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  1. News - China - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Mainland paper says CY Leung’s report on universal suffrage represents Hong Kong views best

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:14pm

    ... to the nominating committee and must not be “undermined or bypassed”. The editorial said Hong Kong is a society with multiple elements, and the existence of political opposition parties is legal. Therefore, ... hijacked by opposition parties. This scenario seems to be the case in Hong Kong. “The state government should not advocate the unwritten rule in politics that crying babies should have milk,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555350/mainland-paper-says-cys-report-represents-hk-views-best-universal
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Thailand's deeply divided society can teach Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:26am by Bernard Chan

    ... The overseas press criticise military rule, while most of the Bangkok middle class strongly support it. Compared to Thailand, Hong Kong is not as badly divided as it seems. Economically, much of our ... "referendum" and signature campaign of Occupy Central and the Alliance for Peace and Democracy respectively. Compared with Thailand, we have a fairly cohesive society. Hong Kong is luckier than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1558039/what-thailands-deeply-divided-society-can-teach-hong-kong
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The politics of self-interest rules in Hong Kong

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Philip Bowring

    ... for the public good The rules of self-protection Hong Kong has a problem with a dysfunctional political system. But a bigger obstacle to effective administration is the behaviour of the top ranks ... is 17km away. Those ultimately responsible for Hong Kong's overspend had no concern for the public interest in using public money to best effect. Initial cost estimates were understated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1503515/politics-self-interest-rules-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's 2017 election is not the end of reform, hints NPC's Zhang Dejiang

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:42am by Gary Cheung, Ng Kang-chung and Joyce Ng

    ... quoted him as saying that it took 100 years for many countries to develop a mature political system and that democracy in Hong Kong should develop in a gradual, orderly manner. Zhang's ... Committee will decide on Hong Kong's political reform when it meets at the end of next month. Echoing Zhang's remarks, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557128/npcs-zhang-dejiang-hints-2017-election-not-end-reform
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Academics doubt Britain's pledge on standing up for Hong Kong's interests

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... of Hong Kong's democratic reform". Chan, an associate professor in political science at the Baptist University, said Clegg's Liberal Democrats- coalition partner ... paper which is behind the rise in political temperature in Hong Kong." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555930/academics-doubt-britains-pledge-standing-hong-kongs-interests
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC chairman tells CY Leung Hong Kong must 'strictly follow' basic law in electoral reform

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 08:04pm by Joyce Ng, Gary Cheung

    ... submitted a report on reform to the NPC. It is the first time the chairman of the nation's top legislature has travelled to Shenzhen to give instructions on political reform to Hong Kong ... opportunities for communication between sectors in Hong Kong society and Beijing before that discussion. Political commentator Lau Siu-kai said: "I won't be surprised if the NPC Standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556622/npc-chairman-travels-shenzhen-talks-electoral-reform-cy-leung
  7. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong should focus on addressing social issues rather than democracy

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by LETTERS

    ... young people in Hong Kong are frustrated by unaffordable house prices and are expressing this through radical politics. I support universal suffrage, but this cannot be more important than ... Kong must understand is that the seven million people here make up roughly 0.5 per cent of a population of 1.3 billion in the whole of China. Our different political beliefs may not be what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1556617/hong-kong-should-focus-addressing-social-issues-rather-democracy
  8. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Former Hong Kong hospital chief Anthony Wu barred and fined for misconduct

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... and Catherine Yen Ka-shun, a senior partner with EY, had been found guilty by a disciplinary committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in December last year. The sanctions were announced yesterday. The case was related to the collapse of New China Hong Kong Group in 1999, owing creditors about HK$1.5 billion. EY and Yen were both reprimanded. EY was also fined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1557774/former-hong-kong-hospital-chief-anthony-wu-barred-and-fined
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Martin Lee criticises NPC for 'weird' comments on 'external interference' in Hong Kong affairs

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 07:15pm by JEFFIE LAM, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... by step' NPC chief criticised for 'weird' remarks The mainland's top official on Hong Kong affairs warned yesterday that "external interference" in the city's affairs ... Minister Nick Clegg. Watch: 'Fruitful' or 'shameful'? Anson Chan and Martin Lee on UK stance over Hong Kong Lee, asked if he thought Zhang's comment was aimed at them, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556725/pan-democrats-can-be-patriots-npc-chief-tells-loyalists-shenzhen
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Electoral reform in Hong Kong must be based on proper understanding of its context

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by Carrie Lam

    ... Carrie Lam Carrie Lam says there is a need for a common appreciation of the historical, constitutional, legal and political context of Hong Kong's electoral reform, so as to enable ... the central government. Being a local administrative region, as opposed to an independent polity, the design and development of Hong Kong's political structure must follow the requirements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555613/electoral-reform-hong-kong-must-be-based-proper

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