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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing ‘mentally prepared’ for reaction in Hong Kong to political reform decisions

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:22pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing and Peter So Framework for 2017 chief executive election to be set out on Sunday, with mass protests expected after A senior Beijing official says the central government is “mentally prepared” for the fallout from its decisions on Hong Kong’s political reform, as expectations grow of mass protests in the city in reaction to a hardline Beijing stance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581116/beijing-mentally-prepared-reaction-hong-kong-reform-decisions
  3. News - China - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing ‘will not back down’ on Hong Kong’s political reform, says state newspaper

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:58pm by Adrian Wan

    ... The central government will not back down from its stance over Hong Kong’s political reform, and authorities can handle any street protests blocking roads in Hong Kong’s financial district, according ... Party mouthpiece, said Beijing’s stance on political reform would not soften. “It is widely expected that after the NPC decision comes out, the radical opposition in Hong Kong will very probably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580796/beijing-will-not-back-down-its-stance-over-hong-kongs-political-reform
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must not allow its tax policy to be used as a political weapon

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:05pm by ARTHUR LAFFER

    ... Arthur Laffer Arthur Laffer says any efforts to tinker with it, to pander to special interests, should be resisted Hong Kong's sensible tax structure should remain an example to others I have oft cited Hong Kong's long-standing flat-rate income tax structure as a successful policy which, if implemented in the US, could dramatically improve the US economy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580757/hong-kong-must-not-allow-its-tax-policy-be-used-political-weapon
  5. News - China

    Parting shots as Bo Xilai exits stage

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhang Hong and Zhuang Pinghui The five-day trial closes with the former Chongqing party boss launching a withering attack on Wang Lijun, his former police chief, his wife, Gu Kailai ... about Xu Ming paying the bills. Take a look of Xu Ming. He is a typical businessman. He is very polite when talking to me. Can you imagine that he would have the balls to tell me: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1299643/parting-shots-bo-exits-stage
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's political reform debate casts NPC standing committee into spotlight

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

    ... People's Congress Standing Committee in Hong Kong's political reform has recently been cast back into the spotlight, as it deliberates the reform framework in a week-long meeting that opens ... government's public consultation on reform for the 2017 chief executive election. The report seeks the committee's approval to go ahead with political reform in Hong Kong. The committee's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580437/hong-kongs-political-reform-debate-casts-npc-standing-committee
  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Deng Xiaoping's legacy felt in Hong Kong's debate on political reform

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tammy Tam

    ... Xiaoping. She was there to accomplish the last wish of Deng, who had passed away in February: to witness Hong Kong's return to China. Many Hong Kong reporters still remember the early spring ... tycoon: "I'll try my best to keep alive till 1997 because I want to see Hong Kong under China's rule." Unfortunately, Deng never got his wish. Last Friday would have marked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580440/deng-xiaopings-legacy-felt-hong-kongs-debate-political-reform
  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To achieve political reform, Hong Kong must converse in a civilised manner

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:25pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... for Hong Kong is about people being able to vote for those who govern them. Simple enough: it's been tried and tested in countless elections. Yet the nature of our discussion is bad tempered, ... from the push for Scottish independence. Pan-democrats aren't seeking an independent Hong Kong; they want free and fair elections. But Beijing and the democracy movement should nonetheless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1575967/achieve-political-reform-hong-kong-must-converse-civilised-manner
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to dig Hong Kong out of the pit of political polarisation

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Alice Wu

    ... Standing Committee prepares to meet on the issue of Hong Kong's political reform, the ball is in its court. Alice Wu is a political consultant and a former associate director of the Asia ... director of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, released the latest results of its regular survey on public perception of our social indicators, there was little surprise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1569341/time-dig-hong-kong-out-pit-political-polarisation

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