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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Thirty-seven per cent said they would prefer to leave the reform process at a standstill. Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the programme, said the results showed that efforts to persuade Hongkongers to "pocket an imperfect reform plan" had failed, for now. Forty-seven per cent of respondents would still vote for legislators who vetoed the government's reform plan ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Redrawing Hong Kong's electoral boundaries 'could favour pro-Beijing party'

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Joyce Ng, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... of seven. A government source said it had taken on the DAB's proposal and was considering basing constituencies on the boundaries of the city's 18 districts. He would not say how many ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scholarism activist Joshua Wong vows to fight on as he begins university studies

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Tony Cheung

    ... nomination. But Wong made it clear his group would insist on Hongkongers' right to put forward candidates. "I just don't want to have the leader of seven million Hongkongers decided ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Protesters accuse police of being 'unreasonable' during reform demonstrations

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:13am by Timmy Sung and Lai Ying-kit

    ... a more serious offence that can carry a jail term of up to seven years. "I think this is a warning [to protesters] from the police … why did they use the most serious offence to arrest ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Jilin governor Bayanqolu named party chief in anti-corruption reshuffle

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:14am by Staff Reporters

    ... to Yuan's official title. Seven vice-provincial-level party cadres in Shanxi have been investigated over the past few months, including vice-governor Ren Runhou. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Seize the day' on reform, John Tsang tells city

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

    ... Standing Committee for a seven-day meeting in Beijing which will set the framework for the vote. Before departing for the capital, local delegates to the NPC said they expected Beijing to announce ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Cross your legs! Occupy Central organisers worry about toilet facilities for 10,000

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Joyce Ng

    ... public toilets near Chater Road, where a rehearsal for Occupy was led by students in July: one in the car park of the old Star Ferry Pier, and the other near Bank Street. Another seven ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Bosses at China's state-owned enterprises face pay cuts of up to 50pc

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... reform targeting the salaries of top executives at SOEs. He also approved a seven-year overhaul of their management structure. Sources say the reform plan involves two steps. The first is to cut ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    More than half of Hongkongers would accept 2017 one-man, one-vote with unsatisfactory nomination, says survey

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 07:11pm by Joyce Ng

    ... on what is offered on the table", which is unclear at this stage. The survey also asked whether negotiation or confrontation should be used to strive for universal suffrage. Sixty-seven per ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: A Capitalist in North Korea, by Felix Abt

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall A Capitalist in North Korea: My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom by Felix Abt Tuttle 2 stars Julian Ryall Felix Abt spent a remarkable seven years in North Korea representing the ABB Group, a Swiss power company, with plenty of adventures along the way. Few Westerners have had a similar opportunity to meet and work alongside ordinary North Koreans- let alone socialise ...




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