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http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2018267/legco-vote-result-insightful-beijing-ahead-hong-kong-chief

The results of the recent Legislative Council elections will allow mainland authorities to better understand Hongkongers’ dissatisfaction towards the government but might have little bearing on who the city’s next chief executive would be, the vice-president of a top Beijing think tank said.

Lau Siu-kai of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau studies believed the rise of radical localists showed there were more voters unhappy with Chief ExecutiveLeung Chun-ying than were upset by the pro-democracy camp.

But he said it was difficult to speculate whether the result would dim Leung’s chances of leading the city for another term.

“When it comes to considering the next chief executive, the central government has a lot to consider,” Lai said on an RTHK radio programme on Saturday morning. “The election result would be a reference point and allow the central government to understand Hongkongers’ sentiments.”

“But in recent years, it seems the Chinese central government is more actively defending its core values, such as its sovereignty,” he continued. “When it comes to electing the CE in Hong Kong, the Chinese central government might put the nation’s interests first, before those of Hong Kong.”

Lau disagreed with Leung’s earlier comments that voters would not support lawmakers who had used filibustering tactics and that candidates against Leung’s re-election had failed.

Rather, he said the support given to six successful localist candidates showed that voters wanted more radical people in Legco as they were not pleased with the government.

“First, more young people came out to vote,” Lau said. “Second, the middle class is becoming more radicalised.”

He said the traditional pro-democracy camp did not lose support, citing the success of the Civic Party and Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, People Power revealed Saturday its chairwoman Erica Yuen Mi-ming had stepped down as party leader. Yuen conceded the party’s Legco results were poor and said she had not effectively promoted its agenda.

Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, the party’s sole lawmaker, will serve as acting chairman until it elects a new leader next month.

Additional reporting by Owen Fung

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comment by lostapwbm 3 points an hour ago

 

The failure of men to speak out about male violence against women and girls renders us all complicit.

For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GodWYMYN.

The other more compelling argument is that we live in a society where men dominate every pillar of power, from parliament to the economy to the media.

As one female became head of government in Britain and another seeks to become head of state in America.

Now pull the other leg.

No wonder women end up disproportionately affected by policies such as cuts to social security.

Why are females disproportionately on the dole?

“Why is he doing this? It’s not how fathers should behave.”

Because mommy likes fucking men who like whipping ass.

There are so many practical demands that men should support. In a country in which one to two women are killed each week by a current or former partner, 17% of refuges have been shut since the Tories re-entered government six years ago. Cuts that threaten women’s lives must be reversed.

Pick a better class of dicks than “men who like beating females.”

The Fawcett Society is calling for male violence against women to be treated as a hate crime – an approach now adopted by Nottinghamshire police.

Unless “female violence against men” is treated as a “hate crime,” no thanks.

Men have to be sensitive about their role, of course. As Bartlett puts it, the approach cannot be “as though women haven’t been talking about it for decades, or as though men have something new to say”. Smethers argues it should be “in alliance with women, and on women’s terms”.

So women want to be helped, but want to be picky about the manner in which they are helped and who does it. If they are about to fall to their deaths and Green Lantern shows up, their logic is, “no thanks, the color green ‘triggers’ me. I’ll wait for Superman.”

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https://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/komeito-party-head-yamaguchi-secures-5th-term-until-2018

 

TOKYO —

Natsuo Yamaguchi, head of the Komeito party, which forms a ruling coalition with the Liberal Democratic Party, on Friday secured a fifth two-year term as party leader that lasts until September 2018.

Yamaguchi, 64, was the sole person to file his candidacy the same day for a party leadership contest, and his tenure renewal is expected to be formally approved at a party convention on Sept. 17.

In his new term as party head Yamaguchi will face the issue of how his party, backed by the major lay-Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai, should approach discussions over a possible amendment to Japan’s Constitution.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eager to revise the supreme law, which he and likeminded lawmakers see as imposed on the Japanese people during the U.S.-led postwar occupation. The ultimate goal of his party, the LDP, is considered to be the revision of war-renouncing Article 9. Some Komeito members, however, have expressed reluctance to touch the provision.

Yamaguchi first assumed the top party post in 2009, when his predecessor Akihiro Ota stepped down after losing his lower house seat in an election. He has since won every party leadership contest unopposed.

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