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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Take it or leave it, NPC tells city as it endorses framework for 2017 poll

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM, Peter So

    ... Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung in Beijing, Jeffie Lam and Peter So As top legislature endorses a tougher-than-expected framework for 2017 poll, Beijing warns that a Legco veto could harm the city's development Take it or leave it, NPC tells city The nation's top legislature yesterday endorsed a tougher-than-expected framework for Hong Kong's first "one man, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582560/take-it-or-leave-it-npc-tells-city-it-endorse-framework-2017-poll
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king endorses junta leader Prayuth as prime minister

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:35am

    ... Reuters in Bangkok   Watch: Thai king endorses coup leader as prime minister Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand’s king on Monday, ... in the coming weeks, although power will remain firmly in the junta’s hands. “His Majesty the King has endorsed General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister to govern the country from this day onwards,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580518/thai-king-endorses-junta-leader-prayuth-prime-minister
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    MILF rebels to form political party for self-rule in Philippines’ Muslim south

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Raissa Robles

    ... for party politics The Philippines' biggest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), is set to form a political party to run the planned Bangsamoro autonomous region, ... (MILF) to form a political party that would serve as their vehicle for effective participation in electoral politics and consequently assist in their transformation from combatants to full-time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589614/milf-rebels-form-political-party-self-rule-philippines-muslim-south
  4. Comment - Letters

    NPC proposal marks the start of political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... NPC proposal marks the start of political reform in Hong Kong I refer to the framework for political reform in Hong Kong announced by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. It has stipulated that there will be two to three candidates running for the chief executive election in 2017 and each must obtain the endorsement of more than half of all the members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1586271/npc-proposal-marks-start-political-reform-hong-kong
  5. News - World - CANADA

    Red Guards set Meena Wong, Vancouver mayoral candidate, on path to politics

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by Ian Young

    ... Meena Wong's political life started early Meena Wong received her first lesson in the importance of representative democracy sitting in the dust outside her family home in Beijing as Red ... Post, Wong recalled how the Red Guards' raid set her on a path she hopes will lead to Vancouver City Hall. Wong, a community health worker and long-time activist, was endorsed last Sunday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591771/red-guards-set-meena-wong-vancouver-mayoral-candidate-path-politics
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is Beijing's political reform proposal acceptable or not? Let the people speak

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:11pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the government should show it is guided by public opinion by including a referendum of sorts in the next phase of consultation Is Beijing's political ... in the legislature have pledged to vote against it en masse. Should that happen, the city will be trapped in a political stalemate for at least another decade. There is so much at stake that the best way out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1585110/beijings-political-reform-proposal-acceptable-or-not-let-people-speak
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Moderate Hong Kong pan-democrats say no to Beijing's political reform draft

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:46pm by Peter So and Tony Cheung

    ... Peter So and Tony Cheung in Beijing Four moderates, seen as targets of government lobbying, vow to vote against 2017 plan in Legco Key pan-dems say no to NPC reform draft The political ... last-minute changes to the draft framework. A CCTV report last night said the members of the nation's top legislative body had made a "unanimous" call for the endorsement of the draft. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581615/moderate-hong-kong-pan-democrats-say-no-beijings-political-reform
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:50pm by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says its power of interpretation cannot be used as a façade to amend mini constitution Standing Committee decision on political reform is a violation of the Basic Law ... to the supreme law, one would have expected the National People's Congress Standing Committee to take the Basic Law seriously. But that was not to be. Its decision on political reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1583732/standing-committee-decision-political-reform-violates-basic-law
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Faced with Beijing's political reform decision, pragmatism must guide legislators

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:08pm by Simon Young

    ... vote. Legislators should insist upon a low threshold here, maybe even requiring public endorsement, which has not been ruled out. Getting in the door is important, especially ... legislators than as the top political leader. Where only one candidate is nominated, legislators should insist on a high approval rate (for example, 60 per cent) of all registered voters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1582950/faced-beijings-political-reform-decision-pragmatism-must-guide-legislators
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong poised for political showdown on 2017 election; Jimmy Lai to join Occupy

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung, Amy Nip

    ... a fair electoral system, so that everyone can exercise their political rights," he said. The National People's Congress Standing Committee is expected to endorse a decision today ... Tony Cheung and Amy Nip With Beijing set to impose 2017 election limits, Jimmy Lai says he will join Occupy Central Hong Kong poised for political showdown With Beijing expected to confirm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582080/hong-kong-poised-political-showdown-2017-election

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