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  1. News - China - BRITAIN

    Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 03:55am by Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng

    ... decide the fate of Taiwan, Tibet and even Hong Kong. "From the Chinese official perspective, the People's Republic of China has never been kind to the idea of such referendums ... of international relations at National Chengchi University in Taiwan, said the implications for Hong Kong and Taiwan were a serious concern. "The mainland obviously does not want to see how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1595615/beijing-wary-scottish-votes-impact-taiwan-tibet-even-hong-kong
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:48pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... they left after their countrymen and-women voted “No” to independence. They agreed Scotland was the winner. It was apt – given the eventual outcome – that Scottish expats in Hong Kong gathered ... dressed in a Made in Glasgow T-shirt. “The people have spoken, we’ve got to look forward. Scots will soldier on,” said Tsui, who had voted “Yes” by post before coming to Hong Kong. Non-resident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596074/hong-kongs-expat-scots-agree-scotland-was-winner-after-historic-no-note
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland votes to stay, but vote will unleash radical change for whole UK

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Reuters, AFP

    ... coalition partners the Liberal Democrats and the main opposition Labour Party on what extra powers to give the Scottish Parliament, which was set up in 1999 and already controls areas like health ... on their issues of tax, spending and welfare, so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, should be able to vote on these issues; and all this must take place in tandem with, and at the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596412/scotland-votes-stay-vote-will-unleash-radical-change-whole-uk
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... such as health and education but has been promised new powers over tax and welfare. The pro-union camp outlined a timetable for greater powers in the final days of the campaign after opinion polls ... National Health Service from savage spending cuts also made their mark, with 54 percent of "Yes" voters saying it was an important factor. Despite the clear result, the survey indicates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597137/fears-over-new-powers-promised-scotland-may-not-be-delivered
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Denied a vote, frustrated expat Scots watch as homeland's fate decided

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... and it is not going to affect me," said Craig Stephen, a Glasgow native working in Hong Kong's finance sector. ... itself, the issue of whether Scottish citizens living outside their homeland should be allowed to vote on independence is the subject of fevered debate. An estimated 1.15 million Scots ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594115/denied-vote-frustrated-expat-scots-watch-homelands-fate-decided
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:41am by Reuters

    ... own affairs, Cameron says lawmakers from England- which comprises 83 per cent of the British population- should also have a way to decide issues for themselves. That might mean setting up ... convention. Labour proposed the constitutional convention for autumn 2015- after the next general election- which Cameron's Conservatives said amounted to kicking the issue "into the long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595853/early-count-points-record-turnout-scotland-vote
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:32am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... close to call. The result is expected between 1.30pm and 2.30pm in Hong Kong today. From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595622/fate-britain-scots-hands-polls-open-independence-referendum
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Overnight Scottish referendum vote count an exercise in complex logistics

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:59pm by Bloomberg

    ... in Glasgow and Edinburgh is due to be completed at 5am (midday Hong Kong time), and Aberdeen one hour later. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594841/overnight-scottish-referendum-vote-count-exercise-complex-logistics
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland's pro-independence leaders bet on oil as rivals say wells in decline

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Aberdeen Pro-independence advocates promise funds for schools, health care and social welfare as rivals claim oil boom is over and reserves in decline ... prosperity across their newly independent nation, funding schools, health care and social welfare programmes. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has promised an oil fund, modelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592519/scotlands-pro-independence-leaders-bet-oil-rivals-say-wells-decline
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Harry Potter vs James Bond: celebrities take sides in Scottish debate

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by AP

    ... impact on the outcome of the referendum, which polls suggest is too close to call. "Celebrities are most effective in influencing people when the central issue is not prominent ... in Scotland, and Britain at large, were already preoccupied with the independence issue, so celebrity interventions had little impact, and could even backfire. "It's become like a pie-eating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591780/harry-potter-vs-james-bond-celebrities-take-sides-scottish-debate

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