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Monday, July 28, 2014
In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Sunday urged Britain to defend freedoms in its former colony instead of its “shameful” pursuit of trade with China.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Hong Kong leader calls for 'patriotic' political reform
Hong Kong's leader called Tuesday for limited electoral change despite mass pro-democracy protests, saying in a report to China that voters want a “patriotic” chief executive.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Barely into the second half of 2014, Southeast Asia has already seen at least three massive protests that heightened the tension between people and their governments, two of which were at odds with the region's largest economy.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
US urges China to let Hong Kong's voices be heard
China must give Hong Kong the space to debate its political future and allow the "vigorous" voices of the city's residents to be heard, a top US diplomat said Wednesday.
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Police arrest more than 500 after massive Hong Kong protest
Hong Kong police arrested more than 500 protesters at a sit-in early Wednesday following a huge march that organizers said mobilized half a million people demanding democratic reforms.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Massive march for democracy in HK
Hundreds of thousands of protesters, some waving colonial-era flags and chanting anti-Beijing slogans, staged a pro-democracy rally in rain-soaked Hong Kong Tuesday that organizers say could be the largest since the city was handed back to China.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Hong Kong braces for angry democracy protest
Hundreds of thousands of protesters are set to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Tuesday in a pro-democracy rally that organisers say could be the largest since the city was handed back to China.
An annual protest march in Hong Kong is expected to draw three times as many people as usual, angered by Beijing's insistence on limiting residents' say in picking the southern Chinese financial hub's next leader.
Monday, June 30, 2014
China slams Hong Kong democracy poll despite 800,000 votes
Organisers Monday urged Hong Kong's government to take seriously an unofficial referendum on democratic reform after nearly 800,000 people voted in the Chinese city, but state media in Beijing dismissed the ballot as unpatriotic.
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