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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEMOCRACY

    Pro-democracy leaders could call for strikes before Occupy Central, says organiser

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:00pm by ADA LEE AND JEFFIE LAM

    ... A non-cooperation campaign involving strikes at businesses, schools and universities could be launched ahead of the planned Occupy Central protest, an organiser of the pro-democracy movement said. Reverend ... the biggest turnout in a decade, although that figure has been disputed. The strikes would come before any Occupy Central protest, which would only happen after the government delivers its official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551858/pro-democracy-leaders-could-call-strikes-month-says-occupy-central
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam issues warning on Occupy Central shutdown at talk with civil servants

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:33am by Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... issues warning on Occupy shutdown Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday that government operations could break down if Occupy Central brings the main business district ... report would include ideas such as public nomination and party nomination, but would not pass judgment on them. Views aired in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum and at the July 1 rally- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550921/occupy-central-tops-agenda-top-level-legco-meeting-uniformed-service
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Archbishop's sermon on Occupy Central was 'taken out of context': church

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:22pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Albert Leung called him a hypocrite. Occupy Central co-organiser Dr Chan Kin-man also said the statements would make people disappointed in the church. Watch: What do Hongkongers think about Rev. ... - which plans to blockade Central if the government does not put forward a plan for universal suffrage offering genuine choice in the 2017 chief executive poll. Occupy's "extortion" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550314/church-defends-reverend-paul-kwong-who-told-pro-democracy-residents
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... Occupy 'a danger to property market' "Unexpected shocks" like the planned Occupy Central protest could trigger a property market slump, leading international bank Barclays ... and a year in 2008 after the global financial crisis for prices to return to their previous levels. Louie made only a vague reference to the Occupy Central movement in his report. But he told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549994/occupy-central-danger-property-market-warns-barclays-bank
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HSBC backtracks on Occupy Central as reason for downgrading Hong Kong’s outlook

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:22pm by Joyce Ng

    ... bank altered a report on why it downgraded the city's stock market prospects, after originally highlighting the risks posed to the city by Occupy Central. The original version ... Occupy Central... could sour relations with China and may hurt the economy. However, just hours later, and following criticism on Twitter and Weibo for bringing up the Occupy protests, the report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549269/hsbc-downgrades-outlook-hong-kong-economy-partly-occupy-central-fears
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Diamond boss urges employees to oppose Occupy Central in 'humiliating' e-mail

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:14pm by Adrian Wan

    ... conglomerate boss has courted controversy by asking his staff to oppose Occupy Central. Addressing his workers as "children" in a company-wide e-mail, Lawrence Ma Yung-yi, chief executive ... register with Silent Majority, a pro-government movement opposed to Occupy Central. "Children … you love democracy and joined the July 1 rally. You clashed with the police, occupied roads, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548621/diamond-boss-urges-employees-oppose-occupy-central-humiliating-e-mail
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may take place as soon as next month', says organiser

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Tony Cheung

    ... Party will meet tomorrow to discuss the possibility of blockading Central district as early as next month, and an Occupy Central organiser has confirmed the civil disobedience movement could ... consultation- and Beijing could then make a decision on the reform- Occupy Central could be imminent. Lau said: "If the local or central governments table a reform package incompatible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548184/occupy-central-may-take-place-next-month-democrats-chief-emily-lau
  8. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Will Occupy Central send Hong Kong down the road to irrelevancy?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:26pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... a renewed bout of existential angst, an abiding fear that this great trading and financial centre will one day be irrelevant. This is one way to interpret the rather paranoid pushback against Occupy Central protests- with one group making a video in which the business district is represented by a heart, and animated blood spurts everywhere when the Occupy Central knife cuts in. Hong Kong has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1548631/will-occupy-central-send-hong-kong-down-road-irrelevancy
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central leaders keeping plans under wraps to avoid conspiracy charges

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com One legal expert says the moment concrete details are announced, they could be prosecuted Occupy leaders 'risking charges of conspiracy' Occupy Central ... in a sit-in on Chater Road after the July 1 march. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting said his movement's plan to paralyse Hong Kong's business hub would only go ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547669/occupy-leaders-risking-conspiracy-charges-ahead-action-law-professor
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NDRC adds its voice to Occupy Central criticism

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com NDRC adds its voice to Occupy Central criticism The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has become the latest mainland agency to attack Occupy Central. The nation's economic manager yesterday said the movement would harm Hong Kong's business environment and delay universal suffrage. Li Pumin, the NDRC's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547057/ndrc-adds-its-voice-occupy-central-criticism

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