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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Egyptian crisis may spur China leaders to tighten grip on power

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL, Teddy Ng

    ... Party leaders view the latest upheaval in the Middle East as a vindication of their policy of gradual reform and opening up to maintain stability As demonstrations and street clashes again rock Egypt, many in China are watching closely to see what that wi ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's white paper: writing on the wall back in 2004

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Gary Cheung and Tony Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Tony Cheung Writing on the wall for Hong Kong a decade ago The writing was already on the wall when Xiao Weiyun, who helped draft the Basic Law, delivered a speech ... system and run their own affairs. The mainland professor went on to say Beijing had the power to decide on the development of the city's political system. His words were not taken seriously ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... for Hong Kong based on risks from Occupy Central. "To say the Occupy Central protest would bring devastating consequences to the city is far-fetched," the Wall Street Journal quoted ... in the city's chief executive election in 2017, saying that the British prime minister and US president are not selected that way. "I have worked for many years in Britain and the US. To my ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Blueprint for 2017 chief executive election to be published in October

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Joyce Ng

    ... the government's stance in an article for The Wall Street Journal. "Many sceptics say or believe that the 2017 electoral arrangements are final. They have therefore adopted a 'now or never' ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police vague about whether anti-Occupy Central officers breached code

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... operation in future," he said. Preparation for any major disruption of public order would have no effect on police manpower in the rest of the city, as the force had a "very effective ... showed. But the detection rate, at 41.4 per cent, was also the lowest in 10 years. Police said technology crimes, in which both victims and suspects were usually not in the city, were hard ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... that the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement might inflict damage on the city's economy like that caused by the political protests in Thailand. "When the red shirts and yellow shirts were ... from visiting. It could also affect retailers, restaurants, transport, money changers and the city's competitiveness, he said. Traffic problems could spread to Kowloon and the New ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying defends decision to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Chief executive denies his decision will put pressure on the city's 160,000 civil servants to also sign, but critics are not convinced C.Y. defends ... the city. At least 28 political appointees, including Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, have either signed or said they would sign the petition "at a suitable time". Secretary ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Robert Chow Yung: There is another voice in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Robert Chow Yung, the man behind the anti-Occupy Central campaign, says he isn't being political; he just wants harmony for Hong Kong 'There is another voice in this city' For those unfamiliar with Robert Chow Yung, it may be hard to imagine someone so soft-spoken as the leader of an aggressive campaign against the planned Occupy ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Concern group calls on Hong Kong to oppose candidate screening in 2017 election

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung and Ada Lee

    ... Jeffie Lam, Gary Cheung and Ada Lee Former lawmakers and professionals push city to oppose screening in 2017 election rules Activists call for no candidate screening A group of liberal-minded professionals has urged the Hong Kong government to press Beijing not to impose a rigid candidate screening framework for the 2017 chief executive election. Making their plea yesterday, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Little political consensus on how a party finance law might work

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM, SARAH KARACS

    ... and courted more donations with a singing performance at a fundraising event for the group. The city's biggest pro-Beijing party raised a record HK$63.8 million that night, but did not reveal ...




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