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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong students prepare to kick off classroom boycott; hundreds of academics supportive

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 08:38pm by SAMUEL CHAN, TIMMY SUNG

    ... Kong's student union in 1997. "There won't be any hope if they do nothing." ...

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    Student boycott- who cares? Arthur Li fires another salvo at Occupy Central movement

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Peter So

    ... off" for a student boycott, adding: "Basically you [students] are saying 'I am not going to class.' But who cares?" The student union at Chinese University issued an open ... would make a sacrifice "as they would miss … learning opportunities". Tommy Cheung Sau-yin, president of the student union, expects more than 2,000 students to join the first day ...

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    Unlikely protest leader taking a novel approach

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Joyce Ng

    ... But soon he found the arts world, "fixated with the world 200 years ago", could not satisfy him. The turning point came in 2012, when the student union spent over HK$380,000 to place newspaper advertisements in the run-up to the chief executive election- a large sum that was spent on an unlikely item for the union, without consulting the students. Chow became part of a group ...

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    Beijing's 2017 reform plan has 'won support of Hongkongers': Zhang Dejiang

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:00pm by Tony Cheung

    ... of Trade Unions at a meeting in the capital that the Standing Committee had made its decision "very solemnly after listening to opinions from different sectors in Hong Kong" and after ...

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    Foreign ministry hails 'historic' reform

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan

    ... a "state leader", Ip said, but she declined to say whether it would be NPC chairman Zhang Dejiang. A delegation from the Federation of Trade Unions could meet Zhang today.   ...

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    Hundreds of academics protest Beijing's 'undemocratic' reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Ernest Kao, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... formed a group to monitor the city's democratic development and promote democratic education. Meanwhile, the chairman of a pro-Beijing teachers' union accused the class boycott movement ...

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    Class boycott splits Anglicans and Catholics

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, SHIRLEY ZHAO AND PETER SO

    ... to concerns over retaliation. "We feel they are handling [the boycott] maturely." The pro-democracy Professional Teachers' Union- which represents more than 90,000 educators- also issued guidelines on boycotts yesterday. While the union would not actively encourage underage pupils to strike, it said the rights of children to free speech and assembly should be respected. ...

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    Professors pledge support for Hong Kong students determined to strike

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan Professors pledge support for student strike As two university student unions yesterday reiterated their determination to skip classes for a week in protest against Beijing's framework on Hong Kong's political reform, teachers have promised to offer public lectures for students skipping classes in the name of democracy. Student unions ...

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

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

    ... in theory- so the programme suits me well." Unlike Tommy Cheung Sau-yin, who quit Scholarism last year to get elected as president of Chinese University's student union, Wong says he has no plan to lead any society or student union at the Open University. His time would be devoted to Scholarism, he said, adding that he was also unlikely to run for a seat in the Legislative Council ...

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    Hong Kong's pan-democrats face a steep climb to universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Joyce Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... heavyweight Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai referred to it recently. Indeed, the model laid down by the NPC Standing Committee is almost identical to the Federation of Trade Unions' plan. Proposals by some ...




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