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Hong Kong Sets The Stage For Confrontation With Beijing-Backed Election Plan

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government unveiled election reform proposals Wednesday, setting the stage for another round of confrontation with pro-...

Thousands March For Democracy In Hong Kong

AP | Posted 02.01.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong's streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests la...

Kenny G Clears The Air On 'Misinterpreted' Photo

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Though he may not be the platinum-album powerhouse he once was in this country, iconic jazz musician and noted hair pioneer Kenny G has found a rabid ...

The New Lion Rock Spirit -- How a Banner on a Hillside Redefined the Hong Kong Dream

Yuen Chan | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
Yuen Chan

The occupy phase of the Umbrella Movement may be over for now, but the banners are likely to keep appearing. Wherever they turn up, their power derives from the original banner on Lion Rock.

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 Protester: 'This Is Not The End'

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

HONG KONG, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities arrested several pro-democracy activists on Monday as they cleared the last of three protest sit...

10 Lessons From the Hong Kong Protests

Han Zhu | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
Han Zhu

SHANGHAI -- The "umbrella revolution" has come to an end. Post-occupied Hong Kong braces for an uncertain future. While pessimists predict nothing but doom and gloom, optimists, with good reason, believe that valuable lessons could be drawn from the "Occupy Central" fiasco and Hong Kong could come out stronger.

Hong Kong Dismantles Pro-Democracy Protest Camp

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2015 | World

By James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong workers cleared large parts of the main pro...

Hong Kong's Summer of Love and the Umbrella Generation

Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Matt Sheehan

As city police slowly shrink protesters' turf, the people of Hong Kong and democracy voyeurs around the world are taking stock and asking: what happened here? After all the celebration, chaos, and court orders, has anything actually changed?

Hong Kong Democracy Protest Leaders Surrender To Police

Reuters | Posted 02.01.2015 | World

By Clare Jim and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement surrendered to police on ...

Hong Kong Warns Protesters Not To Return

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

* Police with batons, pepper spray charge protesters * Government HQ shut temporarily * Hong Kong says tolerant police w...

Hong Kong Protesters Clash With Police Near Government Headquarters

Reuters | Clare Baldwin and James Pomfret | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

* Police with batons, pepper spray charge protesters * Government HQ shut temporarily * Hong Kong says tolerant police w...

Hong Kong Riot Police Clear Protest Site, Arrest Student Leaders

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

By Farah Master and James Pomfret HONG KONG, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites...

Hong Kong Student Leaders Arrested As Police Move On Protest Site

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

By Farah Master HONG KONG, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of th...

Hong Kong Authorities Move To Clear Out Protest Site

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a ...

Hong Kong Activists Try To Storm Legislature

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Tensions spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as a small group of activists clashed with ...

Democracy Protests Divide Hong Kong

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan and Jill Mao | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Depending on whom you ask, the ongoing pro-democracy occupation of Hong Kong streets is either a beautiful expression of the deepest wish...

China Rebuffs U.N. Call For Hong Kong Political Reform

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) - China rebuffed a U.N. call for full political rights for Hong Kong on Friday, saying that an international covenant on s...

Matt Sheehan

The Genesis Of The Umbrella Movement | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Born into a haze of teargas, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has been a four-week roller coaster ride replete with joyous celebration, anti...

The Aftermath of Hong Kong Protests: How We Can Do More Than Just Stand Around

Erin Mazursky | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Erin Mazursky

While they appear to be randomized blips on a map, this growing trend of unrest is actually a part of an ever-connected global movement for truly people-powered, open societies that, if successful, can shift not just geopolitics but our fundamental ability to achieve human rights, development, equality, and prosperity in every community around the world.

Misled Democracy Could Jeopardize Hong Kong's Future

Zhang Weiwei | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Zhang Weiwei

The natural evolution of Western democratic societies could be summed up this way: The first step is to develop the economy and the educational system. The second step is the establishment of a general culture for the citizens and the rule of law. The last step is democratization. If the above order is out of place, a society has to pay a severely heavy price.

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Protesters March After Leader Says Democracy Gives Poor Too Much Power | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.22.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Representatives from trade unions, women's groups and left-leaning political parties marched on the house of Hong Kong’s Chief Executiv...

Matt Sheehan

The Art of the Umbrella Movement | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Born of political frustrations, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has blossomed into a vibrant exhibition of the artistry and inventiveness o...

No Breakthrough In Hong Kong Talks

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | World

By James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Thousands of Hong Kong protesters listened raptly from the streets on Tuesday as s...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Protesters See 'No Hope' In Negotiations | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy protests are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations with representatives of the city go...