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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Failure of political reform could jeopardise national security, lawmaker warns

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Lack of reform 'puts security at risk' A deteriorating political atmosphere could put national security in jeopardy if complete democracy does ... on the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai. Beijing's representatives have said national security will be a top priority when considering democratic ...

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    HK$200,000 security review for legislature

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com HK$200,000 security review for legislature The legislature has hired a consultancy to examine security at its premises in Admiralty, including such possibilities ... said the study had been planned before discussions on new-town funding last month drew scores of protesters who breached a security cordon, occupied the ground floor, and cracked a glass panel. ...

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    Occupy Central will not be 'Armageddon', security expert says

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Security experts predict some disruption to business, but limited violence Occupy Central not 'Armageddon' Security experts and risk assessment ... to 10,000 people to block the streets of the business district, would not be "Armageddon", said one former police officer turned security specialist, a view that has been echoed by risk ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco lockdown: security stepped up for Friday vote on fiercely opposed new-towns project

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 02:39pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Unprecedented security as lawmakers make second attempt to vote on controversial plan after hundreds stormed the building last week Legco lockdown to repel ... stormed the Legco building. Announcing the unprecedented security measures yesterday after a special meeting with the Legco Commission, Legco President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said: "Among ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anson Chan still ready to talk about 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... consultation "will yield substantive improvement" to the nominating committee's formation, "there will be no chance of securing constructive engagement" by pro-democracy ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    What can you do for Hong Kong? Tycoons to sketch future for Xi Jinping

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:05am by Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung

    ... the delegation. The delegation, at least 40 strong, will arrive in the capital on Sunday. Some tycoons will take private jets instead of the group flight due to security concerns. On Monday morning ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco security beefed up to stop protesters after building is stormed

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... security to stop protesters The Legislative Council complex will be partially closed to the public on Friday, Legco President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing announced yesterday, after protesters against ... Legislative Council Commission members, Tsang said, while stressing the measures were temporary and the Legco secretariat would study how to improve the building's security. The protesters last ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

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

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

    ... to boycott it and veto the model. Beijing blames pan-democrats for failing to negotiate properly, while stressing national security must not be compromised by Hong Kong's political reforms. ... stated worry that Hong Kong must elect a patriot, and prevent the city from become a base for foreign influence. "It is the Community Party's security, rather than national security ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland academic

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:35pm by Tony Cheung

    ... by restrictions that Beijing imposed last month, limiting the number of candidates to two or three who will have to secure 50 per cent support from a 1,200-strong nominating committee to get on the ballot paper. “The pan-democrats hold the crucial minority vote in the Legislative Council,” Zhang wrote. At least four pan-democrat lawmakers must lend their support for the government to secure ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY warns pan-dems will 'have a case to answer' if they block universal suffrage plan

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:55am by JEFFIE LAM, SAMUEL CHAN, TIMMY SUNG

    ... to be passed in the Legislative Council. This means the government has to secure at least four votes from the pan-democratic camp. If the package is voted down by the pan-democrats, who control just ...




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