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Hong Kong Protests Near Potential Flashpoint

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2014 | Home

* Little sign of Hong Kong protests flagging * Nervousness around National Day flag-raising * Atmosphere on streets reso...

It Is in Beijing's Interest to Respect Its Commitment to Hong Kong

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.30.2014 | Home
Georges Ugeux

Historically, China has considered opposition as a form of crime of lese-majeste. The circumstances surrounding the Hong Kong recent opposition might be worth a better treatment than refusing a dialogue with the demonstrators.

Tiananmen Returns

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.30.2014 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

Despite the multitudes and the numerous digital screens shining in the Hong Kong night, memory persists in taking us back to one man. An individual who was returning from the market and decided that the treads of a tank were not going to crush his remaining civility. Twenty-five years later, reality is echoing his gesture.

I Watched Police in Hong Kong Open Fire on Civilians Who Were Protesting

Earl Deng | Posted 11.30.2014 | Home
Earl Deng

To our law enforcement officers: You pledged to serve and protect the people -- not to the governmental framework who oppresses the people. You have blindly followed your unconstitutional orders. Shame on you.

Why Hong Kong's #OccupyCentral Used Nonviolent Action as Tactic

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The Occupy Movement has returned and is resurrecting itself in Hong Kong. But in this case, the "occupying" is not associating itself with the Occupy Wall Street of recent years.

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Academics Say Receiving Death Threats

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2014 | Home

By Clare Baldwin and Anne Marie Roantree HONG KONG, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Some academics at the forefront of Hong Kong's fight for more ...

Matt Sheehan

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

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...

These Photos Of Hong Kong Show A Completely Different Side Of The Pro-Democracy Protests

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Home

Student protests in Hong Kong grew over the weekend into an enormous pro-democracy demonstration after police tried to forcibly disperse the protester...

These Are The Hong Kong Instagram Photos China Doesn't Want Its Citizens To See

Posted 10.06.2014 | Home

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have taken to social media to distribute photos and videos of the mass demonstrations that have tak...

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights From Los Angeles | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel

While in terms of total passenger traffic, LAX still sits somewhere in sixth or seventh place globally; it's always claimed the crown for the planet's busiest single origin and destination airport.

White House Shows Support For Aspirations Of Hong Kong People

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The White House is watching democracy protests in Hong Kong closely and supports the "aspirations of the Hong Kong p...

These Photos Showcase Stunning Geometry Of Hong Kong's Public Housing

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts

Hong Kong is among the most densely populated cities in the world, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the city's public housing structures. ...

Beijing Election Plan for Hong Kong Will Be Genuinely Competitive

Lawrence J. Lau | Posted 11.29.2014 | Home
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.

Video Captures Frantic Chaos At Hong Kong Protest

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.29.2014 | Home

A new video making the rounds on social media captured chaotic scenes in Hong Kong on Sunday, as security forces fired volleys of tear gas to disperse...

Beijing's Man in Hong Kong Should Resign After Crackdown on Protesters

George Chen | Posted 11.29.2014 | Home
George Chen

Last week, hundreds of students rallied outside Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's office and his Upper Albert Road residence in the central part of Hong Kong. Student leaders demanded a face-to-face dialogue with Leung. Leung chose to hide, earning him a new nickname as a "coward."

This Young Woman Explains What The Hong Kong Protests Are About

Posted 09.29.2014 | Home

As tensions between protesters and security forces in Hong Kong remained tense on Monday, one young demonstrator took to YouTube to tell the world wha...

Taiwan President: Taiwanese People Are Watching Hong Kong Closely

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Home

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...

Massive Pro-Democracy Protest Rages In Hong Kong

Reuters | By James Pomfret and Yimou Lee | Posted 09.29.2014 | Home

HONG KONG, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Riot police advanced on Hong Kong democracy protesters in the early hours of Monday, firing volleys of tear gas that se...

Instagram Reportedly Blocked In China Amid Hong Kong Protests

Reuters | By Ryan Vlastelica | Posted 11.29.2014 | Technology

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook Inc, has been blocked in China, a...

Hong Kong Protesters To Retreat Over Fears Of Rubber Bullets

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2014 | Home

Hong Kong pro-democracy students announce withdrawal from city center blockade due to speculation police will use rubber bullets. This is a develo...

Violent Protests In Hong Kong As Tens Of Thousands Flood Streets

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2014 | Home

By James Pomfret and Yimou Lee HONG KONG, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Violent clashes between Hong Kong riot police and students galvanized tens of thousan...

These Gorgeous Photos Of Hong Kong In The Fifties Will Make You Nostalgic For An Era Long Gone

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.01.2014 | Home

Photographer, actor and director Fan Ho began photographing Hong Kong as a student in the early 1950s. The dramatic black-and-white images he captured...

Hong Kong Is Not Just 'Another Chinese City'

George Chen | Posted 11.15.2014 | Home
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 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

8 Under-The-Radar Foodie Cities

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The lesser-known dining scenes below are ambitious and unconventional, they're buzzing with new and noteworthy chefs, and they're diverse and unexpected.