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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Mainstream opinion key to electoral reform in Hong Kong, CY Leung tells NPC

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:44pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Chief Executive's report to the NPC suggests that the Hong Kong public generally backs the government line on universal suffrage in 2017 Mainstream opinion key to reform: C.Y. "Mainstream opinion" in Hong Kong holds that only a nominating committee should have the power to put forward chief executive candidates and that such power must ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Voters 'more co-operative' with exit polls, says HKU's Robert Chung

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Voters opened up more to HKU exit pollsters Voters were more co-operative with exit pollsters in this month's Legislative Council election than they were in 2008, generating largely accurate results, a leading pollster said. Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, told a radio ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam denies bias in official reports on public reform views

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:30am by Tony Cheung, Alice Yan

    ... referendum or screening fears No bias on public views in reform reports, Lam says Hong Kong's No 2 official has denied accusations that government reports on public opinion of political reform ... Ivan Choy Chi-Keung said Lam's explanation still failed to clear up doubts about "selective" nominations. "Public nomination has majority support in a number of opinion ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Public support for Chief Secretary Carrie Lam falls to record low

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Public support for Lam at record low Public support for Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has hit a record low, a poll shows, despite her long being one of the most popular members of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's team. In the latest monthly survey by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Give us 'one man, one vote' even if there's no public nomination in 2017: poll

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Tony Cheung

    ... by Lingnan University, was commissioned by the 15-strong Concern Group for Public Opinion on Constitutional Development. The group includes three Democratic Party members; Andy Ho On-tat, a former ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Survey shows majority of Hongkongers will sacrifice public nomination for chance to exercise their right to vote in 2017 'We'll take one man, one ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by 'orchestrated' responses

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CALVIN LIU, BRIAN YAP, Joyce Ng

    ... Calvin Liu, Brian Yap and Joyce Ng Academics cast doubt on whether report on reform truly represents public views given 'orchestrated' submissions from 822 groups Consultation ... presenting a single, unified opinion. We should not take the results at face value," said Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, a University of Hong Kong demographics expert, who examined some ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    It’s not too late to shape Beijing’s mind on reform, liaison office tells pan-democrats

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:25pm by Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... to shape its decision on the city's political reform, a lawmaker said yesterday. Liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming said Beijing valued pan-democrats' opinions, which he would convey ... said the chief executive had to be "a staunch patriot" who could be trusted by Beijing. One source said there were differences of opinion on the interpretation of "unreasonable ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    2017 chief executive must be a 'staunch patriot' Zhang Xiaoming tells pan-dems

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:57pm by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... was that it was not acting in accordance with the Basic Law. Its support for public nomination- allowing voters to nominate candidates- was not in line with the mini-constitution, the liaison office chief said, ... committee to officially enter the race. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying dropped a strong hint yesterday that he did not oppose such a requirement. "There is a legal opinion that because ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police say anti-Occupy Central turnout was higher than July 1 march

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 11:36pm by NG KANG-CHUNG, JEFFIE LAM, Nectar Gan

    ... The University of Hong Kong public opinion programme put the number at between 79,000 and 88,000, roughly half of its estimate for the July 1 march. An initial estimate by the alliance put the figure ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Praise for President Hu Jintao's 'common touch' in visit to hometown

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... of compassion while visiting his home area last week have won praise among a mainland public increasingly tired of entitled official behaviour. Photographs of the outgoing president holding an umbrella ... seen Hu carry his own umbrella during his 10 years as president. He is famous for rarely smiling and giving clues about his personality during slogan-filled public appearances. To highlight ...




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