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  1. 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
  2. Business - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's political future looks bleak

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:05am by Howard Winn

    ... that leave us? It means that from now on, constitutional reform is going to be even more of a dominant factor in Hong Kong politics than it has been already. Positions are hardening on both sides, ... vote" for candidates that have not been pre-screened is not the universal suffrage the people of Hong Kong feel they had been promised. You cannot be half-pregnant. Giving everyone the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1545158/hong-kongs-political-future-looks-bleak
  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Political tensions could undermine Hong Kong as China's top financial centre: Joseph Yam

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 11:36pm by Cannix Yau and Enoch Yiu

    ... Cannix Yau and Enoch Yiu Amid tensions over electoral reform, former Monetary Authority chief warns of threat to Hong Kong as China's top financial centre Political uncertainty 'could undermine city' Hong Kong's former central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong has warned that the city could lose its status as China's top financial centre if political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539240/political-tensions-could-undermine-hong-kong-top-financial-centre
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Will Hong Kong risk it all to defy Beijing on political reform?

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 02:10pm by Michael Chugani

    ... They woke up a sleeping master with their noisy threats of paralysing Central. At first I thought Zhou Nan, former director of Xinhua's Hong Kong branch, was talking through his rear end when he warned that the People's Liberation Army would squash riots sparked by Occupy Central. Now I am not so sure. Beijing's policy document on Hong Kong issued this week makes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1531527/will-hong-kong-risk-it-all-defy-beijing-political-reform
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on Hong Kong's political development. It makes it clear that while the city may enjoy a high degree of autonomy, this is only at Beijing's discretion. In other words, if Beijing can give ... on political reform". They were dramatised last week when retired senior official Zhou Nan, a former Xinhua director in Hong Kong, accused "anti-China forces" of trying to seize control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530355/beijing-has-legitimate-role-play-hong-kongs-political
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No mystery as to how Hong Kong's political reform tale will end

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:25am by Mike Rowse

    ... Sherlock Holmes told Dr Watson, "whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Applying the same logic to the political reform situation in Hong Kong, it is now possible to deduce the outcome. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong will be deployed to hammer out a compromise deal with moderate members of the pan-democratic camp, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528125/no-mystery-how-hong-kongs-political-reform-tale-will-end
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is Hong Kong's rule of law becoming a victim of political expediency?

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Howard Winn

    ... happening. A favourite mantra that slips so easily off the tongues of government officials is that one of the features that makes Hong Kong a special place for doing business is its adherence to the rule of law. This is an important issue for Hong Kong as the rule of law is touted as one of its competitive advantages over the mainland. It would be a shame if Hong Kong's rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524839/hong-kongs-rule-law-becoming-victim-political-expediency
  8. Business - Economy - POLITICAL REFORM

    Slow pace of political reform puts Hong Kong’s competitiveness at risk

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:38am by Richard Wong

    ... inadequacy in addressing larger concerns that affect the population as a whole, in the face of local political resistance in geographical constituencies. We have seen examples of this in Hong Kong ... to redraw district boundaries. Building more flexibility into the political-representation process is particularly important for Hong Kong, as an open city whose prosperity depends on being well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524372/slow-pace-political-reform-puts-hong-kongs-competitiveness-risk
  9. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing diplomat warns UK consul not to 'meddle' in Hong Kong politics

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... British envoy in Hong Kong has hit back at Beijing's warning that London should stay out of Hong Kong's politics, saying Britain has "a wide range of interests" in the city ... was responding after China's foreign ministry commissioner in Hong Kong, Song Zhe, issued a statement over the weekend, asking Britain not to poke its nose into Hong Kong's constitutional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523492/beijing-diplomat-warns-uk-consul-not-meddle-hong-kong-politics
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Growing hostility to foreigners drives Hong Kong-born Anna Lo out of Northern Ireland politics

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:44pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Hostility to foreigners behind why she's quitting Northern Ireland politics HK-born politician's fears for Europe A Hong Kong-born woman who ... as she believed most of the Irish were not involved in such hatred. "They're just as angry as me," she said She said she had no plans to move back to Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521876/hong-kong-born-anna-lo-quit-northern-ireland-assembly-over-racist-abuse

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