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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

    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
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Little political consensus on how a party finance law might work

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM, SARAH KARACS

    ... Jeffie Lam and Sarah Karacs After huge donations from Jimmy Lai came to light, reformers are again seeking more transparency- but few politicians are willing to embrace it Little political support for a party finance law Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying� ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558406/little-political-consensus-how-party-finance-law-might-work
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam tells Occupy democracy ‘will never be achieved’ through civil disobedience

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 07:41pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... referendum, in which almost 700,000 of the near-800,000 voters urged lawmakers to veto reforms that did not meet international standards. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, who met Lam with co-organisers Dr Chan ... see that the chief secretary has any concrete plan or idea for finding a way to solve the crisis." Speaking after the one-hour meeting, Lam said she had "seriously told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562019/carrie-lam-occupy-central-democracy-will-never-be-achieved-through
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Robert Chow Yung: There is another voice in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... or say." With more than four decades of experience in the local media business, he knows how it feels being a news target. Chow- who has worked for the Hongkong Standard, RTHK and Cable TV, among ... within six years. In 1984, he rejoined the newspaper business as editor-in-chief of the Hongkong Standard. He left in the early '90s to start the Hong Kong Transit Publishing Company, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560652/robert-chow-yung-there-another-voice-hong-kong
  6. News - World - POLITICS

    PTSD caused plagiarism in thesis, US senator and Iraq veteran John Walsh claims

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Helena, Montana John Walsh says he had post-traumatic stress while copying work of other scholars in paper Senator blames Iraq war for his thesis cheating US Senator John Walsh said his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his master's thesis at the US Army War College was an unintentional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558331/ptsd-caused-plagiarism-thesis-us-senator-and-iraq-veteran-john-walsh
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Thrash out the issues in subcommittees'

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... the items forward would "send the wrong message to the government that they could be approved", he said. The Finance Committee's two subcommittees- Public Works and Establishment- ... of the Establishment Subcommittee, said Ng's advice "would not work". "The subcommittee comprises only some 10 lawmakers … it is impossible not to debate the items in the Finance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562130/thrash-out-issues-subcommittees
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... Wing-ka said the chambers had not conducted any study to assess the possible damage from Occupy Central, as many scholars had already done such work. But he disagreed they had exaggerated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561449/business-chambers-liken-occupy-central-thai-political-protests
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... in the city's chief executive election in 2017, saying that the British prime minister and US president are not selected that way. "I have worked for many years in Britain and the US. To my ... standard' to speak of," ambassador Liu Xiaoming wrote in a letter to the Financial Times. He wrote that Hong Kong's political reform was just a stone's throw away from the goal set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550716/chinas-ambassador-uk-hits-out-public-nomination-2017-election
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Speak up now or risk being drowned out by the radicals, says Dr Law Chi-kwong to moderates

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng

    ... of the University of Hong Kong's department of social work and social administration. Law is one of 18 scholars who have jointly put forward a moderate political reform package, which calls ... committee's representativeness. Occupy Central founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting said yesterday he believed there was still room for negotiation to work out a reform plan that would satisfy both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560650/speak-now-or-risk-being-drowned-out-radicals-says-dr-law-chi-kwong

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