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Hong Kong Cardinal Arrested In Occupy Central Protest

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion

Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, 82, surrendered to police during an Occupy Central protest in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The cardinal joined Occ...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Police Move In On Volatile Protest Site | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.29.2014 | World

Hong Kong police have begun clearing barricades and making arrests around the most volatile site in the city’s ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations....

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 ...

Journalists Manhandled In Hong Kong

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.27.2014 | Media

Three journalists were manhandled with varying degrees of severity amid the ongoing "Occupy Central" movement in Hong Kong, Reuters reported on Saturd...

The Exclusive Election Body At Heart Of Hong Kong's Protests

AP | JACK CHANG and KELVIN CHAN | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide...

Hong Kong Protesters Set For The Long Haul At Self-Sustaining Village

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

By Farah Master HONG KONG, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters have created a self-sustaining village within a month of taking the...

Hong Kong's 'Alternative' Revolution: Facebook, House News, and Passion Times

Amy Wu | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Amy Wu

The young people in Hong Kong can consider looking towards the bright side. The media landscape has been expanded and extended to allow for more voices due to the power of the Internet and social media. Hopeful indeed.

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 Police Swoop In To Remove Protest Barricades In Dawn Raid

AP | SYLVIA HUI and KELVIN CHAN | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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...

Hong Kong Riot Move On Pro-Democracy Protesters

AP | KELVIN CHAN and SYLVIA HUI | Posted 12.14.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers drove protesters from an underpass in the dead of night in the worst violence since the stree...

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.

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...

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.

Hundreds Tear Down Protesters' Barricades In Hong Kong

Reuters | Donny Kwok and Farah Master | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

* Pro-democracy protesters say clashes co-ordinated * Anti-protest groups vow to return * Police restore uneasy calm ...

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 h...

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.

Between Students in Hong Kong and Taipei, a Conversation and Shared Trajectory

Lorand Laskai | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Lorand Laskai

Together, students in Taiwan and Hong Kong have crafted their own brand of social activism, marked by a spirit of benign civic awareness and displays of exceeding politeness or orderliness, which has managed to jolt the greater publics into action.

Legacy Of Tiananmen Square Looms Over Hong Kong Protests

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH and LOUISE WATT | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party ha...

Hong Kong Protests Shrink After Tumultuous Week

AP | SYLVIA HUI and JOANNA CHIU | Posted 12.06.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — The students whose calls for democratic reforms sparked the most dramatic challenge to authorities since Hong Kong returned to Chin...

Can GOP Modernize? 'Yes' Since Boomers Economically Insecure, 'No' Due to Rush/FOX Poison

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Frum-Alter disagree on two big topics: is Obama's ISIS strategy of "containment" capable of driving the group back? Can Republicans come back by developing economic solutions for anxious middle-class boomers and by being culturally tolerant? How do either when right-wing media dumbs base down?

Hong Kong Protesters Make Apparent Concessions To Authorities

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH and WENDY TANG | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied ...

Taiwan Warily Eyes Battle of Wills Between Beijing and Hong Kong

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

In Hong Kong, they may be protesting with umbrellas, but in Taiwan earlier this year, it was sunflowers. Hong Kong's protesters know as well as PRC policymakers that Taiwan is still watching very closely, and Beijing's wrong-footed response in Hong Kong today could halt Ma's push for greater Taiwanese cooperation.

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

Michael Shank | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

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.