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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong is home, for better or worse

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:24pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... charities and helps with its development. I am a participant, not a bystander. I am as much a Hongkonger as the next man, woman or child. It's because Hong kong is my home that recent political ... and pan-democrat forces have undeniably made Hong Kong a political place. Being a journalist in such an environment means politics is impossible to avoid. But as soon as I leave the office, I can genuinely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593040/hong-kong-home-better-or-worse
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Party time in Hong Kong if governance crisis is ever to be resolved

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:19pm by Frank Ching

    ... Tung Chee-hwa, in his press conference last week, surprisingly acknowledged there is a problem with Hong Kong’s political system – one constructed according to the Basic Law. The paralysis ... Hopefully, Tung’s remarks indicate that Beijing finally understands the importance of party politics. One of the first things needed is regularisation of the role of political parties. Hong Kong must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588626/party-time-hong-kong-if-governance-crisis-ever-be-resolved
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland academic

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:35pm by Tony Cheung

    ... … and dangerous for [Zhang] to suggest [that Beijing would adopt a political approach].” The Basic Law guarantees Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy from the mainland and executive power.  Zhang’s ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Beijing may crimp HK autonomy, scholar warns Beijing could move to reduce Hong Kong’s autonomy if actions such as Occupy Central go ahead, a mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590820/beijing-could-rein-hong-kong-if-occupy-central-goes-ahead-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing official in Hong Kong hits back at US diplomats' comments on 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 01:09pm by Tony Cheung

    ... "absolutely not tolerate" external interference and that foreign countries should refrain from commenting on Hong Kong's political reform. Jiang was responding to a report in The Washington ... concern about political reform in Hong Kong is that the matter is entirely the city's internal affair … and a matter within the scope of China's sovereignty". Jiang, formerly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589303/senior-beijing-official-hong-kong-hits-back-us-diplomats-comments
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Redrawing Hong Kong's electoral boundaries 'could favour pro-Beijing party'

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Joyce Ng, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... observers say. Under the proposal, there would be nine constituencies instead of the existing five, but no extra seats would be created. A scholar and some political parties suggested that could benefit the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, which currently holds nine of the 35 geographical constituency seats. Unnamed government sources floated the plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591970/redrawing-constituency-boundaries-legco-poll-may-favour-dab-observers
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's restaurants need the Gordon Ramsay treatment

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by Alex Lo

    ... the show's main attraction. Come to think of it, maybe he should do a Hong Kong version of Kitchen Nightmares. God knows how many so-called restaurants in this town deserve the Ramsay treatment. In most North American and European cities I have visited, you can usually find at random decent food at a reasonable or cheap price. The dirty little secret of Hong Kong, despite its reputation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596329/hong-kongs-restaurants-need-gordon-ramsay-treatment
  8. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's end of history

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Peter Guy

    ... at a political and socioeconomic inflection point. Whether its residents realise it, Hong Kong has reached its own version of the end of history. Its political development is no longer exceptional; ... a mainland firm in the country. Hong Kong will become a backwater- another mainland city, except with unrestricted internet access- if its legal system becomes culturally and politically compromised. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1592538/hong-kongs-end-history
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICING

    Retired expat police officer's book tells of life on the beat in 1970s Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... backlash," Emmett said. "In Hong Kong, the police are not afraid of political backlash, they just get on with it." ... in '70 s Hong Kong Everything changes and everything stays the same. That's what struck Briton Chris Emmett yesterday when he returned to Hong Kong for the first time since retiring from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591944/retired-expat-officers-book-tells-life-beat-1970s-hong-kong
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Storm in a teacup for big Hong Kong egos

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by Alex Lo

    ... the horse's mouth. Ng was let go, removed, "agreed" to leave- pick your choice of verbs- because of his political stance and belief. Now, what do we in Hong Kong call this sort of thing? ... Radio sacked Li Wei-ling, the former current affairs programme host. Now, Edward Chin Chi-kin, a core member of Occupy Central, is the latest cause célèbre for press freedom after the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586204/storm-teacup-big-hong-kong-egos

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