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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam's holiday angers students

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Peter So

    ... Johnson Yeung Ching-yin said his group was still looking for an alternative starting point after the department ruled out Victoria Park in Causeway Bay due to National Day celebrations. Yeung ... not enhance the legitimacy of the government, it added, and the city's core values would be eroded if its leaders were chosen by Beijing. "We already have nothing to lose," the group ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    More than 800 take part in anti-Occupy run, while march draws thousands

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Patsy Moy

    ... but it was well below the 10,000 figure organisers had hoped for. The anti-Occupy Central supporters ran from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Road, Central. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy, ... to express their political views peacefully. Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, said the city was a peaceful community and therefore any political ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    March against Occupy had a mainland flavour

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... in restaurants before setting off from nearby Victoria Park. But under the gruelling sun, some abandoned their mission to oppose Occupy just 500 metres into the march, near Sogo department store. One ... to seek greater democracy via "peace and love". The protest showed the deep divide over how to go about political reform, including picking the city's next leader in 2017, with many ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police say anti-Occupy Central turnout was higher than July 1 march

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 11:36pm by NG KANG-CHUNG, JEFFIE LAM, Nectar Gan

    ... Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Garden in Central. Police said about 111,000 people took part, compared with its estimate of roughly 98,600 for the pro-democracy march on July 1. ... seen streaming into Victoria Park, reportedly bringing people from across the border. Starry Lee Wai-king, an executive councillor and lawmaker from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hundreds join anti-Occupy Central run ahead of march

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Hong Kong this morning to oppose the upcoming Occupy Central campaign- well below the 10,000 figure organisers had hoped for. The anti-Occupy Central supporters ran from Victoria Park ... and a spokesman for the alliance, predicted a turnout of 120,000 people. They will gather in Victoria Park this afternoon and head for Chater Garden in Central- the route of the annual July ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police commissioner refuses to reveal whether he signed anti-Occupy petition

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:19am by Ng Kang-chung and Samuel Chan

    ... march, the city's police commissioner says. "Police officers are also Hong Kong citizens and they have the same civil rights as other citizens," said Andy Tsang Wai-hung. "So, ... Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Garden in Central, according to the alliance. Alliance spokesman Robert Chow Yung said two teams of researchers from the University of Hong Kong, led by Dr ...




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