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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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Electoral reform: Civic Party's Ronny Tong comes in from the cold

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:03am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... consider quitting the party he co-founded if it decided to veto a reform plan that he considered compatible with global standards on universal suffrage. "I have been working on this proposal ... "Though I knew my proposal would meet the international standards from the beginning." While radical pan-democrats condemned Tong for making concessions on their strongly held position ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    I've got no plans to run for chief executive, Antony Leung tells students

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:26am by Tony Cheung

    ... to borrow". "Politicians would usually say 'we are working for the well-being of you and your children' … but to win votes, they may provide more welfare while having more tax ... … are those with a capable team, because a good leader can attract even better people to work for him. And a leader cannot be lonely, because your team may consist of at least hundreds, thousands ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Not recommended- scholar writes off compromise plan

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Tanna Chong, JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Kong by the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies. Wang also challenged the "so-called international standard" against which democrats want to measure reform proposals. "Which international standard do we want to adhere to? Is it the British standard? Or the American standard?" Wang asked. "My view is we have to create a Hong Kong-loving standard ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tiananmen Square activist refused entry to Hong Kong to attend June 4 museum opening

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:46pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Taiwan on Saturday night, Yang said he went through three hours of interrogation by immigration officials before being placed on a flight back. Watch: World's first June 4 museum to open ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief Jasper Tsang rules out ‘Long Hair’ amendments to budget

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... of debate, he ended a 120-hour discussion on 710 amendments to the budget by invoking a clause of Legco's rules of procedure that allows the president to act in a scenario not covered in the rules. Voting on this year's amendments could take more than 30 hours, Tsang said. That could go up should Leung resubmit his amendments. Lawmakers can give an unlimited number of 15-minute ...

  7. News - World - POLITICS

    Chelsea Clinton says she would consider running for office

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... seen as the Democrat favourite for the next White House race in 2016. Chelsea is working for her father's foundation and is living in Manhattan with husband, Marc Mezvinsky, an investment ... criticised how she got the job without ever having worked in journalism. Amie Parnes, co-author of the book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, predicted that the younger Clinton ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Confirmed: Pan-democrats get OK for exclusive meeting in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:06pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Pro-government lawmakers will step aside to allow separate two-hour session with Beijing officials Pan-democrats to hold exclusive Shanghai talks ... pan-democrats and the mainland authorities, Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has confirmed that the pan-democrats will have a two-hour reform discussion with the officials on Sunday. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing officials, Hong Kong pan-democrats no closer after holding talks on political reform in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... their differences did not last long. Sparks flew as the sides exchanged gifts- and some barbed comments- in front of the cameras at the start of yesterday's meeting in Shanghai. And the two hours ... eliminated, in a single meeting." Beijing loyalists other than Tsang left the meeting after an hour, giving the 10 pan- democrats who made the trip time with Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei; ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats not ruled out of 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:14pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... and vowed to talk to them in the next two months. The 10 pan-democratic lawmakers, who spent about two hours exclusively with the officials without the presence of Beijing loyalists, said ...




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