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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Critics say Finance Committee chair Ng Leung-sing is in over his head

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... just wants us to rubber stamp the funding request." Ng is well known on the local political scene, although some consider him yesterday's man. He was a representative of the Chinese ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong bands RubberBand and Mr to play at July 1 gig, despite boycott call

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... at HK$99 a ticket- to draw young people away the annual pro-democracy march on the same day. But the two bands, RubberBand and Mr, said they would donate the money they received to charity. ... drawn more than 5,000 "likes". RubberBand posted a message on Facebook and Sina's Weibo yesterday announcing their decision to play the concert and join the July 1 march ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Ambrose Lee says he'd be no 'rubber stamp' if chosen as NPC delegate

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Ex-security secretary denies that Beijing has 'blessed' his candidature for delegate position Ambrose Lee says he'd be no NPC 'rubber stamp' Former security secretary Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, who is vying to become a delegate to the National People's Congress, said he would not just be a "rubber stamp" if elected ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Pollution and food safety to top legal agenda this year, Zhang Dejiang tells NPC delegates

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 02:59pm by Zhang Hong

    ... on deepening reforms and strengthening financial regulation to lessen financial risks. The NPC has long been regarded as a "rubber stamp" body to the Communist Party and has limited powers ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Local NPC delegates take stock after first year

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... to amend the constitution and oversee its enforcement, enact and amend laws, and determine key state issues. In reality, the deputies are perceived by some Hongkongers and academics as rubber ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic Party urged to back election reform plan or leave alliance

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung

    ... a three-track system in which candidates could be chosen by public nomination or through support from political parties. Those choices would then be rubber-stamped by the nominating committee, the group ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    District councillors urged to back government on electoral reform

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by Adrian Wan

    ... then be rubber-stamped by a nominating committee, the body responsible under the Basic Law for officially nominating candidates. The Basic Law calls for a "broadly representative" nominating committee, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats hint at softer stance on 2017 to square with Basic Law

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam Committee could rubber-stamp public choices for chief executive candidates, alliance says Pan-democrats hint at softer position on 2017 A group of pan-democratic ... the public, political parties and the committee itself the chance to put forward hopefuls, which the committee would be expected to rubber-stamp. Attending the forum with Cheng, constitutional affairs ...

  9. News - World - POLITICS

    Obama's state-of-the-union address much about state of his presidency

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president hopes to use state-of-the-union speech to rebound from last year's debacles and frame priorities in battling income inequality Annual address much about state of Obama In the sixth year of a battered presidency and confounded by recalcitrant Republicans, Barack Obama will try to fight off the curse of the second-term lame duck ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Don't worry about us- we'll lose the election, pan-democrat tells Beijing

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Tony Cheung

    ... nomination part of the process." He suggested that if a candidate received a certain number of nominations from members of the public, the nominating committee would either rubber ...




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