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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    PR stunt or interference, expect to see more of Zhang Xiaoming

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Tammy Tam

    ... profile so as not to undermine Hong Kong officials and "one country, two systems". But this approach may be changing, especially given the political climate in the city. Some have ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Rich or poor, our political parties may never rule

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam DAB's record fund-raising dinner highlights lack of transparency and challenges of local politics Rich or poor, our political parties are struggling Any idea which of the city's political parties is the wealthiest? If the biggest- the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB)- claims it's No 2 on the rich list ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Another rabid editorial- but is it really from Beijing?

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Tammy Tam

    ... thing is for sure: extreme views from either side aren't the answer for the city's political reform. tammy.tam@scmp.com ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Debate over white paper both necessary and natural

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Tammy Tam

    ... to the political fire. The two officials- Zhou Bo, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, and Zhang Rongshun, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee- are no strangers ... if Beijing is now tightening its definition of "two systems". The white paper posed a riddle for all Hongkongers, regardless of their political stance. As a citizen of the country, ...




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