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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Liaison official questions 'ulterior motives' for raising opposing views

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing tanna.chong@scmp.com Official questions 'motives' for opposition A central government liaison official has crossed fire with Liberal Party head James Tien Pei-chun at a meeting in Beijing. Shen Chong, director of the liaison office's co-ordination department, said some in Hong Kong raised their opinions with "ulterior motives". He ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' budget queries 'a waste of time'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung Lawmakers file a record 6,825 questions on this year's spending plan, angering critics who say public resources are being squandered Budget queries 'a waste of time' Lawmakers scrutinising the budget have filed a record number of questions- 6,825 in all, much to the annoyance of Beijing-loyalist legislators, who question the time ...

  3. News - World - POLITICS

    Hillary Clinton says she’s ‘thinking’ about 2016 White House run

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:18pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Former secretary of state considering run for US president but won't confirm candidacy 'because I’m actually enjoying my life' Asked again the question ... to cheers from the audience. “Part of it is because the hard questions are not: “Do you want to be president? Can you win? The hard questions are why. Why would you want to do this and what can you ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Auckland mayor still has questions to answer over sex scandal, says ex-lover Bevan Chuang

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 04:06pm by Lana Lam

    ... it clears the questions that people have been asking about preferential treatment. But the mayor still has a lot of questions to answer to his family and his people." The report found ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing officials, Hong Kong pan-democrats no closer after holding talks on political reform in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... a deep-rooted divide over questions such as whether the public should have a role in nominating candidates for the 2017 chief executive election, or whether the electoral system should ensure the top ... and extended an invitation to lawmakers who did not make the trip. But whether League of Social Democrats chairman "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung gets an invitation is open to question. Leung ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Long Hair's' aborting of trip to Shanghai lays bare pan-democrat divide

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... said. He ruled out quitting the party. Leong questioned whether the central government was willing to accommodate differences. "Leung's is a dissenting voice, and our call for public ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Education minister comes under fire for $2.6m bill for trips

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... some visits and exchanges on the occasions of festivals and celebrations," he said during a Legislative Council question-and-answer session. "We've been doing this for many ... Legislators questioned the vague details surrounding one trip, which the spending report said was simply "to attend a ceremonial function on the mainland". Ng did not elaborate. The meeting ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Son of reformer Hu Yaobang rues lost chance for change, 25 years after his father’s death

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:41pm by Verna Yu

    ... not question its veracity. "Can't you use your brains? This is clearly problematic," Hu quoted his father as saying. "Everything we do should be for the people, not for Mao." ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Questions over what replaces 're-education through labour'

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:39am by Verna Yu

    ... the public deserved an opportunity to scrutinise the proposed new system before any law is passed. Rosenzweig said there remained many questions as to whether laojiao would be replaced by one or more systems, what the "correction of illegal behaviour" will entail, and how the community correctional system- currently rarely used- will work. "Unless they can answer these questions ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Unbalanced- the Codependency of America and China, by Stephen Roach

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... answer to this question, and unbalanced may just be a good starting point for China and the US to begin building a relationship which is stable, mutually prosperous and sustainable- even ...




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