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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text of former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa’s speech on Hong Kong’s political reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:22pm

    ... and many of them are patriots with an abiding love for our city. In essence, anyone who are patriotic and love Hong Kong are free to win over the support of the 1,200 Nomination Committee members ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:51pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com "We support freedom of speech," says Professor Peter Mathieson HKU chief supports freedom to protest University of Hong Kong students and staff members are free to take part in Occupy Central and other protests, the university’s head said on Wednesday, adding that legal advice would be provided to anyone arrested during a demonstration. ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘How my father’s speeches saved Chinese economic reform’: Deng Xiaoping’s daughter pays tribute

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 03:42pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Deng Xiaoping’s daughter said her father’s speeches on his famous 1992 southern tour saved China’s economic reform push at a “crucial moment” in history, as she paid tribute to the leader ahead ... the late paramount leader’s second daughter, said her father’s speech on socialist market economy helped reform efforts “sail [through] stormy waters”. In a veiled reference to the 1989 crackdown ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi's 'shockingly harsh' Politburo speech signals tensions over anti-graft crackdown

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 06:41pm by Keith Zhai

    ... puts all at stake in anti-graft campaign President Xi Jinping told top officials he was disregarding “life, death and reputation” to fight corruption in a terse speech signalling a possible ... from propaganda authorities. A person familiar with the president’s speech told the South China Morning Post earlier that Xi made the strongly worded speech to the Politburo to counter some ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-Occupy group’s hotline for reporting student strikes branded ‘white terror’

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:57pm by Peter So and Jeffie Lam

    ... should be free to decide whether they would participate in class boycotts. Tommy Cheung Sau-yin, of the Federation of Students, said students' rights and free speech should be respected ... the discussions of different social issues impartially and critically. The Professional Teachers' Union urged the alliance to drop the plan. "We believe the education sector should be free from ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong students prepare to kick off classroom boycott; hundreds of academics supportive

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 08:38pm by SAMUEL CHAN, TIMMY SUNG

    ... will gather at a main avenue on the Sha Tin campus to kick off the boycott after lunchtime. Organisers the Federation of Students will deliver a manifesto at at 2.30pm, to be followed by speeches from ... said earlier the school respected students' feelings and their opinions. "This is a university and we allow an open forum for speech and expression of attitude," he said. Almost ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Adapt to a changing order, says CY Leung in National Day speech

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:35pm by Tony Cheung

    ... predecessors Tung Chee-hwa and Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who was absent a year ago. The speech came amid debate over whether Shanghai's new free-trade zone will threaten Hong Kong's position ... need to adapt to the changing regional and world order and identify new ways in which the city can contribute to the nation's development, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said in a speech ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Role of constitution in spotlight again as party's fourth plenum nears

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by Cary Huang

    ... have been stoked by President Xi Jinping. In a speech in December 2012, not long after he became head of the party, Xi repeated Article 5 of the charter, saying: "No organisation ... Article 35 enshrines freedom of speech, the press, assembly, association and demonstration. But the constitution does not limit the powers of the party; aside from the preamble and amendments, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Class boycott splits Anglicans and Catholics

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, SHIRLEY ZHAO AND PETER SO

    ... issued guidelines on boycotts yesterday. While the union would not actively encourage underage pupils to strike, it said the rights of children to free speech and assembly should be respected. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central’s Edward Chin blasts ‘political decision’ to axe his newspaper column

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:19am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... and son of tycoon Li Ka-shing. The association's statement quoted a response from Alice Kwok, the paper's chief editor, saying the HKEJ respected contributors' freedom of speech ... The commentary published last November concerned the government's refusal to grant HKTV a free-to-air broadcasting licence. The newspaper later said that it deleted a section- where Lian suggested ...




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