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  1. Villagers lobby Beijing over vote fraud claims

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... opponents in April as well as buying and stealing votes in an election for the village committee held between March and June. Mr Zeng, a former deputy director of Sanlitun, alleged Mr Liang bribed the election committee, counted some votes in his favour twice, spent more than 80,000 yuan buying the votes of some villagers and prevented more than 120 opponents from casting their ballots. Mr Zeng ...

  2. Badaling Great Wall voted top tourist spot

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The Badaling section of the Great Wall has been voted China's top tourist spot, but the inland provinces of Shaanxi, Xinjiang and Jiangxi have the most number of sites ... beginning at the end of last year, to find out which attractions were the most appealing to international visitors. About 28,000 votes were cast through the newspapers, 213,000 via mobile phone text ...

  3. Result 'reflects desire for democracy'

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... if the chief executive and central government continued to drag their heels on universal suffrage. Democratic Party chairman Lee Wing-tat said while it was unlikely the election result would prompt ... its grips on the pace of democratisation because Sunday's vote showed that middle-class voters were dissatisfied. 'But what we think logical might not be the case for Beijing,' ...

  4. Leung almost home as pledges roll in

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that all 147 members will treasure the party's advice when they vote.' The party hoped to avoid an inconclusive election result, in which no candidate wins the minimum 601 votes, he said. ... Tanna Chong and Emily Tsang Leung Chun-ying will probably secure at least the minimum 601 votes he needs to win the chief executive election tomorrow. The ranks of his backers continued ...

  5. We still don't know who to vote for

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... But members of the 1,193-strong Election Committee- tasked to select a chief executive- who want to vote in line with Beijing's preference said they remained uncertain on who to vote for among ... that Beijing could give a clearer message of its preference so that we could vote for that candidate accordingly.' The Chinese medicine sector, with 30 members, is dominated by pro-Beijing ...

  6. Mixed blessing

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... editors changed his column was felt by many- so many, in fact, that it contributed significantly to the 55per cent of blank votes cast in the mock poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme. More than 220,000 people made the effort to cast votes that didn't count, but that, ironically, counts for a lot politically. Compound that with the alleged ...

  7. Cagey on his age, Hu's voting card is invalid

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and 'one-tenth'. It is also an abbreviation for the word 'adult'. A Communist Party official in Guangdong who had already voted in his own district election said that strictly speaking, Hu's ... the country with... everyone having the right and obligation to vote,' he said. 'But obviously they do not take the show seriously.' Voters must specify their age to make their votes ...

  8. Crisis the result of Beijing's failure to vet the candidates

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei If there is one thing certain about the political storm hitting Hong Kong and reverberating in Beijing, it is that very few people would have expected this to happen even a few weeks ago. The so-called 'small circle' election to ch ...

  9. It takes two

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a real contest between Tang and Leung would split the loyalist vote, resulting in possible victory for a likely third candidate from the democracy camp. That is a phoney argument. The way ... The selection itself doesn't concern you. You have no vote. Only 1,200 members of an election committee have that right. That's why I call it a selection, not an election. You can't vote ...

  10. Strong results from big mainland developers

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com The leading property developers on the mainland delivered strong performances last year, despite austerity measures aimed at cooling down home prices, according to an industry study just released. The study, conducted by ...




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