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  1. News - China - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing ‘will not back down’ on Hong Kong’s political reform, says state newspaper

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:58pm by Adrian Wan

    ... The central government will not back down from its stance over Hong Kong’s political reform, and authorities can handle any street protests blocking roads in Hong Kong’s financial district, according ... the National People’s Congress Standing Committee kicked off a week-long meeting. The meeting, scheduled to end on Sunday, will decide whether Hong Kong will choose its chief executive by direct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580796/beijing-will-not-back-down-its-stance-over-hong-kongs-political-reform
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cool heads needed to get Hong Kong on the right path towards democracy

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Andrew Leung Andrew Leung says Hong Kong has not reached a 'now or never' moment in its democratic development, as supporters of Occupy Central seem to believe, and calm negotiation is best Let's cool it Amid the political reform controversy, Beijing is often portrayed as reneging on its promise of universal suffrage, trampling on Hong Kong's high degree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579312/cool-heads-needed-get-hong-kong-right-path-towards-democracy
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    When political reform was turned into a battle, Hong Kong became the loser

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by Alice Wu

    ... the entire process that ended with the National People's Congress Standing Committee's tougher-than-expected framework for Hong Kong's political reform to a poker game- in the end, ... It's most frustrating to see that none was given the chance to see the light of day. It is inconceivable that Beijing does not know the "actual situation" in Hong Kong- namely, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586015/when-political-reform-was-turned-battle-hong-kong-became
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... Pan-democrats are threatening to rally protesters to block the central business district if the Hong Kong and central governments do not come up with a satisfactory plan for universal suffrage ... that will play a decisive role over whether Hong Kong will elect its new leader by one person, one vote for the first time in 2017. Apart from Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the city's sole representative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580484/npc-standing-committee-starts-meeting-hong-kong-reforms
  5. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Deng Xiaoping's legacy felt in Hong Kong's debate on political reform

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tammy Tam

    ... Xiaoping. She was there to accomplish the last wish of Deng, who had passed away in February: to witness Hong Kong's return to China. Many Hong Kong reporters still remember the early spring ... tycoon: "I'll try my best to keep alive till 1997 because I want to see Hong Kong under China's rule." Unfortunately, Deng never got his wish. Last Friday would have marked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580440/deng-xiaopings-legacy-felt-hong-kongs-debate-political-reform
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's political reform debate casts NPC standing committee into spotlight

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... People's Congress Standing Committee in Hong Kong's political reform has recently been cast back into the spotlight, as it deliberates the reform framework in a week-long meeting that opens ... the constitution and the Basic Law. It also provides its views on development plans when necessary. According to the Basic Law- Hong Kong's mini-constitution- the Standing Committee has the power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580437/hong-kongs-political-reform-debate-casts-npc-standing-committee
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Hong Kong's democracy fighters stumble from defeat to defeat

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:51pm by Michael Chugani

    ... Executive Leung Chun-ying to muzzle the Hong Kong media. They accused the Independent Commission Against Corruption of political persecution for searching the premises of Apple Daily owner Jimmy Lai ... for Hong Kong democracy or against China's Communist Party. Blurring the line between the two was their greatest folly. It is none of our business that China is a one-party state, yet our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1585738/hong-kongs-democracy-fighters-stumble-defeat-defeat
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584893/hong-kong-now-what
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing has failed to honour its promise to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 06:03pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... Broken trust Beijing's decision on universal suffrage marks a dark day in Hong Kong history. The shortcutting of its firm commitments in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law ... to which Beijing objects. Hong Kong people and the world at large will have no trust in a government formed in such a high-handed manner under the pretence of universal suffrage. The present ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1584488/beijing-has-failed-honour-its-promise-hong-kong
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's reform model reflects a very different view of the situation in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:58pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... on the nominating process for candidates to be elected by universal suffrage, seemed to see Hong Kong's situation as being one in which the city is vulnerable to foreign intervention, subversion ... Cliff Buddle Cliff Buddle says despite a Basic Law requirement, Beijing's electoral reform framework fails to reflect the actual situation in Hong Kong Situation critical "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1584468/beijings-reform-model-reflects-very-different-view-situation-hong-kong

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