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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats ready for small-scale protests: Emily Lau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by JEFFIE LAM, FANNY FUNG

    ... against political dissidents on the mainland, but does not exist under Hong Kong law. Security undersecretary John Lee Ka-chiu yesterday said the statement was meant for internal staff ... a framework for electoral reform that complies with international standards for universal suffrage, a party source says. More than 100 of its 700 members had signed up for the planned Occupy Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550026/democrats-ready-small-scale-protests-emily-lau
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central leaders keeping plans under wraps to avoid conspiracy charges

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Joyce Ng

    ... leaders could face conspiracy charges if and when they announce detailed plans for the sit-in they have threatened, one criminal law expert says. The word of caution from Simon Young Ngai-man, ... of conspiracy, said Young, who teaches criminal law and rights in the criminal process. Tai shares the concern. "This is the reason we have not announced any details on the final action plan," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547669/occupy-leaders-risking-conspiracy-charges-ahead-action-law-professor
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Little political consensus on how a party finance law might work

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

    ... support for a party finance law Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's multimillion-dollar donations to pan-democrats have rekindled a decade-long debate on whether Hong Kong needs a new law ... the Apple Daily founder is unlikely to emerge any time soon. "The law would have a huge impact and it would be tough to sort out all the details in a short period of time," said Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558406/little-political-consensus-how-party-finance-law-might-work
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Rallying words for rule of law

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Stuart Lau and Gary Cheung

    ... words for rule of law Calls are intensifying for lawyers to join a march tomorrow to defend judicial independence and oppose Beijing's white paper asserting its "comprehensive ... barrister familiar with the drafting of the Basic Law. It failed the test of ensuring a balance between "one country" and "two systems", Denis Chang Khen-lee, the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540526/rallying-words-rule-law
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Both sides need to listen on reform'

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Stuart Lau

    ... It says a nominating committee must be solely charged with picking candidates to run in the one-man, one-vote election. Hor, a criminal law expert from Singapore, said: "When you sit down ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com University of Hong Kong's new law dean arrives day after annual march and says government and pro-democracy camp must compromise 'Both sides need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546009/both-sides-need-listen-reform
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC chairman tells CY Leung Hong Kong must 'strictly follow' basic law in electoral reform

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 08:04pm by Joyce Ng, Gary Cheung

    ... Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung Chief executive and senior officials summoned to Shenzhen for unscheduled meeting, where they are told to strictly follow the Basic Law NPC chief in talks with C.Y.on reform A top Beijing official told Hong Kong officials they must "strictly follow" the Basic Law in working out their electoral reform proposal when he unexpectedly summoned them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556622/npc-chairman-travels-shenzhen-talks-electoral-reform-cy-leung
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs', China tells US

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:19pm by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... in HK The United States should respect its relationship with China and stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday, using stronger language than ... to bear in mind the overall interests of China-US relations, earnestly respect China's position and concerns and stop any form of interference in the internal affairs of Hong Kong." Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1471453/academics-asked-explain-reform-principles-election-plan
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Rare disagreement as CY Leung takes issue with Global Times editorial on Occupy poll

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:50am by Tony Cheung

    ... with international standards. "[The phrase] 'international standards' is not found in the Basic Law … Elections in Hong Kong must be conducted according to our actual situation ... the Global Times warned that since "the Basic Law reflects the will of the whole nation … more than 1.3 billion people have the right to speak on Hong Kong's political reform". Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539472/leung-chun-ying-takes-issue-global-daily-editorial-denouncing-occupy
  9. 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

    ... Phila Siu and Ada Lee The extra tax, which has been levied on almost all property purchases since early last year, voted into law before Legco’s summer break Doubling of stamp duty at last ... with the passage of the law. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Professor Chan Ka-keung said he was happy the legislation had finally passed. He said it would be reviewed in the next 12 ...

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

    'Unconstitutional' for Legco to stay as it is

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that the Basic Law also required the "actual situation in Hong Kong" to be taken into account. At yesterday's meeting, Lam also said there was no such thing as an "international ... II to the Basic Law, which deals with the method for forming the Legislative Council. That means the functional constituencies- much criticised for their narrow electorates- will stay. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557058/unconstitutional-legco-stay-it

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