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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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Plans to expand landfills meet protests

Environmentalists and Tseung Kwan O residents descended upon the Legislative Council building yesterday to voice their opposition to the government’s plans to expand landfills. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Pampering and protests on special day

“The most important thing on Mother’s Day is to be good and listen to your mum. Every day should be Mother’s Day,” said 16-year-old Amy Wong Tsz-ching, who woke up extra early yesterday morning to visit a Chinese restaurant for yum cha with her mother and grandma. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong Government Tries to Shut Down Falun Gong Protests

Individuals not wearing the regular uniform of the Hong Kong Food and Hygiene Department are seen removing Falun Gong materials from the information site in the neighborhood of Tsim Sha Tsui, on April 15. In the background to the right, the two individuals wearing short sleeve shirts and sashes are members of the Hong Kong […]

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IHT Rendezvous Mainlander Shoppers Met With Protests in Hong Kong

HONG KONG—There is little to distinguish Sheung Shui from the many suburbs studded with high-rises and elevated walkways that dot the northern parts of Hong Kong, except for one thing: It is … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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In China, press censorship protests continue

GUANGZHOU, China — Like wedding guests separated across the aisle, the protesters assembled on either side of a gated driveway at the headquarters of the embattled Southern Weekly newspaper. To the right, several dozen supporters of the newspaper staff waved banners calling for an end to censorship of the Chinese press. “Freedom!” they chanted. “Democracy!” […]

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