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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

    UK report on Hong Kong 'avoids embarrassing Beijing'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 08:50pm by Johnny Tam and Joyce Ng

    ... Johnny Tam and Joyce Ng UK report 'avoids embarrassing Beijing' Pan-democratic lawmakers have slammed Britain's twice-yearly report on Hong Kong as "weak" ... Kong's unique constitutional framework has worked well," British Foreign Secretary William Hague wrote in his 23-page report to the parliament on affairs in the former colony. Hague's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551331/hong-kong-needs-more-dialogue-reach-consensus-electoral-reform
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... Beijing is studying ways to soften the blow that its controversial white paper had on Hong Kong, sources close to the central government said. The sources said that while central government ... the tone and make it more palatable to the Hong Kong public. Mainland officials have held several rounds of "frank" discussions recently with pan-democrats to bridge the gaps between them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577992/beijing-seeks-ways-soften-blow-white-paper-had-hong-kong-says-sources
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong sending unprecedented 12 deputies to NPC committee meeting

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung and Peter So

    ... 12 local deputies to attend NPC reform talk An unprecedented number of Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress have been invited to sit in on next week's talks to set the framework for the city's political reform. Twelve Hong Kong representatives are expected to attend the NPC's Standing Committee meeting, which starts on Monday, compared with just two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577872/hong-kong-sending-unprecedented-12-deputies-npc-committee-meeting
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by 'orchestrated' responses

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CALVIN LIU, BRIAN YAP, Joyce Ng

    ... by 822 groups- most of which were not named. The city's biggest political party, the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, was responsible ... presenting a single, unified opinion. We should not take the results at face value," said Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, a University of Hong Kong demographics expert, who examined some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575617/consultation-dominated-bloc-responses
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Are you ready for Occupy Central? HKMA to check on Hong Kong's banks

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Authority to ensure core operations can continue if blockade of Central goes ahead HKMA to check banks are ready for Occupy The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is to check banks are sufficiently prepared for the disruption that would be caused if Occupy Central protesters blockade the business district. "There are many major banks in Hong Kong which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572443/are-you-ready-occupy-central-hkma-check-hong-kongs-banks
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief secretary loses 'most popular' status in Hong Kong University poll

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... has dived to its lowest since she took office in July 2012, according to a University of Hong Kong poll. Lam has also lost her long-held title as the most popular member in Chief Executive ... will be disliked." A spokesman for Lam said she would do her best to accomplish her work on political reforms. Lam took over the post as the No 2 official of the Hong Kong government in July 2012. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572318/chief-secretary-loses-most-popular-status-hong-kong-university-poll

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