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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's ruling will be final word on Hong Kong's 'ultimate aim' of universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 12:34pm by Frank Ching

    ... for universal suffrage in 2007, Beijing put its foot down. It was far too early. The NPC Standing Committee then laid down a five-step process under which Hong Kong had to ask for permission before ... Kong society has been torn by the lure of democracy or, as the Basic Law puts it, universal suffrage. The August 31 decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1598617/beijings-ruling-will-be-final-word-hong-kongs-ultimate-aim-universal
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and its people will continue to speak up until they are heard

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by LARRY AU

    ... by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 54 per cent of the public now support a veto of restrictive reform proposals, in comparison to just 29 per cent against such action. Last week's class ... Larry Au Larry Au says bleak pronouncements about Hong Kong's future do not account for a city that thrives on reinventing itself, and a generation of inspiring youth who dare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1601011/hong-kong-and-its-people-will-continue-speak-until-they-are
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How China's very real national security fears shaped its reform plan for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 05:38pm by David Zweig

    ... on Hong Kong's political reform process Foreign fears Some observers explain that the very restrictive nomination process for universal suffrage in 2017 directed by the National People's ... possibly allow for the election of a chief executive with close ties to the US or Britain was simply too scary. David Zweig is chair professor of social science at the Hong Kong University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1599574/how-chinas-very-real-national-security-fears-shaped-its-reform-plan-hong
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Alex Lo

    ... remains in office, Beijing will take a hard line towards Hong Kong. But how hardline is hardline? Xi has, domestically, gone after "flies and tigers" as well as taken on scores ... Kwok-cheung observed that if the self-immolation of Tibetan monks wouldn't move Beijing, what makes Hong Kong pro-democracy activists think it would bat an eyelid if they skip classes for a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1597591/beijing-shifts-indulgence-hard-line-hong-kong
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A turning point for democracy in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:43pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... was universal suffrage, with candidates to be nominated by a broadly representative committee. Since then, Hong Kong people have looked ahead to the day when the "ultimate aim" would ... given its suspicions about subversive activity in Hong Kong. But the promise of universal suffrage is there in the Basic Law and it is reasonable to interpret that as meaning a free choice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1605879/turning-point-democracy-hong-kong
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The protesters have spoken, but what about the rest of Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:28pm by DAVID LOK

    ... on universal suffrage as a response to the protests is nothing short of irrational optimism. This is a decision which is out of the hands of the Hong Kong government. Therefore, bringing down ... David Lok David Lok says it is time to put the question to all people of Hong Kong- should we accept Beijing's reform requirements, or seek to renegotiate? With one voice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1605311/protesters-have-spoken-what-about-rest-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong won't benefit from a standstill in electoral reform

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:25am by Bernard Chan

    ... combined with an election by universal suffrage, will produce a far more representative outcome for Hong Kong. That makes it a real improvement. It comes down to the pre-nomination stage ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says pan-democrats must not veto proposal out of anger No benefit for Hong Kong if election system stays the same I have previously argued that legislators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1595279/hong-kong-wont-benefit-standstill-electoral-reform
  8. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ... The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593825/building-blocks-needed-hks-political-development
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats seek to politicise city's schools

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Pan-dems seek to politicise our schools Outflanked by Beijing, the pan-democrats now want to send our children to the trenches. The latest plans are for university ... rather than yourself? How would Beijing be hurt by our children missing classes? University students are adults and have every right to decide for themselves. Children are a different matter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592621/hong-kong-pan-democrats-seek-politicise-citys-schools
  10. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:47pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Kong can elect its mayor by universal suffrage- universally meaning "one man, one vote", will not Beijing and Shanghai want the same? This is not to say that Hong Kong people should ... Richard Harris Hong Kong's stability and thriving economy can only be maintained if its rule of law and global governance standards are upheld in the long run Balancing interests I am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581411/markets-more-focused-what-hong-kong-could-lose-universal-suffrage

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