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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Huge police presence for Sunday rally after NPC decision on 2017 poll

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Clifford Lo and Joyce Ng

    ... for Occupy protest About a quarter of the city's 28,000 police officers will be deployed on Sunday when some 1,000 Occupy Central protesters are expected to gather outside the government ... according to a police source. Occupy Central plans to hold a rally at Tamar Park, outside the central government offices, from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday- hours after the Standing Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581933/huge-police-presence-sunday-rally-after-npc-decision-2017-poll
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax, Occupy Central won't end the world as we know it

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:16pm by Keane Shum

    ... Keane Shum Keane Shum says modern digital business practices and the city's network of elevated walkways mean that the Occupy movement will not shut down Central, despite the doomsday scenarios Over the top I used to occupy Central. I used to grab a sandwich and sit in Statue Square or Chater Garden and feel like I owned the place, because unlike the rest of Central during lunch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1571404/relax-occupy-central-wont-end-world-we-know-it
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Authorities must prepare for worst-case scenarios of Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says while the government must make every effort to exercise restraint in the event of Occupy Central, law enforcement officers must nevertheless prepare for the worst On the front line By failing to prepare," said Benjamin Franklin, "you are preparing to fail." As the much hyped plan by activists to occupy the Central district, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1569344/authorities-must-prepare-worst-case-scenarios-occupy-central
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Free meals and other treats for anti-Occupy Central marchers defended

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Meals, transport, other perks called acceptable for next Sunday's march Anti-Occupiers defend freebies Organisers of a movement opposing Occupy Central say ... of the Democratic Party, said it would rely on both social movements and negotiation, "because without the former, any dialogue will lack a basis and power". Occupy Central plans to blockade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570263/free-meals-and-other-treats-anti-occupy-central-marchers-defended
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... war. For Occupy Central, it looks like they are ready to undermine Hong Kong's stability and reputation to save it. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting has said as much. This is what he pitches to business leaders in an interview with The Wall Street Journal: "Occupy Central would cause serious disruption and hurt business, and you have a very high cost to pay for that. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Chief executive dismisses talk of international standards for democracy in remarks some saw as part of coordinated attack on Occupy Central International norms? ... as a tactic to justify a possible crackdown on Occupy Central. Speaking as the National People's Congress Standing Committee met in Beijing to discuss a framework for reform ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580931/international-norms-not-basic-law
  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Occupy Central is naive to think its disruptive threat will work

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by LAM KWOON-WONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Disruptive tactics don't speak for all Hongkongers, even if we agree with the goal Occupy Central is naive to think this threat will work The results of the best ... the central government with the so-called Occupy Central movement. History has shown clearly that massive civil disobedience can be justified only in the face of major injustice or widespread ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568452/occupy-central-naive-think-its-disruptive-threat-will-work
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Officials to sign anti-Occupy Central petition but may not join rally

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Peter So

    ... opposing Occupy Central, although their participation in the August 17 march remains unclear. "Individual officials will decide whether and how to participate in these activities," said ... would be handling any prosecutions arising from civil disobedience by Occupy Central supporters and did not want to appear biased to the public. Occupy Central plans to rally protesters to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569482/officials-sign-anti-occupy-central-petition-may-not-join-rally
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Retired detectives to probe claims anti-Occupy Central protesters were paid to march

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 'Paid protesters' claims to be investigated Organisers of Sunday's anti-Occupy Central march will assign retired detectives to look into reports that some participants were paid to show up, after one participating group acknowledged it had offered money to marchers. News organisations were also invited to provide more details to assist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577147/organisers-look-claims-anti-occupy-central-protesters-were-paid
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central issue putting police impartiality under threat

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Hari Kumar

    ... and violence. Until recently, the Hong Kong Police Force was seen as apolitical too. But the brouhaha that has been going on between the Occupy Central movement and their equally vehement opponents ... of the Occupy Central issue. This is alarming. Different groups staging rallies for and against police is not unusual. But when police officers openly join the debate on a political issue, they run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566483/occupy-central-issue-putting-police-impartiality-under

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