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Hong Kong democracy stalwart says 'foreign forces' not behind protests

Hong Kong democracy stalwart says 'foreign forces' not behind protests China's attempt to blame U.S. and other “foreign forces” for Hong Kong's protests is merely a “convenient excuse” for Beijing to cover its shame for not granting the territory true democracy as it once promised, said Martin Lee, founding chairman of … Full News here […]

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China says UN rights covenant no measure for Hong Kong reform

China says UN rights covenant no measure for Hong Kong reform The panel of 18 independent experts, which monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, voiced concern at Beijing's plan to vet candidates for the leader of Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Full News here – Read […]

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Poor Would Dominate Free Vote, Says Hong Kong Leader

Poor Would Dominate Free Vote, Says Hong Kong Leader "So far Beijing has left it to the Hong Kong government to deal with the situation, so I think we should try our very best and this is myself, the government and the people of Hong Kong should try our very best to stay that way," […]

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Cameron says Britain should stand up for Hong Kong rights

Cameron says Britain should stand up for Hong Kong rights LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday Britain should stand up for the rights of people in Hong Kong, a former British colony, after more than two weeks of protests over Chinese restrictions on how the island chooses its next … Full News […]

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PM Cameron says Britain should stand up for Hong Kong rights

PM Cameron says Britain should stand up for Hong Kong rights LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday Britain should stand up for the rights of people in Hong Kong, a former British colony, after more than two weeks of protests over Chinese restrictions on how the island chooses its next … Full […]

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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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Canada has stake in Hong Kong democracy protests, ex-envoy says

Canada has stake in Hong Kong democracy protests, ex-envoy says Canada's former ambassador to China says Canada has a responsibility to speak out about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. "We do have a stake, and we have a responsibility to speak out. If you don't speak out there's a danger that China then … Full […]

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Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland

Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland … Beijing could move to reduce Hong Kong's autonomy if actions such as Occupy Central go ahead, a mainland academic has warned. Professor Zhang Dinghuai, deputy director at Shenzhen University's Centre for Basic Laws of Hong Kong and Macau, said … Full News […]

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China's Hong Kong chief says remarks to lawmakers were misrepresented in

China's Hong Kong chief says remarks to lawmakers were misrepresented in … Zhang said in the statement on Friday night that his intended meaning was that Beijing had already shown "great political inclusiveness" in allowing some democrat lawmakers to run for legislative office in Hong Kong. He said media reports of the … Full News […]

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China's Hong Kong chief says remarks to lawmakers were misrepresented in

China's Hong Kong chief says remarks to lawmakers were misrepresented in … Zhang said in the statement on Friday night that his intended meaning was that Beijing had already shown "great political inclusiveness" in allowing some democrat lawmakers to run for legislative office in Hong Kong. He said media reports of the … Full News […]

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Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland

Beijing could rein in Hong Kong if Occupy Central goes ahead, says mainland … Beijing could move to reduce Hong Kong's autonomy if actions such as Occupy Central go ahead, a mainland academic has warned. Professor Zhang Dinghuai, deputy director at Shenzhen University's Centre for Basic Laws of Hong Kong and Macau, said … Full News […]

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'Gutter oil' scandal tarnishing Hong Kong's reputation, says health secretary

'Gutter oil' scandal tarnishing Hong Kong's reputation, says health secretary Hong Kong company Globalway is under investigation after it is suspecting of selling lard oil — made from pork fat but intended for animal feed or industrial use – to Taiwanese edible oil firm Chang Guann that is at the centre of the latest food […]

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Hong Kong pro-democracy group says support fizzles – Bloomberg

Hong Kong pro-democracy group says support fizzles – Bloomberg HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong pro-democracy movement that has threatened to blockade the financial district to protest against Beijing ruling out full democracy for the city said support for the group has dwindled, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Full News here – Read more on […]

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Some senior Chinese cadres oppose universal suffrage for Hong Kong, says

Some senior Chinese cadres oppose universal suffrage for Hong Kong, says … Some senior mainland cadres believe it would be wrong to grant Hong Kong universal suffrage unless tight restrictions are imposed and that the decision in 2007 to allow "one man, one vote" in 2017 was unwise, a local source familiar with Beijing's … […]

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