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  1. Comment - Letters

    Minor compromises by NPC could have won over lawmakers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by LETTERS

    ... Minor compromises by NPC could have won over lawmakers The extremely restrictive framework laid down by the National People's Congress Standing Committee for the chief executive ... for it. It is possible that four or more pan-democrat lawmakers could be persuaded to back it in Legco. In any case, the people of Hong Kong can be trusted to be wise enough not to elect a chief ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In battle against tax evasion, our reputation must come before politics

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Our reputation trumps politics Pan-democrat lawmakers' threat of non-cooperation with the administration over Beijing's decision on political reform is generally ... blog, Tsang appealed to lawmakers to support legislation for automatic data sharing with other countries on corporate and individual tax affairs, while G20 finance officials meeting ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by STAFF

    ... The current constituencies are too big. DAB lawmaker Ip Kwok-him backs a plan to redraw the map for the next Legco election The current constituencies are too big D.A.B. lawmaker Ip Kwok-him backs a plan to redraw the map for the next Legco election   There are no political motives, there are only operational motives Retired policeman Chris Emmett dismisses claims ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Third runway environmental report must be challenged by lawmakers and residents

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:17pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau calls on Hongkongers to study environmental impact claims Questions must be raised over third runway report All project developers are required by law to conduct an environmental impact assessment and honestly report the potential effe ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Idealistic dreams could become real nightmares for young Hongkongers

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by Alex Lo

    ... is that the student leaders, Occupy Central organisers and pan-dem lawmakers let the genie out of the bottle, only to be completely caught by surprise, and have no idea how to take it forward. In 2003 ... Beijing, there is nothing else on offer. It is in our power, or rather that of the 27 pan-dem lawmakers, to veto the package. That automatically takes us back to the old, despised election system, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is seen by some lawmakers as overly hampering the NSA's ability to accomplish its missions. Other politicians, and technology firms, contend it lacks sufficient transparency and safeguards ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to hold a political reform summit

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by Alex Lo

    ... lawmakers who called a press conference yesterday to demand the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and the reversal of Beijing's reform package are typical ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Revamp of 2016 Legco election deserves serious consideration

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is not up for major change until 2020. That, however, does not preclude the government improving the way our lawmakers are chosen in the meantime. Redrawing the electoral boundaries for directly ... system also becomes higher. The realignment, if approved by lawmakers, will be the first in 16 years. The proposal is worth considering. Contestants have long complained that electioneering ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With electoral reform, baby steps would be better than standstill

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the reform passed, compared to 48 per cent who said lawmakers should veto it. Occupy Central leaders were, unsurprisingly, encouraged by the findings. They believed that more people found political ... public opinion has an impact on political discourse. Officials and lawmakers will no doubt closely monitor public sentiment as the debate continues. But public opinion can be fluid, too. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In the end, democracy protests come to naught

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 01:48pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... suffrage is not one of them. Politics is a matter for politicians and our lawmakers have to negotiate the way forward. Consultations will be their guide- that is Beijing's preferred path. ...




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