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  1. Petition reforms a bid to ease social tensions

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing More transparent procedures included in draft amendments The central government will soon announce reforms to the petition system, hoping a more transparent ... into Beijing over the past year. President Hu Jintao ordered an overhaul of the petition system about three months ago to prevent social tensions from snowballing, according to sources. A draft ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Executive councillor Anna Wu snubs petition opposing Occupy Central

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 06:13am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Anna Wu says she will not sign anything for or against a political issue Exco member snubs anti-Occupy petition An executive councillor known for her liberal views has broken ranks with most members of the government's policymaking body by choosing not to sign a petition backing the police and calling for an end to Occupy Central protests. ...

  3. News - China - LAW

    Revised law means it's now easier to sue than petition governments

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:22am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Revised legislation will allow citizens to take governments to court over a range of issues Now it's easier to sue than petition The nation's top ... Legal scholars welcomed the first revision to the Administrative Procedure Law in 24 years, saying it would mean fewer people have to resort to petitioning the central government to defend ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Doubts over anti-Occupy petition

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Doubts over anti-Occupy petition The credibility of a petition by a group opposing democracy protesters has come under question after some signed up using fake names and false identity card numbers. The petition, started on Saturday by the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, seeks to "support our police", "free our roads" ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Doctors liken Occupy movement to ‘cancer’ in petition calling for end to protests

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:52pm by emily tsang and lai ying-kit

    ... Emily Tsang and Lai Ying-kit More than 550 doctors have signed a petition calling on pro-democracy protestors to end their blockades of main roads, likening the street protests to a “cancer” damaging Hong Kong’s core values. The full-page petition entitled “Deep Sorrow and Resentment” was published on the front page of the Chinese-language newspaper Sing Tao Daily on Tuesday. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Thousands sign petition demanding CY Leung is stripped of honorary title

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:02pm by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho An online petition demanding that a Hong Kong university withdraw an honorary academic title awarded to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has garnered thousands of signatures ... actions. Many staff and students don’t agree with what he has been doing,” said Dr Steven Tsang Wai-fan, an assistant professor at the university who initiated the petition on October 1. Tsang ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    White House calls for ‘genuine choice’ in Hong Kong elections after petition attracts 200,000 signatures

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:23pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com The White House has responded to a petition on its website which attracted around 200,000 signatures, calling upon it to “press the Chinese ... global city. We have consistently made our position known to Beijing, and we will continue to do so,” it continues. Any petition on the White House website getting more than 100,000 signatures ...

  8. Courts may be shielded from petitions

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Beijing plans to exclude grievances against courts from its petition system, in what critics say is a regressive move. The change is one of several proposed amendments to the petition law, being drawn up as part of the central government's bid to reform the complaints system. The reform had prompted hopes of a more transparent approach to the easing of tensions ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEMOCRACY

    When signing petitions is no longer enough

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com When signing petitions is no longer enough Sitting in her office at the University of Hong Kong, an outspoken academic made an unexpected decision: not to sign a petition in support of students arrested after a pro-democracy protest. A month later, Dr Petula Ho Sik-ying decided not to sign another petition, this time expressing disappointment ...

  10. News - China

    Datong residents kneel down to plea for mayor to stay on

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 03:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com While it is not unusual to see villagers in China sometimes kneeling to petition for their rights or to seek justice from senior officials, Datong residents ... was announced, thousands of residents took to the streets to petition for Geng to remain mayor, chinanews.com reported. In video clips and photos uploaded online, people are shown carrying posters ...




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