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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Kamikaze letters at centre of world heritage status bid

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:32am by Andrea Chen

    ... constituted world heritage, South Korea's Arirang TV reported. The China News Service wrote on its official blog that if such an application was possible, Japan would soon look for a listing ... centre of world heritage status bid A Japanese city wants its wartime archive of hundreds of letters and documents left by kamikaze pilots to be included in a United Nations list of important ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1421680/kamikaze-letters-centre-world-heritage-status-bid
  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping rules out Western-style political reform for China

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by Angela Meng

    ... anniversary of the National People's Congress, Xi said China must have a unified leadership to ensure the country's development would not be diverted. Xi said cadres must "adhere ... the question of his political direction vexed China analysts. Many were optimistic after the son of late reformist leader Xi Zhongxun chose Shenzhen, the symbol of China's open-door policy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586307/xi-jinping-rules-out-western-style-political-reform-china
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Hongkongers say lawmakers should veto Beijing's electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... by Beijing, a poll commissioned by the South China Morning Post found. This compared with 39 per cent who said the legislature should approve the reform plan, and 13 per cent who said they did ... that reform should go ahead under Beijing's framework. Of the average 39 per cent backing reform, 80 per cent were "pro-China" and 48 per cent said they were moderates or neutrals. Just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592694/48-cent-hongkongers-poll-back-veto-beijings-reform-plan
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's pan-democrats face a steep climb to universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Joyce Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... with China. It's destined to be a long, hard fight." The National People's Congress Standing Committee's decision on August 31 to impose tough rules on the city's first ... a lawmaker with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. "The Communist Party is indeed the republic," he says, meaning the People's Republic of China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592497/hong-kongs-pan-democrats-face-steep-climb-universal-suffrage
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Last time they let Albert Ho run …why not in 2017?'

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... be rendered meaningless if no pan-democrat were nominated to run. "It all depends on whether they really love China and love Hong Kong," he said on Saturday. "But … which one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592569/last-time-they-let-albert-ho-run-why-not-2017
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing official in Hong Kong hits back at US diplomats' comments on 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 01:09pm by Tony Cheung

    ... framework for selecting candidates. Jiang told the South China Morning Pos t that while she was not aware that political reform came up at the meeting, "the ministry's stance on foreign concern about political reform in Hong Kong is that the matter is entirely the city's internal affair … and a matter within the scope of China's sovereignty". Jiang, formerly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589303/senior-beijing-official-hong-kong-hits-back-us-diplomats-comments
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com U.N. to focus on universal suffrage The United Nations Human Rights Committee is to look into universal suffrage in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post has learnt. The international body – which monitors civil and political rights across the world – will meet as the local government launches a second round of consultation based on a restrictive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588892/un-committee-look-universal-suffrage-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... country has given so much to the world and we can continue to do so as a confident, capable and complete country. Born in Scotland, I have an inherent pride in my roots. I also take pride in the fact that many inventions that shaped the modern world- the television, telephone and Penicillin among them- were the brainchilds of my countrymen. These are buttressed by an ill-defined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591953/british-consulate-wont-be-joining-hong-kong-scots-toast-referendum
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scholarism activist Joshua Wong vows to fight on as he begins university studies

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Tony Cheung

    ... said. "When the whole world tells you that [our idea of] universal suffrage is impossible … We will still strive to realise this dream." Such is the passion behind Wong's pledge ... to abandon the introduction of national education as a compulsory subject in schools. "[Even] when the whole world told me that national education could not be shelved, I fought on," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591176/student-activist-vows-fight
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland academic

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:35pm by Tony Cheung

    ... “legal” approach to a mainland-style “political” approach. “In a unitary state such as China, the ties between the central and local administrations are usually … regulated through politics,” Zhang said in an article submitted to the South China Morning Post on Thursday. “[Yet] Beijing uses the Basic Law to govern its relationship with Hong Kong. This is an obvious example ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590820/beijing-could-rein-hong-kong-if-occupy-central-goes-ahead-says

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