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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

    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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong students prepare to kick off classroom boycott; hundreds of academics supportive

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 08:38pm by SAMUEL CHAN, TIMMY SUNG

    ... in charge of political reform demanding a response to Hongkongers’ aspiration for "genuine" universal suffrage. Another students’ group, Scholarism, distributed leaflets outside ... Kong's future lies in the passion and spirit shown by our young people and their willingness to take up the mantle in the fight for democracy and social justice," it read. "Yet, while ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Role of constitution in spotlight again as party's fourth plenum nears

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by Cary Huang

    ... are appointed through democratic elections, and are "responsible to the people and subject to their supervision". Citizens also have the right to vote and run for election (Article 34), while ... the party is not mentioned at all. The present constitution was enacted in 1982 and has undergone four amendments to reflect the party's views on major economic and social progress. The 1988 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Riot police pull out but Occupy Central protesters in Hong Kong are unmoved

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Staff Reporters

    ... Kong, urged both sides to exercise restraint and restore social order. The huge public backlash put the government on the defensive. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor strongly hinted ... understand that the current social atmosphere is not conducive for such a consultation exercise," Lam said. "So we would assess the timing and the situation further and do ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Umbrella revolution' weathers storm, and CY Leung admits protests set to last

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Staff Reporters

    ... His comments are sure to anger Beijing, which a day earlier had told foreign governments not to interfere in the internal affairs of China. China Central Television reported the social ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Is class struggle back on agenda? Mere mention of Mao-era slogan stirs fears

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:33am by Minnie Chan

    ... by the Communist Party's Qiushi journal, carried an article this week by Wang Weiguang, the director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In his commentary, aimed at defending the party's rule, Wang argued "class struggle can never be extinguished in China". The article drew criticism on social media, where it circulated widely. The state-run Global Times yesterday said ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British Parliament set to debate Hong Kong and chief executive election

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by DANNY LEE

    ... Affairs Committee inquiry on Hong Kong. Richard Luce, a former Foreign Office minister responsible for Hong Kong, has initiated the House of Lords debate. Britain welcomed Beijing's plan to allow Hong Kong's next chief executive to be elected by universal suffrage. London insisted Hong Kong and Beijing had the responsibility to decide how this should be done in line ...




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