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Little risk of Ebola sufferer flying into Hong Kong, but China is another story

Little risk of Ebola sufferer flying into Hong Kong, but China is another story The risk of an Ebola sufferer flying directly into Hong Kong is minimal, a study suggests, but the city could be at greater risk from an outbreak in mainland China. The study, published in British medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday, […]

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Jazz musician Kenny G angers China with Hong Kong protest visit

Jazz musician Kenny G angers China with Hong Kong protest visit Pleading ignorance, the musician has deleted a selfie he took at Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests after the Chinese Foreign Ministry — which has claimed the protests are fueled by outside agents — declared Kenny G was participating an "illegal … Full News here – […]

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China says UN rights covenant no measure for Hong Kong reform

China says UN rights covenant no measure for Hong Kong reform The panel of 18 independent experts, which monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, voiced concern at Beijing's plan to vet candidates for the leader of Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Full News here – Read […]

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China rebukes Taiwan for 'irresponsible' comments on Hong Kong

China rebukes Taiwan for 'irresponsible' comments on Hong Kong BEIJING (Reuters) – China's top body in charge of relations with Taiwan rebuked the self-ruled island on Wednesday for its "irresponsible" comments on the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, and took a swipe at protests that often happen in … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Hong Kong's leader says protests will not sway China

Hong Kong's leader says protests will not sway China Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung has insisted China will not change its mind on the format for elections in 2017, despite weeks of protests. In a TV interview, he said the protests had "spun out of control" and did not rule out the use of […]

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Anonymous threatens China, Hong Kong authorities with website blackout

Anonymous threatens China, Hong Kong authorities with website blackout The group, under the banner of 'Operation Hong Kong' or '#OpHongKong' and '#OpHK' on Twitter, said on Friday it will launch a mass effort against Chinese government servers to bring down their websites via Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks … Full News here – Read […]

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China denounces US for sending 'wrong message' to Hong Kong protesters

China denounces US for sending 'wrong message' to Hong Kong protesters The former British colony of Hong Kong has witnessed almost two weeks of "Occupy Central" protests calling on the Beijing-backed government to keep its promise of introducing universal suffrage, underscoring the challenges China faces in imposing its … Full News here – Read more […]

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Read the Anti-Hong Kong Rant That's Going Viral in China

Read the Anti-Hong Kong Rant That's Going Viral in China It's the article that many in the Chinese mainland are reading to help them understand — or, depending on one's viewpoint, misunderstand — what Hong Kong is all about. As pro-democracy protests court worldwide attention, this screed, which purports … Full News here – Read […]

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Opinion: China relies on old tricks to control coverage of Hong Kong protests

Opinion: China relies on old tricks to control coverage of Hong Kong protests Shanghai (CNN) — Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrations have been front-page fodder this past week in international media, which have painted the story as a David-and-Goliath struggle between local Hong Kongers and a powerful but distant … Full News here – Read more on […]

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China Sure To Tally Costs In Handling Hong Kong's Protests

China Sure To Tally Costs In Handling Hong Kong's Protests When the lips are gone, the teeth will grow cold, as the ancient Chinese saying goes. If China and Hong Kong are like lips and teeth, their relationship can bear only a limited amount of strain before both will suffer. The protests currently underway … […]

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Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down Hong Kong protesters

Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down Hong Kong protesters … Hong Kong (CNN) — Thousands of demonstrators bracing for the possibility of a police crackdown stood their ground in the heart of Hong Kong on Tuesday. Protesters had masks, protective goggles and plastic raincoats on hand as they camped out on the … […]

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Britain tells China: Seek peace in Hong Kong and allow freedoms

Britain tells China: Seek peace in Hong Kong and allow freedoms Britain had until Tuesday been wary of angering Beijing with anything that could be interpreted as meddling in the affairs of Hong Kong, which it handed back to China in 1997 after ruling it for more than 150 years. London's reticence has angered some … […]

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Hong Kong Is Ready For Democracy, But China Isn't Ready for a Free Hong Kong

Hong Kong Is Ready For Democracy, But China Isn't Ready for a Free Hong Kong For me the most heart-breaking aspect of the current unrest in Hong Kong has been to see our police force, kitted out in full riot gear like Star Wars Stormtroopers with gas masks donned, firing pepper spray and tear gas […]

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For China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong Kong

For China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong Kong But as he faces swelling street demonstrations in Hong Kong pressing for more democracy in the territory, the toolbox of President Xi Jinping of China appears remarkably empty of instruments that could lead to palatable long-term solutions for all … Full News here – Read […]

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China Faces Tricky Balance In Hong Kong's Protests

China Faces Tricky Balance In Hong Kong's Protests BEIJING (AP) — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma. Beijing cannot crack down too harshly on the semi-autonomous territory where a freewheeling media ensures global visibility, but … Full News here – Read more on Huffington Post

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