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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296275/zhu-rongji-lifts-lid-talks-cy-leung
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong poised for political showdown on 2017 election; Jimmy Lai to join Occupy

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung, Amy Nip

    ... constitution that China shall be led by the Communist Party. And if the pan-democrats were to rule Hong Kong, they should start grooming leaders who only focus on local issues and are not critical ... Tony Cheung and Amy Nip With Beijing set to impose 2017 election limits, Jimmy Lai says he will join Occupy Central Hong Kong poised for political showdown With Beijing expected to confirm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582080/hong-kong-poised-political-showdown-2017-election
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    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

    ... The Standing Committee will vote on the framework on Sunday. The Hong Kong government's proposed second round of public consultation later this year must conform to Beijing's framework. ... A law lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, Eric Cheung Tat-ming- one of 18 academics who called for public recommendation of chief executive candidates in the nomination process- said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581615/moderate-hong-kong-pan-democrats-say-no-beijings-political-reform
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... of the white paper on Hong Kong, which many in the city have interpreted as a threat to judicial independence. Wang Zhenmin, a former member of the Basic Law Committee, said the white paper issued ... said: "Zhang does not respect our courts at all." Leong noted that the Court of Final Appeal ruled in a landmark right-of-abode case in 1999 that Hong Kong judges can continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581361/beijing-scholar-admits-error-and-omissions-white-paper-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms

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

    ... that will play a decisive role over whether Hong Kong will elect its new leader by one person, one vote for the first time in 2017. Apart from Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the city's sole representative ... will adopt a tough framework for reform in Hong Kong. A framework unacceptable to the city's pan-democrats may lead to large-scale civil disobedience, in the form of the Occupy Central campaign. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580484/npc-standing-committee-starts-meeting-hong-kong-reforms
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... Beijing is studying ways to soften the blow that its controversial white paper had on Hong Kong, sources close to the central government said. The sources said that while central government ... the tone and make it more palatable to the Hong Kong public. Mainland officials have held several rounds of "frank" discussions recently with pan-democrats to bridge the gaps between them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577992/beijing-seeks-ways-soften-blow-white-paper-had-hong-kong-says-sources
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong sending unprecedented 12 deputies to NPC committee meeting

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung and Peter So

    ... of Lippo Limited. The vice-chairman, Dr George Cautherley of Health Care Pharma, is also a vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Foundation and a member of Hong Kong 2020, headed by former ... 12 local deputies to attend NPC reform talk An unprecedented number of Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress have been invited to sit in on next week's talks to set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577872/hong-kong-sending-unprecedented-12-deputies-npc-committee-meeting
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by 'orchestrated' responses

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CALVIN LIU, BRIAN YAP, Joyce Ng

    ... by 822 groups- most of which were not named. The city's biggest political party, the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, was responsible ... presenting a single, unified opinion. We should not take the results at face value," said Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, a University of Hong Kong demographics expert, who examined some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575617/consultation-dominated-bloc-responses
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief secretary loses 'most popular' status in Hong Kong University poll

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... has dived to its lowest since she took office in July 2012, according to a University of Hong Kong poll. Lam has also lost her long-held title as the most popular member in Chief Executive ... will be disliked." A spokesman for Lam said she would do her best to accomplish her work on political reforms. Lam took over the post as the No 2 official of the Hong Kong government in July 2012. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572318/chief-secretary-loses-most-popular-status-hong-kong-university-poll
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Autonomy of Hong Kong is safe, says liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Tony Cheung

    ... Beijing's "one country, two systems" policy on Hong Kong will not change even if universal suffrage cannot be achieved in the 2017 chief executive election, the central government's ... against the promise of a high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong laid down 30 years ago. But he also stressed the need to consider changes in Hong Kong elections from the "perspective ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568673/autonomy-hong-kong-safe-says-liaison-office-chief-zhang-xiaoming

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