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  1. News - China - OBITUARY

    Tiananmen Square protests veteran Chen Ziming dies in Beijing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Chen Ziming,jailed for his role in Tiananmen demonstrations, has died of cancer in the capital Veteran of the June 4 protests dies in Beijing Chen Ziming, the veteran pro-democracy activist and one of the leading figures in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died, a close friend said. Chen died at his home after suffering from cancer, fellow ...

  2. 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

    ... 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, ... time since the democracy protests broke out 27 days ago. Tung, who is familiar with Beijing's thinking, said it would not use military force to break up the protests now occupying three ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Anti-Occupy Central group storms Mong Kok protest site

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Chris Lau and Thomas Chan

    ... Chris Lau and Thomas Chan Protesters attacked, barriers removed as judge keeps injunction on zones Anti-Occupy mob storms Mong Kok site Chaos continued to reign in Mong Kok yesterday as a group of angry anti-Occupy Central protesters stormed a pro-democracy camp, dismantling barricades and attacking people, among them a prominent pro-democracy activist. Witnesses said at least 10 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Benny Tai says retreat not among options in Occupy protesters' vote

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:57pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting reiterated that a planned vote among protesters this Sunday was not meant to pave the way for a retreat, but rather to survey views on a counter-proposal to the government. “Protesters can decide whether to leave with their feet,” Tai said in a radio programme on Friday morning. “We cannot force them to leave ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Police claim Occupy protesters wearing costumes are hiding from the law

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 08:18pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Chief Superintendent Steve Hui Chun-tak, speaking at the police’s daily press conference, says protesters who dress up are "concealing their own identities as if they were going to a carnival". Police on Saturday criticised protesters who dressed up when they attended the Occupy demonstrations, suggesting that their intention was to hide ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy protests must end- but Beijing won't use force, says ex-HK leader Tung Chee-hwa

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:58pm by Gary Cheung and Fanny W.Y. Fung

    ... Gary Cheung and Fanny W.Y. Fung Former chief executive says Beijing will not resort to force as it retains confidence in police and C. Y. Leung, but protests should end anyway Time to go, says Tung Beijing will not use military force to disperse Occupy Central protesters as it is confident the Hong Kong police force can handle the situation, the city's first chief executive ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Study area in Admiralty protest zone is like a breath of fresh air

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by ALAN YU

    ... Alan Yu alan.yu@scmp.com Area for study in protest zone like a breath of fresh air In the open air of the Admiralty protest zone, students hit the books in the middle of the road at row ... It helps students who choose to study at the sit-in, instead of in a library, to show solidarity with the other protesters. Common to some of them are the family disputes, even big fights, ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Student protest leaders showed a lack of willingness to compromise during talks

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by LETTERS

    ... Students showed lack of flexibility during talks with ministers It was clear from the meeting between the student leaders and senior officials, on Tuesday, that the protesters will only ... The protesters at the Occupy sites on the streets responded with frantic cheers. When, however, the officials talked about the professionalism of the police force, their comments were met with boos. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    A message for the protesters: it's time to leave the streets

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Most Hongkongers are sympathetic to the cause- but take it to the halls of power A message for the protesters: it's time to leave the streets There has been a revolution ... of which is by way of backdrop to the "umbrella movement" and its occupation of several key road junctions. I have a message for the protesters: most Hongkongers are sympathetic to your ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland Chinese group tours to Hong Kong up 90pc despite mass protests

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Figures appear to contradict claims business is hurting; council says base for comparison is low Mainland group tours up 90pc despite mass protests The number of mainland group tours to Hong Kong has almost doubled despite the Occupy Central protests that are affecting business and transport. From October 1 to 22, an average of 380 groups visited the city ...




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