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  1. Comment

    Legislation and transparency would end controversy over political donations

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:36pm by SONNY LO

    ... controversy over donations to political groups and individual politicians has re-opened the long overdue issue of the need for a political party law in Hong Kong. Opponents to any such law argue ... to political attacks. Enacting a Hong Kong-style political party law will not only add more transparency, it can arguably do so while dealing with the anxieties of both donors and political parties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1561917/legislation-and-transparency-would-end-controversy-over-political-donations
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Freedom will triumph, in Hong Kong and elsewhere

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:50pm by Chris Patten

    ... affairs with more sophistication and a surer touch than it is addressing its political challenges. Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong and a former EU commissioner for external ... Kong Values that endure On July 1, 17 years ago, I was sailing on Britain's royal yacht away from Hong Kong where, at midnight the previous day, China assumed sovereignty under the terms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1554684/freedom-will-triumph-hong-kong-and-elsewhere
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong 'becoming ungovernable without a ruling party'

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... was discontent with the political system, and distrust of Leung- who is seen by some as Beijing's man in Hong Kong. In the first seven months of his term, beginning July 2012, Leung faced ... Dr Cheung Chor-yung, of City University. "It is not an overstatement to say that Hong Kong is becoming ungovernable. It is clear that the government is having great difficulties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553488/hong-kong-becoming-ungovernable-without-ruling-party-says-dr-cheung
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Beijing may lose confidence in Hong Kong's role if protests spiral out of control, warns Joseph Yam, former head of the Monetary Authority Occupy 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556936/occupy-central-may-hurt-beijings-confidence-hong-kong-financial
  5. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Cash subsidies go only so far in reducing poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:22am by Richard Wong

    ... front- economic growth. Richard Wong Yue-chim is Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ... Richard Wong The plight of the poor in Hong Kong needs to be addressed, but we must recognise that cash subsidies only go so far in alleviating the problem Poverty track Tackling poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1557146/cash-subsidies-go-only-so-far-reducing-poverty
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US to revive annual report to Congress on Hong Kong politics

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com US revives HK report to Congress after plea The United States looks set to reintroduce annual reports to Congress on political developments in Hong Kong following a plea by the Democratic Party's founding chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming. Lee broke the news as he and former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang returned to Hong Kong yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481406/us-revives-hong-kong-report-congress-after-plea-martin-lee
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Britain unlikely to put Hong Kong's interests first in reform row

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Britain unlikely to put HK first Hong Kong has not been the focus of international attention until recently, when debates over universal suffrage and "one country, two ... in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, universal suffrage comes from the Basic Law. That's why Britain has rightly held that it's a matter for the governments of Hong Kong, mainland China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556570/britain-unlikely-put-hong-kongs-interests-first-reform-row
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing officials, Hong Kong pan-democrats no closer after holding talks on political reform in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... of exclusive talks that followed "did little" to narrow the divide over democracy in Hong Kong, lawmaker Frederick Fung Kin-kee said. Fung said the talks had not done much to resolve ... Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office; and Beijing's liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming. The division was on show from the start, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481401/beijing-officials-hong-kong-pan-democrats-no-closer-after-holding
  9. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Will Occupy Central send Hong Kong down the road to irrelevancy?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:26pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Political instability is stoking fears that the city's role as a trading and financial centre will diminish Confidence at a crossroads Hong Kong is suffering from ... in the background of the current political strife. There are countless possibilities as to why existential angst is rising again in Hong Kong. Here are a few: 1) In 1997, the last thing Beijing needed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1548631/will-occupy-central-send-hong-kong-down-road-irrelevancy
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Selective report on electoral reform consultation further divides Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:45pm by Simon Young

    ... Simon Young Simon Young says after months of work to seek public views on electoral reform, the government's selective reporting of the result fails to move Hong Kong towards a consensus No closer In preparing its two recent political reform reports, the Hong Kong administration's strategy was to avoid provocative statements and appear neutral and open. Notice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1556108/selective-report-electoral-reform-consultation-further-divides-hong-kong

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