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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Public works funding request pulled from Legco as builders grumble

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Tony Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... Tony Cheung and Olga Wong Construction industry warns of Sars-level unemployment if pan-democrats continue to block funding of public works projects Funds request pulled as builders grumble Officials withdrew a controversial public works funding request from the legislature's agenda yesterday in an apparent move to speed up the approval of other projects. The move came ...

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    Philippines lifts entry ban on nine Hong Kong journalists

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by Phila Siu, AFP

    ... Philippines lifts ban on 9 Hong Kong journalists The Philippines has lifted an entry ban against nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino last year, a government ... Aquino over the 2010 Manila hostage crisis that left eight Hong Kong residents dead. The entry ban came to light only last week, when one of the journalists was turned away at Manila airport. ...

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    Beijing's reform framework for Hong Kong contradicts Basic Law: US report

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com 'Reform framework contradicts Basic Law' Beijing's restrictive framework on Hong Kong's political reform conflicts with standards ... Congress on relations with China, made the strongly worded accusations in its annual report, which was rejected as "biased" by the Hong Kong government. The body dedicated the last ...

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    How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle cliff.buddle@scmp.com Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong ... protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand genuine universal suffrage. These two events, separated by 9,600km, may seem a world apart. But there are parallels to be drawn. Both concern ...

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    Filibustering could cut HK$20 billion out of economy, Paul Chan says

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Paul Chan Mo-po has warned. Pan-democratic lawmakers have vowed to use their majority on the Legislative Council's public works subcommittee to block funding requests, except those ...

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    Exco member Fanny Law says more talks possible if occupiers want them

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 07:18am by Joyce Ng

    ... On October 21, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor suggested, as a solution to end the protests, submitting a "report about public sentiments" to Beijing to reflect Occupy's ...

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    Hong Kong police set to clear Occupy protesters 'this week'

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:45am by SAMUEL CHAN, Phila Siu, SHIRLEY ZHAO, Emily Tsang

    ... to return to rationality … They should first convince the rest of Hong Kong people with their arguments," he wrote. The Reverend Peter Douglas Koon, provincial secretary general of the Anglican ... cent of the public wants the movement to end. For the first time since it started the poll in September, Chinese University found more people opposed the Occupy movement than supported it. ...

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    Overwhelming majority of Hongkongers want Occupy protests to end: survey

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 09:50pm by Gary Cheung

    ... the government should clear the protest sites, a University of Hong Kong survey has found. Almost 55 per cent of 513 respondents interviewed by the university's public opinion programme on Monday ... protesters to consider ending their road blockades and instead refocus on winning the long-term support of the public. More than 68 per cent of the respondents said the Hong Kong government should ...

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    Occupy condemns attack on Legco as pan-democrats claim protesters were 'misled'

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:55pm by Joyce Ng and Samuel Chan

    ... came as public opposition to the civil disobedience movement reached nearly 55 per cent this week, compared with support of just 28 per cent, according to a University of Hong Kong poll. The survey of 513 people also found 82.9 per cent believed the occupation of sites in Admiralty, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay should end. Watch: Clashes as alleged Hong Kong protesters attempt ...

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    Thousands of police called up to help clear Mong Kok roads

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 11:01pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Alan Yu and Chris Lau

    ... The injunction obtained by Chiu Luen Public Light Bus Company for Argyle Street was published in two newspapers yesterday, a requirement of the court. Two taxi groups, granted an injunction in respect ...




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