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Student activists urge pan-democrats to stand firm on public nomination

As lawmakers prepared to leave the city today for the Shanghai meeting with central government officials, student activists urged pan-democratic lawmakers not to “kneel down” in their pursuit of public nomination of the chief executive during their exclusive meeting. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Flag-burning activists’ sentence reduced

Two activists earlier found guilty of attempting to burn a Hong Kong flag had their sentence reduced after winning an appeal against sentence. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Building in Lantau parks ‘dangerous’ idea, activists say

The idea that building in country parks on Lantau could actually improve the island’s environment is both “worrying” and “dangerous”, activists and green groups said on Monday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Green activists see red over felling of iconic wall tree in Wan Chai

Green activists are mourning the loss of a giant wall banyan tree in Wan Chai that has been chopped down to make way for a hotel development by the Hopewell group. The tree, which was estimated to be about 80 years old, was a well-known feature of the area. Full News here – Hong Kong […]

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Activists urge Australia to ban export of greyhounds to Macau Canidrome

Animal welfare activists have slammed the Australian government for refusing to consider banning the export of hundreds of greyhounds every year to Macau’s Yat Yuen Canidrome, a greyhound racing track notorious for inhumane conditions and brutal extermination policies. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Court of Appeal upholds gay activist’s right to dance at 2011 rally

The Court of Appeal has upheld a gay activist’s right to dance during a 2011 rally by rejecting a police appeal. The judgement, handed down on Wednesday, agreed with a ruling in July last year in favour of the gay activist, identified in court only as T. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Rift opens among pan-democrats as student activists propose legislators resign

A plan by the student activists’ group Scholarism for five legislators from pan-democracy parties to quit as a means to trigger another de facto referendum on political reform has received tepid response from pan-democrats. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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HK$4.9m way to keep Diaoyu activists’ boat from sailing

A patrol boat that is under a HK$ 4.9 million Marine Department contract has been tied with a cable to a vessel in Shau Kei Wan that is used to sail to the Diaoyu Islands, activists say. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong activists barred from setting off on 'protest' voyage

Hong Kong activists barred from setting off on 'protest' voyage HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong blocked a group of Chinese activists from embarking upon what was believed to be a voyage to disputed islands in the East China Sea on Wednesday, preventing a diplomatic run in with Japan. The 15 Hong Kong and … Full […]

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Diaoyu activists blocked from sailing by marine officials

Activists involved in the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands have been intercepted at sea four times this week by marine officers as authorities questioned the motive behind their movements. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong activists barred from setting off on protest voyage

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong blocked a group of Chinese activists from embarking upon what was believed to be a voyage to disputed islands in the East China Sea on Wednesday, preventing a diplomatic run in with … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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Hong Kong activists halted ahead of fishing trip to Spratlys

Hong Kong (AFP) – Activists were barred Wednesday from leaving Hong Kong waters on what they called a "fishing" boat trip to disputed islands, more than a year after sailing to another contested chain to assert China's sovereignty."The Marine Department and police forcefully towed the boat to a police facility," a statement from the group […]

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Hong Kong activists plan fishing trip to Spratlys

HONG KONG – A group of Hong Kong activists Thursday announced they will embark on a "fishing trip" to disputed islands off Chinese shores this month, over a year after 14 were arrested in a similar venture. The activists said they would embark on a "fishing trip in Chinese waters" on November 13, but did […]

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Activists walk out of rezoning meeting on Central PLA dock

The first round of discussions on plans for a military dock on the Central waterfront ended in a walkout on Monday by activists complaining of “procedural violence” and “rape of public opinion”. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Behave like gentlemen, equality chief York Chow tells Occupy Central activists

Wait and see. That’s what the head of the Equal Opportunities Commission recommends democracy advocates do: ease off on organising protests and await the government’s blueprint for constitutional and political change. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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