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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... on funding applications from the government. He attended just three out of 38 meetings- an 8 per cent attendance rate. Lau also scored the lowest attendance rate on the House Committee, just 30 per ... meetings and 61 per cent of House Committee sessions. "Usually, I am seeing my patients when I'm absent from Legco," said Lau, a surgeon representing the medical constituency. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557680/heung-yee-kuks-man-proves-conspicuous-his-absence
  2. News - World - POLITICS

    US House Republicans hope Kevin McCarthy can restore stability as new No 2

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Party chooses new House No 2 as it seeks to put turmoil behind it Republicans bank on 'moderate' McCarthy Republicans in the US House ... quickly announced he would step down as the party's House leader on July 31, setting off the scramble for leadership jobs. The challenges facing the leadership aren't likely to change. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537090/us-house-republicans-hope-kevin-mccarthy-can-restore-stability-new-no-2
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats may challenge plan to fence off Tamar HQ

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung

    ... 24 hours a day. The party said yesterday it had found 2011 meeting records from the Legislative Council's House Committee on transport and access arrangements for the new complex ... in the New Territories, and in 2012, against plans to make national education mandatory. House Committee chairman Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said Legco had not been told about the plan. "As a matter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556473/democrats-may-challenge-plan-fence-tamar-hq
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Academics doubt Britain's pledge on standing up for Hong Kong's interests

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... that Beijing's white paper last month contravened the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. The paper, published online by the influential Chatham House policy institute, was titled, "White paper does not mark major shift on Hong Kong". Dr Tim Summers, British consul-general in Chongqing from 2004 to 2007 and now a Hong Kong-based Chatham House consulting fellow, wrote: "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555930/academics-doubt-britains-pledge-standing-hong-kongs-interests
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung's annual report of the government's work criticised for 'hiding evils'

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... long-term housing supply cannot really solve the problem," he said. He was referring to the statement that "while the government has encountered difficulties in taking forward various ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung CY's report card criticised for 'hiding evils' "Significant progress" has been achieved on tackling the city's housing shortage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539927/leung-chun-yings-report-criticised-hiding-evils
  6. News - World - POLITICS

    House Republican leader Eric Cantor in shock primary defeat to tea party candidate

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Richmond, United States House Republican leader defeated in primary by conservative-backed economics professor in one of the biggest upsets in recent US politics Cantor is ousted by tea party candidate Eric Cantor, the Republican party's leader in the US House of Representatives, has been dethroned in one of the most stunning upsets in modern American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530311/house-republican-leader-eric-cantor-shock-primary-defeat-tea-party
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    It's official: Macau chief executive Fernando Chui will seek re-election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:59am by Stuart Lau

    ... at youngsters who complained about a lack of affordable housing, Chui unexpectedly announced that 28,000 public housing flats would be built in an undeveloped area- almost double the number planned. ... a decade for the housing units to be available," So said. "It'll definitely be a harder term for Chui." So said the chief executive- from one of Macau's four biggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554349/its-official-macau-chief-executive-fernando-chui-will-seek-re-election
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... their old flat. Yet another amendment, put forward by Democratic Party lawmaker Wu Chi-wai to exempt public housing tenants who are not permanent residents and want to buy the flat they live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555049/law-affirm-double-stamp-duty-passed-17-months-after-levy-came
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung to unveil his report to Beijing on drive for universal suffrage in 2017

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 11:44pm by Tony Cheung

    ... a special meeting of the Legco House Committee this afternoon before hosting a press conference. Meanwhile 23 pan-democratic lawmakers issued a joint statement urging Lam to attend Monday's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554355/cy-leung-kick-reform-process-unveiling-report-2017-poll-beijing
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... and housing supply in the short, medium and long terms. We have implemented measures to effectively manage demand and curb rising property prices. The Government has set our first-ever official ... 2014 to finance its services and operation on a long-term basis. Land and Housing • Resolving the housing and land supply problems tops the priorities of the current-term Government. The crux ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539724/full-text-cy-leungs-2014-annual-report

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