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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Veterans of Israel's elite Unit 8200 denounce its conscientious objectors

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:58pm by AFP

    ... said they would no longer take part in its "injustices" against millions of Palestinians. The open letter, sent to Israel's political and military leadership last week, was one ... by the US National Security Agency- was used by civilian intelligence agencies to coerce Palestinians uninvolved in militant activity, and urged other members of the intelligence corps "to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593294/veterans-israels-elite-unit-8200-denounce-its-conscientious-objectors
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US to revive annual report to Congress on Hong Kong politics

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com US revives HK report to Congress after plea The United States looks set to reintroduce annual reports to Congress on political developments in Hong Kong ... after their two-week visit to the US and Canada. US Vice-President Joe Biden was among the senior officials the pair met, with Lee calling for more international concern over Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481406/us-revives-hong-kong-report-congress-after-plea-martin-lee
  3. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Britain moves to defuse tensions with Beijing over Hong Kong’s political reform

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:26pm

    ... Statement makes no mention of 1984 joint declaration, which stipulated that Hong Kong should enjoy extensive autonomy under the "one country, two systems" principle The British government on Thursday said it welcomed Beijing's assurances th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585414/british-goverment-welcomes-assurances-beijing-over-hong-kongs
  4. Comment - Letters

    NPC proposal marks the start of political reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... NPC proposal marks the start of political reform in Hong Kong I refer to the framework for political reform in Hong Kong announced by the Standing Committee of the National People's ... of Hongkongers above the needs of the mainland. I fail to understand why they seem willing to give up this golden opportunity to move political reform in Hong Kong forward. If there is no political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1586271/npc-proposal-marks-start-political-reform-hong-kong
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How the new SAT test will instil US values into impressionable young Chinese minds

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:59pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says the SAT's new focus on US civil liberties has the potential to remould the mindset of a whole generation of young Chinese Free thinking By now, most people know that the SAT, the test for US university admissions, is changing. There will be a longer essay and a new scoring system. What they don't know is that the new test, with its heavy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576794/how-new-sat-test-will-instil-us-values-impressionable-young-chinese-minds
  6. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    CY Leung’s office hits back at Hong Kong’s ex-governor Chris Patten over political reform

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:36pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com The Chief Executive’s Office has hit back at former governor Chris Patten’s comments on Beijing’s reform plan, after Beijing loyalist Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai criticised Patten for looking at Hong Kong from a “pre-handover viewpoint”. On Tuesday, Patten said the UK had a continuing “moral and political obligation to ensure that China respects its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585041/todays-hong-kong-different-rita-fan-hits-back-ex-governor-chris
  7. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 15, 2014

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 07:27am

    ... the country’s political elite. China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome |Source: Los Angeles Times Beijing's Meteorological Bureau said it would spend US$3.2 million on weather ... allow visitors to submit their paperwork for a UK visa at the same time and in the place as for a Schengen visa. Malaysia risks enraging China by inviting US spy flights |Source: New York Times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1592899/posts-daily-china-news-round-september-15-2014
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is Beijing's political reform proposal acceptable or not? Let the people speak

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:11pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the government should show it is guided by public opinion by including a referendum of sorts in the next phase of consultation Is Beijing's political ... in the legislature have pledged to vote against it en masse. Should that happen, the city will be trapped in a political stalemate for at least another decade. There is so much at stake that the best way out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1585110/beijings-political-reform-proposal-acceptable-or-not-let-people-speak
  9. News - Hong Kong - scholarism

    Hong Kong's youngest activists draw inspiration from political liberalism

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:47am by Erin Hale

    ... as justification, but unlike their counterparts in the West, who might quote left-wing thinkers like Noam Chomsky and Slavoj Zizek, these students openly admire John Rawls, a postwar American political philosopher most famous for writings on political liberalism and justice.  “All philosophy students in Hong Kong... are largely influenced by this kind of [Rawlsian] idea, how we can make a better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555279/unlike-world-peers-hong-kongs-young-activists-are-inspired-american
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Zhang says some people could be 'brainwashed' on political reform

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by Tony Cheung

    ... in the city could be "brainwashed" by pan-democratic bodies or the Apple Daily in the debate about political reform. Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central government's liaison office, ... be my first reaction after the decision was made?" Zhang said, referring to the national legislature's recent decision on the city's political reform. His following cryptic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584750/zhang-says-some-people-could-be-brainwashed-political-reform

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