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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Li Fei's tough talk on reform: speaking his mind or toeing the line?

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... after being sent to explain Beijing's decision in Hong Kong. Watch: Protesters and lawmakers react to Beijing's dictum on leadership reform On the opposition camp, he said: "Some ... educated young urban dwellers of the era, he was caught up in Mao Zedong's "down to the countryside" drive and sent to a remote rural region to experience physical labour. In 1969, ...

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    Jasper Tsang: Legco middleman finds little sympathy

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... struggling for deals Jasper Tsang Yok-sing may be one of the most open-minded politicians from the pro-Beijing camp, but even he himself laments that it is getting harder to bridge the rift between ... of Hong Kong that discussed Marxism and condemned the capitalists for labour exploitation. He was immediately snubbed by his peers, who mostly supported the colonial government. They even saw him ...

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    'I'm not a spy', says Jimmy Lai's right-hand man Mark Simon

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that Beijing does not like Lai. Simon, as his closest aide, is also a target for attacks by the Beijing-loyalist camp. A report in the July 23 edition of pro-communist daily Ta Kung Pao was headlined: ...

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    Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, a peace broker at breaking point

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com As referee in the pan-democrat camp, Joseph Cheng may find consensus on a joint proposal for electoral reform beyond even his powers A peace broker at breaking point As the links between the moderates and radicals of the pan-democratic camp are stretched to breaking point over the issue of universal suffrage, Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek ...

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    Academic Benny Tai proves he is not all talk and no action

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Tanna Chong

    ... in the pan-democratic camp. All three electoral reform plans chosen out of 15 at the deliberation session propose letting voters nominate chief executive candidates- a demand repeatedly rejected by local ... of individual empowerment. If there was no civil referendum, the pan-democratic camp would have sorted out its electoral reform proposal among a few heavyweights." Deliberation was a new element ...

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    A minister on the wrong track?

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Tony Cheung

    ... to the government last month hinted that Cheung could emerge as a candidate with the trust of both camps and help resolve the impasse that has put reform in doubt. "The fact that the central government ... camp. "I believe there are hardliners from the pro-establishment camp who are [uncomfortable] with Cheung's pan-democratic background," Choy said. "So while they would ...

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    Radio star turns up volume on Democrats

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... of a political battle that has left the pan-democratic camp in disarray. Tam led a group of People Power members- under the banner of "Supporters of Occupy Central"- to disrupt ... aligned with other moderate groups such as the Civic Party, Labour Party and the Professional Commons. Tam dismisses such an alliance, saying: "It's only because they are ignorant." ...

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    Numbers man Robert Chung faces down his critics again

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... is dying down, probably because not many people- even in the pro-Beijing camp- took his views seriously. To Chung, it was likely a case of déjà vu. In 2000, he was caught up in a much bigger ... Sharon Cheung, described him as "one of the most respectable men in town". Despite being heavily criticised by the pro-Beijing camp, "he still insists on working independently ...

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    Helper moved to the fore as migrant workers' champion

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... Labour Organisation gave international recognition to migrant domestic helpers through the ILO Convention 189 (Decent Work for Domestic Workers), which acknowledges that domestic helpers have ...

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    Andrew Fung: Democratic Party poacher turns government gatekeeper

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... information coordinator, Fung's former allies in the pan-democratic camp have taken every opportunity to pour scorn on his abilities. They were helped by an incident in early October, when ...




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