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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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Hong Kong irks Beijing with democracy vote

Hong Kong irks Beijing with democracy vote HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers lined up to vote Sunday, joining hundreds of thousands of others who cast electronic ballots in the first three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reform that Beijing has blasted as a farce. Full News here – […]

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Alarm in Hong Kong at Chinese white paper affirming Beijing control

Alarm in Hong Kong at Chinese white paper affirming Beijing control Hong Kong (CNN) — Pro-democracy Hong Kongers have reacted angrily to a Chinese government white paper affirming Beijing's "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the territory, released days after more than 100,000 demonstrators gathered in the city calling … Full News here – Read more on CNN

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Beijing reasserts its total control over Hong Kong in white paper

City has become ‘rife’ with ‘wrong views’ due to misunderstanding of ‘one country, two systems’, mainland cabinet writes, warning of ‘outside forces’ trying to interfere in China. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong Democracy Activists Challenge Beijing with Referendum Plan

Hong Kong Democracy Activists Challenge Beijing with Referendum Plan WASHINGTON — Hong Kong appears to be heading toward more political confrontation in the coming weeks, as pro-democracy activists prepare to hold an unofficial referendum to pressure the territory's government and its superiors in Beijing to accept … Full News here – Read more on Voice of […]

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Beijing scholar urges ‘transparency’ in 2017 at rowdy seminar on reform

Basic Law Committee member and Peking University academic Rao Geping faced heckles at City University as he set out his ideas for the 2017 poll. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Beijing scholar urges ‘transparency’ in 2017 at rowdy seminar on reform

Basic Law Committee member and Peking University academic Rao Geping faced heckles at City University as he set out his ideas for the 2017 poll. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Beijing keeps lid on Tiananmen legacy, Hong Kong remembers

Beijing keeps lid on Tiananmen legacy, Hong Kong remembers Beijing keeps lid on Tiananmen legacy, Hong Kong remembers. Authorities have put heavy security in place in the Chinese capital, Beijing, for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. In Hong Kong, locals and mainland visitors alike were … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Beijing diplomat warns UK consul not to ‘meddle’ in Hong Kong politics

Beijing’s top foreign ministry representative in Hong Kong, Song Zhe, has asked his British counterpart to refrain from interfering with the city’s constitutional development. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Beijing could do worse than follow Hong Kong's market rules

Beijing could do worse than follow Hong Kong's market rules Beijing's newly revealed proposal to impose severe restrictions on the role of international accountants in auditing mainland companies listing in Hong Kong or overseas is not helpful in that regard. Mainland finance officials should take time to think … Full News here – Read more […]

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