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Hong Kong Protest Group Faces Moment of Truth

Hong Kong Protest Group Faces Moment of Truth HONG KONG—For a protest movement inclined to deliberate, the need to follow talk with action is sinking in. The prompt for Occupy Central came on Aug. 31, when Beijing said candidates for Hong Kong chief executive will be nominated by a committee it … Full News here – […]

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Dog on the tracks sparked a Hong Kong protest

Dog on the tracks sparked a Hong Kong protest But in Hong Kong, where the slaughter of dogs and cats is illegal, more than 100 distraught animal lovers have converged at the headquarters of the city's Mass Transit Railway Corp to protest against station staff allowing a train to run over a stray … Full […]

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Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central Some lecturers at the University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University are planning to reschedule classes to fit the protesting students' timetables. Wait a minute. If you have a beef with the central government or the Hong Kong government, fine, go … Full News here – […]

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Get out of Hong Kong before the next pro-democracy protest, HSBC tells investors

Get out of Hong Kong before the next pro-democracy protest, HSBC tells investors Recently, HSBC and other banks pulled advertising from a Hong Kong newspaper critical of the mainland Chinese government, citing “commercial considerations.” Now the massive British bank is advising investors to sell stock in Hong Kong companies, … Full News here – Read more […]

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China lodges protest with Britain over Hong Kong affairs

China lodges protest with Britain over Hong Kong affairs BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) — China on Wednesday lodged solemn protests with Britain over the meetings between high-ranking British officials and the Hong Kong opposition. "What Britain has done is interference in China's internal affairs. China … Full News here – Read more on Xinhua

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Hong Kong government calls for stability as mass protest looms

Hong Kong government calls for stability as mass protest looms HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Hong Kong government urged residents on Tuesday not to undermine the city's stability and prosperity as it braces for its largest protest in more than a decade after nearly 800,000 voted for full democracy in an unofficial … Full News here […]

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Video: Pipeline Blast in India, Protest in Hong Kong

Video: Pipeline Blast in India, Protest in Hong Kong A gas pipeline exploded in Andhra Pradesh, India early this morning. Following recent accidents in infrastructure projects, safety concerns are raised once again in the country. In Hong Kong, Beijing's demand for the region to prioritize its loyalty to … Full News here – Read more […]

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Hong Kong's financial hub braces for possible shutdown over democracy protest

Hong Kong's financial hub braces for possible shutdown over democracy protest Multinational companies and financial institutions in Hong Kong are drawing up emergency plans in the event of a partial shutdown of the financial hub's business district this summer due to a planned pro-democracy protest. Activists have threatened to … Full News here – Read […]

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Police arrest 21 in Hong Kong new town protest

Police arrest 21 in Hong Kong new town protest Police used pepper spray to scatter protesters at Hong Kong's government headquarters in an angry rally against plans for a new town development, with 21 arrested, officials said on Saturday. Around 900 people gathered at the city's harbourfront … Full News here – Read more on DigitalJournal.com

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Occupy Central not worth it, says Peter Woo of Wharf, a likely loser from protest

The chairman of developer Wharf (Holdings), Peter Woo Kwong-ching, says he does not expect the central government to make any concessions in the election of Hong Kong’s chief executive or on electoral reform. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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‘Long Hair’ facing jail term after conviction for protest is upheld

Lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung faces losing his Legislative Council seat – and his trademark locks – after his conviction for his role in disrupting a public forum was upheld on Monday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Vietnamese stage small anti-China protest in Hong Kong

Vietnamese stage small anti-China protest in Hong Kong HONG KONG (Reuters) – About 200 protesters, many of them Vietnamese, staged an anti-China protest in Hong Kong on Sunday over a sovereignty dispute in the South China Sea, in the first instance of such Vietnam-linked demonstrations so close to China. Full News here – Read more […]

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Macau ministers’ retirement deals may face rethink after thousands protest

In the wake of massive protests in Macau yesterday, a controversial bill to give generous retirement packages to the outgoing chief executive and ministers looks set to be put on hold. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Bun protest not intended to hurt chief executive, maverick lawmaker says

A lawmaker who yesterday took part in a protest that disrupted Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s question-and-answer session said his eviction from Legco was unfair. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Gregory So relays protest concerns

Most Hong Kong-owned businesses in Vietnam that the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce contacted following recent large-scale protests in the country reported only slight damage to their factories, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So learned today.   Mr So met with chamber representatives, to learn of the protests’ impacts and to convey the […]

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