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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... need majority approval from a 1,200-strong nominating committee, which would be based on the election committee that decided the 2012 race. Most of its members will be returned by as few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583256/zero-risk-chief-executive-election-model-will-increase-political
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘This is a sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:50pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... “Unless a shockingly hopeful surprise emerges out of the nominating committee, I suspect that many Hongkongers will see the race as a contest between two slightly different flavours of vanilla ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583062/sad-day-hong-kong-and-democracy-scholar-slams-beijings-reform
  3. 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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576964/talks-between-liaison-office-and-pan-democrats-far-more-frank
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying defends decision to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... fails to offer a reform plan for the 2017 chief executive race that they deem satisfactory. Occupy Central co-organiser Dr Chan Kin-man argued that it was inappropriate for Lam, who spearheads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560121/leung-chun-ying-defends-decision-sign-anti-occupy-central-petition
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'X' marks the spot: Illiterate villagers boost Anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:07pm by Ernest Kao, Phila Siu

    ... the main roads in Central if the government fails to offer a reform plan for the 2017 chief executive race that it deems satisfactory. "Everyone's objective- including the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560462/x-marks-spot-illiterate-villagers-boost-anti-occupy-central-signature
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Even moderate electoral reform ideas conflict with government's 'mainstream' view

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... the report's failure to state that there shouldn't be any "unreasonable restriction" on people's right to stand in the race made him worry about the prospects for reform. "Although the reports do not explicitly close the door on any proposals, the framework it has drawn- such as setting a high threshold to run in the race- does incline to the extremely conservative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555514/even-moderate-electoral-reform-ideas-conflict-governments-mainstream
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    It's official: Macau chief executive Fernando Chui will seek re-election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:59am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Macau chief executive launches re-election bid Macau's chief executive, Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, will formally launch his re-election bid today amid escalating social tensions in the former Portuguese enclave. Whether Chui will face any challenger matters little, experts say, as he is widely regarded as Beijing's pick in the race. And even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554349/its-official-macau-chief-executive-fernando-chui-will-seek-re-election
  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Zhang's agenda during visit to Taiwain indicates growing clout of DPP

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:41am by Lawrence Chung

    ... The party has said that it "holds positive views about active normalisation of cross-strait relations". Tsai is a likely DPP candidate for the 2016 presidential race. "Tsai has sensed ... stance. But this does not discourage Tsai, who had called for a review of the party's cross-strait policy following her defeat by Ma in his re-election race in 2012. Inability to maintain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539811/zhangs-agenda-during-visit-taiwain-indicates-growing-clout-dpp
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    For first time, Macau sees contested election for body that will choose next chief executive

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... the politically privileged to pick the chief executive, whereas more than 99 per cent of Macau residents have no say in the race." Competition only existed in the labour, education and sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543268/first-time-macau-sees-contested-election-body-will-choose-next-chief
  10. News - World - POLITICS

    US House Republicans hope Kevin McCarthy can restore stability as new No 2

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AP

    ... as the front runner. A more competitive race took place to replace McCarthy as the party whip, the No 3 position in the House. That race was won by Louisiana's Steve Scalise- a clear indication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537090/us-house-republicans-hope-kevin-mccarthy-can-restore-stability-new-no-2

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