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Hong Kong Police Use Pepper Spray During Chaotic Shopping Protest

AP | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used pepper spray Sunday to break up scuffles between protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers a...

Chinese Leaders Reiterate Support For Hong Kong's Embattled Chief Executive

AP | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders underscored their support for Hong Kong's unpopular leader as he visited Beijing on Friday in the wake of pro-democra...

Hong Kong Activists Denied Permit To Go To Beijing

AP | HELENE FRANCHINEAU and ANNIE HO | Posted 01.15.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Three Hong Kong students who have led protests for greater democracy in the former British colony were denied in their attempt Satu...

Pro-Democracy Protesters Clash With Hong Kong Police

AP | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong early Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks as pressure grow...

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Government Is

Gladys Li | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Gladys Li

As we know, there are many businesses set up by mainland interests in Hong Kong. They just have to appoint a dummy who is a Hong Kong permanent resident to go and vote on their behalf for the representative of their choice.

China May Punish Hong Kong Over Protests, Ex-Central Bank Chief Warns

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

By Clare Jim HONG KONG, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A member of China's central bank's advisory body warned on Wednesday that Beijing wi...

Hong Kong's Unique Opportunity to Forge a Middle Way

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

In its structure of combining selection and election, the emergent Hong Kong system is a kind of middle way between democratic consent and the idea of meritocratic guidance. In fact, the mechanism proposed to choose a chief executive is not so different from the Electoral College designed by American democracy's Founding Fathers. The idea, spelled out in Federalist Paper #68, was to "refine and enlarge the public views by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens." But there needs to be a proper balance not yet achieved in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Chief Ready To Start Talks With Protest Leaders

AP | By SYLVIA HUI and KELVIN CHAN | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Riot police cleared an offshoot Hong Kong pro-democracy protest zone in a dawn raid on Friday, taking down barricades, tents and ca...

Hundreds Of Hong Kong Police Tear Down Protest Barricades

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2014 | World

HONG KONG, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Hong Kong police, some carrying chainsaws, removed barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters near gov...

What Did Chinese Premier Li Really Try to Say About Occupy Central?

George Chen | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
George Chen

For the first time since the outbreak of the Occupy Central movement last month, Premier Li Keqiang has offered some clues on how Beijing wants to see the pro-democracy protests brought to an end, signaling Beijing's reluctance to directly get involved in Hong Kong's worst political crisis in decades.

Hong Kong's 'Silent Majority' Critical Of Protests

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 10.08.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — When Beijing cracked down on student protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989, Bobby Yim was among many in Hong Kong who sympathized ...

Hong Kong Protests At Crossroads

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

By Diana Chan and John Ruwitch HONG KONG, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong agreed with the city's government late on Tuesday...

This Is Why Hong Kong Looks So Different From The Rest Of China

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

The incredible scenes from Hong Kong this week have highlighted just how different the region is from mainland China. In open defiance of Beijing,...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Students Battle Exhaustion To Continue Protests | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Thousands of protesters rallied for more democratic freedoms in Hong Kong on Wednesday, a national holiday marking the birth of communist...

How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan and Jill Mao | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief exec...

Matt Sheehan

Students Own The Streets Of Hong Kong | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- The streets of central Hong Kong remained firmly in the hands of youth on Monday as the city lurched through a full day of democracy prot...

Beijing Election Plan for Hong Kong Will Be Genuinely Competitive

Lawrence J. Lau | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Lawrence J. Lau

Looking beyond 2017, one of the ways in which the composition of the Nominating Committee may change gradually is when more and more of its ex-officio members, for example, the members of the LegCo and the district councils, are elected by universal suffrage.

Taiwan President: Taiwanese People Are Watching Hong Kong Closely

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

TAIPEI, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has said the Taiwanese people are paying close attention to the events in Hong Kong and hope...

Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas To Clear Protesters

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 11.28.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police used tear gas Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters wh...

Hong Kong Is Not Just 'Another Chinese City'

George Chen | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
George Chen

Given the porous nature of communication between Hong Kong and the mainland, freedom granted to Hong Kong people to elect candidates not vetted by Beijing would have a subversive effect on China. Yet, frustrating Hong Kong people's aspirations by denying them the universal suffrage China promised may not bring the peace and stability that everybody desires.

The Issue in Hong Kong Is Not Autonomy from Beijing, but Growing Economic Inequality

Han Zhu | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Han Zhu

Those who are now waving the Union Jack to accuse Beijing of interfering in Hong Kong's freedom are not rational in their comparison of the degree of autonomy before and after the handover from the British 17 years ago.

Hundreds Of Thousands March For Democracy In Hong Kong

Reuters | James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

* More than 510,000 march through city, organizers say * Police say rally reached 98,600 people at its peak * China deno...

Hong Kong Braces For Mass Protest Against Beijing Control

Reuters | James Pomfret | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

By James Pomfret HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) - Hong Kong is bracing for its largest protest in more than a decade after near...

10 Great Getaways Within The World's Busiest Cities

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

Cities have everything -- great people, great food, great public transportation -- the list goes on and on. But sometimes they don't have the one thin...

Across the Border (Again)

Amy Wu | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Amy Wu

Shenzhen is sexy and semi-appealing. I never thought I'd say this. Fifteen years ago I crossed the border and instantly wanted to turn around. Turn the clock forward and I could barely recognize the city.