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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fears over 'radicals' as protest violence increases, but sources say Beijing won't be embarrassed into action

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Protests getting out of hand, says Leung amid claims radical groups and foreign forces are pushing for city's de facto independence Fears over 'radicals', but Beijing stands firm Beijing will not seek a quick end to the poli ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government source hints at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Gary Cheung, JOYCE NG AND SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the latest Occupy Central stories click here "Officials made half a step and showed they were willing to talk," Chow said. "But unfortunately, they took us nowhere and their ideas ... asking: "What can we achieve if student leaders stick to their guns?" Chinese University vice chancellor Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu said he hoped there would be further talks. Sung, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    You're tearing us apart, former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa tells protesters

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Former chief executive rules out intervention by Beijing, but begs students to leave streets, warning damage could be 'beyond imagination' You're tearing us apart, Tung tells protesters The Occupy Central movement could hurt Hong Kong's economy severely, tear the community apart and undermine the rule of law if the street protests continue, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by politics

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, ALICE WOODHOUSE, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip

    ... "traitors", one cameraman was grabbed by the neck and another was pushed to the ground. All were scratched around their torsos and faces. The stations condemned the violence and RTHK said it would ... of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than US$1,800 a month". Yesterday, Leung said: "The Basic Law has clearly stipulated an electoral system that embraces balanced participation. I have ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Fresh clashes in Mong Kok ahead of televised talks to end Occupy protests

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53pm by Niall Fraser, TIMMY SUNG, Amy Nip

    ... and he didn't know why officers had charged at them. "We are not gangsters. Even if you beat us until we bleed, we will come back as we want genuine universal suffrage and civil ... clashes on Saturday in Mong Kok. Their call was echoed by Occupy Central co-founder Dr Chan Kin-man and student leader Lester Shum, who both said talks and non-violence should be the only way ...

  6. News - World - POLITICS

    Spending on North Carolina Senate race looks set to top US$100 million

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Outside donations push up spending on North Carolina contest as Republicans vie for control Senate race that's set to be first to top US$100m mark There is a US election winner, in the money stakes, at least. The Senate race in North Carolina is on track to be the most expensive congressional contest in United States history, likely to surpass ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Deng Xiaoping: The Man Who Made Modern China, by Michael Dillon

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... in power speaks of a man who valued consensus, rather than unnecessary conflict, and who certainly did not want a repetition of the violence and persecution of the Cultural Revolution years," ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests amid electoral reform stand-off

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... as it had lost its legitimacy to govern the city after its crackdown on the peaceful Occupy Central street protests. "The government owes us an explanation on its use of tear gas, the triad ... violence" on the committee. "What is good for society is now being turned into a bargaining chip." The Liberal Party's James Tien Pei-chun said: "Handling the funding requests ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Old photos and essays published to cement Xi Jinping's power

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:03am by Alice Yan

    ... the book Eradicating Poverty can play an important role in helping us understand party General Secretary Xi Jinping's ideas and strategies in governing the country, and helping us understand ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Files 'closed' on catastrophes of past, top party historian Xie Chuntao says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... turned on parents and students on teachers after Mao declared class war, convulsing the country in chaos and violence. While recent years have seen increased public discussion of both events, ...




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