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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong

    June 4, 1989 events in China still have a profound effect on Hong Kong's political scene

    Posted May 26th 2014, 11:05pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Hong Kong changed forever The 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown forever changed Martin Lee Chu-ming's political career and his ties with the mainland. Two years earlier, Xu Jiatun, then director of the mainland's representative office in Hong Kong- the political arm of the Xinhua News Agency and predecessor to Beijing's liaison office here- offered to provide Lee, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519713/june-4-1989-events-china-still-have-profound-effect-hong-kongs
  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Forecasts for Hong Kong growth downbeat

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Arthur Chan

    ... Analysts are taking a less-optimistic view of Hong Kong's economic prospects in the second half of this year after the government lowered its forecasts. A disappointing second quarter, from ... said this range was too wide. "[Second-half] economic growth in Hong Kong will at most be 2 per cent, and the annual growth rate will be much lower than 3 per cent," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576268/forecasts-hong-kong-growth-downbeat
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scrapping multiple-entry permits would allow Hong Kong to breathe again

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:32pm by Albert Cheng

    ... would give Hong Kong chance to breathe again The local retail industry has mounted a campaign to keep the individual visit scheme intact, but its economic arguments to continue to allow vast numbers of mainland visitors to come to Hong Kong do not seem to resonate with the general public. First implemented in 2003, the scheme was hailed as a panacea for our ailing economy in the wake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578502/scrapping-multiple-entry-permits-would-allow-hong-kong-breathe-again
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping was all for autonomy for Hong Kong, but not for elections

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Deng all for Hong Kong autonomy, but not elections On a 1993 visit to Hong Kong to promote her biography of her father, former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, Deng Rong said he had often hoped to visit the city when it reverted to Chinese rule in 1997. "My father told me he wanted to go to Hong Kong, even sitting in a wheelchair, if he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579590/deng-xiaoping-was-all-autonomy-hong-kong-not-elections
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy movement to blame for polarisation in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:16pm by EVAN FOWLER

    ... all Hong Kong people may suggest and then vote on a position on democratic reform to put to the government. From here, we can negotiate the level of political reform for Hong Kong, as outlined ... Evan Fowler Evan Fowler says organisation of its petition and rally shows it seeks neither to engage nor educate Forget common purpose, anti-Occupy movement wants Hong Kong to take sides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576812/anti-occupy-movement-blame-polarisation-hong-kong
  9. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's political system is imperfect but effective

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by LETTERS

    ... Hong Kong's political system is imperfect but effective I refer to the report on the comments of Rachel Cartland, a former Hong Kong official under British colonial rule (" ... Order Ordinance could be used to limit freedom of speech in Hong Kong. The fact is Britain never thought to allow political development in Hong Kong until the handover loomed and it faced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1514398/hong-kongs-political-system-imperfect-effective
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:29pm by Keira Lu Huang, Emily Tsang

    ... Kong after its 1997 handover. But ahead of the 110th anniversary of his birth today, two of his daughters brought a fitting symbol to the city. "My father … read reports on Hong Kong every day in his later years," Deng Lin, his eldest daughter, said yesterday. "Although he couldn't make the trip, his wheelchair representing him has come to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578768/daughters-deng-xiaoping-who-was-born-110-years-ago-lead-tributes-hong

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