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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai's 'close ties with US right-wing politicians' revealed in leaked email trove

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com CCTV better than CNN, Lai aide advised Palin Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has maintained close ties with right-wing politicians in the United States, ... Palin, one of the most prominent right-wing politicians in the US, lost the election in 2008 as running mate to Republican presidential contender John McCain. Receiving no reply from Palin, Simon ...

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    Top Hong Kong officer defends police right to free expression

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Joyce Ng, Amy Nip

    ... Joyce Ng and Amy Nip Assistant commissioner's comments come amid furore over officers signing anti-Occupy petition Top officer defends police right to free expression Police officers had the same rights to freedom of expression as ordinary citizens- but with "restrictions", an assistant commissioner said yesterday. Cheung Tak-keung was responding to the issue ...

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    Robert Chow Yung: There is another voice in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that the pre-handover Hong Kong government had offered him right of abode in Britain under a British nationality scheme that gave 50,000 local elite families full citizenship to ease their fears of remaining ...

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    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... that conforms with accepted international standards. Leung said Hong Kong was a unique society in many ways- including granting foreign permanent residents the right to vote. "If the election in 2017 must fulfil international standards, should we deprive foreigners who are among the 5 million qualified voters … of the right to universal suffrage?" he asked. The [CY] Leung I know ...

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    Hong Kong's political reform debate casts NPC standing committee into spotlight

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... Kong NPC deputies have been invited to attend this week's meeting to discuss the reform, but they have only the right to speak and no power to vote on the decision. These deputies include ...

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    'Long Hair' denied mainland entry once more over political T-shirt

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung

    ... pan-democrat allies continued the trip after he alighted voluntarily. Leung dismissed suggestions he was deliberately trying to attract media attention. "I have the right to express my views ... for equal and universal suffrage, saying there should be no unreasonable restrictions on the right to be elected. Li was stony-faced as he passed the copy on without looking at it.   ...

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    Patriotism and Basic Law ‘non-negotiable’ for chief executive election in 2017

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:26pm by joyce ng and peter so

    ... been a group of people who do not approve of the central government's right to govern Hong Kong … They attempt to maintain the colonial-style rule, which is a real threat to national ... committee, as laid out in the Basic Law, would be formed in such a way that would screen out pan-democratic hopefuls. Some insist on giving the public the right to select candidates. While sounding ...

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    Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... officials insisted Beijing had the right to issue the white paper and may do it again in future, they admitted in private that the paper should have been better prepared beforehand to soften ...

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    Police 'perform second major drill over Occupy Central'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to the media. This time, training covered more about arrestees' rights, such as ensuring access to food and lawyers, following the July 2 sit-in on Chater Road, the source said. "Shame ...

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    United they stand: Anti-Occupy campaign rallies establishment camp

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:57am by Gary Cheung

    ... and not something that will hold the city hostage. I don’t think it is right for people to use blackmail tactics. There should be a peaceful way to deal with it.   Leung Yue-hung 67, businessman ...




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