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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Thirty years on, a young turk recalls historic trip

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com In May 1983, 12 young professionals went to Beijing to make a politically incorrect request Thirty years on, a young turk recalls historic trip A week ... visit to Beijing. The group included rising stars such as former legislator Allen Lee Peng-fei, prominent barristers Martin Lee Chu-ming and Andrew Li Kwok-nang. Allen Lee, who headed ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    Chelsea Clinton says she would consider running for office

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... mother has been giving paid speeches to industry organisations and Democratic Party groups around the country. She has revealed she's considering a presidential bid and is already widely ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrat fails to overturn vote that granted HK$150,000 to a pro-Beijing group for promoting Basic Law

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Hui contested grant of HK$150,000 to Beijing loyalist group for promoting Basic Law Democrat fails in bid to overturn grant vote A Democrat ejected from a district council meeting before he had a chance to vote on a HK$150,000 grant to a Beijing-loyalist group has failed to have the vote overturned. Ted Hui Chi-fung was carried out by police from ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US to revive annual report to Congress on Hong Kong politics

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Phila Siu

    ... of the group Hong Kong 2020, said the reaction from Beijing demonstrated the changing climate in Hong Kong. She said that she made regular trips overseas when chief secretary and had never before been ...

  5. News - World - POLITICS

    Alex Salmond reaches out to Scottish Labour voters in independence push

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... in the SNP's 80-year history made independence look a possibility, with both sides now trying to convince up to 15 per cent of voters who remain undecided. Salmond promised to form an all-party group ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Asia's Cauldron, the South China Sea and the End to a Stable Pacific

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... per cent of global landed catch, not to speak of oil and gas reserves. Now the balance is strongly in favour of the US- half of its dozen aircraft carrier strike groups are nominally assigned ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs', China tells US

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:19pm by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... On-sang, the former chief secretary and the convenor of pro-democracy group Hong Kong 2020, and Martin Lee Chu-ming, founding chairman of Hong Kong's Democratic Party, met Vice-President Joe ... developments, including its autonomy, until 2007. The spat comes as electoral reform proposals made by a group of 18 academics received a positive welcome from two high-ranking government officials. ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Jailed academic Ilham Tohti's daughter slams China's treatment of Uygurs before US Congress

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:19pm by AFP

    ... dissent' The daughter of a prominent Uygur academic has told US lawmakers that his arrest sent a message that China will not tolerate even peaceful expressions of grievances by the minority group. Ilham Tohti, an economist in Beijing who has been one of the most vocal critics of China's treatment of the mostly Muslim ethnic group, was detained in January and accused of separatism, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance chief warns lengthy budget filibuster will harm public services

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:53pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Tanna Chong

    ... Raymond Chan Chi-chuen of the People Power group in the debate yesterday. "I hope lawmakers won't have a phobia of filibustering and will speak out to force the government to face the people's demands." Ma Fung-kwok of the New Century Forum, an advocacy group for the middle class, said "previous experience" showed cash giveaways brought limited improvement ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Retired president Hu Jintao makes rare public appearance in Hunan

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 03:25am by Andrea Chen

    ... "The party is very unstable. The probe against the 'big tiger' [a euphemism for former security tsar Zhou Yongkang] has yet to be announced, while the target group of Xi's ...




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