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  1. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hunger strike provides food for thought While some pan-democrats were put off by the idea of staging a hunger-strike relay to fight for universal suffrage, Democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming, 70, said his 24-hour protest without food at the weekend was easier than a walk to The Peak. 'I actually found it easier to sleep when I camped outside Legco during the hunger strike, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621355/political-animal
  2. Released activists criticise police

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Two veteran activists criticised police yesterday for arresting them after they took part in a protest on Saturday against Beijing's decision to rule out universal ... protest this month. 'The government was clearly trying to exert pressure on the pan-democrats,' he said. They were involved in a scuffle outside Government House when National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621356/released-activists-criticise-police
  3. Review 07 Holiday Quiz

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... summer's protests in Myanmar that led to marches by thousands of saffron-clad monks and a bloody government crackdown? 8 British prime minister Tony Blair finally handed power to his finance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621299/review-07-holiday-quiz
  4. Seven years too long to wait for CSSA, migrants say

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Immigrant single mothers have called on the government to change the welfare policy that allows them to qualify for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) only after they have lived in Hong Kong for seven years. Thirty single mothers and their children protested outside government headquarters yesterday. The group tore up copies of population policy reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621349/seven-years-too-long-wait-cssa-migrants-say
  5. HK$300m short-term boost for welfare pay

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They have been campaigning to abolish the system. In November, about 3,000 social workers went on strike and staged a rally outside the department's offices. The protest degenerated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621351/hk300m-short-term-boost-welfare-pay
  6. Australia, China at the tipping point?

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... of Australia's largest, has been talking up the idea that a Chinese bank might seek to buy an Australian one in the not-too-distant future. Again, Mr Smith is not being howled down by protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621265/australia-china-tipping-point
  7. College canteens get subsidies

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A total of 50.76 million yuan has been allocated to subsidise college canteens to ensure food price stability ahead of the winter break next month, the Ministry of Finance announced. Students have been hit by a rapid increase in prices at cant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621271/college-canteens-get-subsidies
  8. Democracy activists planning big march

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu, Ng Kang-chung and Joshua But Protest set for January 13 after Beijing rules out introducing universal suffrage in 2012 Pan-democracy activists are planning a major march on January 13 in protest against Beijing ruling out universal suffrage for Hong Kong in 2012. The protest was announced as the secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs said the government would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621277/democracy-activists-planning-big-march
  9. A year of highs and lows

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Demolition of Queen's Pier begins after protests and hunger strikes August 9- DAB chairman Ma Lik dies, aged 55, sparking Hong Kong Island Legco by-election August 9- Bar benders begin 36-day ... percentage points amid financial panic from the subprime crisis September 26- The first deaths are confirmed resulting from Myanmar military's crackdown on anti-government protests that see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621222/year-highs-and-lows
  10. Building workers demand pay rise

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... who joined the protest, Sze Chi-sing. 'We used to have workers building walls between rooms brick by brick. Now the whole wall is built on the mainland and workers in Hong Kong just have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621231/building-workers-demand-pay-rise

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