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  1. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Business sector must be protected from universal suffrage, says mainland expert

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 07:23pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The business community must be protected when Hong Kong introduces universal suffrage, which is why the nominating committee and functional constituencies ... candidates. On Thursday, lawmaker Paul Zimmerman told Wang that universal suffrage which serves to protect business interests was “fake democracy”. Wang replied that “there is no 100 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581477/business-sector-must-be-protected-universal-suffrage-says-mainland
  2. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Universal suffrage for 2017 election should be approved in Beijing ‘on Wednesday’

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:59pm by Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... are among the 5 million qualified voters of the right to universal suffrage?” he said. In a large number of developed nations, permanent residents who are not citizens have limited voting rights, ... that Hong Kong and the mainland use different currencies. The pro-democracy camp have argued that the model for the 2017 election must meet international standards for universal suffrage, meaning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580812/universal-suffrage-2017-election-should-be-approved-beijing-wednesday
  3. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing's plan for 2017 election will not change despite criticism, says NPC deputy

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:59pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Zhenmin called on Hong Kong people to accept the proposal, as “an imperfect universal suffrage [plan] can be improved in future”. Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said: “The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581441/hong-kong-could-make-little-changes-beijings-plan-2017-says-npc
  4. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing ‘mentally prepared’ for reaction in Hong Kong to political reform decisions

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:22pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing and Peter So Framework for 2017 chief executive election to be set out on Sunday, with mass protests expected after A senior Beijing official says the central government is “mentally prepared” for the fallout from its decisions on H ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581116/beijing-mentally-prepared-reaction-hong-kong-reform-decisions
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers will not accept Beijing's idea of a patriot

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 05:26pm by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says Beijing's definition of a patriot, in the context of Hong Kong's chief executive, is at odds with many Hongkongers' understanding of the term, while also contradicting China's own constitution Strings attached Amid growing fears that the National People's Congress Standing Committee might cage the universal suffrage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580824/hongkongers-will-not-accept-beijings-idea-patriot
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    The more you protest, the less Beijing will bend, democracy activists told

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... in the city's financial district if Beijing fails to allow universal suffrage compatible with what it says are international standards of democracy. Tai responded that the main purpose of the campaign ... genuine universal suffrage rather than suppressing the Occupy movement," Tai said. Fan said the meeting would continue this morning with the first group discussions on the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580711/more-you-protest-less-beijing-will-bend-democracy-activists-told
  7. News - Hong Kong

    The moderate proposal that might break deadlock over electoral reform

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Gary Cheung

    ... be more open-minded, I don't think Hong Kong will be allowed genuine universal suffrage." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580985/moderate-proposal-might-break-deadlock-over-electoral-reform
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee gets down to details of rules for 2017 poll

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by TINY CHEUNG, Adrian Wan

    ... suffrage in 2017, Xinhua said last night. It said there had been controversy over the method for nominating candidates, and some suggestions had even breached the Basic Law. The Xinhua report also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581004/npc-standing-committee-gets-down-details-rules-2017-poll
  9. News - China - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing ‘will not back down’ on Hong Kong’s political reform, says state newspaper

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:58pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com An editorial in the Global Times says the NPC Standing Committee's decision over the 2017 election of a chief executive will be announced by Sunday The central government will not back down from its stance over Hong Kon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580796/beijing-will-not-back-down-its-stance-over-hong-kongs-political-reform
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Seize the day' on reform, John Tsang tells city

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung

    ... and implement universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive election. Tsang penned his latest thoughts on electoral reform ahead of today's gathering of the National People's Congress ... the critical moment in the reform debate. "Once universal suffrage is implemented, all candidates will have to face the whole of Hong Kong regardless of their political views or backgrounds. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580444/seize-day-reform-john-tsang-tells-city

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