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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let cynicism derail political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:00am by Alice Wu

    ... that is plaguing these political discussions. So it is political optimism that Hong Kong needs. Goodwill must manifest in political reconciliation, because it has to take place to build trust in order ... time is near, the local political scene is alit with the chief executive's annual duty visit to Beijing. Over the years, these duty visits have increasingly favoured form over substance: ...

  2. News - World - CANADA

    Backers of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford hit out at challenger Olivia Chow over Hong Kong vote bid

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:07am by Ian Young

    ... Supporters of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford have lashed out at his Hong Kong-born challenger Olivia Chow, branding her a traitor and "Chairman Chow" after she urged Torontonians living in the SAR to help unseat him. The backlash came after Chow said in an interview with the South China Morning Post on Thursday that Hong Kong's numerous Torontonians shared the "sense ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RESEARCH

    Criticised University of Hong Kong pollster makes his data public

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Under-fire pollster puts data in the public domain The University of Hong Kong pollster at the centre of a political storm over the impartiality of his ... findings. Beijing-loyalist media have also accused him of having a hidden political agenda and of having ties with foreign spies. Chung labelled the allegations as "Cultural ...


    Political reform in Hong Kong only possible through consensus, says Wang

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 04:11pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com The Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office says public nomination of candidates in elections is 'far away' from the Basic Law ... mini-constitution, the Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Wang Guangya said in Beijing on Thursday. Wang’s remarks came after President Xi Jinping called on Hongkongers to forge a consensus ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... development of Hong Kong? On April 12-13 senior officials from Beijing in charge of Hong Kong affairs have invited some of the city's key officials to discuss 2017 electoral reform issues. I've seen many articles that more or less agree on the same thing- Hong Kong's lawmakers, including those from the pan-democracy camp, should accept the invitation. In my view all Hong ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't waste this chance for real dialogue on political reform in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:07pm by DENNIS KWOK

    ... in Hong Kong were invited to visit the mainland. It was also at a time when Hong Kong was engaged in discussions on constitutional reform and the possibility of introducing universal suffrage ... to that in the end, however, is a lesson not to be forgotten. Simply visiting the mainland, with no follow-up and no time for serious dialogue and discussion on matters close to the hearts of the Hong Kong ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The true nature of Hong Kong autonomy

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by Regina Ip

    ... of established policies. This year, the leaders did not disappoint. At a meeting with Hong Kong and Macau members of the CPPCC on March 5, Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and the highest-ranking official responsible for Hong Kong affairs, stressed that the "high degree of autonomy" enjoyed by the two special administrative regions was not "complete autonomy". ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, political reform plan must be realistic

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:21pm by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Andrew Leung Andrew Leung says it's time for all sides of the political reform debate to realise they will have to compromise and satisfy some of the interests of others if Hong Kong ... and political parties. First, Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy is not unbounded. It is defined by the Basic Law; Article 45, for example, lays down the powers of a nominating committee ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More talks vital to narrow divide on political reform

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was told he could not bring in June 4-related items. The crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy movement is no doubt still an issue close to the heart of many in Hong Kong, and the members may think ... SCMP Editorial More talks vital to narrow divide The lawmakers' trip to Shanghai concluded as expected, without a breakthrough on political reform. This was hardly surprising, given ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong is being choked by its government bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Howard Winn

    ... Hong Kong. Small wonder it cannot organise itself to get a halfway decent harbour front, or why there is a shortage of moorings for boats while there are literally acres of space in typhoon ... in a bureaucratic quagmire. Hong Kong is choking on its own bureaucracy. This is a serious problem, but as everyone knows reforming the civil service is one of the hardest things to do. There are too many ...




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