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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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tycoons' visit to capital reflects Beijing's desire for united front

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Comprehensive guest list is Beijing's way of bridging political divisions on reform Tycoons' visit shows desire for united front The comprehensive nature of the list of Hong Kong business leaders invited to Beijing underlines the central government's wish to forge a strong united front among the city's elite amid heated ...

  3. News - World - POLITICS

    United States Senate holds rare session over debt impasse

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 03:20pm by AFP

    ... remain united, Republicans have yet to coalesce behind a clear negotiating position," a Senate Democratic leadership aide said after the Saturday talks. Obama on Saturday made clear that he ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Supporters urge Occupy protesters to unite amid mixed messages over talks

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by Gary Cheung, Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng, Thomas Chan and Ernest Kao

    ... is 'no defence' Unite to break impasse, protesters are urged Pro-democracy groups were urged yesterday to form an alliance to better press their claims as a dispute threatened to derail ... earlier that Occupy Central leaders had suggested retreating from protest sites, but the idea was opposed by the federation. In an effort to put up a united front, the two groups said in a joint ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai defiant over 'state-level' cyberattacks

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by CANNIX YAU

    ... defiant over 'state-level' cyberattacks Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has been the victim of three cyberattacks since July that have resulted in thousands of sensitive emails being leaked to the media. Yet the Next Media boss says any attempt to beef up his internet security would be futile because the attacks were being carried out by "state-level" hackers. Lai, long deemed ...

  6. News - World - POLITICS

    No he can't: heckling, walkouts as Obama tries to rally Democrat vote

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:46am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Upper Marlboro, United States No he can't: voters walk out on Obama at rally US President Barack Obama marched on the campaign trail for the first time this year with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in the state of Maryland, but some in the crowd walked out as he spoke- underscoring his continuing unpopularity. With his approval levels ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Student, Occupy leaders announce vote on government’s reform proposals

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 11:26pm by TIMMY SUNG, Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng

    ... leaders, urged them to take seriously the government's offers to submit a report to the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office on sentiments expressed during the protests ... the United Nations Human Rights Committee is writing to the Hong Kong government urging it to protect "the right to stand for elections" in achieving universal and equal suffrage. ...

  8. News - World - POLITICS

    Spending on North Carolina Senate race looks set to top US$100 million

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... There is a US election winner, in the money stakes, at least. The Senate race in North Carolina is on track to be the most expensive congressional contest in United States history, likely to surpass ... and on-the-ground electioneering aimed at swaying an election. With two weeks to go before the November 4 vote, North Carolina, a state President Barack Obama barely won in 2008 and lost in 2012, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China won't budge on Hong Kong poll decision, plenum statement shows

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Andrea Chen

    ... signalled there was no chance Beijing would retract the decision. "The Basic Law clearly stated that the candidates need to be nominated by a nominating committee," Zhang said. Professor Dong Likun, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, a think tank under the State Council's Development Research Centre, said: "Retracting ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British lords back Hong Kong's policing methods

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:01pm by DANNY LEE

    ... to interference in the city's affairs. The United States raised concerns about police actions and urged a "swift, transparent and complete investigation" after videos emerged of police ...




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