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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chinese newspaper accuses United States of backing Hong Kong separatists

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... crossed swords again over political reform in Hong Kong after a Communist Party mouthpiece accused the United States of taking advantage of the issue to push for the city's independence. Without directly commenting on the accusations, a spokesman for the US State Department said yesterday it supported democracy for Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law and the aspirations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540601/chinese-newspaper-accuses-united-states-backing-hong-kong-separatists
  2. 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

    ... Such debates over how to regulate campaign finances are hardly confined to Hong Kong. Donations to political parties in the United States became a hotly debated subject in 2010, when the Supreme Court ... to the party. The debate over the so-called party law dates back to 2001, when Michael Suen Ming-yeung, then secretary for constitutional affairs, said the administration was studying the feasibility ...

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

    HKU constitutional expert urges pragmatism on political reform

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com HKU academic Yash Ghai has helped write constitutions around the world and says pragmatism is needed to make democracy a reality here Public nomination 'not essential' A University of Hong Kong academic who has helped troubled states create democratic constitutions has called for pragmatism over the city's political reform. Professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454341/hku-constitutional-expert-urges-pragmatism-political-reform
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Unconstitutional' for Legco to stay as it is

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

    ... At yesterday's meeting of Legco's constitutional affairs panel, lawmaker Frederick Fung Kin-kee said: "Leaving the legislative election system intact goes against the Basic Law." Article 68 of the Basic Law states the system to form Legco be decided in light of the "actual situation" in Hong Kong and in accordance with the principle of "gradual and orderly ...

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

    Hong Kong's 2017 election is not the end of reform, hints NPC's Zhang Dejiang

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:42am by Gary Cheung, Ng Kang-chung and Joyce Ng

    ... of constitutional development have also been using the same argument to lobby moderate pan-democrats to compromise on reform. The government has to win the support of at least five pan-democrats to secure ... there were some pan-democrats who could be regarded as "loving the country and Hong Kong". The state leader reportedly dismissed concerns about the Occupy Central movement, which plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557128/npcs-zhang-dejiang-hints-2017-election-not-end-reform
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Concern group calls on Hong Kong to oppose candidate screening in 2017 election

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung and Ada Lee

    ... eight members of the Concern Group for Public Opinion on Constitutional Development said strict rules would worsen divisions in society over the political reforms. The group is worried ... contenders to get support from as many as half the members of the nominating committee. The professionals made their plea in a meeting with the government's task force on constitutional reform, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559289/concern-group-calls-hong-kong-oppose-candidate-screening-2017
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UK lawmakers may visit Hong Kong as part of inquiry into Joint Declaration

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Parliamentary inquiry into Sino-British Joint Declaration looking at pace of political and constitutional reform amid Beijing's asserting control U.K. ... and constitutional reform as Hong Kong moves towards universal suffrage. The lawmakers will review the implementation of the Basic Law, Hong Kong's mini-constitution, and the joint declaration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557786/uk-lawmakers-may-visit-hong-kong-part-inquiry-joint-declaration
  8. News - World - POLITICS

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

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

    ... and chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Dermer is the Israeli ambassador to the United States. All six of the recommendations that Walsh listed at the end of his paper are taken nearly ... and a year before he became Montana's adjutant general, overseeing the state's National Guard and Department of Military Affairs. The paper includes a series of unattributed passages taken ...

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

    Beijing's reform guidelines may set out definition of 'democratic', candidate numbers

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:03pm by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... mini-constitution. The National People's Congress Standing Committee is expected to give the green light to political reform but reject calls for Hong Kong voters to be allowed to nominate candidates ... Law states that when electing the chief executive by universal suffrage, candidates shall be nominated by a committee "in accordance with democratic procedures". But it does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555559/hong-kong-cannot-have-free-elections-because-it-not-independent-james
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco committee to decide if Jimmy Lai's donations to pan-democrats warrant inquiry

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Joyce Ng

    ... a week. It came a day after five Federation of Trade Unions lawmakers filed a complaint to Legco demanding an inquiry into whether five pan-democrats' alleged non-disclosure constituted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558402/legco-committee-decide-if-jimmy-lais-donations-pan-democrats-warrant

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