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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco vote delays cost the public HK$1 billion, government claims

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Legco vote delays 'cost the public HK$1b' Lawmakers have already cost the public purse HK$1 billion by delaying votes on 21 public works ... Council's public works subcommittee to approve the proposals before the summer recess. Voting on a series of funding requests was delayed by attempts to filibuster a vote on controversial plans ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Artists should raise public morality, Xi tells arts forum

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Xi calls on artists to inspire the nation President Xi Jinping told a forum of writers and artists yesterday that their works "should not fall slave to money" but offer "spiritual guidance to reinforce peopl ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by politics

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, ALICE WOODHOUSE, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip

    ... the protests and back the police. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy said it had collected 321,827 signatures. Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man and other senior officials said they would also sign it. READ: Occupy Central scraps poll on way to move protests forward Spokesman Robert Chow Yung urged protesters to retreat: "They are ignoring the rule of law and disrupting public ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief secretary refuses to say whether Leung Chun-ying declared HK$50m payment

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:49pm by Joyce Ng

    ... and public interest has to be struck." Lam said Leung had declared his assets to the top judge when assuming office under article 47 of the Basic Law, but the record of his declaration ... the declaration is confidential. All Executive Councillors' declarations are disclosed to the public," Ho said. Dennis Kwok, of the Civic Party, said Leung and Lam were "being tricky" ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central records must be preserved, archive group argues

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:13am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the government to put the happenings on file for the public, the Archives Action Group said. The group, which has been pressing for such a law for the last six years, yesterday warned of the urgency ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Speak freely- but choose your words carefully, Beijing warns Hong Kong politicians

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:32pm by Tony Cheung, JOYCE NG AND TIMMY SUNG

    ... Kong SAR government and its chief executive in governing Hong Kong in accordance with the law. Yu said Tien asked publicly for the chief executive to resign – that violated the resolution,” ... … [But delegates] must criticise constructively. “Oppositional voices shouldn’t be made public … If there are dissenting voices, they should be reflected to the central government directly,” Chan ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung says he 'regrets' controversial remarks about low-income voters

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 01:32pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... about containing populist pressures were made in an interview with foreign media last week, as Leung explained why it was not possible for the public to nominate candidates for chief executive. ... of Hong Kong's public opinion programme found. Of the 1,018 people polled, 51 per cent expressed dissatisfaction, and 27 per cent satisfaction, with Leung's government. Eighteen per cent ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Student leader urges pan-democrats to step up Occupy action as injunction extended

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... for the 2017 chief executive election. The officials would only agree to send a supplementary report to Beijing to reflect public sentiment. "It is a division of labour," Chow said ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung's popularity hits record low 'as society becomes more polarised'

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... week. The university's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies tracks monthly changes in public approval of Leung and his government's performance. The poll also found that more people said ...




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