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Friday, October 3, 2014
The Dalai Lama indicated Thursday he was in informal talks with China to make a historic pilgrimage to Tibet after more than half a century in exile.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub
Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.
HK protest leader vows escalation
A student leader vowed Wednesday to step up Hong Kong's huge pro-democracy protests — including a possible occupation of government offices — unless the city's leader steps down within a day, as support for the movement grew around the world.
The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.
Potential crackdown looms as crowd surges
Hong Kong has been plunged into the worst political crisis since its 1997 handover as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage.
No images of rallies in China's state media outlets
China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a crackdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, ....................
Britain may be first in line to put pressure on Beijing to show restraint over pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, but the former power must not overestimate its influence, 17 years after handing over the territory.
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 chief says voting beats watching TV
Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet with protesters who threatened to expand pro-democracy demonstrations unless he resigns and the Chinese leadership agrees to broader electoral reforms.
  
  
  
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