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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Clock's ticking' for talks on 2017 election, says Catholic diocese of Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Tony Cheung

    ... of the diocese's Social Communications Office, declined to say whether the city's 368,000 Catholics should take part in the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement. "The diocese would not call for Catholics to take part, nor stop them from taking part in Occupy Central, because we can all [follow our] conscience and the catechism … and we are accountable to the Lord," Fung said ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police vague about whether anti-Occupy Central officers breached code

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to express views' Police management offered no clear answer yesterday on whether officers who signed an anti-Occupy Central petition ran afoul of the force's code of conduct by compromising ... that the Occupy Central democracy movement has threatened to undertake if the government did not deliver a blueprint for the 2017 chief executive election that guaranteed voters a genuine choice. ...

  6. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Rumbling PLA carriers in Hong Kong set minds rolling

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by George Chen

    ... concern for business figures than the direct impact of the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement. Against this backdrop, it came as a surprise to many when at least four People's Liberation ... miscalculate each side's intentions are growing. As for Occupy Central, some business leaders in the city apparently are not taking the threat too seriously. "There is always something ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police 'should sign anti-Occupy petition'

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by SAMUEL CHAN, Tony Cheung

    ... Samuel Chan and Tony Cheung Police 'should sign anti-Occupy petition' Police officers should be mobilised to sign the anti-Occupy Central petition, says the former inspector ... they must mobilise officers to sign the anti-Occupy Central petition. Otherwise, you are encouraging the public to break the law." The Police General Orders state that an officer should abstain ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Hong Kong officer defends police right to free expression

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Joyce Ng, Amy Nip

    ... of the required political neutrality of police officers and whether signing the anti-Occupy Central campaign would conflict with their code of conduct. When asked on a radio programme whether police were ... whether some officers, by signing the anti-Occupy campaign, had breached their code of conduct. Occupy Central organisers warn they will paralyse the city's business district ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW AND ORDER

    Prosecuting large numbers of Occupy activists 'not in public interest'

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Former chief prosecutor warns against trying to convict large numbers of protesters, saying it would clog up the courts and be unpopular Don’t charge Occupy ‘small fry’ Public prosecutors would be acting against the public interest if they brought each and every Occupy Central protester to court instead of focusing their efforts ...




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