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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site
Hong Kong authorities began clearing a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district Tuesday, risking confrontation with demonstrators in the neighborhood, a flashpoint for previous violent clashes with police and angry mobs.
Developed countries must do more than their less wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said Tuesday, reaffirming its longstanding position before a United Nations climate conference next month.
Seven minority students working for a website run by a prominent Muslim Uighur scholar recently convicted of separatism stood trial on the same charge on Tuesday in China's far west region of Xinjiang, a rights lawyer said.
Chinese ships returned to territorial waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Japan on Tuesday, the coastguard said, the first incursion since a Sino-Japanese summit aimed at reducing tensions.
China called on the Philippines Tuesday to release nine Chinese fisherman convicted of poaching after they were detained while in disputed waters, saying the incident was a violation of Beijing's sovereignty.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hong Kong clears part of unruly protest site
Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday began clearing away some barricades from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.
Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host a military airfield to intimidate neighbors.
Hong Kong authorities said they will remove some barricades Tuesday from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.
China surprises with interest rate cut to aid indebted
China's central bank might have given in to pressure to prop up the economy by cutting interest rates for the first time in over two years, but Beijing took pains over the weekend to stress that it is not straying from the path of reform and restructuring.
British banker fit to stand trial in HK murders
A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women was Monday ruled fit to stand trial, but the case will be delayed for seven months for analysis of forensic evidence found with the victims' mutilated bodies in his Hong Kong apartment.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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