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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296275/zhu-rongji-lifts-lid-talks-cy-leung
  2. 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

    ... Territories. Pang was speaking at a press conference held by his chamber, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Hong Kong Industries, the Chinese Manufacturers' Association ... … occupying certain parts of Bangkok, tourism numbers began to drop quite quickly," General Chamber of Commerce chairman Pang Yiu-kai said. But the civil disobedience movement rejected comparison ...

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

    Moderate Hong Kong pan-democrats say no to Beijing's political reform draft

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:46pm by Peter So and Tony Cheung

    ... The Standing Committee will vote on the framework on Sunday. The Hong Kong government's proposed second round of public consultation later this year must conform to Beijing's framework. ... A law lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, Eric Cheung Tat-ming- one of 18 academics who called for public recommendation of chief executive candidates in the nomination process- said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581615/moderate-hong-kong-pan-democrats-say-no-beijings-political-reform
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing warns it ‘will not tolerate’ foreign interference in Hong Kong election

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:53pm by Peter So

    ... The foreign ministry has issued a tough warning against foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs ahead of Sunday's decision by Beijing on the city's electoral reform. In a report by Xinhua yesterday, a spokesman for the ministry's department of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Affairs said Beijing would not tolerate any attempt by foreign powers to interfere in the election in order ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581942/beijing-warns-it-will-not-tolerate-foreign-interference-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... of the white paper on Hong Kong, which many in the city have interpreted as a threat to judicial independence. Wang Zhenmin, a former member of the Basic Law Committee, said the white paper issued ... said: "Zhang does not respect our courts at all." Leong noted that the Court of Final Appeal ruled in a landmark right-of-abode case in 1999 that Hong Kong judges can continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581361/beijing-scholar-admits-error-and-omissions-white-paper-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's political reform debate casts NPC standing committee into spotlight

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

    ... People's Congress Standing Committee in Hong Kong's political reform has recently been cast back into the spotlight, as it deliberates the reform framework in a week-long meeting that opens ... the constitution and the Basic Law. It also provides its views on development plans when necessary. According to the Basic Law- Hong Kong's mini-constitution- the Standing Committee has the power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580437/hong-kongs-political-reform-debate-casts-npc-standing-committee
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms

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

    ... that will play a decisive role over whether Hong Kong will elect its new leader by one person, one vote for the first time in 2017. Apart from Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the city's sole representative ... will adopt a tough framework for reform in Hong Kong. A framework unacceptable to the city's pan-democrats may lead to large-scale civil disobedience, in the form of the Occupy Central campaign. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580484/npc-standing-committee-starts-meeting-hong-kong-reforms
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping was all for autonomy for Hong Kong, but not for elections

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Deng all for Hong Kong autonomy, but not elections On a 1993 visit to Hong Kong to promote her biography of her father, former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, Deng Rong said he had often hoped to visit the city when it reverted to Chinese rule in 1997. "My father told me he wanted to go to Hong Kong, even sitting in a wheelchair, if he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579590/deng-xiaoping-was-all-autonomy-hong-kong-not-elections
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Sweating and on the verge of tears: Chinese officials carry out self-criticism on TV

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Senior officials sweat over self-criticisms Senior officials revising their self-criticisms nearly 30 times, sweating and "almost in tears", confessing their mistakes and accusing others. Such meetings used to be closed-door sessions. But this time they were held in front of state TV cameras, and with president and party chairman Xi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1319552/senior-chinese-officials-face-mao-style-self-criticism-sessions
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:29pm by Keira Lu Huang, Emily Tsang

    ... Kong after its 1997 handover. But ahead of the 110th anniversary of his birth today, two of his daughters brought a fitting symbol to the city. "My father … read reports on Hong Kong every day in his later years," Deng Lin, his eldest daughter, said yesterday. "Although he couldn't make the trip, his wheelchair representing him has come to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578768/daughters-deng-xiaoping-who-was-born-110-years-ago-lead-tributes-hong

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