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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Groups must not pay people to join anti-Occupy march, organisers say

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Anti-Occupy groups 'must not pay marchers' Alliance for Peace and Democracy campaigners say they will look into any reports of member groups paying people to take part in an anti-Occupy Central march on August 17. But groups will be allowed to offer other benefits, such as free transport, drinks or meals. And the only sanction for groups ...

  2. 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

    ... 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 the investigation. The organiser, the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, has so far confirmed one case of "protest recruitment". It said on Monday that a subsidiary group of the General Association ...

  3. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Australian mining mogul Clive Palmer rebuked for tirade against China

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:45am by AFP

    ... firm Citic Pacific over cost blowouts and disputed royalty payments at an iron ore port in Cape Preston, Western Australia. When asked about the case while appearing on the Australian ... for it. I don't mind standing up against the Chinese bastards." Earlier this year, Citic Pacific president Zhang Jijing warned that legal issues with Palmer could have broader ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by 'orchestrated' responses

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CALVIN LIU, BRIAN YAP, Joyce Ng

    ... Calvin Liu, Brian Yap and Joyce Ng Academics cast doubt on whether report on reform truly represents public views given 'orchestrated' submissions from 822 groups Consultation ... by 822 groups- most of which were not named. The city's biggest political party, the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, was responsible ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Majority in poll opposes Beijing screening candidates for top job

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Tony Cheung

    ... from August 25 to 31. The Chinese University opinion poll was commissioned by former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang's discussion group Hong Kong 2020. She said: "If ... opinion survey, commissioned by a 15-member group of businessmen and professionals, which found that 55 per cent of 1,017 people wanted a "one-person, one-vote" election in 2017 even ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    2017 chief executive must be a 'staunch patriot' Zhang Xiaoming tells pan-dems

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:57pm by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... on political reform. The divide in views was further underlined yesterday when Cheung Kong Group chairman Li Ka-shing said he did not want to see a standstill in the city's democratisation. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-Occupy march organisers pledge to investigate ‘cash for taking part’ claims

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 07:16pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung and Teddy Ng

    ... claimed pro-establishment groups paid some protesters hundreds of dollars each to join the march from Victoria Park to Chater Garden in Central, which the Alliance for Peace and Democracy said ... Kong]," said the alliance's spokesman, Robert Chow Yung, when asked if the reports would damage the credibility of the march. Some reports alleged that one group that took part- the General ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    United they stand: Anti-Occupy campaign rallies establishment camp

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:57am by Gary Cheung

    ... its support base. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy, which organised the march, said about 126,000 people and 1,200 groups had signed up for the march. It also claimed to have collected ... on electoral reform in June. More than 1,500 organisations, including some business chambers, have signed the petition. Some pro-establishment groups, which are at odds with the Leung Chun-ying ...

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    Law Society meets to decide president Ambrose Lam's fate

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JOYCE NG AND PATSY MOY

    ... vice-president, Thomas So Shiu-tsung, could not be reached for comment. A specialist in mainland matters, So was admitted in 1988. Kevin Yam Kin-fung, who initiated the vote against Lam, said his group ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    March against Occupy had a mainland flavour

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Kong Hakka Association. About 30 protesters were decked out in blue T-shirts with the logo of Ying Wah Construction Group. A woman with another company said her mainland employer had mobilised ...




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