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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Free meals and other treats for anti-Occupy Central marchers defended

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Meals, transport, other perks called acceptable for next Sunday's march Anti-Occupiers defend freebies Organisers of a movement opposing Occupy Central say it is acceptable to provide free rides and meals to motivate people to join its march next Sunday. In a bid to attract New Territories villagers, the movement, the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, staged ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    President Xi buys meal at Beijing bun shop

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:04am by Keith Zhai

    ... 21 yuan (HK$26.60) meal of six steamed pork buns, a cold vegetable dish and a bowl of pig-liver-and-intestines soup- all traditional northern dishes- and pay for them out of his own pocket, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Retired detectives to probe claims anti-Occupy Central protesters were paid to march

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... free meals or paid transport to induce people to take part. The alliance has more than 1,500 mainly pro-establishment member groups. A spokesman for the march's organising committee, Brave ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Groups must not pay people to join anti-Occupy march, organisers say

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Peter So

    ... people to take part in an anti-Occupy Central march on August 17. But groups will be allowed to offer other benefits, such as free transport, drinks or meals. And the only sanction for groups ... said. But offering meals or transport to participants was common practice in mass demonstrations, he added. Chow said all complaints would be taken seriously and investigated by himself ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hundreds join anti-Occupy Central run ahead of march

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... businesses have pressured staff to take part and that inducements such as free meals have been used to lure participants. Stanley Ng Chau-pei, president of the Federation of Trade Unions ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hunger for democracy on show as 4 starve on

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that the strikers were drinking water and energy drinks. One activist, Ronald Leung Kam-shing, had planned to host a hotpot meal at the HSBC headquarters yesterday evening to mock the hunger strikers. The meal was called off because of bad weather. "There are many ways for us to fight for democracy," said Andrew Wan, one of the hunger strikers. "But if we do not join forces ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    More pan-democratic lawmakers may snub invitation to Shanghai

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:32pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... respect," Tam said. "If the central government invited you for a meal and you declined and now they welcome you to Shanghai and you decline again, it's useless to talk about other things. [Pan-democrats] should go because there is the chance that we can see mainland officials there." In January, pan-democrats turned down an invitation for a meal at the central government's ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Conference austerity police put a new twist on 'personalised' bottled water

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... of water. The National People's Congress issued 15 guidelines last year to reduce spending. These included bans on souvenirs, reception ceremonies and gourmet meals. The guidelines followed ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawyer Alan Hoo suggests alternative track for 2017 election hopefuls

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Tanna Chong

    ... merely be fulfilling its "legal obligations", Hoo said. He compared his idea to meal selection, saying: "It is like the committee has to choose three dishes and one soup ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Former president Hu Jintao visits ancestral hometown in Anhui

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... private meals throughout their trip, except for a meal with Jixi officials and some local residents- which consisted of six dishes and a soup, the report said. After formally stepping down ...




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