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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung puts student talks back on table but insists Beijing won't back down

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 11:10pm by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng, Samuel Chan and Tony Cheung

    ... the outcome of the talks, Leung said it would be "hard to argue" that the central government was not aware of the protesters' demands. The government's renewed effort to engage ...

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    Violent clashes in Mong Kok cast doubt on government's plans to break Occupy impasse

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 01:54am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Riot police back in action as clearance of Mong Kok barriers riles crowd; government seeks a bridge from Beijing's ruling to students' demands Renewed clashes amid bid to break impasse Violent clashes between demonstrators and riot police erupted in Mong Kok last night, casting doubt over what the government said were fresh moves to start talks ...

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    Nine more sit-in activists refuse to renew bail

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Nine more sit-in activists refuse to renew bail Nine more protesters arrested in a sit-in at Chater Road were released unconditionally yesterday after they refused to renew their bail when reporting to police. It came after 11 activists who took part in the Central sit-in were released on Thursday. Of the 511 activists arrested, 25 were required ...

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    Democracy protesters arrested at Chater Road sit-in will refuse to renew their bail

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:46pm by JOYCE NG AND JESSIE LAU

    ... a lawmaker- will refuse to renew their bail today and tomorrow. They are calling on police to prosecute them or let them go. "We will refuse to renew bail as we believe our act on July ... arrested, 25 were released on bail- with 18 now refusing to renew it. They are due to report to police today and tomorrow. The rest received warnings. Chow said he believed police would constrain ...

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    Democracy protesters arrested during Chater Road sit-in are unconditionally released

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:53pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com 11 arrested at sit-in refuse to renew bail Another nine protesters were during the Chater Road sit-in were released unconditionally today as they refused to renew their bail at the police station. The nine protesters, including lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung and Democratic Party district councillor Au Nok-hin, were released half an hour after entering ...

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    'Clock's ticking' for talks on 2017 election, says Catholic diocese of Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Clock's ticking for talks on 2017: Catholic church The city's Catholic diocese has renewed its call for more "earnest dialogue" between officials and political parties amid heightening debate over how Hong Kong should achieve universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive election. The diocese said the move was needed as tension had ...

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    Democratic Party faces dilemma over call for compromise on 2017 poll

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... reform? While the party is broadly in favour of the petition's objectives, some members fear cooperation will open it up to renewed attacks from hardliners in the pan-democratic camp- who ...

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    Government linked Legco clash with Occupy Central to denigrate movement, says activist

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... still insists on getting Legco's Finance Committee to approve funding of the [preliminary works today] … We can't help but wonder what its motive is." In the past, many urban renewal and new-town projects required forced evictions, with ordinary residents making the sacrifices, Cathy Chan said. The name of her group, founded in April, roughly translates as Land ...

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    Law Society president criticised for attacking Bar's election stance

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society president attacks Bar's election stance The Law Society president has come in for renewed criticism after urging his fellows to deplore the Bar Association for calling on the government to accommodate the idea of public nomination in the next chief executive poll. In an e-mail to the Law Society council, Ambrose Lam San-keung said ...

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    Sit-in participants endure arrests, little sleep for their cause

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao, Ada Lee, Fanny W.Y. Fung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... remained. Many renewed their resolve to take part in a planned blockade of Central as a last resort to force the Hong Kong government to offer a satisfactory plan for universal suffrage in the 2017 ...




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