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Your Clothes Are Still Made In China But Now They Are Wearables

April Rudin | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
April Rudin

Just like any other trip, I fretted a bit over what to pack, what to wear? After all, Hong Kong is a fashion mecca, shopping destination and everyone is wearing the latest trends. What was everyone wearing this season in Hong Kong? Wearable technology, that's what.

Hong Kong's Leader Tells Residents To Be More Like Sheep

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

HONG KONG, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung said on Wednesday residents of the Chinese-controlled city should be more like sheep after...

China Seizes Toilet Paper Bearing Face Of Hong Kong's Leader

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have seized about 8,000 rolls of toilet paper and another 20,000 packages of tissues containing unflatt...

Hong Kong Police Arrest 12 Democracy Protesters

AP | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 12 protesters blocking several roads as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to a site they had occupied ...

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 Protesters Vow 'We'll Be Back' As Government Cracks Down

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

* Officials sweep in to clear main protest site on 75th day * Mood defiant as students pack up tents and depart * Protes...

Hong Kong Protesters Vow 'We'll Be Back' As Police Move In

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

By James Pomfret and Donny Kwok HONG KONG, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities prepared on Thursday to clear part of the city's m...

Thousands Gather At Hong Kong Protest Camp On Eve Of Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

By Donny Kwok and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Over 10,000 protesters massed at a major pro-democracy protest...

Hong Kong Police To Shut Down Protest Camp On Thursday

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Police warned Hong Kong pro-democracy activists that they have until Thursday to leave a sprawling protest camp which has blocked t...

Hong Kong Teen Protest Leader Ends Hunger Strike

AP | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — A prominent teenage leader of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests ended his hunger strike Saturday after 4 1/2 days at his doctor's ...

Hong Kong Student Leaders Consider Leaving Protest Camp

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders said Thursday they're considering retreating from protest sites on city streets after more than two month...

Hong Kong Protest Leaders To Surrender To Police

AP | Posted 02.01.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Three founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement called Tuesday for an end to street demonstrations to prevent more vio...

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 ...

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...

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 Protesters Will Vote On Whether To Stay In Streets

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters' response to government proposals ...

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.

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...

Hong Kong Protesters Retake Streets

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

By James Pomfret and Elzio Barreto HONG KONG, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Violent clashes erupted early on Sunday in a Hong Kong protest ho...

Fresh Clashes In Hong Kong

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

By Donny Kwok and Yimou Lee HONG KONG, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists recaptured parts of a core protest zone early on Saturd...

Chasing Chinese Dream(s)

Laura-Marie Töpfer | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
Laura-Marie Töpfer

Hong Kong and Beijing can only solve the current gridlock together. But Beijing's wider ambitions for a 'great revival of the Chinese nation' may stand in the way.

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 Protesters Dig In For Long Haul

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

(Adds details of festive atmosphere and HK official quote) By Elzio Barreto and James Pomfret HONG KONG, Oct 11 (Reuters...

Hong Kong Protesters Regroup

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

By Donny Kwok and Diana Chan HONG KONG, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters regrouped in central Hong Kong on Friday to push their demand fo...

Would America's Founding Fathers Consider Hong Kong's Election Plan Democratic?

Stephen Macedo | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Stephen Macedo

No matter how wide the franchise and how hotly contested the election, if the eligible candidates are vetted on an undemocratic basis then the election is not democratic.