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  1. HK can learn from Irish who voted in referendum to end 'citizenship tourism'

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to reports on the influx of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong's private and public hospitals, and the resulting pressure on the health-care and education system. ... immigrant who was due to be deported from Wales but was advised to go and give birth in Ireland. As a result, as a mother of an Irish citizen, she was then allowed to live in any EU state, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991306/hk-can-learn-irish-who-voted-referendum-end-citizenship-tourism
  2. Tunisians vote in free election

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of corruption and human rights violations, Tunisians are now free to choose who they want to lead their country. Who? Who are their leaders? The results are not formal yet, but it seems ... into five countries: Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Mauritania. Why? Why is the vote important? Tunisia is the country where the first revolution of the so-called Arab Spring was sparked. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983005/tunisians-vote-free-election
  3. Get ready for results

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong YP cadet Emily Ting On Friday, the results of the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam will be released. In anticipation of the big day, the Hong Kong Education ... on preparing for results day. Teachers and counsellors from the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters and the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society will also answer live questions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006948/get-ready-results
  4. Valuable vote

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching The Hong Kong administration is going to great lengths to prevent a repeat of what happened last year, when five legislators resigned in an attempt to hold a 'de facto referendum'. In fact, the government is going further; it wants t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976392/valuable-vote
  5. Vote-buying scandal a timely reminder

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the Legislative Council in 2020. However, the number of new but failed democracies throughout the world reminds us that making a success of democracy requires far more than just allowing people to vote ... both negative and positive messages. On the negative side, it was a reminder that even a relatively corruption-free city such as Hong Kong is susceptible to the threat of vote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966010/vote-buying-scandal-timely-reminder
  6. Letters

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Absentee voters I will be doing business in China tomorrow, so I cannot vote in the district council elections. Even if I were in Hong Kong on this Sunday, I might need to work in a district away from my home. Then still I could not vote. I want to vote, but obstacles are in the way. This is undemocratic. There is no mechanism in Hong Kong for absentee or special votes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435496/letters
  7. Ugly rumours rejected in beauty contest row

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There was no voting session, and the host simply announced the results at the end. But Tong Qingwen, spokeswoman for the pageant, said the results of the pageant were 'impartial and fair'. 'The ... and that the result was not based on their decisions. 'We are also disappointed in the three who were crowned, and personally I don't think they represent the women of Chongqing well,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006906/ugly-rumours-rejected-beauty-contest-row
  8. Seeing cheap votes in an Armenian 'genocide'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... of them in battle, in freezing weather or from starvation and disease. The Democrat-dominated committee, sending the bill for a vote by the full House, has embarrassed the US government. It needs ... the Turks are Muslims; the political brains on the committee see votes in righteously defending Christians while offending Muslims. House Democrats have no qualms about undermining the policies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612439/seeing-cheap-votes-armenian-genocide
  9. Pentagon blunder on 'independence' vote

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung A Pentagon statement that identified Taiwan's UN membership referendum as a vote on independence had the island panicked for 48 hours until the US admitted yesterday ... it showed the US believed the UN membership referendum was a vote on Taiwan independence. Taiwan's Foreign Ministry sought clarification from the US and was told the author of the statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/614641/pentagon-blunder-independence-vote
  10. Silent majority

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... politically. This explains the result of the various elections in Hong Kong since the 1990s. Of the approximately two million registered voters, only 30 per cent are active, the 70 per cent is the silent majority, who generally do not bother to vote. The 30 per cent is roughly divided into 10 per cent 'pro-China', and 20 per cent 'anti-China' or the Democrats. Lately, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442758/silent-majority

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