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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 ...

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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 ...

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    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 ...

  4. 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 ...

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    'I'd have joined Occupy if it could work', says Exco member Arthur Li

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Peter So, SHIRLEY ZHAO, Arthur Chan

    ... That drew an angry response from pan-democrats. Li also said a now-defunct "whistle-blower" hotline set up by anti-Occupy campaigners for the public to report class boycotts in secondary ... Suk-ching, social science professor at City University, said students were free to do what they wanted but must attend several compulsory classes she required every term. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business should consider individuals in picking nominating committee, Frederick Ma says

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Tony Cheung

    ... People's Congress Standing Committee decided that in the 2017 chief executive election, a 1,200-strong nominating committee would be responsible for putting forward two or three candidates who have ... four sectors: business, professionals, political and social. While the 70 lawmakers are ex-officio members of the committee, the electorate for the rest consists of just 250,000 individuals, ...

  7. 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

    ... Beijing's fears over its legitimacy could have prompted the hardline response, says Ching Cheong, a veteran journalist who has covered Chinese politics for decades. He has dismissed Beijing's ... corruption and social problems have tarnished the party's legitimacy, Ching says, and that prompted a tighter control over Hong Kong's governance. For the first time since 1997, the clause ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central will be divided into groups in case police use tear gas, organisers reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... tear gas is thrown to their zones." Chu said he and his two co-organisers were "willing to pay the price" of taking part in the sit-in. "But we also have the responsibility ... to society- if police turned down its application to rally in Central on the date and place it planned. Chu, who is responsible for arranging materials and crowd control for the sit-in, also gave ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democratic parties threaten to boycott electoral reform consultation

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Joyce Ng, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... response from fellow pan-democrats. Ho said there would be a risk Legco could pass the government's electoral reform proposal. Its passage requires the backing of two-thirds of members. Ho ... financial centre. "If lawmakers veto the proposal and block other bills related to social development, this would send a message to the international community that the city is ever more ...

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    The walls are up at HSBC in Central as Occupy Central looms

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... HSBC's move to block the passageway was the latest action to reduce space for political expression. "People would not take to the streets if the government was responsive," he said. ...




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