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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping exhibit in Hong Kong may touch on June 4 crackdown

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Tony Cheung, Andrea Chen

    ... of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on protesters in 1989, Gao reiterated: "You will know after seeing the exhibition... I believe part of the content will be reflected." But he later denied making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571651/deng-xiaoping-exhibit-hong-kong-may-touch-june-4-crackdown
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Retired detectives to probe claims anti-Occupy Central protesters were paid to march

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 'Paid protesters' claims to be investigated Organisers of Sunday's anti-Occupy Central march will assign retired detectives to look into reports ... the investigation. The organiser, the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, has so far confirmed one case of "protest recruitment". It said on Monday that a subsidiary group of the General Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577147/organisers-look-claims-anti-occupy-central-protesters-were-paid
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protesters, police get all tangled up in the numbers game

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Getting all tangled up in numbers There we go again over the numbers game. Police said about 111,000 people took part in the protest against Occupy Central ... half its estimate for the July 1 rally. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy, which organised Sunday's pro-Beijing protest, originally put the figure at 193,000 but yesterday, Robert Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576288/hong-kong-protesters-police-get-all-tangled-numbers-game
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy march as much a product of political dysfunction as pro-democracy protests

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 03:06pm by LARRY AU

    ... Larry Au Larry Au says understanding the contradictory motivation behind the increasing use of street protests in Hong Kong- whether pro-government or pro-democracy- will help to break ... While the group claims that those who signed its petition and those who came out for the protest on Sunday surpassed the numbers who took part in Occupy Central's civil referendum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576031/anti-occupy-march-much-product-political-dysfunction-pro-democracy-protests
  5. News - China - TIBET

    Two killed in Tibet after police open fire on protesters, rights groups say

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Rights groups say crowd was angry over detention of a local leader in Tibetan area 2 dead after 'police fire on protest' in Sichuan Two people died in a Tibetan area of Sichuan after they were injured by police gunfire while protesting against the detention of a local leader, overseas Tibetan rights groups said. One protester committed suicide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1576832/2-tibetans-killed-after-police-open-fire-protesters-rights-groups-say
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang recalls protests on US campus during the Vietnam war

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Financial secretary reflects on Vietnam war protests as civil disobedience campaign heats up Tsang recalls the 'Occupy' of his university days ... two of those years, large protests almost paralysed the school’s operations,” he wrote. “The school announced an early summer break because once the students were back home, the student ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575839/john-tsang-recalls-protests-us-campus-during-vietnam-war
  7. News - World

    Ferguson protests highlight growing US suburban underclass

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 12:24am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Violence highlights suburban poor A week of violence and protests in a town outside St Louis are highlighting how poverty is growing most quickly on the outskirts ... bred animosity over racial segregation and economic inequality. Protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager on August 9 have drawn international attention to the St Louis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576249/ferguson-protests-highlight-growing-us-suburban-underclass
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Philippines to protest to Beijing over shipping activity in South China Sea

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippines to protest at China shipping activity The Philippines said yesterday it would protest to China about what it called Beijing's increasing patrols in a disputed area of the South China Sea believed to hold rich oil and gas resources. Foreign relations department spokesman Charles Jose announced the protest a day after the airing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576223/philippines-protest-beijing-over-shipping-activity-south-china-sea
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    About 10,000 Israeli protesters demand end to Gaza rocket attacks

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tel Aviv 10,000 Israelis demand Hamas be crushed About 10,000 Israelis protested in a Tel Aviv square against what they see as the failure of a five-week Gaza war to decisively halt rocket and mortar fire at southern towns bordering the Palestinian coastal territory. Many demonstrators who travelled in by bus on Thursday from parts of Israel hardest hit by rocket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574424/about-10000-israeli-protesters-demand-end-gaza-rocket-attacks
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Police conduct at anti-Occupy protest will be watched for hint of bias

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:58pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says officers' recent heavy-handed treatment of pro-democracy protesters has thrown in doubt the force's tradition of neutrality Police conduct ... with the pro-democratic camp's protest actions. This low level of law enforcement tolerance used to be reserved for the Falun Gong. However, in the past couple of years, pro-democracy activists have also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1573469/police-conduct-anti-occupy-protest-will-be-watched-hint-bias

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