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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 - 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... filibustering for his reduced presence- as well as his work on electoral reform and his heavy workload as a legislator. He was the joint fourth most frequent absentee on the Finance Committee, with a 58 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557680/heung-yee-kuks-man-proves-conspicuous-his-absence
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Towngas backs down after asking staff to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... disobedience movement. Hours after staff reported department heads had distributed petition forms drawn up by the anti-Occupy group Alliance for Peace and Democracy to employees, the company said ... encouraged staff to sign the petition. An employee who works at the Towngas head office in Quarry Bay said: "When other colleagues asked what would happen if we didn't submit the form, our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555515/towngas-backs-down-after-asking-staff-sign-anti-occupy-central
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Unconstitutional' for Legco to stay as it is

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... standard" on universal suffrage, which is what the pan-democrats want. "The most important thing is to design a system that suits the development of [the city]," she said. Lam said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557058/unconstitutional-legco-stay-it
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats soften stance amid hopes of meeting with Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Gary Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... government wants a chief executive it can work with. Obviously Beijing is unlikely to accept public nomination. But there is still room for discussion on details such as nomination threshold." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557315/pan-democrats-soften-stance-amid-hopes-meeting-beijing
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Alliance convenor Joseph Cheng says 'smear campaign' against him is a threat to HK's values

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... falsely stated his nationality when applying for a Hong Kong passport in 2002 and took credit for others' work in academic papers published more than a decade ago. The allegations occupied ... media for days because of our demand for democracy. This is a serious threat to Hong Kong's core values." Regarding the accusation of taking credit for others' work, Cheng said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557046/alliance-convenor-joseph-cheng-says-smear-campaign-against-him-threat

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