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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam faces critics on government's approach towards poverty

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Carrie Lam faces critics on poverty approach Armed with an official poverty line and a vow to tackle the problem of low-income families, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government was "committed to dealing with poverty" but it could never be completely eradicated- a line lawmakers did not buy. Facing the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343064/carrie-lam-faces-critics-governments-approach-towards-poverty
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Parties' Legco voting records show a blurring of political lines, Post finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Study finds Liberal Party supporting pan-dems, and Labour Party 'more radical' than radicals Parties' voting records show blurred lines ... opposing almost half of the other's motions. The unclear battle lines were highlighted by the vote on the doubling of the property stamp duty to curb speculation, a brainchild of Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557132/parties-legco-voting-records-show-blurring-political-lines-post-finds
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung's annual report of the government's work criticised for 'hiding evils'

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... parts, including the economy, poverty alleviation, housing, administration and constitutional affairs. It mentioned the government's unveiling of the first official poverty line in September ... and fighting poverty, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday as he announced the release of an annual report covering his second year as leader. But it failed to impress lawmakers from across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539927/leung-chun-yings-report-criticised-hiding-evils
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Speak up now or risk being drowned out by the radicals, says Dr Law Chi-kwong to moderates

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng

    ... the public to directly nominate a candidate, was flexible. "The Democratic Party has already said that public nomination is not the only way out. The bottom line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560650/speak-now-or-risk-being-drowned-out-radicals-says-dr-law-chi-kwong
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats call for talks with Beijing to break reform deadlock

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:48pm by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung

    ... will be whether the public is allowed to nominate candidates for chief executive in 2017. The pan-democratic camp appears to be softening its line on the issue to set up the meeting and forge consensus. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557789/pan-dems-call-talks-break-reform-deadlock
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC chairman tells CY Leung Hong Kong must 'strictly follow' basic law in electoral reform

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 08:04pm by Joyce Ng, Gary Cheung

    ... Committee lays down detailed guidelines." Analyst Johnny Lau Yui-siu believed Zhang's visit was a "courtesy" before Beijing takes a hard line, ruling out public nomination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556622/npc-chairman-travels-shenzhen-talks-electoral-reform-cy-leung
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Mainstream opinion key to electoral reform in Hong Kong, CY Leung tells NPC

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:44pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Chief Executive's report to the NPC suggests that the Hong Kong public generally backs the government line on universal suffrage in 2017 Mainstream opinion key ... that the public backs the government line, he said it would also agree that reform proposals should be drawn up in accordance with the Basic Law and the decisions of the Standing Committee. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555065/mainstream-opinion-key-reform-hong-kong-leung-chun-ying-tells-npc
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... poverty line and has consulted the public and canvassed views on important issues affecting Hong Kong’s future development such as the long-term housing strategy and population policy, as well ... convenience for residents. Poverty Alleviation, Care for the Elderly and Support for the Disadvantaged • Published the first official poverty line in September 2013, and outlined the poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539724/full-text-cy-leungs-2014-annual-report
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HK$200,000 security review for legislature

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... at the entrances. On June 6, dozens of people broke through security lines and stormed the Tamar building as Legco's Finance Committee was vetting a government funding request for two new towns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549899/hk200000-security-review-legislature
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong’s faith in ‘one country, two systems’ is at risk, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam Legco president warns that a failure to achieve universal suffrage in 2017 may shake the city's trust in the 'one country, two systems' formula Tsang to Beijing: HK faith is on the line Failure to achieve universal suffrage in 2017 would deal a serious blow to Hongkongers' confidence in the "one country, two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549263/hong-kongs-faith-one-country-two-systems-risk-tsang-warns

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