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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's 2017 reform plan has 'won support of Hongkongers': Zhang Dejiang

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:00pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Zhang Dejiang insists Beijing's guidelines have won over Hongkongers, yet a Post poll finds nearly half the city wants the reform model vetoed Poll ... Po st poll that found nearly half of Hongkongers want lawmakers to veto an election model that complies with Beijing's rules. Zhang was speaking for the first time since the National ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Hongkongers to "pocket an imperfect reform plan" had failed, for now. Forty-seven per cent of respondents would still vote for legislators who vetoed the government's reform plan ... of Hongkongers back reform veto Some 48 per cent of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto the reform proposal on the 2017 chief executive election if it follows the restrictive conditions laid down ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More robust checks will rebuild Hongkongers' trust in food safety

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:03pm by KENT FUNG

    ... by the traders. In the recent case, the fast-food chain misled the government and the public after using the expired meat. When the truth was discovered, the company simply blamed a "lack ... above, are governed by subsidiary legislation in the ordinance. The import of game, for example, requires prior permission from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, while the import ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    By-election 'referendum' would allow Hongkongers to decide on Chinese-style democracy

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by Joseph Wong

    ... Joseph Wong Joseph Wong says the question of whether Hongkongers will accept universal suffrage with Chinese characteristics can be answered through an easily engineered ... no precedent in any system of universal suffrage. Some 80 per cent of the 1,200 members of the current Election Committee follow instructions from the central government. The 50 per cent threshold ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Prove to Beijing that we're rational, Bernard Chan tells Hongkongers

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by JOYCE NG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... as he urged Hongkongers to accept Beijing's model for reform. He also reiterated that he would not run for chief executive in 2017- even if the reform package overcomes opposition from pan-democrats to pass through the Legislative Council. "My view is that Hong Kong people have to prove to the central government that we can exercise our right to vote rationally" by electing ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers must resist efforts to cut them out of the reform process

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty envisions a vigorous debate on issues and potential chief executive candidates Hongkongers must resist efforts to cut them out of the political reform process ... for policies. This gives governors experience, trust and authority, both within the province and in dealing with the central government, qualities lacking in Hong Kong's past, present and future ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers will not accept Beijing's idea of a patriot

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 05:26pm by Surya Deva

    ... aspirations of Hongkongers, Li Fei, chairman of the Basic Law Committee, said last week that "the person who governs Hong Kong must be a patriot" in order to safeguard national security. ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says Beijing's definition of a patriot, in the context of Hong Kong's chief executive, is at odds with many Hongkongers' understanding of the term, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rise of radical populism pitting Hongkongers against Hongkongers

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 12:33pm by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo warns of violence to come if the political system is unable to accommodate these forces Rise of radical populism pitting Hongkongers against Hongkongers The rapid rise ... only be a matter of time before we see violent confrontations. At that juncture, any decision by the government to prosecute the law-breakers will be highly controversial. Second, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hongkongers left flat by ever-rising apartment prices, survey says

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Survey says residents fear prices will keep rising despite cooling measures High apartment costs leave Hongkongers flat Nine in 10 Hongkongers believe ... likelihood of government market-cooling measures being withdrawn soon. The study- conducted by Chinese University's Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies last week- found 90.4 per cent ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:01pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... their girls. The proposed reforms will also make it clear that the government and all public authorities are subject to the ordinances and make it unlawful for them to discriminate in the exercise ... charters undergoes periodic review. Thus, the review offers an opportunity for Hongkongers to signal to the world that ours is a diverse, tolerant city which upholds equal opportunity for all. ...




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