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Hong Kong Protests Reveal Chasm in Media Outlets' Visions for City's Future

Hong Kong Protests Reveal Chasm in Media Outlets' Visions for City's Future HONG KONG—As Hong Kong lumbers through its fourth week of pro-democracy protests, the variety of coverage in the local media has laid bare differences in visions for the city's future. Hong Kong has free-speech protections not available on the … Full News here […]

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Hong Kong Protests Turn DBS Wealth Deal Into Relocation Test

Hong Kong Protests Turn DBS Wealth Deal Into Relocation Test Tan Su Shan was in Singapore three weeks ago monitoring Hong Kong protesters through photos sent by her employees as she awaited an opening to move DBS Group Holdings Ltd.'s private bank into Societe Generale SA (GLE)'s offices. Tan, DBS's head … Full News here – […]

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Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate?

Hong Kong protests: Can talks end stalemate? Hong Kong (CNN) — Conflicting visions of how to bring about change marked the first meeting of pro-democracy protesters and Hong Kong government representatives Tuesday. While Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's second in command, called on … Full News here – Read more on CNN

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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Accuses 'External Forces' of Aiding Protests

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Accuses 'External Forces' of Aiding Protests HONG KONG-CHINA-POLITICS-DEMOCRACY-LEUNG Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying answers questions during a press conference in Hong Kong on October 16, 2014. PHILIPPE LOPEZ—AFP/Getty Images … Full News here – Read more on TIME

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Hong Kong protests: CY Leung 'foreign link' claim denied

Hong Kong protests: CY Leung 'foreign link' claim denied Pro-democracy activists have strongly denied Hong Kong leader CY Leung's claim that "external forces" are involved in protests in the territory. Student activist Alex Chow said the leader's comments were "irresponsible", and said Mr Leung had not … Full News here – Read more on BBC […]

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'Critical moment' for Hong Kong protests after new clashes

'Critical moment' for Hong Kong protests after new clashes HONG KONG: Pro-democracy protesters on Sunday accused police of using excessive force against them after violent clashes in Hong Kong, as a senior politician said weeks of rallies have reached a "critical moment". Police blamed radical activists for … Full News here – Read more on The […]

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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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