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  1. News - Hong Kong

    LIVE: Occupy organiser tells protesters to focus National Day demonstrations on three key sites

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 08:03am

    ... Staff Reporters Good afternoon and welcome to day four of our live Occupy Central coverage. Overnight the crowds of protesters that have locked down the streets of Hong Kong were battered by heavy rain as the National Day holiday began. This morning Scholarism students protested at the National Day flag-raising ceremony, while chief executive CY Leung and officials toasted ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Champagne and jeers mark National Day as protesters show first sign of split

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 01:58pm

    ... Staff reporters Protesters argue over best way to demonstrate at flag-raising ceremony attended by politicians from Hong Kong and the mainland Chief executive Leung Chun-ying raised a glass of champagne to toast National Day on Wednesday morning – as thousands of protesters booed outside the traditional flag-raising ceremony and Occupy Central entered a fourth day. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Umbrella revolution' weathers storm, and CY Leung admits protests set to last

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters No end in sight to demonstrations, chief executive admits; Beijing believes Hong Kong can handle situation on its own, says source Umbrella protesters weather the storm Thunder and rain failed to dent pro-democracy protests sweeping Hong Kong, as embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying conceded the movement would "last for quite a long while". Big ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for pan-democrats to take leadership of protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Protests need leadership The mood on the streets of Hong Kong this National Day is less about celebration than protest. There are official ceremonies and concerts planned, ... These are circumstances unfamiliar to authorities and those protesting; image, reputation and the business and investment climate rest on avoiding chaos and confrontation. Criticism of the response of riot police ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Why business should stay out of the protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:54am by Stephen Vines

    ... leaders seem intent on nudging the protests in precisely this direction. Instead of confronting the constitutional development issues raised by Hong Kong’s Occupy movement, government and business leaders have responded by incessantly raising the spectre of damage to business as their main concern. This has been compounded by business organisations queuing up to denounce the protesters ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Lawyers considering legal action over police's use of force on Occupy protesters

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Stuart Lau and Joyce Ng

    ... Stuart Lau and Joyce Ng Lawyers may act As more lawyers decry the force used by police against the democracy protesters, some say they have been studying if it's possible to take ... and restrained protesters with batons. "Regardless of the technical legality or otherwise of such use of force by the police, their lack of self-restraint is an affront [to] the rule of law," ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'Golden week' holiday set to lose its sparkle amid Occupy Central protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Phila Siu, Alan Yu and He Hui Feng

    ... free-spending visitors usually provide a boost to Hong Kong's retailers. With pro-democracy protesters camped in the key shopping districts of Causeway Bay and Mong Kok, as well as in Central ... Mainland-based tour agents said many groups had set off for Hong Kong and others would do so. One said its Hong Kong-bound tourists had dropped 22 per cent from last year. The protests have left at least ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    CY Leung digs in as he admits Occupy Central protests could last 'a long time'

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 08:26am by Emily Tsang, Vivienne Chow, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip, Ernest Kao

    ... in to protesters' demands that he resign as he admitted he expects the Occupy Central movement to "last for quite a long period of time". Protesters continue to demand the resignation of Leung ... weekly meeting. Leung failed to offer any insight as to how the administration would deal with the protests triggered by Occupy Central and student leaders, such as whether officials could talk ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Occupy Central protesters face health risk as pollution alert raised in city

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Olga Wong and Chris Lau

    ... Olga Wong and Chris Lau After the pepper spray, protesters face pollution Pepper spray aside, Occupy Central protesters could be facing a health risk from air pollution by remaining out ... a monsoon reached the south China coast last night and was likely to bring rain. Madson Yeung Ho-yu, who joined the protest on Nathan Road in Mong Kok yesterday, said poor weather would ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    Beijing's top man in Hong Kong dismissive of democracy protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 01:42pm by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com “The sun rises as usual.” This is the message of Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong on National Day, which has been racked by ongoing democracy protests ... on their restrictive election reform framework. Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central government’s liaison office, responded to a barrage of media questions about the protests simply with: “The sun rises ...




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