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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... Jeffie Lam and Austin Chiu Business chambers liken Occupy to Thai protests The five leading business chambers formed a united front yesterday to oppose Occupy Central, warning ... the chief executive of Hongkong Land, which has interests in Central, said tourists were concerned about safety and it was "almost certain" Occupy Central's action would deter them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561449/business-chambers-liken-occupy-central-thai-political-protests
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'X' marks the spot: Illiterate villagers boost Anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:07pm by Ernest Kao, Phila Siu

    ... to win over villagers Organisers of an anti-Occupy Central petition ventured into rural Tai Po district yesterday, hoping to rally support from indigenous villagers. The entourage- targeting ... Chow described as a "world record" the 930,000 signatures opposing the civil disobedience movement collected so far, and said it reflected public opinion. But Occupy Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560462/x-marks-spot-illiterate-villagers-boost-anti-occupy-central-signature
  3. 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

    ... 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ... you would do the same," Yam said. The anti-Occupy Central group, Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said yesterday it had collected about 380,000 signatures in the past two days against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556936/occupy-central-may-hurt-beijings-confidence-hong-kong-financial
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy Central activists must consider price to pay for raising stakes

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:17pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... of universal suffrage in Hong Kong in 2017 have come to a head rather sooner than most expected. Was it wise for Occupy Central and its allies to raise the stakes so high so early? We are now awaiting ... to be formally ruled out; but they are assuming the worst. Indeed, they are right to assume the worst, as it is hardly conceivable that the NPC will leave any room for doubt as to the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557149/occupy-central-activists-must-consider-price-pay-raising-stakes
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

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

    ... divide between those who signed up to oppose Occupy Central yesterday and those who voted in last month's unofficial referendum by the pro-democracy movement. Grey hair predominated as the Alliance for Peace and Democracy kicked off its signature drive calling for the achievement of universal suffrage by 2017 in a "peaceful and non-violent manner" without occupying Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556701/older-crowd-turns-out-anti-occupy-central-signature-campaign
  6. 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

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Towngas backs down over anti-Occupy petition Towngas did a rapid U-turn yesterday on collecting staff signatures against the Occupy Central civil ... 800,000 signatures to outnumber the 787,000 people who voted in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum on electoral reform last month. Some mainland-owned firms and pro-Beijing groups have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555515/towngas-backs-down-after-asking-staff-sign-anti-occupy-central
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying defends decision to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... signing alliance petition Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday announced he will sign a high-profile petition against Occupy Central, a decision pan-democrats fear will further polarise ... signatures, compared with the 793,000 people who voted last month in Occupy Central's unofficial reform referendum. Occupy Central has vowed to block Central's main roads if the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560121/leung-chun-ying-defends-decision-sign-anti-occupy-central-petition
  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'We are not your enemies': Occupy Central’s Benny Tai apologises for worrying officers

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 01:26pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Organiser apologises, while officers say protesters aren’t ‘bad guys’ Occupy and police: ‘we are not enemies’ Occupy Central co-organiser Benny Tai ... In the article yesterday, Tai also said he was "deeply sorry" that Occupy Central had worried "many frontline policemen". Association chairman Joe Chan Cho-kwong replied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553954/occupy-centrals-benny-tai-praises-police-apologises-worrying-officers
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds join march against Occupy Central

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Hundreds march against Occupy A group that marched through Causeway Bay yesterday in protest against Occupy Central claims to have collected 5,000 ... Central. The alliance aims to get 800,000 signatures to outnumber the 780,000 people who voted in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum However, alliance spokesman Robert Chow Yung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553520/hundreds-join-march-against-occupy-central
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Robert Chow Yung: There is another voice in Hong Kong

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

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Robert Chow Yung, the man behind the anti-Occupy Central campaign, says he isn't being political; he just wants harmony for Hong Kong 'There ... the Silent Majority for Hong Kong. The group opposes the Occupy Central movement, which plans to rally protesters to block the Central district if the government does not come up with a satisfactory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560652/robert-chow-yung-there-another-voice-hong-kong

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