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  1. Influential Asian-American lobby group endorses Kerry's candidacy

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... I-ching Ng in New York Body hopes to sway community's undecided voters The Asian-American political lobby group 80-20 Initiative has endorsed Senator John Kerry as its choice ... of Republicans, Democrats and independents- voted unanimously to endorse Senator Kerry, whose policies they deemed to be better for Asian-American communities. Shien-biau Woo, president of the 80-20 ...

  2. News - China - MEDIA

    Highly political Lunar New Year TV gala divides opinion

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:27am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Four-hour Lunar New Year show regarded by some critics as most ideological in years Mixed reception for political TV gala The mainland public was split yesterday over the staging of Cultural Revolution classics during the official Lunar New Year gala broadcast by CCTV. Some said the heavy political messages were out of place in what should be a joyful ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    DAB sparks democrat fury with 2017 poll proposals for chief executive

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Tanna Chong

    ... pan-democrats to promise a “full political confrontation” if the suggestion was adopted. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong also want a block-voting system ... such a proposal,” Alliance for True Democracy convenor Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek said. “If that really represents the view of Beijing... we have no choice but to prepare for full political ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China anti-graft agency denies going on political witch-hunt

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong in Beijing hong.zhang@scmp.com Watchdog defends corruption crackdown, which is accused of being used to silence political opponents, as comprehensive and unbiased Anti-graft agency denies witch-hunt The mainland's anti-graft watchdog has hit back at suggestions that its corruption crackdown is in fact a political witch-hunt in disguise. The Central Commission ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Courage needed to undertake political reforms

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a missed opportunity for political reform, and lamenting that if the party had promoted the liberalisation championed by his father and fellow deposed party chief Zhao Ziyang, China might not now ... became a victim of internal party politics, being forced to step down in 1987 for failing to check the spread of "bourgeois liberalisation". It was a charge that ran counter to public ...

  6. Exco endorses plan to ban overstated flat sizes

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong's housing minister is standing firm on a plan to ban the confusing practice of overstating the size of new flats for sale, with the bill to go before lawmakers next Wednesday, despite developers' objection. T ...

  7. Civic Party endorses election candidates

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Despite apparently lukewarm voter support for the 'de facto referendum' and seeming indifference among other pan-democrats to their campaign, the Civic Party yesterday formally endorsed Alan Leong Kah-kit's and Tanya Chan's plans to seek re-election in the May by-elections. Leong and Chan will seek the Kowloon East and the Hong Kong Island ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More talks vital to narrow divide on political reform

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial More talks vital to narrow divide The lawmakers' trip to Shanghai concluded as expected, without a breakthrough on political reform. This was hardly surprising, given ... it is a matter of their freedom of expression. Unfortunately, June 4 remains a political taboo on the mainland and items that go against the official version are banned. As the exchange is aimed ...

  9. Stanley Ho endorses Henry Tang as 'hot favourite' for next chief

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... everything. What difficulty could this pose for him?' said Mr Ho, who is also president of the Real Estate Developers' Association and a member of the Chinese People's Political ... on 'society's need'. He added that since 1988 there had been political figures vowing to back him if he contested the top position, and that some government officials 'often talk about ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US to revive annual report to Congress on Hong Kong politics

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com US revives HK report to Congress after plea The United States looks set to reintroduce annual reports to Congress on political developments in Hong Kong ... political climate. The pair were greeted at the airport by about 30 protesters, who called them traitors for inviting foreign governments to meddle in the city's affairs. Speaking at Chek Lap ...




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