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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Democracy rally kicks off July 1 day of protest in Hong Kong as CY Leung calls for 'stability'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:24am by CHRIS LAU and lo wei

    ... to take to the streets Rain showers and an early start were not enough to put off the first protesters of July 1, as up to 20 members of the League of Social Democrats called for open elections ... and said home prices and rents are “under control”. At about 7:20am, the protest group began its march from outside the Family Planning Association building in Wan Chai and continued along ...

  2. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Mainland official Zhang Zhijun shrugs off violent protests during Taiwan visit

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 02:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Taiwan affairs chief says the protests do not represent the opinion of all Taiwanese people Violent protests which forced the mainland’s top official in charge ... a civil war to the communists in 1949. Zhang was greeted by hundreds of protesters while visiting the pro-independence southern part of the island and some of his events had to be cancelled. “Of ...

  3. News - World

    Ukraine's prime minister quits in anger, with new elections likely

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:48am by Reuters

    ... were at risk of losing the hearts and minds of the thousands who protested for months in favour of joining Europe and against a pro-Moscow president. "History will not forgive us," he ... referring to those killed, mainly by sniper fire, during the protests. Yatsenyuk, who has been central to talks with the European Union and the United States, cannot leave office immediately, ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Road to Rio: Protests on the backburner as Brazil embraces the opportunity to party

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:17pm by Paul Kay

    ... to party A couple of weeks into the World Cup, it's safe to say that predictions about mass protests and half-finished construction projects disrupting the tournament were wide of the mark. ... or possibly abandoned infrastructure projects- literal roads to nowhere- while the paint has barely dried on some of the hotels. And although we haven't seen any actual protests, anti-Fifa ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Pacifist sets himself on fire in Tokyo protest against Japan defence policy changes

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Witnesses say man denounced plan to change self-defence policy before bursting into flames Pacifist protester sets himself on fire in Tokyo A man in Japan set himself on fire at a busy intersection in Tokyo yesterday in an apparent protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to ease limits of the country's pacifist constitution. Japan is poised ...

  6. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Peking University students win bittersweet victory against ‘elitist’ academy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:20pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi Student campaigners have reacted with mixed feelings after the success of a rare public protest against a proposed “elite” training school at China’s most prestigious university.  Students and faculty at Peking University, often dubbed China’s equivalent of Harvard, have campaigned for weeks online and in meetings to stop the establishment ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Four men jump into Victoria Harbour in protest against Occupy Central movement

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 02:17pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com We can't take it any longer, says protester before plunging into water … followed by firefighters Occupy opponents jump into harbour Four men ... Harbour. The men held a press briefing lamenting Occupy Central before defying a police warning not to go ahead with their stunt. Watch: Four men jump to the Victoria Harbour in protest against ...


    Taiwan protests force Beijing official to cancel events on last day of visit

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to ties Envoy's itinerary derailed by protests Zhang Zhijun, Beijing's top negotiator for cross-strait affairs, was forced to cancel several appearances on the final day of his landmark ... one scheduled event in the south and two in central Taiwan. His host, the Mainland Affairs Council, said the changes followed clashes between police and protesters throughout his visit. ...




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