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Press Freedom in Hong Kong Under Threat, Report Says

Press Freedom in Hong Kong Under Threat, Report Says HONG KONG — Press freedom in Hong Kong, long an enclave of liberties in the shadow of mainland China, is increasingly threatened, with journalists assaulted, news organizations censoring stories and advertisers shunning publications that rile the … Full News here – Read more on New York Times

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Maid in Hong Kong was 'unpaid slave', prosecution says

Maid in Hong Kong was 'unpaid slave', prosecution says HONG KONG: A Hong Kong employer accused of starving and beating her Indonesian maid treated the woman as an "unpaid slave", prosecutors said Tuesday (Jan 20) on the last day of hearings in a case which has shocked the city. In the course of the … Full […]

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Hong Kong's Leader Says Concessions to Protesters Could Lead to Anarchy

Hong Kong's Leader Says Concessions to Protesters Could Lead to Anarchy HONG KONG — The embattled leader of Hong Kong's government warned on Wednesday that concessions to pro-democracy demonstrators could invite anarchy, as he laid out measures to defuse public anger over housing and inequality that resounded … Full News here – Read more on New […]

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Hong Kong's Occupy protests did not end with a loss, says co-founder Benny Tai

Hong Kong's Occupy protests did not end with a loss, says co-founder Benny Tai He said he had "no choice" in starting the mass sit-in, which seems to have toughened Beijing's stance towards Hong Kong. "The aim of Occupy was twofold: to put pressure on Beijing through threatening to occupy the roads, and to do […]

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China Says It Will Deny British Parliament Members Entry to Hong Kong

China Says It Will Deny British Parliament Members Entry to Hong Kong BEIJING — China has said it will deny a group of British members of Parliament entry into Hong Kong after the lawmakers signaled they were going to look into the handling of the pro-democracy protests there, the chairman of the group said. Richard […]

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Hong Kong student leader considering suing police over arrest, says lawyer

Hong Kong student leader considering suing police over arrest, says lawyer A 18-year-old pro-democracy leader is considering legal action against Hong Kong police, his lawyer said, after officers allegedly struck him and targeted his groin during his arrest on Wednesday. Joshua Wong was bailed on Thursday on condition he did … Full News here – […]

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China says Hong Kong economy will be hit by protests

China says Hong Kong economy will be hit by protests BEIJING (Reuters) – Hong Kong's economy will be affected in coming months by pro-democracy demonstrations that have occupied parts of the city for nearly two months, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday. Shen Danyang, the … Full News here – Read more […]

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Britain Says It's OK to Sell Tear Gas to Hong Kong – Newsweek

Britain Says It's OK to Sell Tear Gas to Hong Kong – Newsweek LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday that it had decided not to block the sale of tear gas to Hong Kong, having reviewed its export policy after police there used the gas against pro-democracy protesters in September. In a written submission […]

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Billionaire Kwok Says Protests Weigh on Its Hong Kong Hotels

Billionaire Kwok Says Protests Weigh on Its Hong Kong Hotels The Ritz-Carlton's revenue was about 10 percent below expectations for September and October, Kwok, a co-chairman, told reporters after the company's annual meeting in Hong Kong on Nov. 15. The firm's other hotels were down by about 5 percent to 10 … Full News here – […]

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Xi Supports Hong Kong Democracy 'Within Law,' Leung Says

Xi Supports Hong Kong Democracy 'Within Law,' Leung Says Chinese President Xi Jinping told Hong Kong's leader the nation supports the city's democratic development “within the law,” Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said, as pro-democracy demonstrations entered a seventh week. The “Occupy” protests have … Full News here – Read more on Bloomberg

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Hong Kong's post-handover leader says China won't change mind on

Hong Kong's post-handover leader says China won't change mind on … HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong's first leader after its return to Chinese rule says Communist Party leaders in Beijing will not give in to students' demands for democracy, a newspaper said on Sunday, an apparent response to their suggestion he could … Full […]

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Rafael Hui trial revealed rotten heart of Hong Kong government, says prosecutor

Rafael Hui trial revealed rotten heart of Hong Kong government, says prosecutor That Rafael Hui Si-yan could pocket millions of dollars from the Kwok brothers of Sun Hung Kai Properties showed the Hong Kong government was "rotten" at its core, the prosecution said yesterday, summing up the evidence of graft in the trial of the […]

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Hong Kong Auto-Part Billionaire Clan's Johnson Electric Says Profit Flat

Hong Kong Auto-Part Billionaire Clan's Johnson Electric Says Profit Flat Net profit at Johnson Electric of Hong Kong, the automotive products supplier controlled by billionaire chairman Patrick Wang's family, was unchanged in the six months to September as rising investment increased expenses, the company said after the … Full News here – Read more on […]

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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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