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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's pan-democrats face a steep climb to universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Joyce Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... to boycott it and veto the model. Beijing blames pan-democrats for failing to negotiate properly, while stressing national security must not be compromised by Hong Kong's political reforms. ... Hong Kong was revered as a crucial part of the nation's efforts to modernise, thanks to the generous amount of investments from the city. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, a political scientist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592497/hong-kongs-pan-democrats-face-steep-climb-universal-suffrage
  2. News - Hong Kong - ELECTION 2017

    Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa says 2017 vote will be ‘real’ democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:20pm by gary cheung and stuart lau

    ... method for chief executive could change after 2017 “I appeal to people of all political stripes to come together and turn negative sentiments into positive energy” Hong Kong's first chief ... it co-signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984. "We have a huge stake in the well-being of Hong Kong, with a political system in balance with its economic freedom," Patten wrote. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584487/former-leader-tung-chee-hwa-says-2017-vote-will-be-real-and
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese groups press for passage of asylum bill to help Hong Kong activists

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... for political refugees to seek asylum in Taiwan. The activists also called on Hong Kong protesters not to lose heart even as support for the civil disobedience movement appeared to be waning. Yang, ... Taiwan will be able to provide political asylum to Hongkongers persecuted for their fight for democracy," he said. Yang and other Taiwanese activists said Hong Kong people should not see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585418/taiwan-groups-press-passage-asylum-bill-help-hong-kong-activists
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Professors pledge support for Hong Kong students determined to strike

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... against Beijing's framework on Hong Kong's political reform, teachers have promised to offer public lectures for students skipping classes in the name of democracy. Student unions at the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University have issued separate declarations, a day after the city's first chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, made a rare appearance, appealing to students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585370/professors-pledge-support-hong-kong-students-determined-strike
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Electoral reform row could hit a sour note for Hong Kong Philharmonic

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Oliver Chou

    ... Kong's flagship orchestra is bound to be affected if the row over political reform flares up, its musical chief says. Jaap van Zweden, who last week opened his third season as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, said he and the 90-member orchestra were "here for the audience". "If the audience was having a big problem, we would suffer from it as well," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591201/reform-row-could-hit-sour-note-hk-phil
  6. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Way to help Hong Kong's elderly poor

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... discussions of old age retirement support have always been confusing because they involve two concerns: alleviating poverty and getting votes (or building political support). In Hong Kong ... challenge, especially for those without means. Richard Wong Yue-chim is Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588912/way-help-hong-kongs-elderly-poor
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing to Hong Kong: you can vote, but we select the candidates

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:01am by George Chen

    ... playing key roles in political reforms and developments in modern Chinese history. Hong Kong was at one time the home for Sun Yat-san, the founding father of Republican China and an alumnus ... disobedience” for Hong Kong, and this was just a beginning. The political road for Hong Kong over the next few years, if not decades, could be far more bumpy. Many in the West as well as on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590684/beijing-hong-kong-you-can-vote-we-select-candidates
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the Hollywood pseudonym of Tony Corleone (stop laughing), pinned a Hong Kong money-laundering charge on a Slovakian citizen who last week was jailed for four years. Score another for the angels ... evaluation. Hong Kong had best ready itself. We practice a gross breach of one of its most fundamental principles of rule of law And Hong Kong has. We have found an easy way to score high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593408/hong-kongs-anti-money-laundering-laws-makes-mockery-out-justice
  9. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Hong Kong's graft-busters a model for Asia Pacific, says US official

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... its judicial independence, said Robert Wang, senior US State Department official for the regional bloc. Wang, a US Foreign Service representative to Hong Kong in the late 1980s, suggested ... "Hong Kong is a real model in terms of what the ICAC has been able to do," Wang said yesterday. The agency's credibility took a hit last year over the spending habits of a former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592008/hong-kongs-graft-busters-model-asia-pacific-says-us-official
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Will Hong Kong risk it all to defy Beijing on political reform?

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 02:10pm by Michael Chugani

    ... They woke up a sleeping master with their noisy threats of paralysing Central. At first I thought Zhou Nan, former director of Xinhua's Hong Kong branch, was talking through his rear end when he warned that the People's Liberation Army would squash riots sparked by Occupy Central. Now I am not so sure. Beijing's policy document on Hong Kong issued this week makes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1531527/will-hong-kong-risk-it-all-defy-beijing-political-reform

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