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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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by politics

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, ALICE WOODHOUSE, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung, Alice Woodhouse, Jennifer Ngo and Amy Nip Separate protests mark a split society Rancour and division after a month of political turmoil crystallised last night as thousands of pro- and anti-Occupy Central protesters gathered on opposite sides of Victoria Harbour to vent their frustrations. The gatherings- one at the newly dubbed "Umbrella ...

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    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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘No foreign forces behind Hong Kong protests’, says Legco president Jasper Tsang

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 06:43pm

    ... protests, contradicting claims by the city’s leader and Beijing. Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said he did not believe foreigners were a driving force behind a month of rallies and roadblocks calling for full democracy in the city “I can’t see it happening,” he said in an interview with Cable TV. “Unless you treat foreign diplomats expressing concerns as an intervention by external forces. ...

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    Camera-shy former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang joins CY Leung at event

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:11pm by Alan yu and fanny fung

    ... the subject of an investigation by the city’s anti-corruption body. The Independent Commission Against Corruption received complaints in February 2012 that Tsang had received inappropriate favours ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Selina Chow warns pro-establishment politicians over voters' support

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 11:11pm by Gary Cheung, peter so and joyce ng

    ... to resolve the political impasse over Beijing's strict rules for the 2017 chief executive election that has left parts of the city paralysed by demonstrators, a pan-democrat lawmaker said the city's No 2 official had agreed to consider meeting members of the camp. Alan Leong Kah-kit, convenor of a weekly "lunch box meeting" of 23 pan-democratic lawmakers, said they had asked ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central records must be preserved, archive group argues

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:13am by Vivienne Chow

    ... seize the chance to preserve records of the "umbrella movement" before they vanish, as they hold great importance for not just the city but also people around the world, a concern group says. Both Occupy Central supporters and detractors had a role to play in starting as soon as possible to keep records of the democracy campaign, as the city had no archive law requiring ...




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