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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Electoral reform debate calls for pragmatism: Albert Ho

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... have to take social responsibility into account and what it means to society to actually achieve reform. "Sometimes if a chance is missed, it will be gone forever." Ho also disagreed ... reality check: Albert Ho Responsible politicians should be pragmatic about electoral reform instead of simply claiming the moral high ground, former Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scholarism activist Joshua Wong vows to fight on as he begins university studies

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Tony Cheung

    ... last month on Hong Kong's political reform. He is expected to announce details of the boycott today. "In addition to our academic responsibility, we also have our social ... Wong's political credentials are notable. "I am continuing to take part in social movements with the [determination] to work on the obviously impossible tasks," the 17-year-old student ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang tells filibuster lawmakers to end 'farce'

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Phila Siu

    ... of subsidised organisations will be affected next month. And according to Tsang, the government may not be able to make social security payments in July. In response, Chan, of People Power, challenged ... Albert Chan Wai-yip and Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, together with League of Social Democrats lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung, are the key figures behind the filibuster. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... while tucking into a traditional breakfast. Despite the growing interest in the referendum, the British mission has ruled out adding any Scottish-themed nights to its social calendar. In a curt response to a Post inquiry last week, Joyce Chow, the consulate's deputy head of press and public affairs, said the British government's representatives in Hong Kong would not be holding ...

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    Police fire tear gas and baton charge thousands of Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 07:05pm by Staff Reporters

    ... gas … My eyes hurt so bad." Police chief Andy Tsang Wai-hung defended the use of tear gas, saying police had a responsibility to "resume social order". As emotions ran high, ... Staff Reporters Union leaders call for strikes as police defend hard-line response and Benny Tai admits protest movement's leaders are not in control Tear gas fired as thousands join ...

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    Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by 'orchestrated' responses

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CALVIN LIU, BRIAN YAP, Joyce Ng

    ... dominated by bloc responses The government's consultation exercise on political reform was dominated by "orchestrated" bloc submissions, most of them favouring a conservative stance, ... by 822 groups- most of which were not named. The city's biggest political party, the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, was responsible ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students march to CY Leung's door as dissent grows

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Peter So, Tony Cheung and Samuel Chan

    ... matter. It is not about current affairs, it is political mobilisation," he said. The striking students were disappointed by Leung's response and vowed to "arrest" him. A social ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung urges Hongkongers to unite to solve city's social woes

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Invoking Hong Kong's response to Sars, chief executive stresses 'selflessness' CY calls for unity to solve city's social woes Hongkongers should unite in "the spirit of one for all, all for one" to solve the social woes facing the city, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday, recalling the selflessness the city ...

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    Election proposals by Bank of China aimed at encouraging staff to 'fulfil civic responsibilities'

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by Tony Cheung

    ... nominations were concentrated in the professional and social sectors, while members from the business and political sectors mainly supported Henry Tang Ying-yen and eventual winner Leung Chun-ying. ... association was encouraging staff members to "fulfil their civil responsibilities" by "raising personal views voluntarily" in the government's consultation on political ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party pledges greater role for constitution, rights in fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by LAURA ZHOU, Cary Huang

    ... the Communist Party wishes to consolidate its power by regulating the governing style of local bureaucrats," Zhang said. "This would also ease social tension arising from rampant injustice and corruption." The plenum document also said the party would hold judges responsible for life for incorrect rulings. It promised to make court proceedings more transparent, and to root out officials who ...




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