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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying cautious on pensions, working hours

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief executive will make only scant reference to universal pensions and standard working hours, says New People's Party vice-president C.Y. set ... this year: standard working hours and universal retirement protection. Both are issues on which consensus has proved elusive. Leung does not support universal retirement protection and points ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1126714/leung-chun-ying-cautious-pensions-working-hours
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hours to avoid tragedy, protesters told as thousands attend peace rally

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:55pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, Ernest Kao, Bryan Harris

    ... Staff Reporters 'Dangerous crossroads' ahead, warn moderates urging talks; the situation is evolving 'beyond control' says Leung, who demands clear streets Hours ... to work tomorrow morning and for protesters to clear the area outside the Tamar headquarters. Occupy leader Benny Tai responded that protesters would open a channel for civil servants to reach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1609541/government-and-police-colluded-triads-attack-protesters-say-pan
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No such thing as global standard of democracy, former UN president says

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Jeffie Lam and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Ng Kang-chung No such thing as global standard of democracy, ex-UN president says There is no international standard of democracy as different countries function ... with "international standards of universal suffrage" as reflected in the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Citizens should enjoy equal rights to vote and to stand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540604/no-such-thing-global-standard-democracy-former-un-president-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco vote delays cost the public HK$1 billion, government claims

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Legco vote delays 'cost the public HK$1b' Lawmakers have already cost the public purse HK$1 billion by delaying votes on 21 public works ... Council's public works subcommittee to approve the proposals before the summer recess. Voting on a series of funding requests was delayed by attempts to filibuster a vote on controversial plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622509/legco-vote-delays-cost-public-hk1-billion-government-claims
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government source hints at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Gary Cheung, JOYCE NG AND SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the occupation that has paralysed parts of the city for more than three weeks. "If the conciliatory approach doesn't work, doves within the government would be sidelined while hawks would gain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622438/government-sources-hint-tougher-line-occupy-protests-if-deadlock
  6. 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 activists in the city's history. Watch: Protesters watch and react to talks being broadcast in Admiralty The two-hour meeting was broadcast by mainland and overseas news organisations. CCTV's 24-hour news channel ran a couple of minutes of the debate live. Lam said the government would submit a report to the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621694/talks-fail-narrow-gap-between-student-leaders-and-government
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    China scraps 130,000 ‘leading groups’ in effort to streamline local government

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:36pm by Chris Luo

    ... through bureaucratic roadblocks and working more efficiently in the face of provisional incidents. But the scheme has had the potential for abuse because it has enabled local party cadres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622925/china-scraps-130000-leading-groups-effort-streamline-local-government
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests amid electoral reform stand-off

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... infrastructure, including landfill extensions and a plan to build an incinerator. At the end of the four-hour meeting, no decisions had been reached on any of the items put to a vote, as lawmakers still ... to process the items in its previous meeting, he said. Only HK$3.6 billion of capital works projects were approved last year, compared with HK$90 billion the year before, he added. Environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618840/pan-democrats-try-delay-funding-requests-amid-electoral-reform-stand
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Let Hongkongers vote on mainland'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 'Let Hongkongers vote on mainland' Hongkongers working on the mainland should be allowed to vote in the city's elections at the Hong Kong ... gave an update on voter registration efforts. Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, who led a delegation to Beijing from her New People's Party last month, said: "Many Hong Kong people working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620828/let-hongkongers-vote-mainland
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Staff Reporters

    ... that half of the firm's workload had to be outsourced as staff were refusing to work overtime, citing safety concerns. “It is now the peak season for tax declaration and my employees usually have to work overtime until 9pm. Now they have to leave between 5pm and 6pm as many of them are worried about the safety," Wong said. "The protest site nearby got very chaotic, noisy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620915/high-court-orders-protesters-roads-mong-kok-and-admiralty

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