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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ... setting up another [financial] centre in other cities, like Shanghai. "It is rather natural and reasonable for the central government to consider a Plan B. If you were [Premier] Li Keqiang, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556936/occupy-central-may-hurt-beijings-confidence-hong-kong-financial
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Seize the day' on reform, John Tsang tells city

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Financial secretary channels Robin Williams in plea for democracy ahead of crunch talks 'Seize the day' on reform, John Tsang tells city Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah yesterday warned that "an entire generation of Hongkongers would bear a heavy political cost" if the city fails to "seize the day" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580444/seize-day-reform-john-tsang-tells-city
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    March against Occupy had a mainland flavour

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... yesterday saying the unrest threatened Hong Kong's status as a financial centre. The clans were not the only ones putting up united fronts; dozens of South Asian protesters were dressed in red ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575709/march-against-occupy-had-mainland-flavour
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats vow to fight 'more stringent than expected' NPC 2017 poll plan

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:58pm by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung, Peter So and Joyce Ng

    ... people to block roads in the city's financial district if if there is not a "genuine" choice of candidates. The government needs the votes of at least five pan-democrat lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581289/npc-lays-out-framework-electing-hong-kongs-chief-executive
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... to vote. Most countries, including the United States, strictly limit voting to citizens. Other "unique" aspects of the Basic Law include the city's financial independence from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580931/international-norms-not-basic-law
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    The more you protest, the less Beijing will bend, democracy activists told

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... in the city's financial district if Beijing fails to allow universal suffrage compatible with what it says are international standards of democracy. Tai responded that the main purpose of the campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580711/more-you-protest-less-beijing-will-bend-democracy-activists-told
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee gets down to details of rules for 2017 poll

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by TINY CHEUNG, Adrian Wan

    ... could handle threatened street protests to block roads in the financial district. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581004/npc-standing-committee-gets-down-details-rules-2017-poll
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang recalls protests on US campus during the Vietnam war

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Financial secretary reflects on Vietnam war protests as civil disobedience campaign heats up Tsang recalls the 'Occupy' of his university days With the Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign firing up both advocates and adversaries, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah recalled similar social activism he witnessed as a Boston university ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575839/john-tsang-recalls-protests-us-campus-during-vietnam-war
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:29pm by Keira Lu Huang, Emily Tsang

    ... The wheelchair takes its place at a three-day exhibition at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, commemorating Deng's life, including his years as paramount leader from 1978 to 1992. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578768/daughters-deng-xiaoping-who-was-born-110-years-ago-lead-tributes-hong
  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... increased the nation's confidence, so that it was more assertive in its territorial demands and making its voice heard internationally. China's power plays have also reached the financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578761/deng-xiaopings-guiding-principles-are-still-play-today

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