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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text of former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa’s speech on Hong Kong’s political reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:22pm

    ... aspiration. Today, on the eve of Hong Kong’s crucial development in our long history, on the verge of our going for the biggest political leap, how can we possibly choose to stand still? How can we ... of their political stance, Hong Kong people have demonstrated their political sensibility and maturity. Most are moderate and rational. There are outstanding talents on both sides of the political divide, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584599/full-text-former-chief-executive-tung-chee-hwas-speech-hong-kongs
  2. Comment - Letters

    Beijing not honest about its role in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:00am by LETTERS

    ... Beijing not honest about its role in HK's political development I refer to comments made by National People's Congress Standing Committee deputy secretary general and Basic Law ... in the 17 years since the handover than in the previous 150 years of British rule. If we take democracy as a means of political organisation to its ultimate level, that would mean being able ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1584665/beijing-not-honest-about-its-role-hong-kongs-political-development
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Framework for political reform is best we could expect at this point in time

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 05:13pm by LAWRENCE LAU, AYESHA LAU

    ... can hope for, given that it has to comply with existing laws Advance the cause The National People's Congress Standing Committee decision on political reform completed step two ... suffrage for the chief executive election will take up a great deal of time and effort in the immediate future. The community simply does not have the capacity to deal with two major political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1583747/framework-political-reform-best-we-could-expect-point-time
  4. News - China - TIBET PROTESTS

    Five Tibetans confirmed killed after police open fire on protesters

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:48am by AFP

    ... dead from injuries inflicted during the shootings, British-based group Free Tibet said in a statement, without specifying how the other two are believed to have died. The US-based International Campaign for Tibet earlier said that one of the protesters had committed suicide in custody. China’s ethnic minority regions in Tibet and far-western Xinjiang, home to the mainly Muslim Uygurs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578277/five-tibetans-confirmed-killed-after-police-open-fire-protesters
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central’s Edward Chin blasts ‘political decision’ to axe his newspaper column

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:19am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Activist blasts decision to axe his newspaper column The Hong Kong Economic Journal has scrapped political activist Edward Chin Chi-kin's weekly column, leading the hedge fund manager to blast the move as a "political decision". A core member of Occupy Central, Chin said the move to cut his column was "abrupt". Chin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583253/occupy-centrals-edward-chin-blasts-political-decision-axe-his
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:50pm by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says its power of interpretation cannot be used as a façade to amend mini constitution Standing Committee decision on political reform is a violation of the Basic Law ... to the supreme law, one would have expected the National People's Congress Standing Committee to take the Basic Law seriously. But that was not to be. Its decision on political reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1583732/standing-committee-decision-political-reform-violates-basic-law
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How will Beijing contain city's demand for political reform?

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:28am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn After years of being promised political change, it turns out that what Hong Kong is going to get is universal suffrage with Chinese characteristics. It bears little resemblance ... are clearly in for a period of political unrest. Hong Kong protesters are among the most peaceable in the world but it is not hard to imagine the presence of agent provocateurs to stir up trouble. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583210/how-will-beijing-contain-citys-demand-political-reform
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... there is an immediate price to pay: the Hong Kong government will find it even tougher to govern, and the city's sharply-divided political landscape will become yet more polarised. All 27 pan-democratic ... said he saw little room for cooperation on political issues in future. "But our party hasn't discussed with our allies in the pan-democratic camp whether we will launch full-scale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583256/zero-risk-chief-executive-election-model-will-increase-political
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Faced with Beijing's political reform decision, pragmatism must guide legislators

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:08pm by Simon Young

    ... legislators than as the top political leader. Where only one candidate is nominated, legislators should insist on a high approval rate (for example, 60 per cent) of all registered voters. ... Committee allowed a lower threshold, Beijing's ultimate appointment power means that, realistically, political parties will seek to field candidates acceptable (or potentially acceptable) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1582950/faced-beijings-political-reform-decision-pragmatism-must-guide-legislators
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    More political instability now inevitable in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com More political instability now inevitable If you want one person, one vote, this is the price you have to pay. That was the unambiguous message sent from Beijing ... political reform package. But even if you decide the price is too high to pay, you still need to ask whether the consequences of rejection would be more damaging or beneficial to Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582469/more-political-instability-now-inevitable-hong-kong

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