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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Hong Kong's credibility not served by over-the-top protest estimates

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... points would not be counted. The police estimated 98,600 marchers at the peak of the event, without taking into account people who joined midway. The University of Hong Kong's public opinion ... rather than a scientific issue. I would argue that if we want to show Hong Kong's maturity and superiority, it is important to demonstrate integrity in the number. We earn respect from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555654/hong-kongs-credibility-not-served-over-top-protest-estimates
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... to construct a historical account of the early days of one country, two systems. It is therefore hardly surprising that since the Hong Kong-Macau bridge assessment, public confidence and trust ... by the Airport Authority's own consultant, Ove Arup, which admitted that the runway would struggle to meet Hong Kong's latest air quality standards, which are a legal requirement. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook
  3. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Timeline: the long and winding road to universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:25am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... 2010 Senior leaders of the Democratic Party hold a meeting on political reform with officials from Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong. "Meeting yields no results", May 26, 2010 ... 720,000 people vote. "Our voice must be heard, say voters in unofficial Occupy Central referendum", June 23, 2014 The State Council issues a white paper on Hong Kong. It reiterates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554628/timeline-tortuous-road-universal-suffrage-hong-kong
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Both Beijing and Hong Kong need therapy

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says to improve relations, both Beijing and Hong Kong must deal with their inner demons that prevent compromise Therapy time When emotions run high, no one expects ... on the political divide. Is the chief executive the root of this city's problems? If so, is it the office, or the person with the title? If the problem was Leung Chun-ying, then the solution would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552063/both-beijing-and-hong-kong-need-therapy
  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Stakes are high for all in bet on political reform

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by ELIZABETH WONG CHIEN CHI-LIEN

    ... Elizabeth Wong Any mistake over Hong Kong's future would be a lose-lose situation for the city and China Stakes are high for all in bet on political reform Hong Kong ... to read Hong Kong correctly. Correct reading of the local situation will have a direct bearing on the city's well-being, its future development and China's international standing. We can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558312/stakes-are-high-all-bet-political-reform
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Mainstream opinion key to electoral reform in Hong Kong, CY Leung tells NPC

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:44pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Chief Executive's report to the NPC suggests that the Hong Kong public generally backs the government line on universal suffrage in 2017 Mainstream opinion key to reform: C.Y. "Mainstream opinion" in Hong Kong holds that only a nominating committee should have the power to put forward chief executive candidates and that such power must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555065/mainstream-opinion-key-reform-hong-kong-leung-chun-ying-tells-npc
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Champions Germany may help Hong Kong soccer

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Champions Germany may help HK soccer World Cup winners Germany may supply top-tier soccer coaches to help transform the sport in Hong Kong. The German consulate has offered to put the Hong Kong Football Association in touch with German soccer chiefs. A supply of coaches could follow. The HKFA's vision for the future, "Aiming High- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554965/champions-germany-may-help-hong-kong-soccer
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Parties must take lead on funding Political donations are a sensitive issue the world over, even more so in a place like Hong Kong where transparency is limited. While individuals are subject to basic election spending rules and declaration of interest requirement, funding for political parties is unregulated. The situation does not resonate with our claim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560711/political-parties-should-take-lead-and-improve-transparency
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Rebels with a cause: How the 'post-80s' generation is rejecting old ways of protest in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... and powerful at the expense of ordinary folks. Hong Kong's social movements had always been led by political parties or unions until the campaigns in 2006 and 2007 against the demolition ... attempts by Hong Kong's government to act as if the city and the mainland were not separate places. "We are slightly different from the mainland because of our political system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553471/post-1980s-generation-radicalises-hong-kongs-protest-movement
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sides are still poles apart in the debate on political reform

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Still poles apart in reform debate Hong Kong is nowhere near consensus on universal suffrage. Despite a five-month public consultation, the political divide remains just ... office in Hong Kong. Until now, Beijing has also adhered to its usual approach of only engaging pro-establishment groups. Last Wednesday's meeting between Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560058/both-sides-are-still-poles-apart-debate-political-reform

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