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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... there is an immediate price to pay: the Hong Kong government will find it even tougher to govern, and the city's sharply-divided political landscape will become yet more polarised. All 27 pan-democratic ... Beijing's tough stance when he explained the decision of the nation's top legislature in Hong Kong yesterday, admitted the city's governance could get more problematic should universal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583256/zero-risk-chief-executive-election-model-will-increase-political
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    More political instability now inevitable in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... political reform package. But even if you decide the price is too high to pay, you still need to ask whether the consequences of rejection would be more damaging or beneficial to Hong Kong ... to Hong Kong yesterday. The price tag for universal suffrage laid down by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is so steep every Hong Kong person has to ask whether it is worth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582469/more-political-instability-now-inevitable-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong poised for political showdown on 2017 election; Jimmy Lai to join Occupy

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung, Amy Nip

    ... Tony Cheung and Amy Nip With Beijing set to impose 2017 election limits, Jimmy Lai says he will join Occupy Central Hong Kong poised for political showdown With Beijing expected to confirm ... of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, also suggested in an RTHK interview that the movement was being "manipulated by Western countries to overthrow a regime", and that Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582080/hong-kong-poised-political-showdown-2017-election
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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