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China May Be Using Smartphone Apps To Spy On Protesters

AP | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm says. ...

We Should Be Protesting, Too

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

This week, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned out to protest China's plan for bringing democracy to that city. Rather than letting voters pick the candidates that get to run for chief executive, Beijing wants the candidates selected by a 1,200 person "nominating committee." Critics charge the committee will be "dominated by a pro-Beijing business and political elite." Hong Kong's students have started that struggle -- for them, there. But their ideals are ours too, as is the flaw in the system they attack. We should be demanding the reform for which they are now fighting: an unbiased election, at every important stage.

China Tells Foreign Countries Not To Meddle In Hong Kong

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

By Lesley Wroughton and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to ...

Christians Show Support For Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion

People of faith were among the thousands staking out spaces at the front lines of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday. Catholic, Met...

New Hong Kong

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Here's What You Need To Know About Hong Kong's Historic Protests

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordt | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

Crowds in Hong Kong turned out in unprecedented numbers for another round of massive pro-democracy rallies on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, China's Nat...

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Students Battle Exhaustion To Continue Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Thousands of protesters rallied for more democratic freedoms in Hong Kong on Wednesday, a national holiday marking the birth of communist...

Hong Kong Holds Huge Protests On China's National Day

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

By Donny Kwok and Irene Jay Liu HONG KONG, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets o...

Insane Video Shows Hong Kong Police Spraying Protester Directly In The Face

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

Protests in Hong Kong intensified on Wednesday, as pro-democracy advocates demanded action on National China Day. Meanwhile, a video emerged of a ...

Taiwan Declares Support For Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems...

How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan and Jill Mao | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief exec...

Protesters Heckle Hong Kong Leader On National Day

AP | JOANNA CHIU and KELVIN CHAN | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government...

Hong Kong Protests Near Potential Flashpoint

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

* 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 09.30.2014 | World
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 09.30.2014 | World
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 09.30.2014 | World
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 | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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.

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Academics Say Receiving Death Threats

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

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

Hong Kong Leader Rejects Students' Demands

AP | By JOANNA CHIU and KELVIN CHAN | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government...

Hong Kong Protesters Set Deadline For Gov't To Meet Demands For Reform

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

LOUISE WATT, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government ...

Matt Sheehan

Students Own The Streets Of Hong Kong

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

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 | World

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 10.01.2014 | World

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

Hopper.com | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

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.

China Faces Tricky Balance In Hong Kong's Protests

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. Beijing cannot crack down...