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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    More than half of Hongkongers would accept 2017 one-man, one-vote with unsatisfactory nomination, says survey

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 07:11pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Survey finds more than half of Hongkongers would accept universal suffrage even if the nomination process was unsatisfactory Opinions polarised on one-man, one-vote poll More than half of Hongkongers would accept a one-man, one-vote election for chief executive in 2017 even if they were not happy with the method for choosing candidates, according ...

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    Electoral reform must safeguard business interests, scholar says

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 07:23pm by Joyce Ng and Tony Cheung

    ... including business and professionals. The Standing Committee is expected to insist when it makes its decision on Sunday that candidates gather support from half the nominating committee before ...

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    Moderate Hong Kong pan-democrats say no to Beijing's political reform draft

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:46pm by Peter So and Tony Cheung

    ... and they would need the support of half of a 1,200-strong nominating committee to get on the ballot. Although the details have not been confirmed officially, Beijing has apparently ruled out any ...

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    Pan-democrats vow to fight 'more stringent than expected' NPC 2017 poll plan

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:58pm by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung, Peter So and Joyce Ng

    ... committee made up of representatives from four sectors Number of candidates fixed at two or three Aspirants will be required to secure support from at least half the nominating committee The winner must clinch more than half the valid votes   ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Seize the day' on reform, John Tsang tells city

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung

    ... "a high nomination threshold" for hopefuls- likely to mean they must win support from at least half of the nominating committee tasked with picking candidates. Such a high threshold ... Council member Cheng Yiu-tong and former chief executive contender Henry Tang Ying-yen both said the meeting was expected to set the nomination threshold at not less than half of the nominating ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    The more you protest, the less Beijing will bend, democracy activists told

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... Some of the 12 local deputies to the NPC invited to sit in on the meetings said they expected the Standing Committee to require candidates to secure the support of half the members ...

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    NPC Standing Committee gets down to details of rules for 2017 poll

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by TINY CHEUNG, Adrian Wan

    ... government's report on electoral reform, while the finer details- such as whether aspirants should be required to secure support from at least half of nominating committee members before their names ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... in the 2017 chief executive election. At the crux of the debate is whether Beijing will require hopefuls to secure support from at least half of the nominating committee in order for them to qualify ...

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    Cross your legs! Occupy Central organisers worry about toilet facilities for 10,000

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Joyce Ng

    ... could set would prompt Occupy to take place. The first would be a requirement that candidates in 2017 win the support for more than half of the members of a nominating committee before being put ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leave room for debate, moderates urge Beijing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Peter So, Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng

    ... that the mini-constitution "does not require" candidates to win the support of more than half of the nominating committee, although such a rule would follow the requirement for nomination ... secession and subversion, although an attempt to pass such a law in 2003 was scrapped after a half-million-strong protest. Tang, a member of the CPPCC Standing Committee, said next week's ...




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