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  1. News - World - POLITICS

    Obama being sued by Republicans for exceeding his powers over health care

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... the health care law that, according to polls, remains poorly received by the public. Federal courts are often reluctant to intervene in disputes between the executive and legislative branches. ... Associated Press in Washington House of Representatives majority accuses the president of exceeding his constitutional powers in enforcing his health care law Republicans vote to sue Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563648/obama-being-sued-republicans-exceeding-his-powers-over-health-care
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... response to a Post inquiry last week, Joyce Chow, the consulate's deputy head of press and public affairs, said the British government's representatives in Hong Kong would not be holding ... impartiality". They were also "to ensure that public resources are not used for party political purposes" and must decline invitations to public events where they might be asked to comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591953/british-consulate-wont-be-joining-hong-kong-scots-toast-referendum
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former leader Tung Chee-hwa plans ‘grass roots think tank’ for Hong Kong development

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 01:38pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO AND PETER SO

    ... Kar-shun. Tung cited health grounds for his resignation in 2005, though his popularity wilted after his government attempted to introduce anti-sedition laws under Article 23 of the Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596763/former-leader-tung-chee-hwa-plans-grass-roots-think-tank-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    University dean offers praise but not passes

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com University dean offers praise but not passes Students' dedication to political reform was praised by the University of Hong Kong's dean of medicine yesterday- but he refused to promise not to punish those who take part in next week's class boycott. Professor Gabriel Leung, who served as undersecretary for food and health and director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596237/university-dean-offers-praise-not-passes
  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Brother-in-law's public appearance provides twist to Ling Jihua investigation

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters In-law provides twist to Ling investigation The brother-in-law of Ling Jihua, once a senior aide to former president Hu Jintao, showed up at a meeting in Yuncheng, Shanxi, providing an interesting twist to the possibility that Ling is under investigation for corruption. Wang Jiankang, a deputy mayor of Yuncheng, re-emerged in public at a meeting chaired by the mayor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578785/brother-laws-public-appearance-provides-twist-ling-jihua-investigation
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anson Chan still ready to talk about 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... election in 2017- even after pan-democratic lawmakers pledged to boycott a second round of public consultation, expected to start next month. But Chan, who chairs the pro-democracy group Hong Kong ... the 2012 poll. The report also said "mainstream opinion" was against undermining the committee's right to nominate by giving the public a say. The report was criticised for ignoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595943/anson-chan-still-ready-talk-about-2017-reform
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam's holiday angers students

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Peter So

    ... the public during a series of gatherings to mark the boycott at Tamar Park in Admiralty from Tuesday to Friday next week. However, the government announced yesterday that Lam would take five days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596236/carrie-lams-holiday-angers-students
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students say restrictions on strike events are 'political suppression'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 06:53pm by Peter So, Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... of both events warned of a public backlash if the government used administrative means to try to prevent protests amid heightened tension after Beijing set a rigid framework for nominations ahead ... of Students. "If the government rejects all of our applications for peaceful assemblies in public areas, it would force us to escalate the campaign of civil disobedience." Both the student ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595439/students-say-restrictions-strike-events-are-political-suppression
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's 'ultra-conservative' reform plan disappoints former minister Frederick Ma

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Peter So, Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... Peter So, Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung But former minister urges the pan-democrats to listen to public and support electoral format, despite its limitations, for benefit of Hong Kong Ma ... Ho Chun-yan stood. Ma resigned from the administration in 2008 for health reasons, but he recently chaired an inquiry into the delayed high-speed railway to Guangzhou. Last year, Ma suggested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587245/former-minister-frederick-ma-labels-beijing-reform-plan-ultra
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central will be divided into groups in case police use tear gas, organisers reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... physical health, while their emotional and spiritual well-being would be catered for by groups of counsellors and pastors. A group of lawyers- independent of the movement- would also be on standby, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594234/occupy-central-will-be-divided-groups-case-tear-gas

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