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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Police brutality video at Hong Kong protest sparks outrage
Hong Kong police came under fire Wednesday after plainclothes officers were filmed beating and kicking a handcuffed protester during some of the worst clashes since mass democracy rallies erupted two weeks ago.
HK police in fresh assault on protest barricades
Hong Kong police vowed Tuesday to tear down more street barricades manned by pro-democracy protesters, hours after hundreds of officers armed with chainsaws and boltcutters partially cleared two major roads occupied for a fortnight.
Attacks by masked men on Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have shone an uncomfortable spotlight on the city's pervasive and shadowy “triad” crime gangs, renewing accusations they are working in collusion with the government.
A Chinese painter's son who sued his 95-year-old mother over the estimated US$300 million artistic treasure trove left by his father has lost the case, state-run media reported Tuesday.
The son of China's former premier Zhu Rongji has resigned as head of the country's top investment bank China International Capital Corp (CICC), the company said Tuesday, but gave no reason for his departure.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Hong Kong police remove more protest zone barriers
Hong Kong police removed some barricades on Tuesday from the edge of pro-democracy protest zones that have choked off roads for weeks, the second straight day they have taken such action and signaling their growing impatience with the student-led demonstrators.
China's exports and imports both rose more than expected in September, Customs data showed Monday in a positive signal for the world's second-largest economy, but analysts warned that fundamentals remained weak.
Chinese police have detained two Beijing activists who took part in a Hong Kong pro-democracy march, a friend said Monday, the latest of dozens of arrests over the protests.
By 2024, more than half of summers in eastern China will be as hot as in 2013, when the region was hit by a record-busting heat wave and devastating drought, a study said Sunday.
Chaos erupted in central Hong Kong Monday as dozens of masked men rushed barricades at the city's main pro-democracy site, sparking renewed accusations that authorities are using hired thugs to disperse demonstrators.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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