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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557132/parties-legco-voting-records-show-blurring-political-lines-post-finds
  2. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Votes worth less than cigarettes Now that prisoners will soon be allowed to vote, one might automatically assume the League of Social Democrats stands to benefit because of its leader Wong Yuk-man's rage-against-the-machine image. But despite the gro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663373/political-animal
  3. Truth the rarest of commodities in Pinocchio politics

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for each campaign. The Annenberg Political FactCheck runs Factcheck.org, a website that is growing in prominence. Funded by a philanthropic foundation under the University of Pennsylvania, ... light, they neglect to mention Senator McCain only endorsed a voluntary plan. Mrs Palin has been particularly strident in warning that Senator Obama means tax hikes. Senator Obama would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655388/truth-rarest-commodities-pinocchio-politics
  4. Former dustman's new job? Cleaning up a political mess

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... to be removed by his own party. Hard on the heels of this bombshell came the news that the party had elected political novice Nathan Rees, 40, to replace Mr Iemma. After just 18 months in Parliament, ... their own state or federal leaders. That is a role given to faceless party apparatchiks. As one political commentator put it: 'After 13 years of Labor government, the people of NSW have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652147/former-dustmans-new-job-cleaning-political-mess
  5. News - China - FOURTH PLENUM

    Party plenum to debate rule of law but don't expect Western-style justice

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by Cary Huang, Andrea Chen

    ... refrom goal at a party plenum in 1995 and was endorsed four years later. It is set to come up for discussion next week when the party's ruling elite gather for the fourth plenum. Those talks ... reforms. The general vision, Renmin University political scientist Zhang Ming said, was for "the system to become less subject to the whims of local bureaucrats", who often intervene ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618779/party-plenum-debate-rule-law-dont-expect-western-style-justice
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Students' protest in no way undermines our rule of law

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 02:43pm by Kelley Loper

    ... to effect positive change through peaceful means. The students' display of civic-mindedness and their desire to participate in the political process bode well for Hong Kong's future. Some ... political leaders are selected and make laws within a system that does not permit equal participation. So the political process as well as the substance of the law matter: both must comply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612065/students-protest-no-way-undermines-our-rule-law
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Peaceful rebellion a reminder of China's rigid political mindset

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 02:56pm by YUN TANG

    ... Yun Tang Yun Tang says Hong Kong policy should be reviewed at the upcoming fourth plenum Peaceful rebellion a reminder of China's political mindset The Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong are still raging, and testing Beijing's rule in the former British colony- bringing into new focus the perennial themes of Chinese politics, democracy and nationalism. The peaceful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1615714/peaceful-rebellion-reminder-chinas-rigid-political-mindset
  8. Democrats endorse candidate

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The Democratic Party endorsed veteran Central and Western District councillor Kam Nai-wai yesterday as its lead candidate in its uphill fight for a Hong Kong Island seat in September's Legislative Council election. The decision could make it harder for the party to form a joint ticket with former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang. Mrs Chan has yet to say whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641703/democrats-endorse-candidate
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should get on with getting the best out of electoral reform

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by Mike Rowse

    ... in working out a deal on political reform, there are some really creative options out there just waiting for a courageous minister to pick up and run with. As the administration seems traumatised ... to be any reason why we could not also allow civic and party nomination. If 10,000 citizens were prepared to sign up, or if a recognised political party with a significant number of legislators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1613773/hong-kong-should-get-getting-best-out-electoral-reform
  10. Legislators endorse HK$2b for quake rebuilding but demand monitoring

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Lawmakers yesterday approved a request for HK$2 billion to kick-start a government fund to help with the cost of reconstruction in parts of Sichuan devastated by May's earthquake. The money will cover projects such as the rebuilding of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645819/legislators-endorse-hk2b-quake-rebuilding-demand-monitoring

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