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Thursday, October 9, 2014
HK protest leaders vow to 'stay on the streets'
Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders pledged to stay on the streets Wednesday in a bid to keep pressure on the government ahead of already fraught talks on political reform.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
HK protest numbers dwindle as talks make slow progress
Small groups of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong's streets Tuesday after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government and some students returned to school for exams.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Hong Kong protest leaders agree to talks as numbers dwindle
Small knots of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong's streets Tuesday morning after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government and dwindling demonstrator numbers dropped further.
The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In this former British colony, .................
Legacy of Tiananmen looms over HK protests
HK protests dwindle as exhaustion sets in
Hong Kong protesters were under pressure Monday to end their pro-democracy campaign as their numbers dwindled after a chaotic week of mass rallies, and frustration grew over disruption and traffic gridlock.
The official mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday slammed pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as “driving democracy backwards,” while state media continued to emphasize disruption caused by the protests.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Hong Kong officials resume work as protests thin
Hong Kong's civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled.
Protesters make apparent concessions
In an apparent concession to authorities warning pro-democracy protesters to clear Hong Kong's streets by the beginning of the work week, students occupying the area outside city government headquarters agreed Sunday to remove some barricades that have blocked the building's entrance during the weeklong demonstrations.
An auction in Hong Kong Saturday broke the world record for the most expensive lot of wine ever sold, with 114 bottles of Burgundy going for HK$12,556,250 (US$1.6 million), Sotheby's said.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Standoffs get ugly at HK protests
Standoffs between Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters and their antagonists grew increasingly ugly Saturday, as the two sides traded insults and at times taunted police. The city's leader said streets occupied by the protest must be cleared by Monday.
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