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Beijing Should Let Hong Kong 'Go Democratic First'

Beijing Should Let Hong Kong 'Go Democratic First' If mainland authorities are able to respond positively to the protesters, they can not only fulfill commitments made 17 years ago, but also realize a win-win scenario for Hong Kong and the mainland. It matters for Taipei too, for it would be strongly … Full News here […]

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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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Democracy on Trial in Hong Kong: Expect Nothing From Beijing

Democracy on Trial in Hong Kong: Expect Nothing From Beijing Hong Kong is in the midst of its most challenging political crisis since the handover in 1997. While the initial focus was on the nature of the election for chief executive, it rapidly broadened. The nature of Hong Kong's governance has always been the … […]

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How will Beijing respond to Hong Kong protests? – Hong Kong Video

Demonstrators demand Chinese leadership accept political reform. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Beijing to take a more active role in Hong Kong's affairs, hints Xi Jinping

Beijing to take a more active role in Hong Kong's affairs, hints Xi Jinping President Xi Jinping has reiterated that the central government's policies towards Hong Kong will remain unchanged but hinted that Beijing would play a more active role in the city's affairs. Speaking to a delegation of senior figures from the city's … […]

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Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong

Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong In his usual insensitive but not untrue way, Executive Council member Arthur Li Kwok-cheung observed that if the self-immolation of Tibetan monks wouldn't move Beijing, what makes Hong Kong pro-democracy activists think it would bat an eyelid if they … 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 wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong Observers said the issue was tricky for Beijing because it could encourage discussion of whether the "people's choice" should decide the fate of Taiwan, Tibet and even Hong Kong. "From the Chinese official perspective, the People's Republic of China … Full News here […]

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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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