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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Students' letter to Xi Jinping shows lack of understanding of mainland politics, scholars say

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Students' letter to Xi urging poll decision be reversed shows ignorance of system, scholars say Lesson in mainland politics Last week's open letter from students to President Xi Jinping seeking the retraction of the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on Hong Kong's electoral reform shows a lack ...

  2. News - World - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    New York City Bar Association backs protesters in open letter to CY Leung

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 02:52pm

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com US group calls for ‘meaningful dialogue’ between government and ‘concerned citizens’ The New York City Bar Association has written an open letter to Chief ... gas, pepper spray and the detention of protesters were all highlighted in the letter. “Authorities should ensure that police use of force abides by the United Nations Basic Principles ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Former US diplomats warn of Hong Kong ‘erosion’ over crisis in open letter to CY

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 09:47pm

    ... Staff Reporter Several former US Consuls General to Hong Kong have tonight written an open letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. In it they say they want to show their support ... city”. Here is the full text of the letter: To the Honorable C.Y. Leung Hong Kong, China We are writing to you based on decades of inestimable interest and admiration for Hong Kong. We have loved ...

  4. News - China - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Letter to Hong Kong students from 'Shenzhen student' draws mainland criticism

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:23pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Many criticisms of the advice to go back to class come from students themselves; some speculate it was a propaganda ploy An open letter allegedly written by a Shenzhen high school student calling on his (or her) Hong Kong counterparts to “return to classrooms” has come under fire on mainland social media. Critics questioned whether the letter ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Hong Kong Catholic priest allowed anti-gay speech to be delivered to congregation

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... paper. The man, identified only as Cheng, delivered his speech from the cathedral altar. He later distributed copies of a sample letter for submission to the Equal Opportunities Commission, advising recipients how to change some of the words to prevent the letters being treated as "clones" from a single source. Chan said Cheng was a member of the pastoral commission's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    More than 20 homeless people lose shelter under flyover in Yau Ma Tei

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... by November 12. The government has not explained why it drove the people out before the deadline. In another letter, the district office said social workers from NGOs paid regular visits to the site and could offer help and information to homeless people. The letter provided the phone numbers of a Lands Department employee and a social worker. District councillors want to relocate a temporary ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Australian reporter warned by CY Leung’s office not to publish ‘totally wrong’ story

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:20pm by Joyce Ng

    ... received a warning from the chief executive’s office before the story was published. In a letter dated October 7, Leung’s lawyer John Dalzell asked John Garnaut and Fairfax Media group counsel Gail ... published the report on October 8. In the letter, Dalzell said the allegations that the newspaper were planning to publish amounted to saying that the chief executive is “a corrupt public official, ...

  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Chinese art professor caught kissing students sparks public outrage

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 05:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... and students across the nation sent an open letter to the Ministry of Education, urging it to take stronger action against sex crimes on university campuses. The letter referred to a case at Xiamen ... with him, has since been suspended. The university said it had launched an investigation. The Women Awakening Network, a Guangzhou-based women’s rights group that helped draft the open letter, said ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    EU, Japan pressure UN for sanctions on North Korea

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:23pm by AP

    ... presses for targeted sanctions after the UN commission of inquiry report earlier this year was harshly critical of the regime. In response, North Korea has circulated a letter to diplomats saying it will submit its own draft resolution on human rights. The letter says the EU-Japan resolution "immediately means confrontation," and it says Pyongyang's own draft will include a mention ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    China warns foreign diplomats in Hong Kong to ‘stay away’ from Occupy Central

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 06:56pm by James Griffiths

    ... of their shock at receiving a letter from the Chinese foreign ministry instructing them to avoid the ongoing pro-democracy protests that have swept the city. The letter, sent from the Office ... occurred as a result,” the letter read. “The Hong Kong Police is dealing with them in accordance with the law.” “To ensure the safety of all consular personnel and foreign nationals living in Hong ...




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