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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Government ready for talks with students in bid to end deadlock, says CY Leung

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:58pm

    ... will be appointed by the Central People’s Government on the basis of the results of elections or consultations to be held locally.” “The SAR government cannot make civic nomination, which is against the Basic Law, into not against the Basic Law,” Leung said. “We can’t make something illegal into legal. This is not the SAR government that’s saying this. It’s the central government that’s saying ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Beijing should try out new governance options in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:38am by LETTERS

    ... Beijing should try out new governance options in Hong Kong I write as former Canadian consul general in Hong Kong from 2004 to 2008. China's leaders and senior diplomats invariably know their Chinese history well. Yet their blinkered approach to what happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989 leads the country to continue to repress demands for more transparent government ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    British, Australian, Italian and US governments tell citizens to take care

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... governments yesterday warned their citizens in Hong Kong to be cautious about Occupy Central protests, which have spread from government headquarters to other districts. Britain and Australia advised ... should monitor local media and transport company websites for the latest information on any change of routes or train station closures, the two governments recommended. The Occupy protests ...

  4. Wen says the nation is strengthened

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Elaine Wu, Joseph Lo

    ... in the fight against Sars. The group were yesterday honoured with bravery awards by the government. Mr Wen talked to surviving family members, many of who were reduced to tears. Lo Wing-lok, ... He praises the brave deeds of those who helped to fight Sars and says Hong Kong is bouncing back from its terrible ordeal The Chinese nation has become stronger as a result of the fight ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government sources hint at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Gary Cheung, JOYCE NG AND SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Shirley Zhao Hawks may trump doves in debate on tactics to deal with protests if deadlock remains, they say Government sources hint at tougher line on Occupy The government yesterday increased pressure on Occupy protesters, warning that "hawks" favouring tough action to clear sit-in sites would gain the upper hand if the deadlock between officials ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong university chiefs call for further talks between students and government

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 06:29pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com The heads of Hong Kong’s biggest universities have called for further talks between student leaders and the government, as pro-democracy street protests ... representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students and the government. “The students were very mature and well-prepared. But we won’t hope that the first dialogue can solve all the problems.” ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters, government should focus on what can be achieved

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the government of fooling them with cosmetic gestures. They also questioned whether further talks would be fruitful, adding that it's time to consider widening their so-called non-cooperation ... by the state legislature, the students are demanding the impossible. The government, too, should be more proactive in addressing people's aspirations for greater democracy. The protesters have ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    11 arrested over cyberattacks on 70 government websites

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:00pm by Emily Tsang

    ... protesters 11 held over attacks on government websites Eleven people have been arrested over cyberattacks on more than 70 government websites this month after hackers warned of retaliation ... No information was changed or stolen, nor were the government's online services affected significantly, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung told lawmakers yesterday. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rule of law must be the foundation of Chinese governance

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 01:57pm by Hu Shuli

    ... China to modernise its governance. As officials well know, China must build a "firewall" against corruption. Since early last year, the government has worked on the belief that while ... it's time now for the corruption fight to lead to governance reform. Although many concrete safeguards are not yet in place, there is now a framework for action. Among the new measures, some ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Students, officials still far apart The government and student leaders remain poles apart on how the city should elect its leader in 2017, after their televised talks yesterday failed to resolve the issues that triggered the Occupy Central mass sit-ins. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government would submit a report to Beijing reflecting ...




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