting political reform, but added that despite the slump Lam "is still the most popular secretary". Her rating was 3 percentage points lower than in a poll ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police vague about whether anti-Occupy Central officers breached code

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... showed. But the detection rate, at 41.4 per cent, was also the lowest in 10 years when compared to the yearly average figures since 2004. Police said technology crimes, in which both victims ...

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    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... on funding applications from the government. He attended just three out of 38 meetings- an 8 per cent attendance rate. Lau also scored the lowest attendance rate on the House Committee, just 30 per ... break began on July 15. The new session begins in mid-October. Dr Leung Ka-lau's overall attendance rate put him in second place to Lau. He made it to just 37 per cent of Finance Committee ...

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    Legco success hits low point as fewer than one third of bills passed into law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Tony Cheung

    ... success rate hits low point Fewer than a third of the bills gazetted by the government have been passed in this legislative session- the worst performance for several years. It raises questions ... lawmakers have approved only eight of 29 bills. If they approve four more bills by the end of business on July 15, it would take the legislative success rate from 28 per cent to 41 per cent. ...

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    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... in uncertainty, she noted. She dismissed suggestions that lawyers had been earning interest on the tax payments, saying the current interest rate was negligible and administrative costs were involved. ...




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