Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Leaders of China's ruling Communist Party opened a highly anticipated meeting Monday as state media emphasized the need to strengthen the country's legal system.
Has China found its own “Gangnam Style”? From Beijing parks to Shanghai skyscrapers and in Guangzhou factories to karaoke rooms in Macau, people are singing “Little Apple” — a song apparently so catchy it has even won over the army and police.
Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders Monday angrily rejected claims by the city's chief executive that “external forces” are orchestrating their mass rallies, ahead of talks intended to end three weeks of political stalemate.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.
Pro-democracy protesters on Sunday accused police of using excessive force against them after violent clashes in Hong Kong, as a senior politician said weeks of rallies have reached a “critical moment.”
China's economic growth in the third quarter fell to its slowest since the depths of the global financial crisis more than five years ago, an AFP survey projects.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Hong Kong's embattled government said it will open talks with student demonstrators Tuesday, after three nights of violent clashes between police and protesters who have paralyzed parts of the city with mass pro-democracy rallies.
China and Vietnam agreed to resume military ties and resolve their maritime disputes in high-level meetings, China's official Xinhua News Agency said, marking the first signs that tensions over rival territorial claims may be easing.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Hong Kong riot police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city's streets Saturday, using pepper spray and batons to hold back defiant activists who returned to a protest zone that officers had partially cleared.
Fresh clashes broke out in Hong Kong Friday night as demonstrators attempted to retake a protest camp partially cleared by police earlier in the day jeopardizing talks to end weeks of mass democracy rallies