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NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms

NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms But after a series of talks concluded last Friday with Beijing officials issuing warnings about the impact democracy might have on national security, it now appears unclear whether the Standing Committee will adopt a tough framework for reform in Hong … Full News here – Read […]

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Lantau committee visits development sites

Secretary for Development and Lantau Development Advisory Committee Chairman Paul Chan led a delegation of committee members to visit Lantau Island today.   In the morning, the delegation visited the neighbourhood of Kau Yi Chau and Hei Ling Chau by boat and inspected waters to the east of Lantau. They then visited Mui Wo to […]

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Hong Kong Basic Law Committee member urges middle path deal between different parties

Moderate pan-democrats and core government-friendly parties should strike a middle path on universal suffrage with a focus on how to design the procedure for nominating chief executive candidates in the 2017 race, a Basic Law Committee member says. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Scholars call for bigger nominating committee that would represent more voters

A nominating committee of up to 2,400 voters could pick candidates for chief executive in 2017, under a complex reform proposal from a group of economists and academics. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Welfare committee members named

Four people have been appointed to the Lump Sum Grant Steering Committee for a two-year term from April 22, the Labour & Welfare Bureau announced today.   They are Au Chor-kwan, Anna Chan, Chua Hoi-wai and Matthew Lee.   The committee was reconstituted in 2009 to monitor the implementation of the Lump Sum Grant Subvention […]

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Nomination committee discussion urged

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has urged the public to focus on issues related to the nomination committee, including its composition and nomination procedures.   Speaking to the media after attending a Basic Law seminar today, Mrs Lam reiterated that the power of nominating Chief Executive candidates rests with the nomination committee.   She said reform […]

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Lantau committee starts work

A new advisory committee to discuss development on Lantau Island held its first meeting today.   Members include representatives from the Government, tourism and logistics industries, lawmakers and professionals. At the meeting, they were briefed on the island’s current projects and Government plans. Some members give initial suggestions, which Secretary for Development Paul Chan said the […]

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Key housing committee warns over rent controls, building on country parks

The government-appointed committee tasked with long-term planning for housing development in Hong Kong has expressed reservations about introducing rent controls and regulations for “subdivided flats” – and advised against using country park land for building homes. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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New honours, JP committee set

The Government today announced it will form the Honours & Non-official Justices of the Peace Selection Committee.   The body will scrutinise nominations for honours and appointments as Non-official Justices of the Peace, and make recommendations to the Chief Executive.   It will replace the Honours Committee and the Non-official JPs Selection Committee, as their […]

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SJ explains nomination committee

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen says explanations about nomination procedures, as reported recently in the media, have only sought to explain that under Article 45, the power of nomination rests in the nominating committee.   Briefing reporters today, Mr Yuen refuted suggestions that such an explanation is like an ‘illegal structure’ on the Basic Law […]

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Beijing is right on nominating committee

Oh dear, let the tedium start. The public consultation on electoral reform has finally started. There will be lots of self-righteous and indignant claims and counter-claims over the next five months. But beyond that, Hong Kong really only has two broad choices. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Just two pan-democrats set to meet Basic Law Committee members

There may only be two pan-democratic lawmakers invited to meet top two members of the Basic Law Committee from Beijing visiting Hong Kong on Thursday, according to a Legco member. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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China’s state security committee shows Xi’s clout

BEIJING (AP) — China’s plan to create a new security committee demonstrates President Xi Jinping’s success in cementing his authority as Communist Party leader, analysts said Wednesday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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HK Mainland trade committee formed

The Consultative Committee on Economic & Trade Co-operation has been formed to advise the Government on economic and trade cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland, says Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam.Speaking to the media today, Mr Tam said the Chief Executive has appointed Jack So as its chairman for two years. […]

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First recycling committee meeting held

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam chaired the first meeting of the Steering Committee to Promote the Sustainable Development of the Recycling Industry today.   Members reviewed Hong Kong’s recycling operation and support measures by the Government. The difficulties faced by the recycling trade were also discussed.   The goal is to boost waste reduction at source […]

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