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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Parties must take lead on funding Political donations are a sensitive issue the world over, even more so in a place like Hong Kong where transparency is limited. While individuals are subject to basic election spending rules and declaration of interest requirement, funding for political parties is unregulated. The situation does not resonate with our claim ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Left and right need to be in step for the political reform fandango

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Mike Rowse

    ... nomination implied that a panel of candidates would be endorsed by the nominating committee as a whole, that is, the threshold would in effect be 50 per cent. There is no such requirement ... that proportion would automatically be endorsed. So there could be wiggle room if we want to find it. But, waltz or tango, it all hinges on whether the two dancers are prepared to embrace and take ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Parties' Legco voting records show a blurring of political lines, Post finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... amendments in the past year, the alliance endorsed only one. Alliance support for the government might not be surprising, given the appointment of one of its lawmakers, Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, ... policies both before and after Leung came to power. Its fluctuating stance, Fong added, reflected its desire to fight for more political bargaining power with the government by acting ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    United Nations Security Council endorses Syria chemical weapons resolution without dissent

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 09:15am by NYT

    ... we put aside politics for the common good, we are still capable of doing big things," he said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that there were no automatic punitive ...

  5. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    Former president Jiang Zemin’s son endorses ‘Chinese Dream’

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 03:03pm by Chris Luo

    ... and 2003. Some online users see Jiang’s remarks as being supportive of Xi’s administration, as senior Chinese officials often like to send veiled messages in their speeches to endorse or denounce their political rivals. Jiang Zemin in July called Xi “a capable and wise national leader” when he held informal talks with visiting former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger in Shanghai. Many experts ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    ‘You moved the goals’: Scholarism protest government’s political reform reports

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:02pm

    ... consultation Student group Scholarism accused the government of “moving the goals” as it protested on Wednesday against two reports on political reform. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor ... students plan. He called on the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress to wait until October to endorse the Hong Kong report, if the second phase of consultation is to be launched ...

  7. Political left turn in the making?

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... as soon as they are in a position of power. 'The opposition is effectively a pseudo-LDP and, even if they do win the next election, I see no chance of improvements in the political, economic ... the personal secretary of Ichiro Ozawa- who resigned on Monday as head of the Democratic Party of Japan- over a political funding scandal, but stopped short of arresting Mr Ozawa. The scandal has, ...

  8. Top official endorses Chongqing crackdown

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The clampdown on organised crime in Chongqing has earned praise from the country's top law- enforcement official, according to state media. The endorsement by Zhou ... political culture, Zhou's statement is a vote of confidence for Bo Xilai, the party chief of the municipality who ordered the crackdown in June. Police operations have so far brought down ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Politburo endorses draft restructuring plan

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Restructuring plan is to be formally adopted by NPC in two weeks along with leadership transition, but changes are not expected to be radical Politburo endorses reform draft The Politburo yesterday endorsed a draft of a State Council restructuring plan that will be tabled for approval in the National People's Congress in two weeks' time. The draft proposes reform ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    S Korea military chiefs endorse development of home-built fighter jet

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Joint Chiefs of Staff endorsed a plan on Friday for the country to design and make its own mid-level fighter jet, which a state think tank estimated will cost up to 8.5 trillion won (HK$6.4 ... Lockheed Martin, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The Joint Chiefs said in a statement that they had endorsed a twin-engine fighter jet to be developed for delivery starting ...




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