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  1. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Trade politics riven by US-China rivalry, but ground for cooperation on major issues

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 08:17am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe New politicised regional partnerships heighten rivalry between the two economic superpowers China and US trade blows Trade politics has become so complex, and filled with such palace intrigue, that sometimes it is necessary to look at the big picture. Standing back, it is easy to see that China is a world power today, thanks to its openness to trade, which also lifted ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    HKTV's political drama The Election wins the youth vote

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Newly-launched internet TV station wins plaudits for The Election, a taboo-breaking series with some familiar sounding scenarios HKTV's political ... of a pro-Beijing party tries to manipulate his way to victory despite being turned away by forces from north of the border. The plots sound familiar but this political reality exists only in HKTV drama ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupiers are losing the high ground

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 12:49pm by Michael Chugani

    ... climbed when political strife continues to tear Hong Kong apart? Even his administration's popularity has rebounded. There's a message there somewhere. Can it be that people are starting ... the police force into a political tool. The movement wants a political solution. Political solutions are only possible when there is give and take, not when one side insists its demands must be met. ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Naive students are pursuing unrealistic political objectives

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:15am by LETTERS

    ... Naive students are pursuing unrealistic political objectives The Occupy Central movement has attracted thousands of participants from a broad diversity of backgrounds, life experiences and political philosophies. Many of the participants are students who share the same mentality. Amongst Chinese students lies the erroneous but deeply ingrained belief that one must work hard and attend ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN ELECTIONS

    Frontrunners in race to be municipal mayors

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 05:25pm by Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com

    ... Pro-independence and evasive when asked about his political stand towards the mainland “No more political divide” and “Let’s use love and hugs to push down the icy ideological wall that has troubled us ...     Huang Hsiu-shuang 53, KMT, Political novice and president of National University of Tainan Supports “1992 consensus” and peaceful development of cross-strait relations         KAOHSIUNG CITY ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Senior Guangdong official who helped broker peace in Wukan probed for graft

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:55pm

    ... on Friday afternoon that Zhu Mingguo, currently the chairman of Guangdong’s political advisory body, was “suspected of serious violations of law and party discipline” – a term that usually refers ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 28, 2014

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 07:25am by LETTERS

    ... suggestion on how to counter external influences sounds to me like re-branding a political system without addressing the root concerns of the current protests. Yu Kin-man, Central   Modifying liberal studies is pointless Political concerns over teenagers who participate in social movements seem to have prompted the government's desire to modify the liberal studies subject in schools. ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Is this the beginning of the end for UK? Critics fear new tax powers for Scotland are part of slippery slope

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 04:21am by Reuters

    ... on 'slippery slope'? Britain has agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom. The deal, unveiled yesterday after an agreement between all the Scottish chapters of Britain's main political parties, ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Critics may pose more harm than officials who take bribes, says party’s former personnel chief

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 07:19pm by Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com

    ... dictum that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun as well as barrel of pen, Zhang called for an all-out fight against the “international hostile forces” in the face of “a sharp ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Joshua Wong: Students won’t try to retake Mong Kok after police show of strength

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 01:36pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... clearance, students vow to target government buildings Wong said the student groups will insist on their demands that the central government retract its August 31 decision on the city’s political reform and that Hong Kong start over its consultation on political reform. Speaking on the same programme was a man who was shown on video being hit by a senior police officer with a baton. ...




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