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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislation and transparency would end controversy over political donations

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:36pm by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo says the existing secretive nature of donations creates suspicions of impropriety Legislation and transparency would end the political donations controversy The ongoing controversy over donations to political groups and individual politicians has reopened the long overdue issue of the need for a political party law in Hong Kong. Opponents to any such law argue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1561917/legislation-and-transparency-would-end-controversy-over-political-donations
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Development of party politics will help support reform after 2017

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says Hong Kong needs to enact a political party law and allow the chief executive to be politically active to support reform Next step At long last, a Chinese ... political leaders from the pro-establishment camp. But saying this is one thing, action is another. So far, the Chinese government has shown no indication of recognising that the actual situation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1561786/development-party-politics-will-help-support-reform-after-2017
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quiet diplomacy now needed to advance political reform

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by Alice Wu

    ... called for direct talks with Beijing to break the deadlock over political reform. Whether it's back-pedalling or the sort of "fighting retreat" former UK diplomat Tim Collard called for in a commentary last week, doesn't matter. What matters is that, even at the eleventh hour, a request for dialogue is better than just sitting around and waiting for political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559142/quiet-diplomacy-now-needed-advance-political-reform
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Parties must take lead on funding Political donations are a sensitive issue the world over, even more so in a place like Hong Kong where transparency is limited. While individuals are subject to basic election spending rules and declaration of interest requirement, funding for political parties is unregulated. The situation does not resonate with our claim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560711/political-parties-should-take-lead-and-improve-transparency
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sides are still poles apart in the debate on political reform

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Still poles apart in reform debate Hong Kong is nowhere near consensus on universal suffrage. Despite a five-month public consultation, the political divide remains just ... of the nominating committee stipulated by the Basic Law, will be formally ruled out when the top legislature lays down the framework for political reform next month. This may expedite the civil disobedience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560058/both-sides-are-still-poles-apart-debate-political-reform
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Prima donnas seek to influence the West Beijing has it all wrong. It's not really foreigners who are trying to interfere in our internal affairs. It's a few pan-democratic prima donnas who are trying to influence the for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557716/ageing-hong-kong-pan-democratic-politicians-seek-influence
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    What's the fuss about Jimmy Lai giving out political donations to Hong Kong pan-democrats?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com What's the fuss about political donations? What's wrong with making massive donations to political parties and anti-government groups? Nothing! So I am ... political donation laws which allow donors and recipients to avoid disclosing who gives what to whom. I am sure if we had a tougher law, we would find obscene amounts of donations from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557306/whats-fuss-about-jimmy-lai-giving-out-political-donations
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Asia, politics stands in the way of economic integration

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 04:26pm by SIMON TAY, Gina Guo

    ... Simon Tay and Gina Guo Simon Tay and Gina Guo say territorial disputes deter closer ties between Asean, China and Japan Asia must not let politics stand in the way of economic integration ... on August 1 to discuss the politics and economic policies that matter to regional business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557192/asia-politics-stands-way-economic-integration
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Left and right need to be in step for the political reform fandango

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse looks at how we can get officials and pan-dems together Left and right need to be in step for the reform fandango By golly, they make an unlikely couple, but somehow the pan-democratic movement and the administration must be coaxed o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556190/left-and-right-need-be-step-political-reform-fandango
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for radical political groups in Hong Kong to face hard political realities

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's time to face hard political realities A Pos t op-ed recently castigates the rise of radical anti-democracy groups. They keep interfering with "the ... They have no real political influence or public support. However, the "radical" groups in the pan-democratic camp are no joke; they are close to taking over the whole movement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528899/its-time-radical-political-groups-hong-kong-face-hard

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