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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Government handouts at China holiday resort spark debate

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:07pm by Zhang Hong

    ... services. "It won't have any effect besides further pushing up prices. It would make more sense to put the money [in] … health care and education," one microblogger wrote. ... Zhang Hong in Beijing hong.zhang@scmp.com Some argue that the millions of yuan would be better spent on public services Sanya's subsidy package stirs debate The Sanya city ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco finance committee approves HK$1.6b Queen Mary Hospital reconstruction proposal

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Tony Cheung, Ada Lee

    ... strong hope among our health-care workers." The backlog of requests before the committee was made worse by pan-democrats' filibuster in protest at funding for a contentious plan ... to a slow start. Lawmakers approved five plans in the first four hours. But in the second half, they pushed through 16 more. Those included a one-month rent waiver for more than 760,000 public ...

  3. News - World - POLITICS

    Newly released White House papers show Hillary Clinton's obsessive streak

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by NYT

    ... memos to the president in the archive collection. Among the most intensive of the administration's battles was Hillary Clinton's effort to pass health care legislation, which ... on the health care legislation's foes, the unsigned memo said in all-capital letters: "We should not attack Republican members, with the exception of the far right members, like Senator (Phil) ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Envoy hits out at call for public nomination China's ambassador to Britain has joined the chorus of criticism against having public nomination ... knowledge, no British prime minister or American president has been selected through 'public nomination'. Electoral systems vary so, obviously, there is no 'international ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering lawmakers say fiscal crisis is government bogeyman

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Olga Wong

    ... started reappearing in 2004. But the situation is changing again, some argue. The city's workforce is expected to shrink by 2018, they say, and spending on welfare benefits and health care ... in education, social welfare and health care- a structural deficit would emerge by 2021. A structural deficit is the portion of a budget deficit that is not the result of changes in the economic cycle, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Most marchers surveyed motivated by desire for public nomination of 2017 poll candidates

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Stuart Lau, JEFFIE LAM, Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung, James Griffiths

    ... Staff Reporters Protesters motivated by desire for public nomination of 2017 election candidates and opposition to recent Beijing white paper, poll shows Masses on the march An overwhelming 91 per cent of marchers polled by the South China Morning Post yesterday stood firm on the public's right to nominate candidates to run in the next chief executive election. A fifth ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Vote 2017: Young voters are most determined in terms of public nomination

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Stuart Lau

    ... that the public should have the right to nominate chief executive candidates. They also look set to be the biggest factor among all age groups in determining the turnout should Occupy go ahead with its civil disobedience plan. This has emerged from analysis of the South China Morning Post 's mini-poll on Sunday of 207 people who voted at polling stations in the unofficial plebiscite. Some ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top lawyer calls for pre-handover Sino-British deals to be made public

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:38pm

    ... be made public' Secret details of deals struck between Britain and China before the handover should be made public to shed light on controversial issues such as universal suffrage, ... into Article 45 of the Basic Law." Hoo told the South China Morning Post details of meetings would reveal that it was the Chinese government that introduced the idea of universal suffrage ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bar Association calls for options on reform offering 'greatest possible' public participation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:29pm by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung Denial of public nomination without 'greatest possible' voter participation in 2017 will 'abuse concept of rule of law', warns ... executive candidates without offering alternatives that ensure the greatest possible public participation, the Bar Association said yesterday. The Bar- which earlier said public nomination ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Report on public consultation for electoral reform 'may be released this week'

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Reform report 'may be released this week' The government is trying to decide on the best time to release the report on its public consultation ... to attend the session. A third option would be to release the report at a press briefing, the source said. The first phase of the public consultation on reform for the 2017 chief executive and 2016 ...




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