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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Reshuffle to clean up Shanxi politics: top official

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:06am by Angela Meng, Teddy Ng

    ... Angela Meng and Teddy Ng in Beijing Reshuffle to clean up Shanxi politics: top official A top Communist Party leader said yesterday that severe corruption and a "problematic" political scene had prompted a reshuffle in coal-rich Shanxi province. Liu Yunshan, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee and head of the party secretariat, made the public remarks to Shanxi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583261/reshuffle-clean-shanxi-politics-top-official
  6. 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
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Germany breaks political taboo by arming Kurds against Islamists in Iraq

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Germany sends arms to support Iraqi Kurds Germany is to send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants fighting for the Islamic State. The announcement on Sunday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583141/germany-sends-arms-support-iraqi-kurds
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong poised for political showdown on 2017 election; Jimmy Lai to join Occupy

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung, Amy Nip

    ... Tony Cheung and Amy Nip With Beijing set to impose 2017 election limits, Jimmy Lai says he will join Occupy Central Hong Kong poised for political showdown With Beijing expected to confirm a tough framework today for the 2017 chief executive election, both sides of the political divide have stepped up the rhetoric. The decision to limit the number of candidates who can stand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582080/hong-kong-poised-political-showdown-2017-election
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Moderates on both sides of political divide gripped by pessimism

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Peter So, Joyce Ng

    ... Peter So and Joyce Ng Moderates gripped by pessimism Political moderates met the news from Beijing with stony expressions and in some cases tears, when they learned that the 2017 chief ... "It is the darkest day in the road for democracy," he said. "I am disheartened … I don't see a future for moderates in Hong Kong politics." A moderate reform plan he drew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582546/moderates-both-sides-political-divide-gripped-pessimism
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Amid all the 'us or them' talk, no prizes for guessing the outcome of our political reform debate

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alice Wu

    ... and it has been going on since at least the first recorded history of human experience. Human beings are still fighting its many battles- whether it's over religion, class, politics, gender, ... generations- down this path. It's no wonder, then, that we often see phrases such as "it's now or never between purgatory and paradise" when we read about our current political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581791/amid-all-us-or-them-talk-no-prizes-guessing-outcome-our

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