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  1. 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

    ... interests despite a pledge by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Two academics said the Conservative Party's concerns about trade relations with China remained the biggest hindrance to Britain ... of the Conservatives- were always "strongly behind" Hong Kong's democratic movement. "But the Conservatives would [only speak up] if British interests in Hong Kong were being ...

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    Pan-democrat lawmakers could face probe over donations from media mogul Jimmy Lai

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng, JEFFIE LAM

    ... group yesterday asked Legco's committee on members' interests to look into the matter. A member of a "lawmaker integrity" concern group said it had filed a report ... and lawmakers. "An inquiry by the Legco committee, we believe, could help clarify whether the lawmakers' non-disclosure constituted any conflict of interests," said Wong Kwok-kin, ...

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    Legco committee to decide if Jimmy Lai's donations to pan-democrats warrant inquiry

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Joyce Ng

    ... lawmakers failed to declare donations from media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying. Ip Kwok-him, chairman of the Legco committee on members' interests, said last night a meeting would be held within ... conflicts of interest. That followed a leak of about 900 files to the media concerning the Apple Daily founder's political donations. Democrat James To Kun-sun, one of the five, said: "I ...

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    Democracy campaigners threaten 'passive resistance' over 2017 reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Gary Cheung

    ... the committee that picked candidates to be formed democratically. Johnson Yeung Ching-yin, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, said the groups would consider small-scale localised protests if, ...

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    Little political consensus on how a party finance law might work

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM, SARAH KARACS

    ... for parties. Democratic Party leader Emily Lau Wai-hing said she was worried revealing the details of political donations would deter people with mainland business interests from contributing ...

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

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

    ... As chief of the kuk, the powerful body that looks after the interests of indigenous New Territories residents, Lau objected to the private land of villagers in Sai Wan, Sai Kung, being rezoned ...

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    Pan-democrats soften stance amid hopes of meeting with Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Gary Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... for electoral reform talks. But only 14 of the 27 pan-democratic lawmakers showed an interest, and just 10 joined the trip. Frederick Fung Kin-kee, convenor of the pan-democratic camp's lunchtime ...

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    Apple Daily head Jimmy Lai donated millions to pan-democrats, leaked files show

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:09pm by JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng

    ... in leaked video The Next Media Group chairman said he was worried that friends with mainland business interests would be deterred from donating to the Democrats. "It's always been clear ...

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    Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Joyce Ng

    ... Central's plan to block streets for democracy, others did not seem quite sure just what they were signing up to. "It's about my own interests," said Cheung Tak-kan, 56, as he signed ...

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    Civil disobedience movement to launch next month after 'disappointing' reform report

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by Ada Lee, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... disappoint Watch: Students respond to Carrie Lam's report on universal suffrage for Hong Kong in 2017 The Federation of Students, Scholarism and the Civil Human Rights Front say they will launch ... consulted. The alliance plans to meet the Civil Human Rights Front and the students next week to discuss their plans. They also hope to meet Lam, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs ...




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