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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tyranny of minority could derail political reform: David Akers-Jones

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:43pm by Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... movement for full democracy. But Akers-Jones felt it was a "reasonable" framework because every country had "natural expectations" of its politicians and citizens to show ... of the city's affairs after they launched an inquiry on the implementation of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. But Akers-Jones said it was "natural" for the British MPs to ask ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's 'ultra-conservative' reform plan disappoints former minister Frederick Ma

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Peter So, Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... a win-win solution. In his official blog yesterday, Tsang said it was natural that society would have different views on the electoral reform plans, but Hong Kong had to choose between either ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese groups press for passage of asylum bill to help Hong Kong activists

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the movement as a failure. It was natural to have setbacks, they said, and pan-democrats should take the long view while cultivating a sense of civic rights among young people for the future. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top official Li Fei drops another hint about Beijing’s thinking on 2017 election

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:27pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... Reform disaster warnings not enough to sway Beijing A mainland official has hinted that the national legislature's top body will set stringent rules for Hong Kong's next chief executive ... representatives. He recalled Deng telling Thatcher- who had warned of a "disastrous effect" if Beijing insisted on taking back Hong Kong- that it "would face the disaster head on and make ...

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    Cross your legs! Occupy Central organisers worry about toilet facilities for 10,000

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Calls of nature as important as calls for democracy as organisers preparing for possible blockade of Central address practical concerns Sitting time bomb for Occupy activists Occupy Central won't just be about relieving protesters' desire for democracy; organisers say they also have to worry about the 10,000 participants relieving ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:29pm by Keira Lu Huang, Emily Tsang

    ... Newsweek in 2004. "We knew he wanted to go back to nature." Peng Jianxing, chairman of the labour union at Deng Xiaoping Former Residence Management Bureau, said organisers started ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... should Occupy go ahead with its plan to block streets if the government fails to offer "genuine" democracy. But he said it was "natural" for Beijing to work on a "Plan ... setting up another [financial] centre in other cities, like Shanghai. "It is rather natural and reasonable for the central government to consider a Plan B. If you were [Premier] Li Keqiang, ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    A nod to grief, then back to business: NPC refuses to be distracted by Malaysia Airlines and Kunming disasters

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:39am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Two national disasters that have left scores dead, injured or missing have not been allowed to interrupt the agendas of the NPC or CPPCC A nod to grief, then it's back to business In many countries, national disasters can disrupt parliamentary sessions and dominate their agendas for days. But not on the mainland. Apart from a minute's silence ...

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    If Occupy prompts Beijing to intervene, 'one country, two systems' would take a hit, adviser says

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Gary Cheung

    ... the central government for assistance from the Hong Kong garrison of the PLA in the maintenance of public order and in disaster relief. Lau, a former head of the Central Policy Unit, the Hong Kong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Towngas backs down after asking staff to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to provide convenience to our staff," she said when asked why the company had decided to distribute messages of a political nature to staff. She added that the alliance had approached ...




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