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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Up to 3,000 secondary students join pro-democracy protest on final day of class boycott

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:23am

    ... headquarters where hundreds of striking tertiary students had gathered.  Speaking at the later rally, Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong Chi-fung called on the rest of Hong Kong's residents to follow the students' example and to fight for democracy.  "Now the red light is on for Hong Kong's democratic future, and students, who could pay the highest cost [for protest], are on strike. Just ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Rebels with a cause: striking 'white-shirt' students speak about fight for democracy

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by JEFFIE LAM, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... in genuine democracy. But their motivations varied. Watch: Thousands of Hong Kong university students join week-long class boycott for democracy Among them was Kevin Lo, an environmental management ... in Hong Kong for decades … but look at the [NPC ruling], how can it be called democratic?" he said. Ng Wing-choi, 17, skipped secondary school to join the rally. "Without democracy ...

  3. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... It is favoured by those who strongly support a "bottom-up approach" to building democracy in Hong Kong and want to anchor political decision-making with the people and no one else, even though ... The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and its people will continue to speak up until they are heard

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by LARRY AU

    ... and anger among pro-democracy activists and their sympathisers in Hong Kong. Radio and television current affairs shows have been full of angry shouting as the public phoned in to air ... Larry Au Larry Au says bleak pronouncements about Hong Kong's future do not account for a city that thrives on reinventing itself, and a generation of inspiring youth who dare ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese groups press for passage of asylum bill to help Hong Kong activists

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... a top aide of former vice-president Annette Lu Hsiu-lien, said Taiwan "should not stand idle and allow Hong Kong [to lose] the fight for democracy". Yang, who has been advising Hong ... Taiwan will be able to provide political asylum to Hongkongers persecuted for their fight for democracy," he said. Yang and other Taiwanese activists said Hong Kong people should not see ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Chad Le Clos wins men's 100 metres freestyle in Hong Kong World Cup

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 12:18am by Unus Alladin

    ... butterfly, clocking 22.35 seconds. The South African said earlier that he was not affected by Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, which had brought some parts of the city to a near standstill ... medallist Le Clos. Cheah also clinched a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke- his first World Cup medal. He also picked up another bronze in the 50m butterfly and anchored Hong Kong to gold ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Over 1,500 secondary pupils cut classes for democracy

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by JEFFIE LAM, CHRIS LAU

    ... cut classes for democracy Casting thick textbooks aside, hundreds of secondary pupils scribble away furiously on notebooks at their first "civil lecture", conducted out in the open ... of secondary school classes that saw teenagers, mostly under 18, show up for the day in solidarity with their seniors from universities to press for true democracy. Mimi Kwok, a Form Four pupil from ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text of former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa’s speech on Hong Kong’s political reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:22pm

    ... of Hong Kong will elect our chief executive by universal suffrage, fulfilling the collective aspiration of the people of Hong Kong. I fully support this decision, just as large numbers of Hong ... just another incremental step; we will be ushering Hong Kong into a new chapter in history, a grand chapter to be written collectively by the people of Hong Kong. This is because by then, some ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Kwok-cheung observed that if the self-immolation of Tibetan monks wouldn't move Beijing, what makes Hong Kong pro-democracy activists think it would bat an eyelid if they skip classes for a few ... remains in office, Beijing will take a hard line towards Hong Kong. But how hardline is hardline? Xi has, domestically, gone after "flies and tigers" as well as taken on scores ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pro-democracy bankers urge Xi Jinping against Tiananmen-style crackdown on Occupy Central

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:20pm by Phila Siu

    ... the financial sector have urged President Xi Jinping not to allow a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong like the one that brought an end to 1989’s protest camp in Tiananmen Square, ... that the international community can better understand what is happening in Hong Kong. “We will use every possible means to strive for democracy. And if we don’t succeed, I hope the next generation will continue ...




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