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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bets on the future of beloved Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by Alex Lo

    ... harsh political reform package for Hong Kong. This is the new "Cry, the Beloved City" genre. People are working themselves to levels of outrage and anguish I have rarely seen anywhere. Judging by a few navel-gazing commentaries and the massive response they have attracted, you would think this time is really- really- the end of Hong Kong; or less melodramatically, the end ...

  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Rumbling PLA carriers in Hong Kong set minds rolling

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by George Chen

    ... to make the business community nervous about the future of Hong Kong, it is the prospect of the leaders in Beijing miscalculating the political situation in the city. This looms as a larger ... misinterpreted by different stakeholders in the city, including the general public and business community. The political situation in Hong Kong is already so complicated that it is testing many top ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No mystery as to how Hong Kong's political reform tale will end

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:25am by Mike Rowse

    ... Sherlock Holmes told Dr Watson, "whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Applying the same logic to the political reform situation in Hong Kong, it is now possible to deduce the outcome. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong will be deployed to hammer out a compromise deal with moderate members of the pan-democratic camp, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central’s Edward Chin blasts ‘political decision’ to axe his newspaper column

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:19am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Activist blasts decision to axe his newspaper column The Hong Kong Economic Journal has scrapped political activist Edward Chin Chi-kin's weekly ... was clear to him. "About six months ago, I was told to write less about politics," he said. "Because of the political and economic situation in today's Hong Kong, there's ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-dems should not ignore the low-hanging fruit in political reform

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by Mike Rowse

    ... it won't be genuine and there is nothing to be gained by it. Au contraire, my friends; there is much potential for reform in areas that are entirely within Hong Kong's purview and therefore ... Law Committee chairman Li Fei that this is the major gift Beijing is granting to Hong Kong people and we should be satisfied with it, as it is much more than the British gave us in 150 years. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A blow for Hong Kong, a lost opportunity for China's democratic progress

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:17am by STEPHEN YOUNG

    ... further deepen the divide between popular political forces in Hong Kong and the government there, which is already beleaguered over officials' unwillingness to take on Beijing in defence ... Stephen Young Stephen Young says Beijing's refusal to countenance a move towards meaningful democracy for Hong Kong will set back national progress Lost opportunity Beijing's ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC ORDER

    Hong Kong police receive five complaints over handling of July 1 rally, sit-in

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:20pm

    ... and staff, is the first big challenge for new IPCC chairman, Larry Kwok Lam-kwong, who faced scrutiny on his appointment in May due to previous mainland political ties. Two of the complainants ... added. A commercial solicitor, Kwok served on the Guangxi Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, leading some to question his impartiality.   ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, retirement scheme for Hong Kong must be fair and affordable

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:15pm by DAVID LUI

    ... protection in Hong Kong, different criteria need to be considered to move forward- in particular necessity, equity and affordability. First, necessity. The Mandatory Provident Fund and Occupational ... But even when cash assistance provided by various social security measures is taken into account, one in three elderly is still living in poverty. Currently, one million of Hong Kong ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Hong Kong — now what?

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 08:55am by David Schlesinger

    ... David Schlesinger Hong Kong’s tragedy is that its political consciousness began to awaken precisely at the time when its leverage with China was at its lowest ebb. Where once China needed Hong Kong as an entrepôt, legal centre, financial centre, talent centre, and education centre, now the situation is reversed. Hong Kong is dependent on China—without Chinese deals Hong Kong ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is Hong Kong's rule of law becoming a victim of political expediency?

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Howard Winn

    ... happening. A favourite mantra that slips so easily off the tongues of government officials is that one of the features that makes Hong Kong a special place for doing business is its adherence to the rule of law. This is an important issue for Hong Kong as the rule of law is touted as one of its competitive advantages over the mainland. It would be a shame if Hong Kong's rule of law ...




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