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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering lawmakers say fiscal crisis is government bogeyman

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Olga Wong

    ... for tackling the problem of an ageing society. Paul Yip Siu-fai, a demographic specialist on the steering committee, shares Fong's views. "Instead of focusing on how to save money, the report ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung 'will leave the slaughter of public nomination to Beijing'

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by Joyce Ng, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam Government attempts to soothe divisions over plans for the chief executive election, but says nominating committee 'cannot be undermined' Lost on the path to democracy The government's implied rather than explicit re ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Even moderate electoral reform ideas conflict with government's 'mainstream' view

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Government says its report to Beijing reflects city's opinions on electoral reform, but it flies in the face of many of the proposals mulled so far The view is different from the top Only one of the widely discussed moderat ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco no-show: functional seat lawmakers have worst attendance record

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau, Bryan Harris

    ... that it was "misgoverned". But Leung said his lack of party affiliation meant he focused purely on the concerns of his sector and should not be judged on attendance alone. "There was little I could do [about ... superficiality … I'd rather do more practical things such as focus on medical and important social issues," he said. Although many Beijing loyalists in functional constituencies were among ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Most marchers surveyed motivated by desire for public nomination of 2017 poll candidates

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Stuart Lau, JEFFIE LAM, Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung, James Griffiths

    ... Staff Reporters Protesters motivated by desire for public nomination of 2017 election candidates and opposition to recent Beijing white paper, poll shows Masses on the march An overwhelming 91 per cent of marchers polled by the South China Morning Post ye ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central poll leaves moderate democrats no room to manoeuvre, say advisers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 11:21pm by Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Unofficial Occupy poll leaves moderate democrats no room to manoeuvre with Beijing, say advisers Unwelcome fallout Mainland academics who advise Beijing on Hong Kong affairs do not think there is any chance of reach ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Annual march biggest in recent years, with the focus democracy in 2017

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:03am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Full democracy and no screening of chief executive candidates are top of agenda, with students staging an Occupy Central rehearsal through night Protesters focus on 2017 in biggest march for a decade Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand "genuine" democracy in 2017 and express their anger at Beijing's declaration of its authority over ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong still seeking a middle ground on electoral reform

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... ditched the public nomination idea and focused on maintaining a lower threshold for getting nominated by a committee. Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the former chief secretary, and the Civic ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    How leading small groups help Xi Jinping and other party leaders exert power

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 04:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the party's Secretariat to focus more on day-to-day affairs. The potential for abuse of the structure became clear in May 1966, when Mao Zedong installed five of his most radical supporters ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats soften stance amid hopes of meeting with Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Gary Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... reached a deadlock. Is it necessary for us to think of another way in order to make progress?" He said further discussion should focus more on the composition of the nominating committee, its ...




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