Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hong Kong's embattled leader called Tuesday for an immediate end to street demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands and paralysed the city, but protesters refused to move until Beijing grants the financial hub genuine democracy.
The ranks of Hong Kong democracy protesters who have paralyzed parts of the city swelled into their tens of thousands Monday, digging in for another night of confrontation with police in their campaign for free elections.
China has published a book of President Xi Jinping's remarks, state media reported Monday, as his profile in the country's carefully scripted press eclipses all recent leaders except Mao Zedong.
Protesters armed with little more than parasols and determination have brought central Hong Kong to a standstill with their demands for full democracy, in a movement that has been dubbed the “umbrella revolution.”
China on Monday hailed the one-year anniversary of its first free-trade zone (FTZ), but foreign companies expressed disappointment over the pace of pledged reforms as they await real business opportunities.
U.S. technology giant Microsoft on Monday launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the government lifted a 14-year ban.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thousands of defiant Hong Kong protesters stood their ground on Monday after facing tear gas and riot police in overnight clashes, paralysing parts of the city with their campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.
Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill Sunday, a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the city for days.
Just a few years ago barely anyone had heard of wines from Ningxia in China, but today the region is producing some of the country's best vintages and it doesn't plan on stopping there.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Police on Saturday cleared dozens of protesters who had stormed Hong Kong's government headquarters overnight, as a weeklong protest against Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy turned angry.