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Why I Won't Give Up My Dream for Hong Kong

Why I Won't Give Up My Dream for Hong Kong Earlier this month, I swam across Victoria Harbour—the lifeblood of Hong Kong since our inception—in an annual race that was only recently revived after decades of concern about the water being contaminated. Hong Kongers of my father's generation … Full News here – Read more […]

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Beijing Unsoothed by a Kenny G Visit

Beijing Unsoothed by a Kenny G Visit BEIJING — It seemed innocuous enough on the surface: The smooth-jazz musician Kenny G paid a surprise visit to a Hong Kong protest site on Wednesday, posing for photos with residents who are demanding the right to free elections. He shared on Twitter … Full News here – Read […]

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On TV, Hong Kong Openly Debates Democracy

On TV, Hong Kong Openly Debates Democracy HONG KONG — After weeks of protests that have shaken this financial hub of 7.2 million people, residents thought they had seen it all. Then, on Tuesday night, something even more extraordinary happened, on live television: a polite debate between … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate?

Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate? Hong Kong (CNN) — Conflicting visions of how to bring about change marked the first meeting of pro-democracy protesters and Hong Kong government representatives Tuesday. While Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's second in command, called on … Full News here – Read more on CNN

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Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong's Tycoons Keep Silent

Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong's Tycoons Keep Silent HONG KONG — The two events a month ago could scarcely have been more different: As this city's wealthiest tycoons, impeccably tailored, gathered in an opulent hall in Beijing to meet with President Xi Jinping of China, thousands of scruffy university … Full News here – […]

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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Accuses 'External Forces' of Aiding Protests

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Accuses 'External Forces' of Aiding Protests HONG KONG-CHINA-POLITICS-DEMOCRACY-LEUNG Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying answers questions during a press conference in Hong Kong on October 16, 2014. PHILIPPE LOPEZ—AFP/Getty Images … Full News here – Read more on TIME

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Hong Kong's Leader: Universal Suffrage Threatens Business Interests

Hong Kong's Leader: Universal Suffrage Threatens Business Interests Ahead of talks between the Hong Kong government and student protestors scheduled to take place on Tuesday evening, Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung attempted to defend his handling of the protests – but may have simply emboldened the … Full News here – Read more on The […]

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Hong Kong Airport Introduces Ebola Questionnaire

Hong Kong Airport Introduces Ebola Questionnaire Hong Kong's Chief Port Health Officer for the Department of Health, Dr. Tsui, announced the enhanced measures on Monday. According to Tsui, the new questionnaire will be an addition to existing screening measures already in place in Hong Kong. Full News here – Read more on Mashable

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Hong Kong protests: CY Leung 'foreign link' claim denied

Hong Kong protests: CY Leung 'foreign link' claim denied Pro-democracy activists have strongly denied Hong Kong leader CY Leung's claim that "external forces" are involved in protests in the territory. Student activist Alex Chow said the leader's comments were "irresponsible", and said Mr Leung had not … Full News here – Read more on BBC […]

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Poor Would Dominate Free Vote, Says Hong Kong Leader

Poor Would Dominate Free Vote, Says Hong Kong Leader "So far Beijing has left it to the Hong Kong government to deal with the situation, so I think we should try our very best and this is myself, the government and the people of Hong Kong should try our very best to stay that way," […]

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Hong Kong government officials, democracy protest leaders begin talks

Hong Kong government officials, democracy protest leaders begin talks The crucial talks began just hours after Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said open elections would result in the largest sector of society – the city's poor – dominating the electoral process, adding that free elections were impossible. A … Full News here – Read […]

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Hong Kong's Leader Laments How Democracy Would Help the Poor

Hong Kong's Leader Laments How Democracy Would Help the Poor Since pro-democracy protests erupted in the territory in late September, Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung has maintained that universal suffrage, a core demand of the protesters, would not be granted. On Monday, however, Leung offered a startling … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis HONG KONG (Reuters) – Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests which have brought parts of the Asian financial center to a … Full News […]

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Hong Kong protesters attack 'despotic' leader after police raid

Hong Kong protesters attack 'despotic' leader after police raid Student leaders, who have now been camped out on Hong Kong's streets for 20 days, said they welcomed such talks on Thursday night. Protesters were not "afraid of dialogue," Lester Shum, from the Hong Kong Federation of Students, told supporters. Full News here – Read more […]

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Pro-Beijing Media Accuses Hong Kong Student Leader of US Government Ties

Pro-Beijing Media Accuses Hong Kong Student Leader of US Government Ties The face of Hong Kong's student democracy movement came under furious attack by a pro-Beijing newspaper today, upping the ante in the fight over the former British colony's political future. On Thursday, Wen Wei Po published an “expose” into what it … Full News here […]

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