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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Foreign ministry hails 'historic' reform

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan

    ... ministry hails 'historic' reform Allowing Hong Kong to elect its leader by universal suffrage in 2017 would be "historic progress"- and no "unbiased" person would ... agree that it is historic progress in Hong Kong's democratic development to implement universal suffrage for the chief executive in accordance with the Basic Law and the [National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593379/foreign-ministry-hails-historic-reform
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    30 years after pact … patience is wearing thin

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Gary Cheung

    ... Present-day sentiments could not have been expected then; on the historic day, former Bar Association chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming said he was pleased that the pact stated the legal and judicial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600418/30-years-after-pact-patience-wearing-thin
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Preserve stability', Vice-President Li Yuanchao says, in appeal to Hong Kong's youth

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Cary Huang, He Huifeng

    ... Cary Huang and He Huifeng Li Yuanchao appeals to Hong Kong's young people to support the government's plans for reform, as student groups take to the streets Preserve stability, ... of the People in Beijing yesterday. "[We] hope young people can raise their understanding of the rule of law, and make themselves the vanguard of preserving Hong Kong's prosperity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544503/preserve-stability-vice-president-li-yuanchao-says-appeal-hong-kongs
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Cardinal Joseph Zen wants lawmakers to veto 'meaningless' election reform package

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

    ... is meaningless." It said vetoing the package in the Legislative Council would preserve Hongkongers' dignity. The group comprises former Hong Kong diocese head Zen, spiritual director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591231/vote-meaningless-under-beijings-framework
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... and airing the latest news on the vote on large screens in the club's lounge. But Scot Robert McNab, a resident of Hong Kong since 1988, just wants to await news of the historic vote in peace ... in life-long experience and is not a simple response to the historic opportunity that has been presented to Scotland on September 18. As I write this from Scotland it is heartening to see the level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591953/british-consulate-wont-be-joining-hong-kong-scots-toast-referendum
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    History will judge those who veto reform, former Beijing official says

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Gary Cheung

    ... will shoulder the historical responsibility if they block universal suffrage, a former Beijing official on the city's affairs said yesterday. Chen Zuoer, former deputy director of the Hong Kong ... Kong and Macau Studies. Those who vetoed it "should shoulder the historical responsibility". On whether those who did so would, like other enemies of Beijing, be dubbed "sinners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581865/history-will-judge-those-who-veto-reform-former-beijing-official-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘A sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:50pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of the nominating committee, nor did it set a timetable for further reforms. Diamond said he disagreed with the notion that the reform would be historic progress for Hong Kong, as suggested by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who spearheaded the reform taskforce. “I not only don’t see historic progress, I don’t see any progress,” Diamond said. “What is historic about this decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583062/sad-day-hong-kong-and-democracy-scholar-slams-beijings-reform
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top official Li Fei drops another hint about Beijing’s thinking on 2017 election

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:27pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... the decision". "Today we also need to face universal suffrage with the utmost determination and courage, and make a historic choice," Li said. A person familiar with Beijing's stance said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579366/top-official-drops-another-big-hint-about-beijings-thinking-2017
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    China must push ahead with reform despite 'great struggles', says Xi Jinping

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:35pm by Andrea Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... Xi said at the symposium, which was attended by all members of the Politburo Standing Committee. "We will have many great struggles of new historic uniqueness along our path ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578002/xi-says-china-must-not-deteron-long-tough-road-reform
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Solicitors step up pressure on Law Society president Ambrose Lam

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau and Peter So

    ... in the vote. The calls came a day after Lam saw 2,392 votes support and 1,478 oppose the resolution of no-confidence in him at a historic meeting of the society. Former society president Junius Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam

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