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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Little political consensus on how a party finance law might work

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM, SARAH KARACS

    ... Jeffie Lam and Sarah Karacs After huge donations from Jimmy Lai came to light, reformers are again seeking more transparency- but few politicians are willing to embrace it Little political ... to make political parties' financing more transparent. But with parties across the political spectrum reluctant to open their books, consensus on how to regulate donations such as those from ...

  2. 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

    ... 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘Silence is a voice’: Reverend Paul Kwong denies discouraging people from speaking up on politics

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:59pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Archbishop responds to storm after his sermon cited Jesus staying silent in face of crucifixion Kwong denies trying to silence political opinion The archbishop of the Hong Kong Anglican Church has denied he was trying to discourage people from speaking up on political issues in a controversial sermon during which he pointed to the example ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's Ukrainians petition Russia's consul for peace in Crimea

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Ukrainians make plea for peace back home Russia's top diplomat in Hong Kong has received a petition from the city's small but active Ukrainian ... home. The situation in Ukraine was sparked in November when protesters forced out president Viktor Yanukovych after he abandoned a trade deal with Europe to strengthen ties with Russia. "I ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance Committee unlikely to clear funding backlog amid political stalemate

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Lawmakers unlikely to approve a backlog of requests before end of current session as they refuse to agree on how they should be handled Funding locked in stalemate over agenda The backlog in the legislature's Finance Co ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: 'Fragile Empire', by Ben Judah

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Luke Harding Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love With Vladimir Putin by Ben Judah Yale University Press These are gloomy days for Russia's liberals. Since becoming ... isn't Russia: it is an affluent megacity disconnected from the impoverished small towns where most Russians live. The well-off activists who took to the streets in the wake of rigged 2011 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Organisers of July 1 democracy rally claim their arrests are 'political persecution'

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 11:02am by JOYCE NG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... Joyce Ng and Tony Cheung Arrested rally leaders claim ‘political persecution’ Five members of July 1 march organiser the Civil Human Rights Front arrested yesterday for leading the democracy rally at a snail's pace denounced the police action as "political persecution". They had earlier accused the police of causing a bottleneck by refusing to open more lanes ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam to Occupy Central: democracy ‘will never be achieved’ through civil disobedience

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 07:41pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... meet Carrie Lam The government and Occupy Central remain poles apart over political reform after their first meeting yesterday at which Hong Kong's No 2 official told the movement's ... of the political reality after the civil referendum. But we cannot see that the chief secretary has any concrete plan or idea for finding a way to solve the crisis." Speaking after the one-hour ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... that the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement might inflict damage on the city's economy like that caused by the political protests in Thailand. "When the red shirts and yellow shirts were ... with the Thailand protests, saying it was advocating political reform, not trying to overthrow a government. The latest move by pro-establishment forces to counter Occupy's plan to blockade roads ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying defends decision to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... the city. At least 28 political appointees, including Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, have either signed or said they would sign the petition "at a suitable time". Secretary ... for Officials in the city's political appointment system. It stipulates only that appointees- including ministers, undersecretaries and political assistants- cannot sign public petitions against ...




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