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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 ...

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    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 ...

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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

    ... Peter So, Shirley Zhao and Arthur Chan Former education minister Arthur Li urged people to accept Beijing's decision, but said he'd have joined activists if they could change it Exco member says he'd join Occupy if it would work Executive Council member and former education minister Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said he would have joined the Occupy Central ...

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    Pan-democratic parties threaten to boycott electoral reform consultation

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

    ... extend to livelihood issues, said Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan, who vowed to speak out on issues such as a universal pension and standard working hours, which the government appears ...

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

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

    ... 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 ... responsibility," Wong said on August 31, hours after the national legislature imposed restrictions on Hong Kong's first chief executive election by universal suffrage. Only two or three candidates who ...

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    That's one labour issue solved as post filled

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by BRIAN YAP

    ... it faces the difficult tasks of handling a proposal for standard working hours and reviewing the minimum wage. He will take up the job on August 15. "Sui is the best candidate I have found ... Service Bureau, since joining the government as an executive officer in 1978. Acknowledging the challenges, Cheung described the proposed legislation on standard working hours as a "very ...

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    Foreign ministry hails 'historic' reform

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan

    ... there are international standards for universal [and equal] voting," said Professor Michael DeGolyer, a Baptist University political scientist. The UN body, made up of 18 independent experts, monitors how ...

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    Government 'won't interfere' with universities

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Peter So

    ... But Lam said the boycott was only one of a number of issues touched on in almost an hour and a half of discussions, and said the meeting was set up to gather views on education policy. She urged ...

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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

    ... aimed to complete the construction work by its anniversary in March, he said. The hoardings have been up since August 30. Dr Chan Kin-man, co-organiser of the Occupy pro-democracy movement, said ...

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    Occupy Central leaders shave heads to show ‘determination for democracy’

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:47pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... and more bullying will come if Hongkongers refuse to speak up," said one of the activists, Thomas Pun Wai-chung, who used to work for pro-Beijing lawmaker Chan Kam-lam. Former Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan was one of the few female participants. She had worried the haircut would affect her work as a barrister, she said, but decided to do it with just a few hours to spare. "I ...




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