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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... attend the filibustering sessions and showed up only at the vote." Tong also had the lowest attendance rates among three of the 18 Legco panels. He complained of having to sit on seven ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... Of the lawmakers present, 49 voted for the bill while seven voted against it. Under the measure, which is designed to help cool the property market, buyers of all properties valued at HK$2 million or more ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Major General Tan Benhong, the new leader for PLA’s Hong Kong garrison

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by HUIFENG HE

    ... that Wang, 62, would be appointed deputy commander of the Guangzhou military area command, one of seven main PLA jurisdictions, Xinhua reported. Tan said he would "carry out defence ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance Committee unlikely to clear funding backlog amid political stalemate

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Twenty-seven pan-democratic lawmakers- including radicals- yesterday issued a statement urging the government to give priority to less controversial items on the agenda. The radical democrats, whose ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Beijing lawmaker accuses pan-democrats of using ‘Nazi propaganda tactic’

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 01:29pm by Tony Cheung

    ... meetings,] all pan-democrats could only speak once, and only for a minute every time?” Chung continued. “If this is true, why did we have to meet on seven [Fridays], for about 30 hours of meetings?” ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... for the prices to hit a trough and another five years to recover to the pre-crisis level. In comparison, it took seven months in 2003 after the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster delays innovation and technology bureau proposal

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Tony Cheung

    ... Chan Wai-yip and Raymond Chan Chi-chuen dragged out a question-and-answer session from its usual two hours to seven, with 19 time-consuming headcounts of lawmakers. The session, which started ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese activists who planned to join July 1 rally denied entry to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 06:38pm by Phila Siu, Ernest Kao

    ... a Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents, known as "Tai Bao Zheng". This permit supposedly allows Taiwanese a visa-free stay in the city for up to seven days. He suspected ...

  9. News - World - POLITICS

    How Bill, and now Hillary, Clinton talked their way from 'dead broke' to rich

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Ex-US president has a lucrative career offering his insights and opinion to business and political leaders, but will it derail his wife's ambitions? How Clintons talked their way to wealth Over seven frenetic days, Bill Clinton addressed corporate executives in Switzerland and Denmark, an investors' group in Sweden and a cluster of business ...

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    Move to condemn Tiananmen Square crackdown defeated in Legco

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Tony Cheung

    ... as only nine pan-democrats from the functional constituencies voted in favour of it, seven pro-establishment lawmakers voted against it and nine abstained. Liberal Party leader James Tien Pei-chun ...




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