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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...

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.

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

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 hotspo...

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...

Hong Kong Democracy

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


China Blocks BBC Website As Hong Kong Clashes Escalate

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media

As clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police in Hong Kong intensify this week, the Chinese government has reportedly blocked the website of ...

Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

Roselyn Hsueh | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Roselyn Hsueh

With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.

Matt Sheehan

The Weird World Of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement In 9 Photos | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Free speech, free live music and free reign of the streets. Ever since Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement" took over large swaths of the city...

The Future of Hong Kong's Freedom?

Benjamin Powell | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Benjamin Powell

Whether Hong Kong's democratic freedom protests are an overall movement for liberty depends crucially on what is expected out of Beijing in the future.

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.

Matt Sheehan

Protesters Clash In Hong Kong's Battle Of The Barricades | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Groups opposing the ongoing occupation of Hong Kong's key roads dismantled barricades on Monday and clashed with pro-democracy protesters...

The Kids Are More Than All Right

Susan D. Blum | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Susan D. Blum

Courage and commitment can emerge from people with brave back stories, or out of a spark of indignation. This can occur at any age.

Police Tear Down Hong Kong Protesters' Barricades

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

HONG KONG, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Hong Kong police began on Monday to remove barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters who have occupied several si...

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...

The Fight Against Beijing You Probably Never Heard About

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

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...

Destroying Dictatorships and Wagging the Dragon: On Umbrellas, Sunflowers, and Beijing's Chance to Change

Jack Healey | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

The Umbrella Revolution isn't over nor is it resolved, but rather only just beginning and gathering strength for the next opportunity. Beijing has no reason to celebrate a problem resolved, even as it refuses to choose a path toward democracy and rights.

Hong Kong: The Future of People Power?

John Feffer | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
John Feffer

If as a result Hong Kong can democratize its institutions and equalize its economic success, the city can point the way for the country as a whole.

Hong Kong Government Calls Off Talks With Student Protest Leaders

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

By James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin HONG KONG, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Hong Kong called off talks with protesting students on Thursday, dealing a heavy bl...

The Umbrella Movement Belongs to Everyone Who Calls Hong Kong Home

Aneri Shah | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Aneri Shah

The ongoing pro-democracy protests mark a new era for Hong Kong, one where locals, expatriates and those of us in between are uniting to fight for a greater cause.

Matt Sheehan

Diabetic On Hunger Strike For Democracy In Hong Kong: We're Here 'To Occupy People's Hearts' | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

HONG KONG –- Protests in Hong Kong’s Admiralty neighborhood have been a boisterously youthful affair, often giving the feeling of an extended slee...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Talks Back On | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong government leaders and student organizers of the massive pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of the Asian hub for ...

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...