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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza strikes kill 4 militants as 68 rockets hit Israel

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Tensions soared around Gaza on Wednesday after Israeli air raids killed four militants and Palestinian armed groups fired 68 rockets at southern Israel, ... early on Wednesday killed a third militant and injured another near the southern city of Rafah, medics said. During the morning, Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry also said another militant who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1068695/gaza-militants-fire-40-rockets-israel-3-hurt-police
  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Beijing's Global Times labels HK autonomy group 'pro-independence'

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Dennis Chong

    ...' The state-run Global Times newspaper yesterday accused a group promoting Hong Kong autonomy as being "pro-independence", in another attack against organisations in the city who oppose mainland ... only for mainland authorities to stop interfering in the city's affairs. "We have never regarded ourselves as advocating independence for Hong Kong." Ma Ngok, a political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1073582/beijings-global-times-labels-hk-autonomy-group-pro-independence
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protests express freedom, not independence sentiment

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JIMMY

    ... that the group has clarified that it was formed to defend the city's autonomy promised by the Basic Law rather than promote independence. Unless its actions have contravened the law, the group ... SCMP Editorial Protests but not independence Is there a rising pro-independence force in Hong Kong? To most locals, the answer is unequivocally no. The sentiments are clearly reflected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1074431/protests-express-freedom-not-pro-independence-sentiment
  4. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    Colonial flags a symbol of resentment, not a call for Hong Kong independence

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 03:34am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The display of colonial-era flags in recent protests is more about an anti-mainland feeling than a substantial movement for independence, most of this week’s ... of growing “pro-independence” voices in the former British colony. Lu Ping, former director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said in a letter to the South China Morning Post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1085806/colonial-flags-symbol-resentment-not-call-hong-kong-independence
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CY walking fine line between integration and HK independence

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong's future development. But the rising profile of mainlanders in our daily lives tests the city's renowned spirit of tolerance and independence. How we meet this challenge ... SCMP Editorial The fine line that CY must walk Hong Kong remains an international city, a free economy and an open society- cornerstones of our way of life under the one country, two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1055397/cy-walking-fine-line-between-integration-and-hk-independence
  6. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Chief secretary Carrie Lam defends Hong Kong's judicial independence

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor leapt to the defence of the city's judicial independence after former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie launched a withering ... the former secretary for justice should respect the city's judicial independence. "What Ms Leung said was shocking. Someone who has been the secretary for justice should not have made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056082/chief-secretary-defends-citys-judicial-independence
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Independent Hong Kong isn't on anyone's agenda

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by VICTOR FUNG KEUNG

    ... believe that an independence movement could take root in this city. Our water, fuel and food- without which we couldn't survive- all come from the mainland. Physically or politically, Hong ... Victor Fung Keung Victor Fung Keung says people are just resorting to extreme means to vent their frustrations An independent HK is not on anyone's agenda Chen Zuoer, the former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1081707/independent-hong-kong-isnt-anyones-agenda
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's judicial independence at risk, warn pan-democrats

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Austin Chiu

    ... Joshua But and Austin Chiu Amend Basic Law to solve problem of mainland mothers, says lawmaker for the legal sector Judicial independence at risk, warn pan-democrats The decision by the government to invite the Court of Final Appeal to refer the right of abode issue to Beijing has been condemned as a "very inappropriate" move that endangers judicial independence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1104764/hong-kongs-judicial-independence-risk-warn-pan-democrats
  9. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL AFFAIRS

    Hong Kong's justice minister says he will safeguard judicial independence

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Secretary for justice steers clear of commenting on a warning by a retiring senior judge but says that he will safeguard judicial independence Minister ... of unprecedented ferocity" were gathering over the rule of law in the city. Asked about the comments made last week by retiring permanent Court of Final Appeal judge Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary- who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1071452/hong-kongs-justice-minister-says-he-will-safeguard-judicial
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Calls for independent chief prosecutor for Hong Kong rejected

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... well' Calls for independent prosecutor dismissed The chief prosecutor has dismissed suggestions that there is a pressing need for Hong Kong to have an independent director of public prosecutions (DPP). Kevin Zervos SC said it was "too simplistic" to call for an independent DPP without looking carefully at how the post would function. He said the most important thing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075729/calls-independent-director-public-prosecutions-rejected

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