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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Leftist Deng Liqun breaks silence with praise for Xinjiang martyrs

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 03:37am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Hard-line leftist breaks silence with Xinjiang letter Veteran leftist Deng Liqun has made a rare return to the limelight by writing a letter to commemorate five Xinjiang martyrs who aided the communists in the region 65 years ago. In the letter to the party committee of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Deng Liqun praised the leadership's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers will face committee over donations

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of the public and a joint letter from five Federation of Trade Unions lawmakers all complaining about pan-democrats they say failed to declare donations from Lai to Legco, as is required by its rules ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji breaks long silence with letter to university

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 03:42pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Rongji has made a rare public gesture, writing a letter for the 30th anniversary of his alma mater, becoming the latest ex-party leader to step briefly out of low-key retirement. Such incidents involving retired leaders are unusual and provide a glimpse into their lives after leaving official duties. Zhu, 85, wrote the letter to the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong business elite demand 2017 universal suffrage in open letter

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 05:01pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com In letter to president, some say they may join Occupy Central if true democracy isn't offered Business high-fliers ask Xi for real universal suffrage Dozens of the city's financial and banking high-fliers have issued an open letter to President Xi Jinping demanding universal suffrage and the protection of Hong Kong's core values. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... standard' to speak of," ambassador Liu Xiaoming wrote in a letter to the Financial Times. He wrote that Hong Kong's political reform was just a stone's throw away from the goal set ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Questions raised over credibility of planned anti-Occupy signature campaign

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:27pm by Joyce Ng

    ... these people should also have a say on how they want the city to be," he said. There is no measure in place to prevent repeat signatures as people who sign will be asked for only the letter ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying writes to Legco president over unruly sessions

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:48am by Tanna Chong, Amy Nip

    ... yesterday. The letter was sent on May 21, a day before one of the chief executive's quarterly question-and-answer sessions. Several lawmakers had shouted insults and thrown objects at officials, disregarding council rules and officials' dignity, Leung wrote. He appealed to Legco to take the matter seriously and condemn any misconduct. Despite the letter, the Q&A session was called off ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy insists Cardinal's walk 'did not break law'

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

    ... which drew almost 800,000 votes before it ended on Sunday. In a letter sent on Wednesday on behalf of police commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung, Superintendent Monica Au Yeung Mun-yee told organisers "the number of participants exceeded the legal limit" for public gatherings. The letter "reminded" them that all "public assemblies [and] processions shall comply ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government aims to head off filibuster

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... the Finance Committee chairman to cap the number of motions a lawmaker can move. The call came in a letter from the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau aimed at heading off a filibuster planned by radical pan-democrats today. In the letter dated May 22, the bureau also asked committee chairman Ng Leung-sing to make use of a meeting rule to kill members' motions. The bureau warned ...

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

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

    ... popularity rating was 45.6 points, 0.2 points lower than two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Leung unveiled in his blog a letter he wrote to the Taiwan-based Liberty Times, which ran an article written by Hong ...




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