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Beijing to Hong Kong: you can vote, but we select the candidates

Beijing to Hong Kong: you can vote, but we select the candidates Seventeen years after taking control of Hong Kong, pledging universal suffrage for the territory, Beijing has made one-person one-vote meaningless by giving itself sole prerogative over choosing the candidates. As Hong Kong reels from the shock of this … Full News here – Read […]

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Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland

Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland … Beijing could move to reduce Hong Kong's autonomy if actions such as Occupy Central go ahead, a mainland academic has warned. Professor Zhang Dinghuai, deputy director at Shenzhen University's Centre for Basic Laws of Hong Kong and Macau, said … Full News […]

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Beijing is crushing Hong Kong's democratic hopes

Beijing is crushing Hong Kong's democratic hopes “ONE COUNTRY, two systems ” was the People's Republic of China's promise to the people of Hong Kong, Britain and the world as Beijing prepared for the scheduled reversion of the former British colony to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. As explained by … Full News here – Read more […]

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Beijing rejects full Hong Kong democracy

Beijing rejects full Hong Kong democracy Chinese authorities said on August 31 they will tightly control the nomination of candidates for the election of Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017, a move that could trigger sit-ins and other forms of protest over the next several months. The … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Beijing snuffs out democratic hopes in Hong Kong

Beijing snuffs out democratic hopes in Hong Kong BEIJING — China's top legislative body approved a tightly controlled framework for the 2017 election of Hong Kong's leader Sunday, lighting the fuse on a campaign of civil disobedience to protest Beijing's ban on real democracy in the semi-autonomous … Full News here – Read more on USA […]

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Hong Kong citizenry stirs as Beijing nixes direct democracy

Hong Kong citizenry stirs as Beijing nixes direct democracy The National People's Congress Standing Committee in Beijing determined Sunday that all Hong Kong citizens may vote in the coming 2017 elections, but that Beijing would screen the nominees for the top job of chief executive. Democrats and many … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Hong Kong Challenges Beijing | The New York Times – Hong Kong Video

On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of people held one of the largest marches in Hong Kong’s history to demand democracy. Produced by: Jonah M. Kessel Read the… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Son Of Hong Kong Kung Fu Star Jackie Chan Nabbed In Beijing Pot Bust

Son Of Hong Kong Kung Fu Star Jackie Chan Nabbed In Beijing Pot Bust A 32-year-old son of Chinese film icon Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing after police found more than 100 grams of marijuana at his home, the government-published China Daily reported today. The arrest of Jaycee Chan is part of a […]

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Son Of Hong Kong Kung Fu Star Jackie Chan Nabbed In Beijing Pot Bust

Son Of Hong Kong Kung Fu Star Jackie Chan Nabbed In Beijing Pot Bust A 32-year-old son of Chinese film icon Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing after police found more than 100 grams of marijuana at his home, the government-published China Daily reported today. The arrest of Jaycee Chan is part of a […]

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Hong Kong Holds an Unofficial Vote, and Beijing Is Definitely Not Amused

Hong Kong Holds an Unofficial Vote, and Beijing Is Definitely Not Amused HONG KONG-POLITICS-DEMOCRACY A volunteer, center, handles a voter's ID card at a polling station in Hong Kong on June 22, 2014. Hong Kong citizens cast their ballots in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform, as booths opened across the … Full News here – […]

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Big turnout in HK democracy vote as Beijing fumes

Big turnout in HK democracy vote as Beijing fumes HONG KONG — An informal referendum aimed at bolstering support for greater democracy in Hong Kong wound down Sunday after drawing nearly 800,000 votes and the ire of Beijing, which denounced it as a political farce. Hong Kongers used the straw poll … Full News here – […]

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Hong Kong's unofficial pro-democracy referendum irks Beijing

Hong Kong's unofficial pro-democracy referendum irks Beijing About 730,000 Hong Kong residents – equivalent to a fifth of the registered electorate – have voted in an unofficial "referendum" that has infuriated Beijing and prompting a flurry of vitriolic editorials, preparatory police exercises and cyber-attacks. Full News here – Read more on The Guardian

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Why Hong Kong's Informal Referendum Makes Beijing So Nervous

Why Hong Kong's Informal Referendum Makes Beijing So Nervous An informal referendum held by Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement, a pro-democracy organization modeled after Occupy Wall Street, recorded 700,000 votes, indicating broad support for political reform in the Chinese-run city-state. The referendum … Full News here – Read more on International Business Times

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Hong Kong and Beijing on collision course

Hong Kong and Beijing on collision course HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Should investors take cover from a deteriorating political situation in Hong Kong? Already this year, Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing has been selling local assets as he reputedly loses confidence in his home market. Full News here – Read more on MarketWatch

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Hong Kong Irks Beijing With Democracy Vote

Hong Kong Irks Beijing With Democracy Vote Tensions have soared in Hong Kong over how much say residents of the former British colony can have in choosing their next leader, who's currently hand-picked by a 1,200-member committee of mostly pro-Beijing elites. Beijing, which has pledged to allow … Full News here – Read more on NBCNews.com

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