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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Almost half of Hong Kong’s doctors and dentists support right to nominate candidates in chief executive election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 07:32pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that public nomination would undermine the exclusive right of the nominating committee to put forward candidates. Article 45 of the Basic Law states that the chief executive should be selected ... of the National People's Congress Standing Committee in reforming its political system. About 55 per cent of those surveyed said they opposed the Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign planned ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Fei promoted to be new chairman of Basic Law Committee

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Joshua But, Colleen Lee and Tony Cheung in Tianjin Deputy to take over after Qiao Xiaoyang is appointed chairman of the Law Committee New chief for Basic Law body in NPC reshuffle Li Fei, a long-time deputy to Hong Kong Basic Law Committee chairman Qiao Xiaoyang, was promoted yesterday to head the body, as the National People's Congress standing committee announced the latest ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must resist the temptation of economic stimulus for quick relief

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:18pm by Hu Shuli

    ... pursuit of numerical goals is a breath of fresh air. Yet both the 18th Central Committee and the more recent government work report have continued to issue these targets. Reconciling the two ... was indeed notable, but official decisions on a bailout appear to be selective. The question to ask is: would the government allow a state-owned enterprise to similarly default? Moreover, official ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Key housing committee warns over rent controls, building on country parks

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Long-term Housing Strategy Steering Committee also expresses reservations about regulating subdivided flats and offering subsidies to those waiting for public housing The government-appointed committee tasked with long-term planning for housing development in Hong Kong has expressed reservations about introducing rent controls and regulations ...

  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    China scraps human rights talks with Britain, cites its internal affairs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:20am by GDN

    ... to intimidate its international partners by walking away from the table." Last year, submitting evidence to the foreign affairs select committee on the role of human rights in Britain's policy ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawyer Alan Hoo suggests alternative track for 2017 election hopefuls

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Tanna Chong

    ... merely be fulfilling its "legal obligations", Hoo said. He compared his idea to meal selection, saying: "It is like the committee has to choose three dishes and one soup ... Tanna Chong in Beijing tanna.chong@scmp.com Alan Hoo sees room for members of the public to nominate chief executive candidates before they face the vote of the nominating committee Lawyer ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Jump Cut films festival offers a platform for young filmmakers

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by AUDREY SZE

    ... film," says Maria Wong, head of performing arts at the foundation. The organising panel of 13 teenagers was selected in December from a pool of applicants between the ages of 16 and 19. The group ... by award-winning young filmmakers Kiki Wong, 21, and Ivan Li Wai-ching, 16, who impressed the committee with their sophisticated use of cinematography and innovative angles. Wong's Room 12, which won ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT REPORT

    Events fund staff may get accounting help

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Amy Nip

    ... of the organising committee, sparking concerns about a potential conflict of interest. The organising committee also included at least five members of the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. Yung did not directly address the question of whether the secretariat knew that members of the organising committee had not fully declared their interests when ...




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