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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central being used by anti-China forces to try to seize power, warns former Xinhua official

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... to city, says Zhou "Anti-China forces" are using the Occupy Central movement to try to seize control of Hong Kong's administration, a former director of Xinhua's Hong Kong ... accused him of scare tactics. "Occupy Central … is illegal and violates Hong Kong's rule of law," Zhou said in the television interview in Beijing. "This has demonstrated ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hongkongers offered early chance to sign up for Occupy Central vote

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Early chance to sign up for Occupy Central vote Hongkongers can begin registering on Friday to take part in Occupy Central's vote on how the city's ... to choose between three electoral reform proposals shortlisted by 2,500 Occupy activists. Occupy, which plans to block streets in Central if the government fails to come up with an acceptable plan ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    How Occupy Central can best be countered

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 05:27am by LETTERS

    ... How flawed strategy of Occupy Central can best be countered While I agree with Selina Lau (" Self-proclaimed lovers of democracy are actually absolutists ", June 2) that Occupy ... reasons. Occupy Central organisers have some misguided notions. Democracies the world over adopt different democratic systems. There are no set international standards to be applied. Occupy ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Companies rent backup offices in case of Occupy Central disruption

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by ADA LEE AND TANNA CHONG

    ... Ada Lee and Tanna Chong Firms rent backup offices amid Occupy Central fears Companies have rented backup offices to prepare for potential disruption by the Occupy Central civil ... office- with the necessary technological set-up- just in case Occupy Central obstructs access to their main offices," the source said. They added that business consultancies, legal ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats ready for small-scale protests: Emily Lau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by JEFFIE LAM, FANNY FUNG

    ... Jeffie Lam and Fanny W.Y. Fung Democrats 'ready for Occupy Central' The Democratic Party is ready to take part in small-scale Occupy Central protests if Beijing fails to offer a framework for electoral reform that complies with international standards for universal suffrage, a party source says. More than 100 of its 700 members had signed up for the planned Occupy Central ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central poll leaves moderate democrats no room to manoeuvre, say advisers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 11:21pm by Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... vice-chairman of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, said the huge turnout for the exercise organised by Occupy Central reflected the fact most people wanted to achieve universal ... Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Unofficial Occupy poll leaves moderate democrats no room to manoeuvre with Beijing, say advisers Unwelcome fallout Mainland academics who advise ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's treatment of Hong Kong protests watched by a wary region

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:11pm by Manik Mehta

    ... manifesting itself in the Occupy Central movement, is being closely watched by Taiwan and other Asian governments. One worrying question is whether Beijing would ask the Hong Kong authorities to use ... executive Leung Chun-ying to be a mainland puppet. Occupy Central's unofficial referendum on reforming Hong Kong's voting system has been dismissed by Beijing through its compliant media ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEMOCRACY

    Adviser who warned of 'bloody conflicts' says pro-democracy camp no match for Beijing

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 03:05pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... ungovernable Despite hundreds of thousands voicing support for democracy in Occupy Central’s unofficial referendum and the July 1 march, the size of the pro-democracy camp is still not enough to take ... protesters. Occupy plans to stage a mass sit-in in Central if the government’s official election plan does not guarantee genuine choice between candidates. Lau said the central government would ...

  9. Comment - Polls - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Occupy Central pleases no one with decision to widen ballot on chief executive vote reforms

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:29am by Tanna Chong

    ... by widening ballot on reform Occupy Central organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting said last month that he and his fellow activists would not change or add questions to the ballot to be held this month ... procedure. And Beijing loyalists and the government believe the best tactic is to give the ballot the cold shoulder. In a vote on May 6, 2,500 supporters of the Occupy Central movement chose three ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who can build a bridge to Hong Kong's discontented youth?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by Mike Rowse

    ... a largely student-fuelled movement can occupy Central and cause chaos for a time- anyone who didn't know it has just seen convincing proof that they can. Nor is it a question of whether ... in the opening rounds. It can't be the hapless education minster, Eddie Ng Hak-kim, he of the ill-advised and counterproductive "Don't take part in Occupy Central, it will adversely affect ...




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