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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Beijing's fear of separatism looms large in Hong Kong's political reform

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:32pm by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Andrew Leung Andrew Leung says though limits on 2017 election are here to stay, improvements can still be made Beijing's fear of separatism looms large in Hong Kong's political ... perspectives. Like in Hong Kong, the political rift in the United Kingdom has been exposed. While 55 per cent of Scots voted to keep the union, some 1.6 million of them voted for independence. ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Hong Kong to pay for politics of tear gas and anarchy

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:46am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam Given increasing public opposition, the street protests will soon peter out, but the real tragedy is polarisation among Hongkongers Hong Kong to pay for politics of tear gas ... Again, normally only top leaders get that treatment. The commentary said: "Judging from the political slogans and illegal demands posted by some in Hong Kong … their political goal ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Don't forget climate change as Hong Kong sizzles amid political tension

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 03:50am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Climate change, which will affect us far more than any election, should not be forgotten amid city's political tension As Hong Kong sizzles, the world keeps warming ... disruptions and political arguments seem trivial by comparison. Martin Williams is a Hong Kong-based writer specialising in conservation and the environment. He holds a PhD in physical chemistry from ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    US lawmakers to introduce legislation to monitor human rights and political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:36pm by James Griffiths

    ... who chairs the political reform group Hong Kong 2020. "Hong Kong’s continued autonomy is a concern of the US Congress and of freedom-loving peoples everywhere," Smith said ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com US congressman Chris Smith, chairman of the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on global human rights, has vowed to establish a Hong Kong ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Which way now for the political moderates in Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:20pm by LEE KIM-MING

    ... to Occupy's cause Only choice left? As a political moderate, I backed a very mild proposal put forward by scholars intending to find a way to develop genuine democracy in Hong Kong within the legal ... of the Chinese authorities to allow Hong Kong people to rule Hong Kong, given that the chief executives are all "selected" by Beijing. With so many demonstrations and political demands being ...


    Inside Incheon: Hong Kong Games leaders must accept that sports and politics do mix

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:12am by Alvin Sallay

    ... talk on how good the Hong Kong athletes were. Lau said: "It's a political thing. I don't think the athletes are very affected, it's not a natural disaster." Wrong ... old hands in the pantheon of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, insisting the two don't when they were asked for their views on the pro-democracy movement. At a press conference to extol ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Artist Au Yeung Tung not shy to lay bare his views on Hong Kong politics

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... to lay bare his views on city's politics Whether he's stripping to highlight Beijing's "naked tyranny" during a press conference by mainland official Li Fei or eating dog ... creative campaign, which he insists is more powerful than words or pictures. Ideas he has in mind to oppose Beijing's restrictive blueprint for political reform include a "slow march ...

  8. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic ... It is favoured by those who strongly support a "bottom-up approach" to building democracy in Hong Kong and want to anchor political decision-making with the people and no one else, even though ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Washington backs off from pressing Beijing on Hong Kong political reform

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:42pm by Teddy Ng

    ... from HK clash over 2017 Washington has spoken out about its desire to see Hong Kong move forward in its democratic development- but also believes that the issue is an internal affair for China, according to several sources. US National Security Adviser Susan Rice raised the issue of Hong Kong during her visit to Beijing earlier this week, sources said. But it was only a side issue among ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong should pay less attention to politics and more to family, film director says

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Oscar winner Ruby Yang says Hongkongers risk losing touch with their unique identity Time to reclaim 'basic values', director says Hong Kong risks losing touch with its unique identity amid an onslaught of consumerism and political strife, and it's time the city went back to basics, an Oscar-winning Hong Kong director has ...




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