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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former adviser warns Leung of middle-class backlash over welfare spending

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:55pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Government faces resistance from middle class over its measures to improve the lot of the poor, says former head of Central Policy Unit Welfare spending 'risks backlash' Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will find it more difficult to govern in the face of a middle-class backlash over the city's rising spending on welfare, a former top ...

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    Middle-class backlash over cash for poor 'could stop budget sweeteners'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:45am by JEFFIE LAM, Olga Wong

    ... Jeffie Lam and Olga Wong Anger over billions to be spent on poor could let Tsang ditch budget relief measures, says source Middle-class backlash may stop sweeteners A backlash against ... Leung Chun-ying was accused of neglecting the middle class in his blueprint last week while promising more than HK$10 billion a year on initiatives for the underprivileged. "[Financial ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Back to school for Wen Jiabao: Ex-premier jumps rope and teaches class during visit

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:53pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Former premier makes first public appearance since October, as he tells class at Hebei middle school about importance of geography Wen steps back into spotlight with lecture Former premier Wen Jiabao mingled with pupils at a middle school in Chengde in Hebei province, delivered a talk on science and even joined in a round of rope skipping. ...

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    Parties' Legco voting records show a blurring of political lines, Post finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... per cent of the time. The DAB, which aims to attract middle-class votes, and the other main pro-establishment group, the labour-focused Federation of Trade Unions, appear at loggerheads, each ...

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    New drive to find middle way on 2017 election

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Tanna Chong, FANNY FUNG

    ... Tanna Chong and Fanny W.Y. Fung Centaline boss, academics and ex-lawmakers behind study of public views on reform New drive to find middle way on 2017 election An outspoken property agency boss and moderate pan-democrats are joining forces to test the public's views on a "middle way" for the first democratic election for chief executive in 2017. While details ...

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    Speak up now or risk being drowned out by the radicals, says Dr Law Chi-kwong to moderates

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Joyce Ng Don't let the minority decide, says Democrat A founding member of the Democratic Party has urged the silent majority to speak up against radical calls for political reforms or risk public opinion being hijacked. "If middle-of-the-roaders do not speak up … we could see the minority decide the future of the majority," said Dr Law Chi-kwong, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democracy campaigners threaten 'passive resistance' over 2017 reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Gary Cheung

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Gary Cheung 'Passive resistance' threat over public nomination Pro-democracy groups are threatening a campaign of "passive resistance", including class boycotts by university students, if Beijing rules out allowing the public to nominate candidates for chief executive in 2017. The action plan was agreed last night at a meeting involving ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Joyce Ng

    ... Most of those the Sunday Morning Post observed at four booths in Jordan, To Kwa Wan, Central and Causeway Bay were elderly or middle-aged. And while many expressed concern about Occupy ...

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    Hong Kong Basic Law Committee member urges middle path deal between different parties

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Beijing is likely to accept a compromise between pan-democrats and government-friendly parties, says Basic Law Committee member Middle path deal urged on reform Moderate pan-democrats and core government-friendly parties should strike a middle path on universal suffrage with a focus on how to design the procedure for nominating chief executive ...

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    Hong Kong still seeking a middle ground on electoral reform

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Debate on electoral reform has been dominated by question of how chief executive will be nominated, with no sign of a consensus in sight Still seeking a middle ground For the last five months, Hongkongers have been asking a key question: should the public be allowed to nominate chief executive candidates for the 2017 election? That is when some ...




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