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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president plans fact-finding trip to US to study think tanks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... Jeffie Lam, Gary Cheung and Joyce Ng Legco boss plans fact-finding trip to US Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing is planning a fact-finding trip to the US over the summer to study the experiences of high-powered think tanks before attempting to form one in Hong Kong. Tsang told the South China Morning Post that he planned to visit the Brookings Institution, Heritage ...

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    Hongkongers losing faith that city is stable, democratic and free: study

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Peter So

    ... of growing discord over plans for a democratic election for chief executive in 2017. Almost 800,000 people voted in June in an unofficial vote by the Occupy Central movement on models for the 2017 poll. But Occupy's plan to block streets in the business hub if the government fails to allow a genuine range of candidates in 2017 has provoked ire. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy ...

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    Pan-democrats vow to fight 'more stringent than expected' NPC 2017 poll plan

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:58pm by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung, Peter So and Joyce Ng

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing, Gary Cheung, Peter So and Joyce Ng Pan-dems vow to fight NPC poll plan The central government moved a step closer to a showdown with pan-democrats yesterday after ... government's reform proposal if it contained the same restrictions when it comes before the Legislative Council. Some also pledged to join the Occupy Central movement, which plans to mobilise 10,000 ...

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    History will judge those who veto reform, former Beijing official says

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Gary Cheung

    ... at the 2017 election. Pan-democrats have indicated they will vote against any such plan in the Legislative Council, leaving it without a two-thirds majority. Failing to achieve universal suffrage ... Kong and Macau Studies. Those who vetoed it "should shoulder the historical responsibility". On whether those who did so would, like other enemies of Beijing, be dubbed "sinners ...

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    Pan-democrats vow to veto any 'unfair' reform plan

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Peter So, Joyce Ng

    ... 'unfair' reform plan Twenty-six of the city's 27 pan-democrat lawmakers have vowed to veto any reform proposal for the 2017 chief executive election that does not meet international standards ... of promising to vote as a group- meaning that even if the plan is deemed to meet international standards, lawmakers may still not support it if it fell short of their own expectations. In order ...

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    Huge police presence for Sunday rally after NPC decision on 2017 poll

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Clifford Lo and Joyce Ng

    ... Clifford Lo and Joyce Ng More than 7,000 specially trained officers ready for planned Sunday rally by about 1,000 people after NPC lays down law on 2017 poll Huge police presence ... according to a police source. Occupy Central plans to hold a rally at Tamar Park, outside the central government offices, from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday- hours after the Standing Committee ...

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    Beijing warns it will not tolerate 'foreign meddling' in city's election

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

    ... suffrage. Under a draft plan to go before the committee on Sunday for a vote, only two to three candidates would be able to run in the 2017 chief executive election, and they would need the support ...

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    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

    ... Peter So and Tony Cheung in Beijing Four moderates, seen as targets of government lobbying, vow to vote against 2017 plan in Legco Key pan-dems say no to NPC reform draft The political reform proposal hammered out in Beijing looks all but certain to be vetoed as four key pan-democrats promised to vote "No" if it is put to the Legislative Council in its current form. ...

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    Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:51pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to those arrested, he added. Occupy supporters plan to stage a sit-in on Central streets if the official plan for the 2017 election does not give voters a genuine choice between candidates. Student ...

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    Democrats may challenge plan to fence off Tamar HQ

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung

    ... would study more government documents to support a possible judicial review application. The government on Thursday announced a plan to build a three-metre-high fence outside its headquarters ... Joyce Ng and Tony Cheung Party says meeting records show 'Civic Square' meant to be open to the public 24 hours a day Democrats may challenge plan to fence off Tamar HQ ...




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