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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Students' letter to Xi Jinping shows lack of understanding of mainland politics, scholars say

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Students' letter to Xi urging poll decision be reversed shows ignorance of system, scholars say Lesson in mainland politics Last week's open ... of understanding of how the country's political system works, mainland experts say. It also goes against the policy direction that Xi himself wants to promote, which puts emphasis on respect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620906/students-letter-xi-jinping-shows-lack-understanding-mainland-politics
  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pound traders braced for more political turbulence

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... for more turbulence No sooner have traders in the British pound got past the Scottish independence referendum than the potential for more political upheaval is being thrust upon them. Recent ... more seriously the possibility of Britain's eventual exit from the European Union. British politics in 2015 would make the Scottish vote "look like a Sunday picnic" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1620938/pound-traders-braced-more-political-turbulence
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US and China must keep politics out of business

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep politics out of business A Chinese company buying an American hotel should not raise eyebrows. But the hotel being bought by the Anbang Insurance Group is New York's famed Waldorf Astoria, a landmark that is the home to the US ambassador to the United Nations and hosts the president and senior officials when they visit the city. Such patronage has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620143/us-and-china-must-keep-politics-out-business
  4. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Bhutto heir makes political debut at huge Karachi rally amid tight security

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Son of assassinated former Pakistani prime minister Benazir and ex-president Zardari attends big Karachi rally amid tight security Thousands hail political ... political debut. Ultra-tight security measures were in place for the rally in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi, where huge crowds of supporters sang and danced, waving the flag of Bhutto's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619659/bhutto-heir-makes-political-debut-huge-karachi-rally-amid-tight-security
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's first female economy minister accused of spending political funds on make-up, gifts

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... rising star and possible future prime minister of Japan- was under fire yesterday over reports she had spent political donations on make-up. The controversy is a blow to the most prominent ... the five years to 2012, her political funding body spent more than 10 million yen (HK$725,000) on things unconnected to politics, including cosmetics and accessories. It also spent 3.62 million yen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1617626/japans-first-female-economy-minister-accused-spending-political-funds-make
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Peaceful rebellion a reminder of China's rigid political mindset

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 02:56pm by YUN TANG

    ... Yun Tang Yun Tang says Hong Kong policy should be reviewed at the upcoming fourth plenum Peaceful rebellion a reminder of China's political mindset The Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong are still raging, and testing Beijing's rule in the former British colony- bringing into new focus the perennial themes of Chinese politics, democracy and nationalism. The peaceful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1615714/peaceful-rebellion-reminder-chinas-rigid-political-mindset
  7. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's political ties crucial to liberalising the yuan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Xi Jinping's overseas trips are well-planned business initiatives and are a way of plotting Beijing's currency policies on the global stage Political ... this activism, such as the political support gained from countries that back its currency initiatives. The central banks that have given high-profile endorsement of China's monetary ambitions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1615372/beijings-political-ties-crucial-liberalising-yuan
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Our dirty politics are dragging down the quality of public discourse

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:08am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Dirty politics dragging down discourse Hong Kong's protests may not have become more violent, but our politics are getting a lot dirtier. That may be expected ... pan-democratic lawmakers were caught in a political storm for failing to declare the donations. Among them was Labour Party legislator Lee Cheuk-yan who admitted to receiving HK$1.5 million. Lai said his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1613988/our-dirty-politics-are-dragging-down-quality-public
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOME SALES

    Buyers shrug off political unrest to snap up 50 luxury flats

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:23am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Buyers shrug off political unrest to snap up 50 flats Two luxury residential projects released for sale yesterday met with very different responses, ... chief executive at Midland Realty's residential department. "Some investors did stay on the sidelines as they are more sensitive to the rising political tension in the city," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1612440/buyers-shrug-political-unrest-snap-50-luxury-flats
  10. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Chinese military promotes Tibet paramilitary unit's political chief in 'unusual' move

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:30pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The Chinese military has promoted Tibet’s political officer of the armed police forces, giving him more authority than many of his peers in other provinces, in an apparent effort to bolster the party’s control over security in the region. Tang Xiao, political commissar for the paramilitary unit in the Tibet Autonomous Region, was promoted to a rank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1612045/chinese-military-promotes-tibet-paramilitary-units-political

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