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Striking students will rally outside government HQ later this month, say leaders

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Students from 11 colleges and universities will rally outside government headquarters in Admiralty during their strike later this month, student leaders announced on Monday, as they urged Hongkongers to stick together to bring democracy to the city. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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LIVE: Beijing officials explain controversial NPC decision on 2017 reform

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei will attend a briefing this morning to explain Beijing’s decision on the 2017 election of the chief executive. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Private Hong Kong doctors stay away from public subsidy scheme for hypertension patients

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Private doctors are unhappy with a scheme that subsidises some public-hospital patients for treatment at private clinics in an effort to ease demand in the understaffed public sector. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Bitter divide over Beijing’s blueprint for Hong Kong’s electoral reform

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Amid the gloom over prospects for democracy, some observers see little room to make the nominating committee that will choose two or three candidates for chief executive in 2017 more democratic than the election committee it replaces. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Chinese scholars praise National People’s Congress reform ruling; Hong Kong academics disagree

<!– google_ad_section_start –> While legal scholars in Beijing may argue that the framework laid down for Hong Kong’s constitutional future is reasonable, academics in Hong Kong feel otherwise, with one calling it a “very bad decision”. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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It’s an old problem … how will we fund a universal pension?

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The release of a long-awaited report on a pension scheme has briefly had Hong Kong talking about something other than political reform. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Moderates on both sides of political divide gripped by pessimism

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Political moderates met the news from Beijing with stony expressions and in some cases tears, when they learned that the 2017 chief executive election would be tightly controlled by Beijing. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China and Hong Kong poised for showdown over democracy

Hong Kong is poised for a showdown with China when the Chinese parliament meets later on Sunday, with the largely rubber-stamp body likely to snuff out hopes for a democratic breakthrough in the regional financial hub at elections due in 2017

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Beijing reform hinders Occupy movement

After protest organizers demand free elections for the region’s chief executive, China offers vote on vetted list of candidates

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Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

One officer pointed rifle at protesters, the other posted inappropriate messages on social media

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Broad City Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: The Poop Shoe

If someone poops in a shoe during a hurricane, does it make a sound? Aside from an Inception-style dream sequence at the beginning (Jeremy dreaming of Abbi dreaming of Ilana dreaming it all, at work, at 5 p.m.), this is our bottle episode, taking place entirely in Abbi’s apartment during … More »

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