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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420579/leung-chun-ying-middle-class-backlash-welfare-policy-address
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409975/middle-class-backlash-over-cash-poor-could-stop-budget-sweeteners
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scholars suggest a middle way for 2017 chief executive poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Scholars suggest a middle way for 2017 poll A group of scholars believe they have found a way to give the public a strong role in putting forward chief executive candidates in 2017 without breaching the city's mini-constitution. The plan, from a group of 18 academics, is the latest attempt to ease tension between pan-democrats, who want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463334/scholars-suggest-middle-way-2017-chief-executive-poll
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HKU law professor takes middle ground in electoral reform plan

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com HKU professor's reform plan takes middle ground A University of Hong Kong law professor has put forth a compromise electoral reform plan that he believes would be compatible with both the Basic Law and international standards of democracy. Although Professor Michael Davis' plan for the 2017 chief executive poll dispensed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457224/hku-law-professor-takes-middle-ground-electoral-reform-plan
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance chief warns lengthy budget filibuster will harm public services

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:53pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Tanna Chong

    ... the people's demands." Ma Fung-kwok of the New Century Forum, an advocacy group for the middle class, said "previous experience" showed cash giveaways brought limited improvement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1471150/finance-chief-warns-lengthy-budget-filibuster-will-harm-public
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic Party ponders future after 'crushing' by-election defeat

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 01:43pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... was a traditional conservative and middle-class district where radicals did not previously appeal to voters. "We understand that Yuen was very diligent during the election period," said a source. ... harder for the party to insist on its middle-of-the-road approach. "Pan-democratic supporters who regard the Democratic Party as being too radical appear to have switched to the side ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456114/former-miss-hong-kong-finalist-leads-pan-democrats-first-time
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Son of reformer Hu Yaobang rues lost chance for change, 25 years after his father’s death

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:41pm by Verna Yu

    ... five categories" of so-called political enemies. Hu Yaobang ended the requirement to declare one's class affiliation on official documents. "People enjoyed freedom from fear for the first time," said Hu Dehua. "I reckon this contribution was no less than [Abraham] Lincoln's liberation of black slaves- he turned the politically condemned class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482513/son-reformer-hu-yaobang-rues-lost-chance-change-25-years-after-his-death
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Why Beijing may not yet have made up its mind on electoral reform

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Gary Cheung

    ... Kiu Middle School as a teacher in 1969, a year after he graduated from the University of Hong Kong's mathematics department with first-class honours. He could easily have got a lucrative ... moderate in the pro-establishment camp, has been seeking consensus on attaining universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive race. Since the middle of last year, Tsang and his allies have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459636/why-beijing-may-not-yet-have-made-its-mind-electoral-reform
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    More express dissatisfaction with Leung Chun-ying's policy address, new poll finds

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... towards new measures to help the poor, a University of Hong Kong survey showed. More than two-thirds of the 519 respondents said Leung did too little to help the middle class. The public's ... view of the address. While there was 62 per cent support for the new allowance for the working poor, 70 per cent agreed that Leung was not doing enough to help the middle class, with only 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410593/more-express-dissatisfaction-leung-chun-yings-policy-address-new-poll
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing could veto Hong Kong chief executive candidates: official think tank

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:49pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung and Keith Zhai

    ... At the end, we might have to … seek an interpretation," he said in Beijing yesterday. Lin told the Post that he was invited to write the chapter in the middle of last year, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434425/china-think-tank-first-focuses-hong-kong-rule-law-amid-debate-over

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