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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    UK could ban tear gas exports to Hong Kong, minister says in parliamentary debate

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by AUSTIN CHIU AND DANNY LEE

    ... Austin Chiu in London and Danny Lee London debates Britain said on Wednesday it was open to a ban on British tear gas exports to Hong Kong after police used it against pro-democracy ... Secretary and Business Secretary are likely to rule on the matter. “The answer is, yes, we have previously licensed exports of tear gas to Hong Kong,” Swire said. “But we will certainly take ...

  2. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says winter gas price deal agreed with Russia

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev 'We will have heating', Poroshenko says as he and Putin agree on provisional price for supply Ukraine signals deal with Russia on gas deliveries Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Russia on a provisional price for gas deliveries during the coming winter months. Poroshenko said the deal ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    ‘Umbrellas more aggressive weapons than useless tear gas’, claims pro-Beijing lawmaker

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:07pm by Tony Cheung

    ... the tear gas and pepper spray used against them. Leung Che-cheung told bemused colleagues today that the evidence was there in classic Hong Kong kung-fu movies, where the hero used an umbrella ... as a walking stick, or as a stick to [protect yourself] from stray dogs … It’s aggressive,” Leung continued on Thursday. “But tear gas and pepper spray are useless weapons … because they cannot make ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Security tsar Lai Tung-kwok's popularity falls to zero over tear gas

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by Olga Wong

    ... popularity falls to zero over tear gas The popularity of security tsar Lai Tung-kwok went into free fall after police fired volleys of tear gas to expel protesters from outside the government ... programme. The latest survey was carried out on 1,012 people from October 6 to 9, after the Occupy operation got off to an explosive start with the firing of 87 tear-gas canisters at protesters- ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Use of tear gas may cause burns to skin, eyes and airways

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:51am by LETTERS

    ... Use of tear gas may cause burns to skin, eyes and airways Legislative councillor and former security secretary, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, has expressed support for the police using tear gas on protesters outside the Hong Kong government headquarters on September 28. During a news conference she was questioned about the long-term health consequences from tear gas. Some of us have treated ...

  6. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Russia's Gazprom says US$400b Chinese gas deal not final

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Gazprom says US$400b Chinese gas deal not final Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom said an intergovernmental agreement with Beijing to seal a US$400 billion deal to supply gas to China through an eastern route had yet to be signed, clouding the plan's prospects. Gazprom said, however, the final document to be signed by the Russian and China ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    I've no regrets about the tear gas, says top police officer who ordered its use

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:52am by Lana Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... Lana Lam and Clifford Lo Commander who made the decision believes it was the lesser of two evils as lives were at stake I'd use tear gas again, top officer says I'd call for tear gas again, says top officer The police officer who made the controversial call to use tear gas on thousands of Occupy Central demonstrators in Admiralty one week ago today, fuelling ...

  8. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    China shale gas ambition faces reality check

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Commercialisation of the mainland's rich shale gas resources is proving difficult for policymakers keen to shift away from coal China faces hurdles on shale gas The mainland is believed to have the world's largest shale gas resource, but extracting the cleaner-burning fossil fuel is proving tougher than expected and highlights the hurdles ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    I wasn't scared of tear gas but I was when I was groped, 'Christine' says

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:52am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com 'I wasn't scared of the tear gas but I was scared of this' A woman has alleged that she and other female pro-democracy activists ... was free to go as she had not been arrested. "I wasn't scared of the tear gas but I was scared of this. It was non-violent but it was more violent," she said. The police could ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Hong Kong to pay for politics of tear gas and anarchy

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:46am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam Given increasing public opposition, the street protests will soon peter out, but the real tragedy is polarisation among Hongkongers Hong Kong to pay for politics of tear gas and anarchy We have not done anything. Why fire the tear gas?" This now famous shout from a man to the police during the Admiralty clash offers the best summary of this week's protests. Many ...




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