Thursday, October 2, 2014
Authorities have detained more than a dozen activists across China and questioned as many as 60 others who expressed support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests in recent days, campaign groups said Wednesday.
China's former richest man Wang Jianlin once bet Alibaba founder Jack Ma 100 million yuan (US$16.3 million) that online purchases in the country would not eclipse bricks-and-mortar buys in the next decade.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Hong Kong demonstrators Tuesday rejected demands immediately to end rallies that have paralyzed the city's downtown, their numbers swelling for a third night before a national holiday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.
China's manufacturing activity came in below initial expectations in September, HSBC said Tuesday, adding to pressure for Beijing to address slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.
China's refusal to allow free elections in Hong Kong risks an open-ended confrontation that will test how far Beijing will go to stop the city's pro-democracy fever from infecting the mainland.
With well stocked food stands, fastidious recycling, unmanned phone-charging stations and even a chamber ensemble, Hong Kong's huge protests have a distinctly civilized flavor — part of a charm offensive to maintain mainstream support.
Chinese state media insisted Tuesday that China would not give in to Hong Kong protesters' demands for full democracy and would wait for mass protests in the semi-autonomous city to fizzle out.
A concert was held in Beijing on Monday to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
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.