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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students say restrictions on strike events are 'political suppression'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 06:53pm by Peter So, Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... of the 2017 chief executive election. "We suspect it is political suppression by means of administration," said Alex Chow Yong-kang, secretary general of boycott organiser the Federation ... with the administration. Events to mark the boycott begin on Monday at Chinese University in Sha Tin. Students have urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and ministers overseeing political reform to address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595439/students-say-restrictions-strike-events-are-political-suppression
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Champions of Beijing's camp losing public opinion war on political reform

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:38pm by Albert Cheng

    ... losing the public opinion war on political reform The authorities are waging a war against the pan-democrats in the court of public opinion in a bid to steamroller Beijing's highly ... out all the stops. Yet their line-up of talking heads to argue the case has been, to put it politely, dismal. Their public faces have included the usual ultra-conservatives hand-picked as NPC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1595395/champions-beijings-camp-losing-public-opinion-war-political-reform
  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian Islamists 'exploit political vacuum' ahead of Widodo presidency

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:34pm by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew in Kuala Lumpur Room to grow for jihadist group as Indonesia focuses on transition of presidency, experts warn Militants exploit political vacuum A political vacuum in Indonesia ... Islands, and eastern and central Java. Indonesian counterterrorism sources said the government had been preoccupied with the political transition and that political will was lacking to go after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595568/indonesian-islamists-exploit-political-vacuum-ahead-widodo-presidency
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Nicolas Sarkozy set to announce long-expected political comeback

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Scandal-hit Sarkozy to announce comeback It's one of the worst kept secrets in French politics: Nicolas Sarkozy, who leapt to power in 2007 before ... is expected to announce his return to the political front line despite being directly or indirectly involved in at least seven graft investigations. The energetic 59-year-old- who inspires hate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594844/nicolas-sarkozy-set-announce-long-expected-political-comeback
  5. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Debates over the future political framework to sustain the Basic Law have split into three narratives, with all groups guilty of pushing the envelope Brick by brick The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593825/building-blocks-needed-hks-political-development
  6. Business - Economy - GERMANY

    German investor confidence falls as Europe is wracked by political tension

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt German confidence falls amid tension German investor confidence dropped to the weakest in 21 months amid increasing political tension in Europe, even as the European Central Bank steps up its stimulus. The ZEW Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim said its index of investor and analyst expectations, which aims to predict economic developments six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1594214/german-investor-confidence-falls-europe-wracked-political-tension
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-democrats must get over disappointment and make the right choice on political reform

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says pessimism over Beijing's ruling on political reform must not cloud our understanding of the real choice that confronts us Free to choose Moderates do not have the luxury of sulking. It is not fair, especially since all their efforts to persuade Beijing to loosen its grip on the political reform process have been for naught. But nothing in life is fair. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591034/pan-democrats-must-get-over-disappointment-and-make-right
  8. Comment - Letters

    Desire for political reform will remain until credible candidate stands

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... that demand for political reform will not go away. Until a credible pan-democratic candidate is allowed to stand for election- and take office- the issue will run and run. The up and coming generation ... fighting for votes, they will be forced to reach across the political divide and find the centre ground. Expect hardline stances to be modified. A key battleground will be the relationship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1593361/desire-political-reform-will-remain-until-credible-candidate-stands
  9. 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
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    No 1 risk for investing in Alibaba is Chinese politics

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Beijing is eager to support national brands but Chinese politics can throw up obstacles The No 1 risk for investing in Alibaba What is the biggest risk for investors in China's e-commerce giant Alibaba? In one word: politics. Jack Ma Yun, English teacher-turned entrepreneur, is already a legend in China for the incredibly fast growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1592536/no-1-risk-investing-alibaba-chinese-politics

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