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China protests to Britain after deputy PM meets Hong Kong activists

China protests to Britain after deputy PM meets Hong Kong activists Chan, a former senior Hong Kong official, and Lee, one of the founders of the Hong Kong opposition Democratic Party, met U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the White House in April, in one of the most high-profile attempts to flag Hong Kong's democracy … […]

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Hong Kong's Protests Could Send Its Property Market Into The Worst Slump

Hong Kong's Protests Could Send Its Property Market Into The Worst Slump … Pro-democracy protestors took to the streets of Hong Kong on July 1 marching for universal suffrage (the right to vote) in the 2017 elections. This came on the back of not just an informal referendum on making the 2017 elections more democratic, […]

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Culture war powers Hong Kong's democracy protests

Culture war powers Hong Kong's democracy protests POLITICAL freedom isn't the only impetus for the hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters who this week marched through central Hong Kong. True, the immediate cause was the Chinese government's recent efforts to assert greater control over … Full News here – Read more on DAWN.com

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Hong Kong Remembers Tiananmen Protests

HONG KONG ?? Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents gathered a few days early to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests on June 4, 1989, crushed with deadly force … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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Hong Kong travellers warned to avoid protests as martial law declared in Thailand

Travel alert remains at amber; visitors also advised to stay away from crowds. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Protests targeting mainland Chinese visitors put Hong Kong to shame

Protests targeting mainland Chinese visitors put Hong Kong to shame Unfortunately, this is not the case in Hong Kong. Although discrimination on the grounds of race is already outlawed here, such remarks might not count, because the locals and mainlanders are both Chinese. This is not to suggest the government should … Full News here […]

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CY Leung’s failed promises push women’s union, deaf groups to join January 1 protests

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has failed to keep his promises even after the public gave him ample time to do so, say sectoral groups who warn they will join the anti-government protests on January 1. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong Lawmakers Weigh Inquiry Into TV Permits After Protests

Hong Kong lawmakers are set to vote on a motion to probe Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's rejection of a startup's application for a free-to-air television permit, a move that sparked protests demanding an explanation. The proposed inquiry, scheduled to be voted on today, will look into why the government gave broadcast permits … Full News […]

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Hong Kong Television Union Plans New Protests Over License Snub

Hong Kong Television Network Ltd. (1137) workers called for a new round of protests demanding Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying explain the rejection of the company's license application. The staff members ended a week-long protest at government headquarters yesterday and vowed to return on Nov. 6, when lawmakers are scheduled to debate a motion to probe […]

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Hong Kong Students Threaten Mass Pro-Democracy Protests

More than 700 students from Hong Kong's seven universities held a consultation meeting to demand universal suffrage to elect Hong Kong's chief executive officer in 2017, Oct. 13, 2013. (VOA / I. … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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DFA protests call to bar Filipino workers from Hong Kong

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reacted sharply on Saturday to a proposal by a political party in Hong Kong to ban Filipino domestic workers from the Chinese territory until the Philippines issues an apology for the death of eight HK tourists during a bus […]

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China protests British and US interference in Hong Kong

declaring that "Britain stands ready to support in any way we can" to hold the first direct election of Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017. At present, a 1,200-men election committee, composed of the most powerful businesspeople and elite professionals handed-picked by Beijing, elects Hong Kong's chief executive.The comment by Hugo Swire, British Minister of […]

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Hong Kong Artist Protests the Power of the Tycoons

Six business empires run by Hong Kong tycoons dominate the city’s economy. An artist named Pong Yat-Ming is living without many of the services provided, to protest the power of the tycoons. WSJ’s Diana Jou reports. Full News here – Scene Asia » Hong Kong

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What do protests around the world say about the value of democracy?

Hong Kong may not have universal suffrage but many states that do would kill for its institutions, inherent freedoms and standards of governance. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Expats rally in Hong Kong in solidarity for Turkish protests

As civil unrest continues to grip main cities in Turkey, members of Hong Kong’s Turkish expatriate community gathered along the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront yesterday to show solidarity for their compatriots. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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