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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing unmoved by massive rally turnout, say advisers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Gary Cheung, Adrian Wan and Kwong Man-ki

    ... would damage economic development and social stability. "Hong Kong is an important offshore renminbi centre, but the development of the business relies on the stability of its financial ... Gary Cheung, Adrian Wan and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing As fallout from protest spreads, advisers warn of social and financial crisis if conflict over the city's pro-democracy movement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545195/beijing-unmoved-massive-rally-turnout-say-advisers
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NDRC adds its voice to Occupy Central criticism

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... and prosperity, Li said. The NDRC is the fourth central government agency to attack Occupy Central this week. The Ministry of Commerce said Occupy would damage Hong Kong's position as a financial centre, while the Ministry of Finance and the People's Bank of China made similar comments. Li said Hong Kong was a society under the rule of law and the NDRC believed the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547057/ndrc-adds-its-voice-occupy-central-criticism
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Send me back to jail', says Long Hair as pan-democrats surrrender to police over July 1 march

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 08:08pm by Amy Nip, Joyce Ng

    ... their details taken and were sent away. They were joined by "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung, who was released from prison yesterday. After leaving the Lai Chi Kok detention centre, the League ... initiatives by the Legislative Council's Finance Committee, which holds its last meeting before the summer recess on Friday. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Professor Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547477/send-me-back-jail-says-long-hair-pan-democrats-surrrender-police-over
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president plans fact-finding trip to US to study think tanks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... Foundation and Centre for American Progress, all based in Washington. "We would like to see how the institutes in other countries operate … and see which way would suit Hong Kong the most," ... which have formed a close relationship with the government. The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, set up in 2006 by the head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Norman Chan Tak-lam, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552125/legco-president-plans-fact-finding-trip-us-study-think-tanks
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    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

    ... negligence, Chiang and other lawyers noted. The indemnity does not cover misappropriation or closure of the law firm. On July 6, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah wrote on his blog ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553517/legco-filibuster-stamp-duty-puts-more-hk4b-stake
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... standard' to speak of," ambassador Liu Xiaoming wrote in a letter to the Financial Times. He wrote that Hong Kong's political reform was just a stone's throw away from the goal set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550716/chinas-ambassador-uk-hits-out-public-nomination-2017-election
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing blasts Macau's planned Occupy-style referendum as 'invalid and unconstitutional'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:19pm by Reuters

    ... the world's biggest gambling centre. Both enjoy wide-ranging autonomy and free speech not permitted on the mainland. “An administrative region has no authority to establish a system of referendum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551069/mainland-blasts-planned-occupy-style-macau-referendum-invalid
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... could take a long time, and better resemble 1998 [than the two later crises]." Home prices fell 56 per cent between 1997 and 1998 after the Asian financial crisis. It took eight months ... and a year in 2008 after the global financial crisis for prices to return to their previous levels. Louie made only a vague reference to the Occupy Central movement in his report. But he told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549994/occupy-central-danger-property-market-warns-barclays-bank
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Some Hongkongers choose flags, dancing and music to mark handover

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... Exhibition and Convention Centre that the city's residents should avoid doing anything that might damage the city's "prosperity and stability". In Tamar Park, Admiralty, people ... a financial surplus," Leung said. "This scenario needs to be defended by everyone, who should avoid doing anything that affects Hong Kong's stability and damages Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544502/some-hongkongers-choose-flags-dancing-and-music-mark-handover
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Can Democratic Party be divided and still conquer?

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... taken an oath, on February 5, to join the Occupy campaign, which plans to block the main financial district if the government fails to deliver a satisfactory democracy model to elect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552123/can-democratic-party-be-divided-and-still-conquer

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