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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Britain has ‘moral obligation’ to speak up on Hong Kong, says former governor Chris Patten

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:45am

    ... in 2017, a 1,200-member nominating committee will only put forward two or three candidates who have won the support of half of its members. Pan-democrat lawmakers criticised the decision ... Separately, the Democratic Party’s founder chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming told RTHK on Wednesday morning that some British lawmakers had planned to launch an inquiry on the implementation of the Joint ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Framework for political reform is best we could expect at this point in time

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 05:13pm by LAWRENCE LAU, AYESHA LAU

    ... of lawmakers. The government has no choice but to put forward a proposal that conforms with the Basic Law and the Standing Committee framework. Hong Kong as a community has a choice. Through the votes ...

  3. Business - Economy - FUNDS

    MPF disappoints with 0.63pc return

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:52pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... in the first half. Nonetheless, the MPF last month managed to beat the Hang Seng Index, which fell 0.06 per cent during August. The poor performance of the MPF and its high fees has led lawmakers ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Senior Hong Kong officials should resign over Beijing’s reform decision: lawmaker

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 02:29pm by Peter So

    ... leader, a pan-democrat lawmaker says. Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit said the drastic move was needed to rescue Hong Kong’s chances for greater democracy needed to solve the city’s ... for the election. Candidates that Beijing does not want on the ballot paper would be screened out on national security grounds. The decision sparked protests, with pro-democracy lawmakers vowing to block ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China warns Britain that ties are at risk if UK parliamentary inquiry continues

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:29am by Danny Lee and Teddy Ng

    ... People's Congress has written to British lawmakers telling them ties between the two nations are at risk unless they stay out of Hong Kong's affairs. The foreign ministry in Beijing confirmed the warning yesterday, as the lawmaker heading a British inquiry on Hong Kong said the central government may have breached the terms of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration when it set rules ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    At least we now know where we stand

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... and the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Office deputy director Feng Wei, took over yesterday to brief some 1,000 lawmakers, district council chairmen and vice-chairmen, local deputies ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... be designated only after the runway's completion in 2023. Lawmaker Steven Ho Chun-yin, of the agriculture and fisheries sector, said the industry would likely oppose the park plan if it hurt ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pepper spray, angry chants and naked fury greet Li Fei's visit

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:42pm by STAFF

    ... Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said as she was led away. Watch: Protesters and lawmakers react to Beijing's dictum on leadership reform Outside the hall, police used pepper spray ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Thousands of students plan week-long classroom boycott in push for democracy

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:31pm by STAFF

    ... College, who insisted on anonymity. Watch: Protesters and lawmakers react to Beijing's dictum on leadership reform ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com All 27 pan-democratic lawmakers have vowed to veto any proposal based on the NPC framework Zero-risk model will increase division By hammering out ... lawmakers vowed on Sunday to veto any government proposal to implement a "one man, one vote" election on the model set down by the National People's Congress Standing Committee. ...




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