BBC News 24
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customs and immigration can have a proper time in Parliament. We are talking about 40 years of lawmaking that has to be tidied up in just two years. The government assures people that in fact those ministers will not be making substantial changes with these new powers. Thank you very much. Hong Kong's new chief executive has been chosen
South China Morning Post
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Now that the final curtain has lifted, the citys new leader is Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. But she may not have the time or be in the mood to celebrate as it means an immediate start to a five-year term that is promising to be a rough ride for her. The irony is, both her victory and anticipated difficulties could all be the result of Beijings covert and overt support for her. For those who once actively advocated the ABC (Anyone but CY) campaign, especially the pan-...
The Sun Daily
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South China Morning Post
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Retired judge Woo Kwok-hing, who failed in his bid for the citys top job, was thankful for the 21 voters who backed him with their consciences even though his chances of becoming Hong Kongs chief executive had been slim from the beginning. Woo said he did not regret joining the race and hoped that his spirit of speaking the truth and never giving up would motivate and encourage other Hongkongers . He urged chief executive-elect Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to keep her...
Sky News
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Or she hints at new proposals to make internet giants take down hate videos quicker, including this new counter-terrorism sort of strategy. Interestingly, inside the paper, an executive director of the counter extreme project in the dork is saying it.
The Economic Times
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But Radhika never shared these details with me despite being my nominee. I feel deeply betrayed,“ says Aggarwal, presenting his side of the story. Both the cases have brought into focus the difficulty of running a business as a couple. While these two cases made news because the ventures were unicorns (startups valued at over $1billion), there have been other not-so-public falling outs. Bengaluru-based divorce advocate Revathy Rohira, who handles around 200 cases a year, says that in the past three to four years, she has seen a 30% rise in cases where couple-preneurs have decided to part ways. Investors say they are wary of all relatives, and not just couples. Mohan Kumar, executive director at Norwest Venture Partners, points out that any family problem will affect the company . “When relationships result in nepotism, it is a concern and we point it out.
The Iran Project
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Iran was a very important market for New Zealand in the 1980s. We were selling a quarter of our sheepmeat there before red tape and bureaucracy put a halt to the trade in the 1990s, he said. New Zealand updated its regulations for doing business with Iran in February last year after the removal of US-led sanctions against the country. Stuff.com further quoted Meat Industry Association chief executive Tim Ritchie as saying that the prospect of sheepmeat trade with Iran was positive because any new trade with countries would add to the competitiveness of the industry, hopefully boosting returns for product.
BBC News 24
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Hong Kong's new chief executive has been chosen. Carrie Lam, seen in the middle here, is believed to be Beijing's preferred candidate. She won in the first round of voting by a specially chosen committee. Pro-democracy activists had denounced the poll as a sham, arguing that everyone should have a vote
IBTimes
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Carrie Lam was Beijing's favourite and was widely tipped to the win the vote.
BBC News 24
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government want to be able to speed through other parts and they say those parts they do is speed through won't be substantial changes. Thank you. -- do speed through. Mark Lobel, our political correspondent. Hong Kong's new chief executive has been chosen. Carrie Lam, seen in the middle here, is believed to be Beijing's preferred candidate. She won in the first round of voting by a specially chosen committee
IBTimes
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Carrie Lam was Beijing's favourite and was widely tipped to the win the vote.
Sputnik International
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TIME - Global Spin
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In the first leadership change since Hong Kongs massive pro-democracy protests in late 2014, a 1,194-strong election committee comprising largely, but not completely, of business interests and pro-China elites did not return the contender most popular with the public as the territorys next leader. With 777 votes, Carrie Lam will be sworn in as Hong Kongs fourth Chief Executive on July 1, the 20th anniversary of the territorys handover from British sovereignty to China under a unique arrangement known as one country, two systems. Lam was the territorys No. 2 official under embattled incumbent Leung Chun-ying until she resigned in January to run for this position. She campaigned mainly on her much-touted strength as a capable longtime public administrator, having worked in the Hong Kong government ever since she graduated from college in 1980.
Voice Of America
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A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong’s next leader Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension. The majority of the China-ruled city’s 7.3 million people have no say in deciding their leader, who is chosen from among several candidates by a 1,200-personelection committeestacked with pro-Beijing and pro-establishment loyalists. Lam, who will become Hong Kong’s first female chief executive when she takes office July 1, won 777 votes compared with 365 for her closest rival, former financial secretary John Tsang, who polls show is more popular. A third candidate, retired judge Woo Kwok-hing, got 21 votes. Protesters scuffle with police Some scuffles broke out outside the voting center between protesters and a large contingent of police, who used metal barricades to keep the demonstrations well away.
South China Morning Post
an hour
The votes have been tallied, and Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has won by a landslide. But even as congratulatory cheers ring out for Hong Kongs first female chief executive, the citys next leader has little time to celebrate, given the plethora of problems she has inherited, ranging from a politically divided society to skyrocketing housing costs and widening income inequality. Lam, 59, won 777 votes from the 1,194-member Election Committee, made up of mostly Beijing-loyalists. The...
BBC News 24
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Hong Kong's new chief executive has been chosen. Carrie Lam, seen in the middle here, is believed to be Beijing's preferred candidate. She won in the first round of voting by a specially chosen committee. Pro-democracy activists had denounced the poll as a sham, arguing that everyone should have a vote. The taxi firm Uber has suspended its pilot programme for driverless cars after an early model of its self-driving car.
South China Morning Post
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Sky News
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would be getting lots of sandwiches. The chief executive came out after protests and said they will pay people £7 85 plus all the food you can eat. That is a result
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South China Morning Post
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Welcome to the South China Morning Posts live coverage of the chief executive election. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the front runner in the chief executive race, and rivals John Tsang Chun-wah and Woo Kwok-hing face their big day today when 1,194 members of the Election Committee get to pick the winner. It will be Hong Kongs sixth chief executive election since 1996. The first round of voting will start at 9am and close at 11am at the main polling station in the Hong Kong...
BBC News 24
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So barring any very last-minute scandal or very unexpected upset, she is expected to be announced Hong Kong's next chief executive in about two hours. Just tell us what public opinion is like when it comes.