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  1. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    We can't escape politics, but don't forget livelihood issues

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Reform debate should not distract government and pan-democrats from all the other problems We can't escape politics, but don't forget livelihood issues At a Mid-Autumn Festival gathering with friends last week, we set a rule not to discuss politics. On a day celebrating family, reunion and harmony, we didn't want to risk arguments when people disagreed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592530/we-cant-escape-politics-dont-forget-livelihood-issues
  2. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Deng Xiaoping's legacy felt in Hong Kong's debate on political reform

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Late paramount leader saw city as integral part of China, and Xi Jinping is of the same mind Deng's legacy felt in reform debate At midnight on June 30, 1997, the Union flag was lowered and the five red stars of China were raised in a hando ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580440/deng-xiaopings-legacy-felt-hong-kongs-debate-political-reform
  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    What was really behind 'Uncle Tung's' public show?

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Tammy Tam

    ... to push the city's political reform forward after the nation's top legislature set an ultra-strict framework on 2017 universal suffrage. The pan-democrats condemned the decision ... in a different capacity as the vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee, which ranks him as a state leader. His unprecedented meeting with reporters became headline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587380/what-was-really-behind-uncle-tungs-public-show
  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    It's an old problem … how will we fund a universal pension?

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Tammy Tam

    ... of a long-awaited report on a pension scheme has briefly had Hong Kong talking about something other than political reform. The government-commissioned study, headed by University of Hong Kong academic ... enough, and the pension pool would go into deficit by 2026. Social welfare has long been a political hot potato in Hong Kong. It was an important issue in the 1990s, during Sino-British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582338/its-old-problem-how-will-we-fund-universal-pension
  5. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Seize the day or miss the boat in dialogue with Beijing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Tammy Tam

    ... But in the current round of political reforms, recent signs suggest history might not repeat itself. Just ahead of news of Zhang's meetings, speculation quoting "authoritative Beijing sources" ... delegate and honorary president of the Federation of Trade Unions, claim it is now too late to ask Beijing to change its mind. But as the saying goes, a week is a long time in politics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575636/seize-day-or-miss-boat-dialogue-beijing
  6. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Picking sides in the battle for reform

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Tammy Tam

    ... Chun-ying was sending when he and his aides signed an anti-Occupy Central petition last week? "I oppose using illegal means to achieve any goals on political reform," Leung said as he ... of the reform consultation for the 2017 chief executive election- and dozens of other political appointees. The only official who made it clear he would not sign the petition was Secretary of Justice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565697/picking-sides-battle-reform
  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    'Subversives' in Hong Kong not a new worry for state leaders

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Tammy Tam

    ... security laws. Subsequent political developments, including growing demands for more democracy, tension between mainlanders and Hongkongers and the emergence of "localism", have all left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570811/subversives-hong-kong-not-new-worry-state-leaders
  8. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Southern tours may become a habit for Beijing

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by Tammy Tam

    ... for three days of talks last week, his schedule was packed. It included meetings with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, senior officials, and political ... and end-all” in the city’s pursuit of universal suffrage. Another point, according to someone at one of the meetings, was that regardless of the success or failure of the political reform, “Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560861/southern-tours-may-become-habit-beijing
  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Hope for silver lining on cloud over reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Tammy Tam

    ... Chun-ying submitted his report to Beijing to kick off the constitutional reform, he found himself being squeezed by both sides of politics: as expected, the pan-democrats attacked him ... rule out any proposal that it sees as breaching the Basic Law. On the other hand, it could also be a tactic by the government to put no more fuel on the already raging political fire created ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556861/hope-silver-lining-cloud-over-reform
  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Problems between Legco and Leung stretch to Beijing

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Challenges to HK's executive-led political structure extend 'battlefield' to the north Problems between Legco and Leung stretch to Beijing When the chief executive ... broken pieces of glass hurtling towards Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying illustrate well the tension between the two branches of Hong Kong's political structure. Leung has insisted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553479/problems-between-legco-and-leung-stretch-beijing

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