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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats vow to fight 'more stringent than expected' NPC 2017 poll plan

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:58pm by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung, Peter So and Joyce Ng

    ... this morning before a final plenary session on Sunday to vote on the document. NPC deputy Ip Kwok-him said he felt the draft "provided clear responses on core issues"- in reference to the debate on nomination. The draft decision said the nominating committee should consist of people from four sectors- the business, professional, social and political sectors- with 300 members each. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police 'perform second major drill over Occupy Central'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... on police," 600 officers acting as mock protesters chanted as songs favoured by social activists played in the background. Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung, believed to have been absent from ... In response to queries about the exercise, a spokeswoman said only that the force trained regularly to prepare officers for public order events. Occupy organisers have threatened to block streets ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping was all for autonomy for Hong Kong, but not for elections

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Gary Cheung

    ... to fulfil that goal. The "one country, two systems" formula, allowing Hong Kong to continue its capitalist system while the mainland practised socialism, was originally crafted by Chinese leaders in the late 1970s to bring Taiwan back to the fold. But an overture by Marshal Ye Jianying, then chairman of the National People's Congress, met with a lukewarm response from ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers invited to Shenzhen for last-minute talks on 2017 election reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:36pm

    ... independent Wong Yuk-man- could not be reached for comment, while League of Social Democrats' "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung said he would attend only if it was an open-door meeting. Lawmakers were invited to Shanghai for talks in April, but only 14 pan-democrats attended. Speaking about yesterday's 90-minute meeting, Lam said Zhang had given a "detailed response ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:51pm by Ernest Kao

    ... on the matter. “We want to provide an environment where different opinions can flourish, be tolerated and be discussed.” Mathieson urged students and staff to “behave as responsible citizens” and to respect the law. “The main issue is to encourage [students and staff] to take responsibility for their actions.” Help and assistance, including legal advice, would be provided by the university ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Outsider from Tianjin breaks 33-year tradition to become Guangzhou party chief

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Mimi Lau

    ... conferences without a translator. Peng Peng, a researcher at the Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences, said appointing a party chief from outside the province was significant. "Traditionally, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... and undermine the central government's right to govern, this is not allowed." He had noted views that judges were responsible only to the law and need not love their country, but said: ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘How my father’s speeches saved Chinese economic reform’: Deng Xiaoping’s daughter pays tribute

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 03:42pm by Andrea Chen

    ... on democratic movements including in Tiananmen Square, she wrote that socialism’s credibility was at stake, both at home and abroad, after the “turbulent days in the late 1980s and early 1990s”. Chinese people had learned a lesson from the turbulence and would move forward on the path of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”, she quoted her father as saying during the southern tour. Deng ...




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