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Democracy in China

Democracy in China CHINESE officials have called it a “leap forward” for democracy in Hong Kong. Yet their announcement on August 31st of plans to allow, for the first time, every Hong Kong citizen to vote for the territory's leader has met only anger and indifference … Full News here – Read more on The […]

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China asserts paternal rights over Hong Kong in democracy clash

China asserts paternal rights over Hong Kong in democracy clash HONG KONG (Reuters) – Just days before China was set to deliver its edict on electoral reform in Hong Kong, Beijing's most senior official in the city held a rare meeting with several local lawmakers whose determined push for full democracy had … Full News […]

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China Imposes Rights Over Hong Kong Amid Democracy Conflict

China Imposes Rights Over Hong Kong Amid Democracy Conflict (Photo : REUTERS/TYRONE SIU/FILES) Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, candidate from the pro-Beijing 'Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong' (DAB), campaigns on election day for the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, in this … Full News here – Read more on Chinatopix

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Hong Kong's democracy in peril as China clamps down

Hong Kong's democracy in peril as China clamps down BEIJING — China's top legislative body on Sunday struck a blow to democracy advocates in Hong Kong, ruling that Beijing can effectively veto candidates it deems undesirable from seeking the region's top leadership job in a 2017 election. The move … Full News here – Read […]

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Media Tycoon Critical of China Is Visited by Hong Kong Antigraft Agency

Media Tycoon Critical of China Is Visited by Hong Kong Antigraft Agency HONG KONG — Officers from the anticorruption agency in Hong Kong searched the home of the media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Thursday morning, a month after leaked documents suggested that he had made substantial donations to local pro-democracy … Full News here – Read […]

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Hong Kong braces for protests as China rules out full democracy

Hong Kong braces for protests as China rules out full democracy "Today is not only the darkest day in the history of Hong Kong's democratic development, today is also the darkest day of one country, two systems," said Benny Tai, a law professor and one of Occupy Central's main leaders, referring to the formula … […]

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China Bristles as UK Calls For Investigation Into Hong Kong Democracy

China Bristles as UK Calls For Investigation Into Hong Kong Democracy On Sunday, Beijing announced that candidates for Hong Kong's chief executive election in 2017 must get support from at least half of a 1,200-member nomination committee filled with Beijing loyalists and pro-business members in order to run. The move … Full News here – Read […]

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China media: Hong Kong 'interference'

China media: Hong Kong 'interference' Papers warn of "foreign interference" in Hong Kong's electoral affairs, after comments by former governor Chris Patten. On Sunday, the Chinese government ruled out open nomination of candidates for the Hong Kong chief executive election in 2017. Full News here – Read more on BBC News

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China rejects open nominations for Hong Kong leadership

China rejects open nominations for Hong Kong leadership China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub. The legislature's powerful Standing Committee ruled that all … Full News here – Read more on CBC.ca

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China warns foreign powers not to interfere Hong Kong

China warns foreign powers not to interfere Hong Kong China's largely rubber-stamp parliament is set to meet on Sunday, when it is expected to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong's leader to a handful of pro-Beijing candidates, a move likely to escalate plans by pro-democracy activists to blockade the city … Full News here – […]

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China rules out open Hong Kong poll

China rules out open Hong Kong poll BEIJING/HONG KONG: China's parliament on Sunday said it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017, a move likely to trigger mass protests in the city's Central business district by disappointed … Full News here – Read more on Times […]

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Hong Kong: China Rules Out Open Election For City's Chief Executive In 2017

Hong Kong: China Rules Out Open Election For City's Chief Executive In 2017 Police officers carry barriers outside Hong Kong government offices as they prepare for a protest by democracy activists in Hong Kong on August 31, 2014. The top committee of China's legislature is expected to announce its decision on political reform … Full […]

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Hong Kong's our affair, warns China

Hong Kong's our affair, warns China The article said that as a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong's affairs were entirely a Chinese internal matter. China would refute and make "solemn representations" in response to statements and actions by foreign forces and demand that … Full News here – Read more on Belfast Telegraph

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Thousands in Hong Kong Rally in Support of China

Thousands in Hong Kong Rally in Support of China HONG KONG — Tens of thousands of people marched under a blistering sun in Hong Kong on Sunday to express their opposition to a pro-democracy movement that has threatened to bring Asia's biggest financial center to a standstill if the government does … Full News here – […]

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Weak July lending data pulls down China, Hong Kong share indexes

Weak July lending data pulls down China, Hong Kong share indexes By Grace Li. HONG KONG, Aug 13 (Reuters) – China and Hong Kong shares reversed gains and slipped into the red on Wednesday, after central bank data showed Chinese banks lent far less money than expected in July while money supply growth eased. Full […]

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