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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    For first time, Macau sees contested election for body that will choose next chief executive

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com For first time, there are more candidates than seats, but critics are not impressed Macau sees contested poll for CE voting body Macau held its first ... candidates from various sectors- the first time that there were more runners than available seats. The remaining 56 representatives were chosen by the political sector- including the city's ...

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    Guangdong unveils NPC nominees list for first time ever

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Public given seven days to comment on 150 candidates, but the gesture is seen as a formality as most appointments have already been decided Guangdong discloses NPC nominees list for first time Guangdong has for the first time released for public scrutiny a list of 150 provincial candidates for membership of the National People's ...

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    Beijing sends ships to Diaoyus for first time since Japanese elections

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... overflew the area. Japan said it was the first time China had breached its airspace since at least 1958. Tokyo scrambled fighter jets in response. But the State Oceanic Administration vessels have ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Anti-red' sentiment takes centre stage in Legco election for first time

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by TOMY CHEUNG

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Parties exploiting fears over influence of mainland culture on city and its core values, a trend that's likely to continue, observers say 'Anti-red' sentiment takes hold in election For the first time, "anti-red" sentiment has taken centre stage in the city's politics amid the fight for Legislative Council seats- ...

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    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... this to a year, saying it would allow more people to move from small flats to bigger flats. "If they don't sell their flats, where do we get all these small flats for the first-time ... Of the lawmakers present, 49 voted for the bill while seven voted against it. Under the measure, which is designed to help cool the property market, buyers of all properties valued at HK$2 million or more ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Majority in poll opposes Beijing screening candidates for top job

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Tony Cheung

    ... support to run in the election, the first time the city's leader will be picked by universal suffrage. Arrangements for the election will be announced by the Standing Committee, which meets ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping exhibit in Hong Kong may touch on June 4 crackdown

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Tony Cheung, Andrea Chen

    ... Xiaoping at History's Crossroad, premiered on state television last Friday. The series- broadcast at prime time- marked the first time that a television programme had touched on stories ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Solicitors vote to unseat Law Society president Ambrose Lam

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... throughout the process despite this being an internal matter." He urged Lam to respect the result and step down. It was the first time the 9,000-strong society had met to debate a motion ...

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    Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by 'orchestrated' responses

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CALVIN LIU, BRIAN YAP, Joyce Ng

    ... when the city will elect its leader by one man, one vote for the first time. A spokesman for the government refused to say whether bloc and individual replies were weighted differently, stating ...

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    Anti-Occupy organiser insists his poll will be better than 'referendum'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Tony Cheung

    ... will have to fill in their name, identity card number and a verification code, while declaring they are signing for the first time. But he admitted there was no way to prevent people who had signed ...




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