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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Keqiang warns of urbanisation risks in first speech as premier

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Pushing villagers into cities could cause loss of arable land and create urban poverty Premier Li Keqiang has warned of the hidden risks of an "unprecedented" urbanisation push in the world's most populous nation, saying the relocation of millions of rural residents to cities would take a long time. Addressing his first news conference as premier yesterday, at the end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1193244/li-keqiang-warns-urbanisation-risks-first-speech-premier
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Four men jump into Victoria Harbour in protest against Occupy Central movement

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 02:17pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... demonstrated their opposition to the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement yesterday with some civil disobedience of their own- jumping off the pier at Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower into Victoria Harbour. The men held a press briefing lamenting Occupy Central before defying a police warning not to go ahead with their stunt. Watch: Four men jump to the Victoria Harbour in protest against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542935/four-men-jump-victoria-harbour-protest-against-occupty-central
  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping must make government credible, then reform it

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Public expectations high for systems overhaul, but many still doubtful new leader will deliver New Communist Party leader Xi Jinping faces mounting calls to overhaul the nation's economic and political systems - and public expectations are high. But ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1084991/xi-jinping-must-make-government-credible-then-reform-it
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Local governments' issuing of bonds on agenda for party's fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Party leaders expected to draw up guidelines on fiscal reforms including the issuance of bonds Plenum to discuss local government debt and budgets One ... publicly. A check by the National Audit Office in 2010 found seven out of 13 cities had misused 210 million yuan in land sales revenue to make up for shortages elsewhere. Four cities illegally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1619584/local-governments-issuing-bonds-agenda-partys-fourth-plenum
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Have National Day rally the next day, officials suggest; organisers demur

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Peter So, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... for electoral reform in the city after refusing to allow marchers to set off from Victoria Park: hold it the next day instead. Leaders of the Civil Human Rights Front immediately rejected the idea ... involve a fresh application for approval. The Front- which also organises the annual July 1 march- had applied to use the central lawn of Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to gather ahead of the march ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597019/have-national-day-rally-next-day-officials-suggest-organisers-demur
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    You're tearing us apart, former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa tells protesters

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... the city's first chief executive after its return to China has warned. Tung Chee-hwa, now a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, met the media for the first ... locations in the heart of the city, as it retained confidence in the abilities of local police. He also voiced backing for Leung Chun-ying, saying the embattled chief executive had done nothing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624095/youre-tearing-us-apart-tung-tells-protesters
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy students call for pan-democrats' resignation to trigger referendum

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:52am by FANNY FUNG

    ... legislators had agreed so far, including League of Social Democrats chairman Leung Kwok-hung. The city will hold Legislative Council elections in 2016 and the chief executive election in 2017, ... all citizens could participate. That year, five legislators from the Civic Party and League of Social Democrats resigned from each of the city’s five geographical constituencies, prompting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624281/occupy-students-propose-resignation-pan-democrat-lawmakers-trigger
  8. 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

    ... Kong's political reform. The remarks came with protests against Beijing's restrictive framework for the 2017 election for the city's chief executive well into their fourth week. ... that Beijing wants to reiterate the importance of handling the relationship between the central government and Hong Kong and the city's political reforms in accordance with law- both the Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623271/china-wont-budge-hong-kong-poll-decision-plenum-statement-shows
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Liberal Party leader James Tien calls on CY Leung to resign

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:32pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... an option the central government has ruled out.  Tam Yiu-chung, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, the largest pro-Beijing party in the city, said he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623832/liberal-party-leader-james-tien-calls-cy-leung-resign
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy protests must end- but Beijing won't use force, says ex-HK leader Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:58pm by Gary Cheung and Fanny W.Y. Fung

    ... says Tung Beijing will not use military force to disperse Occupy Central protesters as it is confident the Hong Kong police force can handle the situation, the city's first chief executive says. The protesters ought to go home nevertheless, Tung Chee-hwa said, as their action had dealt a blow to the city's economy, livelihoods and rule of law, and had torn the community ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623704/former-hong-kong-leader-tung-chee-hwa-urges-end-occupy-protests

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