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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for radical political groups in Hong Kong to face hard political realities

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... Kong Power and Defend Hong Kong Campaign. Having been to a few of these rallies, I must say the verbal abuse was usually mutual. As for turning peaceful rallies into confrontation, I think ... basic realities. On the one hand, some kind of full democracy is inevitable for Hong Kong. On the other, there is this colossus called China. The mainland will influence and dictate to Hong Kong ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rising political intolerance is threatening Hong Kong society

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 05:03pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says the increasing intolerance in Hong Kong politics is dividing society and could cause long-term damage Growing rift Hong Kong has never been so ... and teachers. But such events are about rights, not hatred. Nor is confrontation a trait of Chinese culture; compromise has always been favoured. Unless that returns to politics, Hong Kong risks a wave ...

  5. Infographics - SCOTLAND

    INFOGRAPHIC: Scots in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:29am by Brian Wang

    ... Brian Wang At the vanguard of British colonial expansion, Scots and their contributions still reverberate in commerce, politics, trade, science and literature Scotland’s union with the rest of the United Kingdom remains intact but it is often overlooked just how close Scottish ties are with Hong Kong. At the vanguard of British colonial expansion, Scots ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... a few pan-democratic prima donnas who are trying to influence the foreign policies of a few English-speaking countries vis-à-vis Hong Kong and to internationalise our fight over universal suffrage, something that is clearly a domestic struggle and ours alone to resolve. If you read the recent official statements on Hong Kong by the US, Britain and the European Union, it's all ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    What's the fuss about Jimmy Lai giving out political donations to Hong Kong pan-democrats?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by Alex Lo

    ... On-sang's group, Hong Kong 2020. Labour Party leader Lee Cheuk-yan and League of Social Democrats chairman "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung received HK$1.5 million and HK$1 million ... similarly leaked detailing Lai's multimillion dollar donations to pan-democratic figures, including Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun. The fact is that in Hong Kong, we have very loose ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'Doomed' protests will not change Beijing's decision on political reform, warns Chinese state paper

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 12:41pm by James Griffiths

    ... know well it’s impossible to alter the decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Hong Kong’s political reform plan.” The editorial, republished by the Chinese government’s official newspaper, People’s Daily, ends on a determined note: “It must be made clear that there is no uncertainty over political reform in Hong Kong.” Criticism of the protests ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    ‘Global Solidarity with Hong Kong’ rallies planned worldwide as Facebook turns yellow in support of protestors

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:29pm by James Griffiths

    ... consulate in Hong Kong said Washington supports freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression in Hong Kong, but stressed its neutrality in local politics. "We do not take sides in the discussion of Hong Kong’s political development," it said. Meanwhile, on Facebook thousands of users have changed their profile pictures to a yellow ribbon to show their solidarity with protesters’ ...

  10. Business - Economy - OUTLOOK

    Fitch rules out ratings impact on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 11:31am by Sandy Li

    ... basic popular consent to implement economic and structural policies … The second is whether the political stand-off eventually [affects] domestic and foreign perceptions of Hong Kong’s stability ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Fitch Ratings says the Occupy Central movement that spilled over from the weekend does not significantly affect Hong Kong’s ratings. “The events of the past 24 ...




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