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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Spoilt child or not, Hong Kong merits attention

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by George Chen

    ... are seen either as spoilt children or idealists fighting hard for a deserving cause. Although I've been a business journalist for more than a decade, I do care about politics- in Hong Kong ... No 2 economy? What happens in the city will affect the future of China, in both business and political realms Outside Hong Kong, real insight about the political challenges that the city faces is quite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1575695/spoilt-child-or-not-hong-kong-merits-attention
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

    ... the framework for the city's political reform. Twelve Hong Kong representatives are expected to attend the NPC's Standing Committee meeting, which starts on Monday, compared with just two ... legislative body showed Beijing's commitment to reform. "It wants to show the country that Hong Kong's political reform is important, Beijing values it … and is sincere about it," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577872/hong-kong-sending-unprecedented-12-deputies-npc-committee-meeting
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... of the white paper issued by the State Council on Hong Kong's "one country, two systems". He characterised the controversial paper as a "positive" document that reiterated Hong ... are trained to argue both sides. And indeed, you can argue with equal palpability that the white paper is a new threat to Hong Kong or that it's just old hat. Are judges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577186/hong-kong-law-society-president-ambrose-lam-falls-own-sword
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper

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

    ... to meet the business and political elite from Hong Kong. This practice has become popular since 2003, when half a million Hong Kong people took to the streets to push the government into shelving the unpopular national security bill. Since then, Beijing has sent officials to Shenzhen just before major political events in Hong Kong to gain information and deliver the central government's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577992/beijing-seeks-ways-soften-blow-white-paper-had-hong-kong-says-sources
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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