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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... said: "Zhang does not respect our courts at all." Leong noted that the Court of Final Appeal ruled in a landmark right-of-abode case in 1999 that Hong Kong judges can continue ... and undermine the central government's right to govern, this is not allowed." He had noted views that judges were responsible only to the law and need not love their country, but said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581361/beijing-scholar-admits-error-and-omissions-white-paper-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com U.N. to focus on universal suffrage The United Nations Human Rights Committee is to look into universal suffrage in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post has learnt. The international body – which monitors civil and political rights across the world – will meet as the local government launches a second round of consultation based on a restrictive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588892/un-committee-look-universal-suffrage-hong-kong
  3. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Inner Enemies of Democracy, by Tzvetan Todorov

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... is in the Declaration of Human Rights enough to make war on everybody for as long as the world lasts!" Péguy was right, according to Bulgarian-born historian Tzvetan Todorov. The chief threat to world peace is neither religious extremism nor cross-border terrorism: the real threat is modern devotees of democracy, writes Todorov, whose concern for real human rights was shaped by growing up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1595981/book-review-inner-enemies-democracy-tzvetan-todorov
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Have National Day rally the next day, officials suggest; organisers demur

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Peter So, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... for electoral reform in the city after refusing to allow marchers to set off from Victoria Park: hold it the next day instead. Leaders of the Civil Human Rights Front immediately rejected the idea ... in implementing genuine universal suffrage. These all angered citizens. They have the rights to hit the street without police interference," it said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597019/have-national-day-rally-next-day-officials-suggest-organisers-demur
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang calls on protesting pan-democrats to support bill on automatic exchange of tax data

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... should do no more than … required, for fear of harming Hongkongers' rights," he said. "The exchange of tax information should also be done reciprocally." Tsang noted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597585/john-tsang-calls-protesting-pan-democrats-support-bill-automatic
  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Role of constitution in spotlight again as party's fourth plenum nears

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by Cary Huang

    ... are appointed through democratic elections, and are "responsible to the people and subject to their supervision". Citizens also have the right to vote and run for election (Article 34), while ... the party above and unconstrained by the constitution of the moment, a formula [that] forevermore abuses the rights and dignities of the Chinese people," Friedman said. In 2008, a group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597052/role-constitution-spotlight-again-partys-fourth-plenum-nears
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    From college activism to the democracy front line

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Joyce Ng

    ... else would want. Civil Human Rights Front convenor Johnson Yeung Ching-yin's latest battle is to get the police and government departments to agree to a starting venue for an October ... of which there are more than 50, including pan-democratic parties, gay rights groups and labour rights activists. "What I do is all tough groundwork- liaising with government, politicians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596238/college-activism-democracy-front-line
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam's holiday angers students

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Peter So

    ... of leave from Wednesday, returning days before an October 1 pro-democracy rally planned by the Civil Human Rights Front. Both the strikes and the rally are seen as precursors to the Occupy Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596236/carrie-lams-holiday-angers-students
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anson Chan still ready to talk about 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... the 2012 poll. The report also said "mainstream opinion" was against undermining the committee's right to nominate by giving the public a say. The report was criticised for ignoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595943/anson-chan-still-ready-talk-about-2017-reform
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students say restrictions on strike events are 'political suppression'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 06:53pm by Peter So, Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... strikes and the National Day rally are seen as precursors to the Occupy Central blockade of the business hub, which is expected soon. The Civil Human Rights Front, organiser of the rally, applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595439/students-say-restrictions-strike-events-are-political-suppression

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