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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by Keira Lu Huang, Andrea Chen, Minnie Chan

    ... Keira Lu Huang, Andrea Chen and Minnie Chan Lack of action on two key issues after the Communist Party's fourth plenum points to persistent differences within the party, analysts say Elephants in the room That there was no announcement of the fate of ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Ruling on Hong Kong poll a hammer blow to Taiwan reunification hopes

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Lawrence Chung

    ... into political talks with Beijing, focusing instead on economic and cultural affairs. A September 15 poll by the United Daily News in Taipei showed that 47 per cent of Taiwan residents opted ...

  3. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Many Asian leaders are currently the scions of political dynasties

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Many Asian leaders are the scions of political dynasties, benefitting from family name and reputation plus timing, but not everyone makes the cut It's all in the family When Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

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

    ... focused on domestic matters. Yet analysts and China watchers say the philosophy of Deng, who would have celebrated his 110th birthday today, still guides the nation's foreign affairs- even ... on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989. Faced with international hostility, Deng focused on developing the nation's economy. Senior officials in the two post-Deng administrations led by Jiang ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong. ...

  7. 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

    ... Authority to be scrapped, complaining 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 ... stances on various issues in Legco are more important than superficiality … I'd rather do more practical things such as focus on medical and important social issues," he said. Although ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's pan-democrats face a steep climb to universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Joyce Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Joyce Ng and Kristine Kwok Those battling for 'true democracy' for the past 30 years have not lost heart- despite tough rules on vote for the next chief executive in 2017 Path to universal suffrage a steep climb For Albert Ho Chun-yan, who has s ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘A sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:50pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Professor Larry Diamond says decision to impose an Iranian-style rigged system for the 2017 election means no progress has been made on democratic reform ‘A sad day for Hong Kong' Calling it a “sad day for Hong Kong” on ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    United they stand: Anti-Occupy campaign rallies establishment camp

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:57am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Campaign has succeeded in rallying divided pro-establishment camp and expanded support base United they stand Even before the march against the Occupy Central movement kicked off yesterday, the anti-Occupy campaign had ach ...




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