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  1. With time running out, pan-democrats seek vote while protesters' emotions run high

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Aware that the funding debate cannot last indefinitely, leading pan-democrats said last night it would be better for voting to take place while emotions were still running high among protesters outside the Legco building. At the third meeting of the Finance Committee, some government supporters agreed with pushing for the vote, saying it would be better to hold ...

  2. Sir Run Run in move to buy out Shaw Brothers

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the possible privatisation offer by the shareholder, Sir Run Run Shaw. Market watchers believe the privatisation move offers a much easier way for the full exit of Sir Run Run, the company's founder and chairman who is 101. In October, the company announced that Sir Run Run had ended talks to sell the controlling stake in the company, citing the weak market sentiment. Mainland ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean software tycoon to run for president on populist platform

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Tech mogul seeks presidency on populist platform Popular software mogul Ahn Cheol-soo declared his candidacy yesterday for South Korea's presidential election, setting up a three-way race with a number of potentially game-changing permutations. "Now, I will run in the presidential election," Ahn told journalists, as he laid out ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HKU will run Legco exit polls despite fears of abuse

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Pollster says his programme will boost measures to prevent data leaks to political parties and rebuild public confidence in the system HKU will run legco exit polls despite abuse fears Pollster Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu will run exit polls during next month's Legislative Council election despite concern about polling agencies sharing data ...

  5. News - China - PARTY CONGRESS

    Beijing police put in place security measures in run-up to party congress

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com With more than 2,000 delegates coming to Beijing, officers set up interim office to manage measures to ensure 'social stability' before leadership meeting Security planning starts for congress Beijing police hav ...

  6. Two divisive lawmakers out of the running

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and publication sector. Fellow Beijing loyalist Chim is expected to announce he will not run for a sixth term, despite submitting his nomination on Wednesday. Chim voted against a fast-track vote on Chief ... to be the city's first culture secretary. 'Fok told me that he was not going to run,' Fei said at the campaign launch. 'I believe Fok and Ma sometimes communicate and Fok probably supports ...

  7. Election hopefuls off and running

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... electoral reforms. The party will run two slates, one led by Executive Council member Starry Lee Wai-king, the other comprising only one candidate, her fellow lawmaker Lau Kong-wah. Their likely ... Bruce Liu Sing-lee, with Tuen Mun district councillor Yim Tin-sang as his running mate. In New Territories East, Liberal Party honorary chairman James Tien Pei-chun will join deputy chairwoman ...

  8. National studies course runs into more opposition

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Johnny Tam The row over national education deepened as more political heavyweights and a former official added their voices yesterday to those opposing introduction of the controversial course in September. Three eminent Hongkongers asked ...

  9. C.Y.'s revamp plan running out of time

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The chances of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's proposed government revamp plan being fast-tracked in the Legislative Council hung in the balance last night. After six hours of debate yesterday afternoon, lawmakers h ...

  10. Running down the clock in Legco

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Colleen Lee Speaking extraordinarily slowly, and quoting the Bible and ancient Chinese history classics, were among the tactics radical pan-democratic lawmakers used in their filibuster yesterday to force the withdrawal of a bill to restri ...




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