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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Head of equality watchdog condemns lawmakers' ad on mainland migrants

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 08:27pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com EOC head condemns one-way permit ad The head of the Equal Opportunities Commission has condemned lawmakers for a newspaper advertisement he says might promote discrimination against mainland migrants, amid growing cross-border tension. NeoDemocrat lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai, one of those who initiated the advertisement, could further fan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330378/head-equality-watchdog-condemns-lawmakers-ad-mainland-migrants
  2. News - Hong Kong

    No-confidence motion against chief executive fails

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 09:17pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... in the Legislative Council. The motion had been tabled by Civic Party lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki who said the city had been "torn apart" since Leung had taken office. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ... Information technology lawmaker Charles Mok said the latest controversy, over free television licences, was another example of the government becoming "the enemy of Hongkongers". "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1333130/no-confidence-motion-against-chief-executive-fails
  3. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Carrie Lam takes a secret peek at poor

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:24am by Tanna Chong, JEFFIE LAM, JOSHUA BUT

    ... definition of "low profile". Tanna Chong   HKTV staff train lenses on Beijing loyalists Who do the lawmakers fear more- reporters, protesters or staff from Hong Kong Television Network ... Council's powers to request the official documents on which the government based its decision. HKTV staff tried to film interviews with any pro-establishment lawmakers who were walking past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343935/carrie-lam-takes-secret-peek-poor
  4. News - Hong Kong - EXPENSES SCANDAL

    I made mistakes, admits ex-graft buster Timothy Tong

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Ex-head of anti-corruption agency accused of 'lie after lie' in three-hour grilling by lawmakers as he admits there was maladministration Timothy ... for a grilling that lasted more than three hours- with lawmakers intent on clarifying inconsistencies between Tong's earlier testimony to them and an independent report on ICAC's spending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1317782/i-made-mistakes-admits-ex-graft-buster-timothy-tong
  5. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    People's Daily says mainland migrants needed for Hong Kong's development

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... relationship- drew a mixed response from lawmakers and academics. Prominently displayed on page three, the 1,600-word article was illustrated by a picture of actress Tang Wei, the Lust, Caution star who ... the 1990s". Labour Party lawmaker Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said labelling the migrants "new Hongkongers" would not end discrimination. Lawmaker Ip Kwok-him of the Democratic Alliance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1328167/peoples-daily-says-mainland-migrants-needed-hong-kongs-development
  6. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Who's who in the list of contenders

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... to the city's democratic process. But on this trip, it is hard to guess what the driver is thinking, even for Beijing-loyalist lawmakers. For those with contacts in the liaison office- the central government's representatives in the city- there appears to be more confusion. "I could sense an unsettled mood among mainland officials in the liaison office," said one lawmaker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1312410/whos-who-list-contenders
  7. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Beijing keen to see end to democracy debate

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Yuk-man, for the top job on the Information and Technology panel. An IT lawmaker, Mok had a last-minute defeat last year as pro-government lawmakers gave their votes to Wong, who defied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1328010/beijing-keen-see-end-democracy-debate
  8. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Anti-corruption commission seeks to overhaul rules on officers' conduct

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... and the standing orders were revised. She added that the beverages were prepared according to Tong's orders and had his approval. Civic Party lawmaker Alan Leong Kah-kit said the department's ... had a chance to advise Tong that it was not business related. "Looking back the trip was largely for fun," she said. Independent lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun said the sightseeing trip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1318588/anti-corruption-commission-seeks-overhaul-rules-officers-conduct
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'One man, one vote' urged for 2017 chief executive panel

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung

    ... lawmakers from 12 political groups. But three members of radical group People Power withheld their endorsement, saying they needed time to think about it. Questions have already been raised by pro-Beijing lawmakers about whether the proposals are in line with the Basic Law. Elsie Leung Oi-sie, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee, said the suggestions could be impractical because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233234/pan-democrats-call-chief-executive-nominating-committee-be-elected
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Steps to universal suffrage may start in 2013

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... as next year, lawmakers say. Major parties from the pan-democratic camp have indicated that only a "big step forward" in democratic development could win their support for any government proposals. Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen has started meeting lawmakers - including pan-democrats - concerning the reforms that would likely determine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1061917/steps-universal-suffrage-may-start-2013

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