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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police 'perform second major drill over Occupy Central'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Police 'perform second major drill over Occupy' Almost 10 per cent of the 28,000-strong police force gathered yesterday as units from across ... as a "key area" of the training, he said. The arrangements were similar to the first major exercise, said to have involved about 1,600 officers in late June. Neither drill was announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577157/police-perform-second-major-drill-over-occupy-central
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central activists practise water cannon protection tactics

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao

    ... Occupy Central protest. As they linked arms and chanted slogans, the activists were hit with the full force of water from two trucks equipped with high-pressure hoses, in a drill intended ... their faces with their arms, they found it difficult to hold their organised seated positions while they were deluged by the powerful spray. "The drill today is not only to get us ready ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587443/occupy-central-activists-practice-being-hit-high-pressure-water-hoses
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central will be divided into groups in case police use tear gas, organisers reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... of their operation to cope with the protest. However, officers were seen carrying tear-gas launchers during an anti-riot drill in the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate in July. The drill was seen as preparing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594234/occupy-central-will-be-divided-groups-case-tear-gas
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Henan party cadre ‘regrets’ rushing at PLA singer Song Zuying

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:19pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com A township official in Henan, who was detained three years ago for rushing the stage to embrace a popular military singer, has finally spoken out about the incident, saying it still made him feel remorse to this day. Wang Liuju, a cadre in Puyang county, Henan province, recently told the Chongqing Youth Daily that he regretted hugging star Song Zuying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1590924/henan-party-cadre-regrets-rushing-pla-singer-song-zuying
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... a diminished United Kingdom, with a diminished military capability leaving Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to watch the break-up of not only the Commonwealth, but the land she calls home. I for one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591953/british-consulate-wont-be-joining-hong-kong-scots-toast-referendum
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's pan-democrats face a steep climb to universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Joyce Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... worried about returning to communist China. This group of pan-democrats wanted a democratic system to serve as a role model for the rest of the nation. The 1989 military crackdown in Tiananmen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592497/hong-kongs-pan-democrats-face-steep-climb-universal-suffrage
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Are you ready for Occupy Central? HKMA to check on Hong Kong's banks

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... a drill with 55 banks to test their emergency plans and make sure their core operations and customer services could continue in case of a civil disobedience campaign by Occupy Central. "The drill in June worked well. The HKMA will continue to check and have drills with banks to monitor their emergency plans," Chan said. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572443/are-you-ready-occupy-central-hkma-check-hong-kongs-banks
  8. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Many Asian leaders are currently the scions of political dynasties

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... president and military strongman credited for transforming the country's economy in the 1970s. His 17-year rule ended with his assassination. North of the demilitarised zone, Kim Jong-un ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588945/many-asian-leaders-are-currently-scions-political-dynasties
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Some provinces puzzlingly slow over backing for Zhou probe

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 03:19am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Also over the weekend, state media reported that during a visit to troops in Tibet and Qinghai, Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, said the military should absolutely obey the party and Xi. He referred specifically to the need for the military to firmly support the decision to investigate Zhou and Xu Caihou, the former vice-chairman of the military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1576387/some-provinces-puzzlingly-slow-over-backing-zhou-probe
  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... Deng's guiding principles When Xi Jinping took office two years ago, he began flexing the country's military muscles and asserting Chinese involvement in regional affairs. Many analysts ... civilian police, military observers, engineers and medical staff- mostly to work in Africa. Deng stressed that China should avoid taking the lead in international politics, yet defended the nation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578761/deng-xiaopings-guiding-principles-are-still-play-today

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