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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Almost half of Hong Kong’s doctors and dentists support right to nominate candidates in chief executive election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 07:32pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Doctors conflicted over election reform, poll finds Almost half of Hong Kong's doctors and dentists say they support the idea of voters nominating candidates for the chief executive poll, according to a survey by the Hong Kong Medical Association. This is despite 72 per cent of them saying Hong Kong should adhere to the Basic Law and rulings ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung lunch is only the half of it

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Cool reception for CY as only half of legislators turn up … and one of them gets thrown out Leung lunch is only the half of it Only a scant 36 of the city's 70 legislators joined Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying at a spring lunch reception at the Legislative Council building yesterday. Leaders of the Liberal Party, James Tien Pei-chun; Civic ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief Jasper Tsang rules out "Long Hair" amendments to budget

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Jasper Tsang rules out hundreds of 'frivolous' proposals, but a record 960 amendments will be debated as radicals seek to delay bill Legco boss acts on budget filibuster Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has thrown out more than half of the proposed amendments to the government budget after rejecting the majority ...

  4. 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

    ... of the South China Sea, through which more than half of the world's merchant tonnage and the bulk of East Asia's supplies pass, will emerge as the primary line of conflict in the coming ... 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    DAB sparks democrat fury with 2017 poll proposals for chief executive

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Candidates would have to get backing of more than half the nominating committee, leading democrats to warn of full-on confrontation DAB sparks fury with 2017 poll proposals The main pro-Beijing party says candidates for the 2017 chief executive election  should have to get the backing of more than half the nominating committee, leading ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Confirmed: Pan-democrats get OK for exclusive meeting in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:06pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tsang said the separate meeting would be the second half of a 31/2-hour political reform seminar with Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong 'should adopt national security law until own version is ready'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung

    ... government. It was the trigger for a 2003 protest by half a million people who saw such legislation as a threat to the rights and freedoms of Hongkongers. The march forced the government to shelve its ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘Don’t have high expectations’ over Shanghai meeting with officials, warns lawmaker

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:01pm by Tanna Chong

    ... yesterday, came after 14 out of 27 pan-democratic lawmakers signalled their intent to join the two-day trip on April 12 and 13. The visit includes a half-day meeting with Beijing's top officials ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Nine more pan-democrat lawmakers sign up for delegation to Shanghai

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 05:36pm by Tony Cheung

    ... and health services representative Dr Joseph Lee Kok-long also said they would sign up. The trip, from April 12-13, will include a half-day meeting with Wang Guangya, head of the State Council's ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Wukan elects village chief, but not all are happy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 01:06pm by Echo Hui, AGENCIES

    ... Zuluan was re-elected as chief with 5,019 votes, representing more than half of some 9,000 eligible voters. Lin's former deputy turned challenger, Yang Semao, received 2,268 votes. Residents ...




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