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  1. 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

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung Pan-dems welcome ‘frank’ talks Dialogue between Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong and pan-democratic lawmakers yesterday was "far more frank than expected" but both sides remain poles apart on the city's political reform. A source familiar with the matter said this yesterday after Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPENDING SCANDAL

    Ex-ICAC chief Timothy Tong 'strongly condemned' in pan-dem report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Five lawmakers say former anti-graft chief may have committed misconduct in public office Tong 'strongly condemned' in pan-dem report Pan-democratic lawmakers yesterday came up with an alternative report against former top graft-buster Timothy Tong Hin-ming, alleging that the official one endorsed by their pro-government counterparts ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-dems to release report condemning ex-ICAC chief Timothy Tong

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Gary Cheung and Danny Mok

    ... Gary Cheung and Danny Mok Lawmakers to release report on same dayas select committee hands down findings Pan-dems to condemn ex-ICAC chief Tong Five lawmakers plan to release their own report today denouncing lavish spending by former anti-graft chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming in the strongest possible terms, the Post has learned. The five are members of a Legislative Council ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The Hong Kong pan-dems and the United States neo-cons

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The HK pan-dems and the US neo-cons Is this what Beijing means by foreign interference? The local press has unearthed a close relationship between Next Media boss Jimmy Lai and Paul Wolfowitz, the former number two in the US Defence Department under George W. Bush. The buddies recently spent five hours together off Sai Kung on a luxury yacht. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Let's do a deal, FTU chief tells pan-dems

    Posted May 31st 2014, 03:32am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Let's do a deal, FTU chief tells pan-dems A leading Beijing-loyalist politician has suggested a cross-party coalition could help reach a deal on the highly charged issue of electoral reform. Chan Yuen-han said loyalists and pan-democrats should get together and try to hammer out a consensus before the government unveiled its proposal ...

  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Risk of pandemic too great to justify mutant virus research, study claims

    Posted May 21st 2014, 10:49pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian New study argues that risk to life outside the lab may outweigh benefits Pandemic possible in mutant virus research Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could endanger lives by unleashing an accidental pandemic. Several groups of scientists around the world are creating and altering viruses to understand how natural ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Let the lobbying begin: Beijingtries to win over pan-dems

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam It may seem like Zhang Xiaoming is trying to divide and rule, but is he just being pragmatic? Let the lobbying begin: Beijingtries to win over pan-dems Divide and rule is a classic tactic in which opponents or subordinates are controlled by encouraging dissent and breeding disunity. From another angle, however, it could be seen as an indication of the ruling ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'No urgency' for unified reform plan: pan-dems

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by TONY CHEUNG

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com 'No urgency' for unified reform plan: pan-dems Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang's bid to unite moderate pan-democrats and scholars with a single reform proposal has received a lukewarm response. Moderate lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah, who met Chan yesterday, said there was "no urgency" to consolidate proposals. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Pan-dems may have to compromise

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Pan-dems may have to compromise Revolutions start because rentiers who enjoy long-standing privileges and perks refuse to recognise they are way past their use-by ... are asking them to voluntarily give up their seats by voting for their destruction. Everything goes back to the CE election reform. If the pan-dems give up their demand for public nomination ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    To the pan-dems, more diplomacy, please. To the DAB, some backbone

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:47am by Alex Lo

    ... with people you don't like or trust yet have to do business with; and to assert your legitimate interests against theirs. I don't think it's too much to ask the pan-dems to exercise ...




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