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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats push for broader election panel

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Screening candidates may be palatable if nominating body is truly representative Pan-democrats push for broader election panel The pan-democrats could accept ... said. The Alliance for True Democracy, comprising all 27 pan-democratic lawmakers, made its first political statement on Wednesday by rejecting veteran democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Pan-democrats’ talks in Shanghai only first step in reform debate with Beijing

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:42pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Outcome suggests Beijing is willing to continue dialogue with pan-democratic camp over 2017 chief executive election, but only up to a point Shanghai talks only the first step Even before pan-democratic lawmakers flew to Shanghai on Friday, it was seen as a foregone conclusion that their talks with mainland officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Pan-democrats’ stand ‘unfavourable’ to reach consensus, says top legal professor

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:39pm

    ... consensus, a pro-Beijing legal scholar warned today. Basic Law Committee member and University of Hong Kong law professor Albert Chen Hung-yee’s warning came a day after pan-democratic lawmakers said ... there was no possibility the idea would be accepted. Pan-democrats argued that without a nominating committee elected by a large mandate, universal suffrage would be unable to solve the chief executive’s ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats not ruled out of 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:14pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... not ruled out of 2017 election Beijing has left the door open on the possibility of a pan-democrat being allowed to run for chief executive in 2017. But there is no possibility of public nomination ... Hong Kong down the road of populism. He said proposals for public or party nominations by pan-democrats were against the Basic Law and would weaken the role of the committee. The comments were ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Confirmed: Pan-democrats get OK for exclusive meeting in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:06pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Pro-government lawmakers will step aside to allow separate two-hour session with Beijing officials Pan-democrats to hold exclusive Shanghai talks Pan-democrats have managed to secure an exclusive meeting with central government officials in Shanghai- and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying won't be there. After weeks of negotiation between ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Student activists urge pan-democrats to stand firm on public nomination

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 06:28pm

    ... officials, student activists urged pan-democratic lawmakers not to “kneel down” in their pursuit of public nomination of the chief executive during their exclusive meeting. The activists – from ... the 57 lawmakers departed for Shanghai today. “Public nomination is indispensable in the political reform,” said alliance member Lau Ka-yee. “We hope our pan-democratic lawmakers could reflect ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Long Hair's' aborting of trip to Shanghai lays bare pan-democrat divide

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam in Shanghai jeffie.lam@scmp.com Radical's decision to quit Legco trip to Shanghai lays bare rift in camp 'Long Hair' exit splits pan-democrats "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung's decision to abort his trip to Shanghai laid bare a rift in the pan-democratic camp. Nowhere is the split more apparent than in the Civic Party. Its leader, Alan ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing officials, Hong Kong pan-democrats no closer after holding talks on political reform in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... pan-dems no closer after meeting Getting the two sides together was an achievement in itself, but hopes a meeting between pan-democratic lawmakers and senior Beijing officials would ease ... as pan-democrats handed over gifts promoting their demand for the 2017 chief executive election: a system that does not "screen" out candidates critical of Beijing. In return, Wang handed out ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats willing to meet Zhang for ‘open’ debate

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:43am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... pan-democrats, if they'll listen At least 12 pan-democrats have expressed interest in meeting the Beijing liaison office chief in Hong Kong- but there may be strings attached. A day after Zhang Xiaoming extended his invitation to the 17 pan-democratic lawmakers who did not attend Sunday's talks with central government officials in Shanghai, the initial positive responses included ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democratic hunger strikers break fast, plan to return for second helping

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:34pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Pan-democratic protesters eat porridge to end record 16-day fast, but a new strike is planned next month to continue universal suffrage fight Hunger strikers ... pan-democrats who began the strike, opted last week to extend their fast until yesterday to coincide with talks between lawmakers and Beijing officials in Shanghai. By the 2pm finish, Democratic Party ...




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