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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Protesters' sex abuse claims highlighted at UN meeting

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Joyce Ng

    ... with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. "Women's right to participate in the social movement are threatened by violence condoned by police," said Kwok Ka-chai, ... and NGOs submit their reports to the body every few years. On Thursday, the committee will consider the reports from the central and Hong Kong governments, after which it will make recommendations. ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Basic Law and 'one country, two systems' provides framework for universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... to be selected by the nominating committee as a chief executive election candidate in 2017, he(she) should receive 50 per cent or more of the votes of the nominating committee voting as a whole. Hilton ... coupled with the "one country, two systems" concept is the framework from which we have to proceed. Article 45 of the Basic Law stipulates "selection of the chief executive ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    US lawmakers want resumption of congressional briefings on Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 09:23am by James Griffiths

    ... of thousands of residents have taken to the streets to call for the open selection of candidates in the 2017 elections for the territory’s top job. The report, endorsed by all 17 members ... nominated by a pro-Beijing committee – does not meet “international standards”. Last week, the White House had already called for Hongkongers to be given a “genuine choice of candidates ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Jockey Club to run historic Central site

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by FANNY FUNG

    ... requirement. "The selection committee [assessed] the strategies and plans for the heritage programming, strategies and plans for contemporary art programming, financial capacity, business ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Selection panel fails to find suitable arts venue operator and says club- which is financing HK$1.8b police station revamp- should do it Jockey club ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 28, 2014

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by LETTERS

    ... round of public consultation. Thus, we presently know what Occupy Central is against- a nominating committee of 1,200 members with no more than two or three candidates selected and a requirement ... as realistic? 2) If they are no longer seeking public nominations in 2017, in respect of the nominating committee what are the size, composition, candidate selection procedures and candidate numbers ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Endowing sneaks into Hong Kong Derby field as selection panel plays it safe

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for the race. Three-time Derby winner John Moore had expected on Monday to have just two runners in Ashkiyr and Poetic Justice, but he also finished with three after the selection committee elected ... in with that rating, but I'm grateful to the selection committee for having the same faith in this horse as I have. "I'd put him in the same bracket as Dan Excel last year- he's going ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Initial reaction to talks between students and officials negative

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SAMUEL CHAN, Raquel Carvalho, Ernest Kao, Peter So, DANNY MOK AND CHRIS LAU

    ... on the impasse over the August ruling by the National People's Congress Standing Committee on Hong Kong's electoral reforms. Protesters watched live broadcasts of the meeting at various protest ... "Protesters are demanding the NPC Standing Committee reverse its decision, but the government is directing their demands to an executive body," he said. Protester Deborah Li, 24, a freelance ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Short budget puts early education plan at risk, lawmaker says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Mo-chi, chairman of the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education, and members including three former or current education officials. "When [Cheng] told me the estimate, the government officials all shook their heads," he said. "It appeared to me that they were hesitant over increasing the budget." Cheng's committee was set up to study free kindergarten ...

  9. 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

    ... and fellow officials ruled out the possibility of reversing the National People's Congress Standing Committee's August decision imposing tight limits on the 2017 election. They also ... to "reflect what had happened in Hong Kong and the concerns of different sectors" since the Standing Committee's announcement that only two or three candidates could run for chief executive ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Beijing's hard line the real cause of the protests

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by Joseph Wong

    ... after the National People's Congress Standing Committee set limits on the nominating process for the 2017 chief executive election. Similar to other democratic movements, ... Chun-ying and the revocation of the NPC Standing Committee decision as conditions for ending the movement. Recapping past events leading to the present stand-off helps one to understand the root ...




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