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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic groups propose arrival tax of up to HK$100 to curb mainland visitors

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of mainland visitors. But the idea drew a hostile reaction from the tourist industry, which said it would damage the city's image, and a Beijing-friendly lawmaker who said it was a rather ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Suggestion by democratic groups to charge visitors up to HK$100 is rejected by the tourism trade and labelled ‘brutal’ by one lawmaker ‘Tax them at border ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-mainlander protest urging curbs on visitor numbers tarnished city, say top officials

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 01:38pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Chief secretary and ministers condemn march calling for curbs on visitors as ‘humiliating’ for mainlanders and a stain on Hong Kong’s image ‘Locust’ protest tarnished city, say top officials Four top government officials have attacked Sunday's "anti-locust" protest, saying it humiliated mainland visitors and tarnished the city's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Let Hongkongers vote on mainland'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 'Let Hongkongers vote on mainland' Hongkongers working on the mainland should be allowed to vote in the city's elections at the Hong Kong ... appreciated there were difficulties in allowing absentee voting for all Hongkongers overseas, but: "We can confine the arrangement to those living on the mainland first." Some 175,100 ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Mainland China should move towards democracy, Taiwan's president says

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 03:42pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung lawrence.chung@scmp.com Ma Ying-jeou tells island National Day rally that growing affluence means time's ripe for reforms Taiwan's president urges mainland to turn to democracy Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday issued a rare direct call to Beijing to introduce democracy, saying the prosperity on the mainland made it the right time for it to do so. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing suspends tour groups to protest-hit Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:37am by Staff Reporters

    ... described the move as unprecedented. Individual travellers seem to be not affected. Mainland tourists account for 75 per cent of total visitors to Hong Kong. But most of them, around 67 per cent, ... to HK Mainland authorities have suspended visits by tour groups to Hong Kong as the city's democracy movement threatens to become an international diplomatic issue. The China National ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and government

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Staff Reporters

    ... watch and react to talks being broadcast in Admiralty The two-hour meeting was broadcast by mainland and overseas news organisations. CCTV's 24-hour news channel ran a couple of minutes ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Rule of law and party rule can coexist, scholar says The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's legal system was established by the ruling party, a mainland scholar says. Central Party School professor Xie Chuntao delivered the assessment yesterday as the party started its fourth plenum, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fears over 'radicals' as protest violence increases, but sources say Beijing won't be embarrassed into action

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Staff Reporters

    ... mainland policy researcher agreed. "Some [in Hong Kong] may think if they make a bigger noise now, the central government will be under international pressure. But Chinese leaders will make ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    We need to keep calm and move on, says Frederick Ma

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Oliver Chou

    ... and mainlanders and the sovereign state often became the scapegoats. "Students at local colleges tend to put the blame on their mainland schoolmates for depriving them of opportunities, which over ... realise that the world, not just Hong Kong, is looking up to China," he said. "But when we turned against the favours China gave us, such as mainland consumers spending in town, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Special security at Legco as lawmakers return for first post-summer meeting

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... for car access to the premises and allowing only 10 people into the public gallery to view the proceedings. Lawmakers will also have to notify the secretariat of their visitor lists one day ahead ...




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