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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democratic hunger strikers break fast, plan to return for second helping

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:34pm by Ernest Kao

    ... on water for 11 days to seek the release of 29 mainland right-of-abode seekers. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Almost half of Hong Kong’s doctors and dentists support right to nominate candidates in chief executive election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 07:32pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that public nomination would undermine the exclusive right of the nominating committee to put forward candidates. Article 45 of the Basic Law states that the chief executive should be selected ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'I want to wake up Hongkongers': 'Long Hair' talks of his fight for the man on the street

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:36am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... say I don’t have a career like other people… my horizons are different,” 58-year-old Leung, told the South China Morning Post ahead of the trip to Shanghai. “Career is not the right word ... a duty and they have a cause … there should be equal rights for everyone in Hong Kong." Leung is hardly a lone voice; he secured the most votes in the New Territories East constituency- ...

  4. 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

    ... leader Hu Yaobang "When you have no law to protect these rights, everything is in the hands of the officials. "Although we have a constitution which guarantees freedoms in speech and assembly… in fact, there are hardly any freedoms. We have no right to supervise [the government]." He added: "Today, corruption among officials is impossible to rein in and ethnic tension ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US to revive annual report to Congress on Hong Kong politics

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Phila Siu

    ... democracy by limiting the right to nominate the chief executive. We feel we need to tell the international community about what is happening. We did not demand [that the US and Canada] exert ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats not ruled out of 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:14pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... be the only body with the right to select chief executive hopefuls. He said this would minimise the risk of political confrontation and a constitutional crisis. It would also stop candidates taking ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Jailed academic Ilham Tohti's daughter slams China's treatment of Uygurs before US Congress

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:19pm by AFP

    ... she told the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which looks at human rights. "By arresting my father and threatening him with charges that carry the severest penalties, it has ... government says it has "irrefutable proof" against him. The Turkic-speaking Uygurs, who number some 10 million in Xinjiang, frequently charge that their political and religious rights ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs', China tells US

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:19pm by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... requires the final nomination right to be left exclusively with the nominating committee," Lam said. "From this perspective, the scholars' plan does not deviate from that legal ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Electoral reform: Civic Party's Ronny Tong comes in from the cold

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:03am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... that all voters should have the right to nominate candidates, he noted that the government and mainland views had been muted. "Over the past six months, no one- neither government ministers ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong 'should adopt national security law until own version is ready'

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

    ... government. It was the trigger for a 2003 protest by half a million people who saw such legislation as a threat to the rights and freedoms of Hongkongers. The march forced the government to shelve its ...




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