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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Poll shows 48pc want legislators to vote down any blueprint for electing chief executive that adheres to strict restrictions imposed by Beijing Half ... over half of respondents felt more changes would be unlikely or impossible. Again, the younger generations and higher educated were more pessimistic. If lawmakers voted "Yes" ...

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    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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    Government 'won't interfere' with universities

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Peter So

    ... But Lam said the boycott was only one of a number of issues touched on in almost an hour and a half of discussions, and said the meeting was set up to gather views on education policy. She urged ...

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    Redrawing Hong Kong's electoral boundaries 'could favour pro-Beijing party'

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Joyce Ng, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... of legislative councillors easier, he said. Lawmakers returned from the five geographical constituencies make up half of the 70-member Legco. The DAB is the city's biggest political party in terms ...

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

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

    ... a 1,200-member nominating committee the sole power to name candidates, and requiring that more than half the members back the aspirants- is so restrictive it has given the city little leeway to give ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central cooks up 'banquet' action plan of civil disobedience

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... September 1 to 9. Out of 1,314 respondents, 35 per cent supported the framework, which requires would-be candidates to secure backing from more than half of a nominating committee. About 38 per cent ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scholarism activist Joshua Wong vows to fight on as he begins university studies

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Tony Cheung

    ... have won support from half of a 1,200-member nominating committee can contest the poll. That decision disappointed many across the political spectrum and effectively shut the door on public ...

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    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... the support of more than half of a 1,200-strong nominating committee before going to the public ballot in 2017. The UN body, with 18 independent experts, monitors the performance of states under ...

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    Business should consider individuals in picking nominating committee, Frederick Ma says

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Tony Cheung

    ... won half of its members' support. It also ruled that the nominating committee must be based on the 1,200-strong election committee that decided the 2012 poll. That body was split between ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Prove to Beijing that we're rational, Bernard Chan tells Hongkongers

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by JOYCE NG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... members, with half elected by the public. The NPC Standing Committee voted on Sunday to cap the number of candidates in the 2017 election at two or three and insist they each win the support ...




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