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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwan backs city's push for democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Agence France-Presse and Xinhua

    ... Agence France-Presse and Xinhua Taiwan backs city's push for democracy Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday threw his support behind Hong Kong's push for democracy, calling it a core value shared by Taiwanese people. His support comes after Hong Kong pro-democracy activists launched an "era of civil disobedience" at a rally on Sunday- within hours of Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584095/taiwan-backs-citys-push-democracy
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Barristers question legality of Beijing's model for reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Joyce Ng

    ... Mainland officials have failed to convince Hong Kong's barristers that its model for universal suffrage in the city is in line with international law, the Bar Association chairman says. Paul ... as set down in the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Hong Kong is covered by the treaty, though Beijing insists its provisions on elections don't apply. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583970/barristers-question-legality-beijings-model-reform
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Enrolment open for one-day boycott

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... supported the boycott if it lasted no more than two days, as he believed pupils needed to improve their understanding of universal suffrage. "I'm not sure if the boycott will be effective, ... supported the boycott among secondary pupils and university students. But Chan, one of the leaders of a successful campaign to have compulsory national education scrapped, said the children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583948/enrolment-open-one-day-boycott
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China warns Britain that ties are at risk if UK parliamentary inquiry continues

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:29am by Danny Lee and Teddy Ng

    ... People's Congress has written to British lawmakers telling them ties between the two nations are at risk unless they stay out of Hong Kong's affairs. The foreign ministry in Beijing confirmed the warning yesterday, as the lawmaker heading a British inquiry on Hong Kong said the central government may have breached the terms of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration when it set rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583535/beijing-slams-uk-plan-hold-inquiry-hong-kongs-political-situation
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Protesters hit out at 'unreasonable' policing

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:13am by Timmy Sung and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Beijing's stringent restrictions on Hong Kong's democratic reform. A series of protests have taken place since Sunday, when the National People's Congress Standing Committee set its rules for the 2017 chief executive poll, many of them targeted at Li Fei, a senior Beijing official sent to Hong Kong to explain the ruling. There were two nights of stand-offs outside the Wan Chai hotel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583501/police-arrest-19-protesters-outside-li-feis-hong-kong-hotel
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Questions posed to Li Fei at yesterday's forum

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:19am by Joyce Ng

    ... than what Britain did in its 150 years of rule here... Now Hong Kong can implement universal suffrage starting from 2017. How can it not trust Hong Kong people? Lam Shuk-yee, president ... Eu Yuet-mee, Civic Party chairwoman: Why doesn't the central government trust that Hong Kong people have a "balance" in mind and that they will elect a person good for Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583260/questions-posed-li-fei-yesterdays-forum
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583253/occupy-centrals-edward-chin-blasts-political-decision-axe-his
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pepper spray, angry chants and naked fury greet Li Fei's visit

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:42pm by STAFF

    ... "shameful", amid hissing from the Beijing loyalists who made up the majority of guests. Li, deputy secretary general of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, had come to Hong Kong ... described the central government's rule over Hong Kong as "naked tyranny". He was subdued by police and later taken away. At about 11pm dozens of protesters from Civic Passion clashed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583254/pepper-spray-angry-chants-and-naked-fury-greet-li-feis-visit
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Beijing's tough stance when he explained the decision of the nation's top legislature in Hong Kong yesterday, admitted the city's governance could get more problematic should universal ... there is an immediate price to pay: the Hong Kong government will find it even tougher to govern, and the city's sharply-divided political landscape will become yet more polarised. All 27 pan-democratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583256/zero-risk-chief-executive-election-model-will-increase-political
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Policy, protests dominate media coverage of 2017 election decision

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:20pm by NG KANG-CHUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... a bird cage, Hong Kong loses universal suffrage". The pro-Nationalist Party United Daily News ran a commentary warning that Hong Kong would not be peaceful anymore, as opponents promise ... 's political development". In a reference to the pan-democrats' demands for genuine universal suffrage, the paper said: "Some people hijacked the public voice in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583258/policy-protests-dominate-media-coverage-2017-election-decision

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