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Hong Kong Protests: Man Arrested Over Alleged Online Messages

Hong Kong Protests: Man Arrested Over Alleged Online Messages HONG KONG—A man was arrested for allegedly posting messages online that urged people to gather and agitate at a protest site, police said Sunday. The move—one of the first such arrests during three weeks of demonstrations here—could potentially … Full News here – Read more on […]

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FireChat in Hong Kong: How an app tapped its way into the protests

FireChat in Hong Kong: How an app tapped its way into the protests (CNN) — The revolution will not be televised but it will be tweeted, instant messaged or, in the case of Hong Kong, broadcast on mesh networks like FireChat. FireChat — an 'off-the-grid' smartphone app — emerged this month as the technological glue […]

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The Hong Kong protests: A crash course

The Hong Kong protests: A crash course In 1997, Hong Kong was handed back to China and would be governed under the idea of “one country, two systems,” meaning that Hong Kong would be able to practice their capitalist economic policies, and not practice mainland China's socialist policies. Full News here – Read more on […]

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Hong Kong surprises itself with the exuberance and spontaneity of protests

Hong Kong surprises itself with the exuberance and spontaneity of protests Hong Kong is no stranger to large-scale protests pushing back against Beijing: huge numbers took to the streets over controversial security laws in 2003 and plans for compulsory “patriotic education” two years ago – on both occasions prompting … Full News here – Read […]

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests: New scuffles break out at demonstration site

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests: New scuffles break out at demonstration site The dawn operation — the third in recent days by police to retake streets from protesters — came hours after Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying sought to defuse a bitter standoff with student-led democracy protesters by reviving an offer of … Full News […]

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Hong Kong protests: Clashes as police clear road

Hong Kong protests: Clashes as police clear road Police in Hong Kong have clashed with pro-democracy protesters as they cleared an underpass near the government headquarters. Hundreds of police officers wearing riot gear used pepper spray to disperse the protesters, and arrested dozens of people. Full News here – Read more on BBC News

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Hong Kong protests: What you need to know

Hong Kong protests: What you need to know Hong Kong (CNN) — Hong Kong is in the midst of its longest series of political protests since the 1997 handover. Pro-democracy activists say they are making good on a long-threatened vow to try and paralyze the city's financial district — a key … Full News here […]

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Protests Seen as a Passing Economic Storm for Hong Kong

Protests Seen as a Passing Economic Storm for Hong Kong Hong Kong's economy weathers three major typhoon warnings each year. So far, the Occupy Central protests have proved to be just another passing storm. Like they do when a tropical cyclone closes schools and floods roads, Hong Kong's 220,000 financial … Full News here – Read […]

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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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Hong Kong protests: CY Leung angers activists and says they have 'zero chance

Hong Kong protests: CY Leung angers activists and says they have 'zero chance … On Sunday, demonstrators remained camped out in several parts of Hong Kong, including the neon-lit neighbourhood of Mong Kok. Arguments and scuffles between rival protest groups reportedly broke out in one area, in a reminder of the powerful internal … Full News […]

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Hong Kong protests: Sharp divisions ahead of talks

Hong Kong protests: Sharp divisions ahead of talks Hong Kong's government and student leaders at the forefront of ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations have agreed to sit down for landmark negotiations on Friday, but the two sides appear to be sharply divided. Two weeks into the mass sit-in, the crowds … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Hong Kong democracy protests fade, face test of stamina

Hong Kong democracy protests fade, face test of stamina HONG KONG (Reuters) – Pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong rolled into early Tuesday with hundreds of students remaining camped out in the heart of the city after more than a week of rallies and behind-the-scenes talks showing modest signs of … Full News here – Read more […]

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Hong Kong Protests: Why The Movement Lost Steam

Hong Kong Protests: Why The Movement Lost Steam A woman takes her lunch while sitting on a highway, part of an area blocked off by protesters of the Occupy Central movement, in Hong Kong October 7, 2014. Pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong rolled into early Tuesday with hundreds of students … 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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From Tibet to Taiwan, China's Periphery Watches Hong Kong Protests Intently

From Tibet to Taiwan, China's Periphery Watches Hong Kong Protests Intently BEIJING — As hundreds of protesters continue to occupy the streets of Hong Kong, challenging China's Communist Party leaders with calls for greater democracy, much of the world anxiously awaits signs of how Beijing will react to their demands. But the … Full News here […]

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