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A sham that demands attention

HONG KONG (SE): The Justice and Peace Commission is urging people to be concerned and take an interest in the selection of the next chief executive, who is set to be chosen from a running pack of three by an elite, small circle Election Committee made up of only 1,194 people on March 26.

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Call to withdraw judicial reviews

HONG KONG (SE): The Justice and Peace Commission issued a joint statement along with other Christian groups, urging the chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, to withdraw the judicial reviews he filed on December 2 against four members of the Legislative Council (LegCo).

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Beijing fuels dissent

HONG KONG (UCAN): The disqualification of election candidates judged by returning officers to be pro-independence and consequently not able to uphold the Basic Law, seems to indicate a tightening on political freedom by Beijing.

Jackie Hung Ling Ling-yu, from the Justice and Peace Commission, said this is not the first time that the government has interfered with the election process.

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Calls for reform hit wall of security around visiting Beijing official

Hong Kong (UCAN): Even as Zhang Dejiang, chairperson of the standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress, arrived on May 17 for a three-day visit to Hong Kong, advocates called on the government in Beijing to keep its fingers out of local affairs and to restart the political reform process.

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A call for non-violent resistance

HONG KONG (SE): The Church must display non-violent resistance towards the unjust policies of the government of Hong Kong as a witness to the power public opinion can have in society, as it can serve as a wakeup call to the sleeping consciences of those who normally sit on the sidelines of social issues.

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