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Health chief to visit Beijing

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man will attend the signing ceremony for a co-operation agreement between the Food & Health Bureau and the Ministry of Agriculture on veterinary matters in Beijing tomorrow.   Dr Ko will return to Hong Kong tomorrow night. Full News here – news.gov.hk – News Ticker

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FS to attend Beijing forum

Financial Secretary John Tsang will attend the Fourth Economic & Financial Forum in Beijing on April 25.   He will also meet officials from the Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office, the Ministry of Finance, and the National Development & Reform Commission.   He will return to Hong Kong later that day.   In his […]

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Chan hopes Beijing will judge merits of group’s electoral reform proposal

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang hopes Beijing will consider the merits of the electoral reform proposal she put forward before of her trip to the United States. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Pan-democrats’ talks in Shanghai only first step in reform debate with Beijing

Even before pan-democratic lawmakers flew to Shanghai on Friday, it was seen as a foregone conclusion that their talks with mainland officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs would do little to bridge the divide between the two sides. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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‘Patriotic’ pan–democrats can stand for CE in 2017, lawmakers quote Beijing officials as saying

Beijing had never ruled out the possibility that a pan-democrat could be classified as “patriotic” – and thus eligible to be put forward as a chief executive candidate in 2017, pro-establishment lawmakers quoted a Beijing official as saying in a meeting with about 50 lawm Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Is there a pan-democrat Beijing would allow to run?

The prospects for electoral reform do not look rosy, with Beijing and the pan-democratic camp at odds over the meaning of the simple phrase, “love the country, love Hong Kong”. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Why Beijing may not yet have made up its mind on electoral reform

Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has raised eyebrows across the political spectrum after he quoted an “authoritative central government official” as saying Beijing would let someone who was popular but not to its liking run for the 2017 chief executive Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Lost in translation? Beijing accuses Chris Patten of ‘reckless disregard for the truth’

Beijing’s Foreign Ministry representative in Hong Kong has accused Britain’s last governor of the city, Chris Patten, of a “reckless disregard for the truth” and “confusing black with white”. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Slip of tongue or not, Beijing will set the tone on reform

Does it matter whether it was a Freudian slip, a slip of the tongue, or if Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor really meant it when she said Basic Law experts had given the final word on political reforms? The truth is, however much we yell and shout, the central government will have the final […]

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Leung vows to ‘try his best’ to set up exclusive meeting between pan-democrats and Beijing officials

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has pledged to try his best to meet pan-democrats’ demand for an exclusive meeting with Beijing officials in Shanghai next month. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Electoral reform on the table at Shanghai meeting with top Beijing officials

Top Beijing officials on Hong Kong affairs will be discussing electoral reform with lawmakers in Shanghai, said Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Beijing ‘positive’ about restoring pan-democrats’ home-return permits

Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing says Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying raised issue with Beijing, but former Democratic Party lawmaker is unimpressed. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Beijing ‘will do everything’ to maintain Hong Kong’s economic might, Li vows

The mainland’s policies on Hong Kong remain steadfast, Premier Li Keqiang said as he vowed Beijing would “do everything” to help maintain the territory’s economic status. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Pan-democrats need strong leader like the late Szeto Wah, says Beijing loyalist

Tai Hay-lap, a core member of Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing’s so-called reform banquet initiative, has lamented the lack of a strong leader who could make tough decisions within the pan-democratic camp since the death of democracy stalwart Szeto Wah. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Key Apec meeting switched from Hong Kong to Beijing

Key Apec meeting switched from Hong Kong to Beijing The explanation did not stop politicians in Hong Kong from linking it to the Occupy Central movement. The protest group is urging people to block traffic in Central unless "genuine universal suffrage" is guaranteed for the 2017 chief executive election. Full News here – Read more […]

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