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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan activists peacefully exit parliament after weeks-long occupation

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:00pm by Minnie Chan, Adrian Wan

    ... Minnie Chan and Adrian Wan in Boao Zhang Zhijun, the mainland's leading official on Taiwan affairs, says legislature occupation stressed need to listen to island's grass roots Students 'inspire' Beijing official The student occupation of Taiwan's legislature chamber against a services trade pact with the mainland ended peacefully yesterday. But the 24-day ...


    Taiwan protesters agree to end parliament occupation after talks with speaker

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:30pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... another student leader, said students were willing to take legal responsibility for the occupation. In a meeting with Kuomintang legislators yesterday evening, Ma said the decision to end the occupation "meets the expectation of the majority of the public". Calling for unity among the people of Taiwan, Ma said he had responded to the demands of the students, including ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    Hong Kong police won't study 'occupation' of Taipei's legislature

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... be happy to offer advice to Legco addressing any possible occupation, he said. Since March 18, Taiwanese students have occupied the legislature demanding the withdrawal of a cross-strait trade ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Art house: Japanese wartime occupation in Devils on the Doorstep

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:35pm

    ... Paul Fonoroff High-profile censure at home and prestigious festival awards abroad are sure ways for films to attain critical cachet. But they are little guarantee of cinematic worth. Both “honours” were bestowed upon Jiang Wen’s Devils on the Doorstep, bu ...

  5. News - China

    Occupation of Taiwan's cabinet office was work of protest hawks

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:02am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the larger demonstration led hundreds of youngsters in storming the cabinet building. The occupation happened after a split emerged between hawks and doves within the Black Island Nation Youth Front. They couldn't agree on whether a more violent approach would succeed in torpedoing the pact. Wei Yang, a key member of the Youth Front, pushed for the failed occupation. About 20 members of his group ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan student occupation and clashes 'a failure of democracy', mainland microbloggers say

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 01:22pm by Andrea Chen

    ... occupation of the Taiwanese cabinet building and legislature, calling it a failure of democracy. Dozens were detained in Taipei late yesterday after protesters against the free-trade pact ... Weibo, more than 60 per cent said the occupation was “too irrational and populist”, while the rest said it was typical of Taiwan’s often ill-tempered democracy. Some were also concerned ...

  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Anti-trade pact occupation of Taiwan parliament was 'months in the making'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 10:00pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... in the autumn Occupation of legislature was 'months in the making' The occupation of the Taiwanese legislature nearly came more than five months ago, when the same student activists tried ... the occupation was the result of months of strategising. Chen is no stranger to activism- he once threw his shoes at a local magistrate in protest over a local government land expropriation effort. He ...

  8. News - China Insider - TAIWAN

    'This isn't the democracy we want': Some Chinese dismayed by Taiwan students' occupation of legislature

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:00pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Mainlanders express disappointment over violence, anarchy in Taiwanese students' occupation of legislature As more than 1,000 students occupied Taiwan’s legislature to protest the ruling party’s handling of a trade pact with China, pictures and reports of the occupation- which soon went viral on Chinese social media on Thursday- triggered concerns ...

  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    Kiev protesters end city hall occupation to meet amnesty offer

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kiev Kiev protesters end city hall occupation Scores of anti-government protesters yesterday ended a two-month-old occupation of City Hall in the Ukrainian capital to meet an amnesty offer. Demonstrators had swept into the main municipal building in early December as a popular revolt mushroomed against President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to ditch a trade pact ...

  10. Old favourites

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit The city is increasingly dominated by giant glittering malls, but a handful of small shops in Yau Ma Tei that have sold the same traditional products for decades have survived by finding gaps in the crowded streetscape. Nostalgia buffs can vi ...




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