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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Finance chief urges lawmakers to back funding for new towns, despite protests

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Financial chief urges lawmakers to back funding for plan despite protests New-town consensus impossible: John Tsang Garnering support from all seven million Hongkongers ... a backlog of 50 funding applications, delaying other government policies. The new-town plan has attracted angry protests amid accusations that villagers will see their rural way of life come ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Pro-Beijing radicals in weapons protest

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Pro-Beijing radicals in weapons protest Members of a radical political group sneaked weapons in as they joined the audience for a popular political debate programme in a protest against the broadcaster's choice of guests. Members of the Beijing-loyalist Defend Hong Kong campaign revealed barbecue forks and a cutter as they complained about public broadcaster ...

  3. News - Asia - SOVEREIGNTY

    Vietnam prime minister issues plea for calm with further anti-Chinese protests expected in Ho Chi Minh City

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:03am by Staff Reporter

    ... braced for new protests Vietnam's prime minister appealed for calm last night ahead of expected anti-China demonstrations in Ho Chi Minh City today. A text message from Nguyen Tan Dung ... unleashed a wave of deadly protests. Lieutenant general Hoang Kong Tu, chief of the investigative police under the Public Security Ministry, confirmed that two ethnic Chinese were killed and 140 ...

  4. How a peaceful protest turned into a bloody ethnic vendetta

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters What turned a seemingly peaceful protest in the centre of Urumqi into a violent ethnic vendetta is unclear. But what is clear is that most of the victims were innocent men, ... them and captured many of them. ' Another witness quoted by the radio said the protest began peacefully but became violent after police fired on the crowd. Protesters began attacking cars ...

  5. Acceptance of rights replacing reflex fear of protests

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Sixteen years after the Tiananmen crackdown, has it dawned on the mainland leadership that protesters may not be out to undermine Communist Party rule but often have legitimate grievances about economic inequalities and social injustice? For the second time in a week, a top leader has openly admitted unrest is on the rise- and attributed the protests largely to economic ...

  6. Voices of protest

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The protest alliance which organises the July 1 march says that to survive, it must embrace a wider range of issues, and not focus on marches and direct voting as the political parties want. What should it do? Write to us ...


    Beijing's top negotiator unruffled by threats of Taiwan protests

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:06am by Staff Reporter

    ... negotiator with Taiwan said he was not worried about possible protests during his eight-day visit, which starts today, amid territorial tensions triggered by Beijing’s declaration of an air defence ... according to a Taiwan Central News Agency report. He was commenting on the protests that usually hound senior mainland officials, including his predecessor Chen Yunlin, on visits to Taiwan. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Live coverage: protesters take to streets over TV licence controversy

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 02:22pm by Staff Reporter

    ... what drama would be screened at 8pm every night at the podium. Updated 8.15pm As discussions on the protesters’ next steps began, HKTV staff camping outside the central government offices ... Lawmaker Claudia Mo said there had been an estimated 120,000 protesters attending the event, while the police said there had been around 20,000 people marching from Causeway Bay. Event hosts Free ...

  9. Removal of protester at torch relay justified

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Police were justified in removing a protester who waved the Tibetan flag during the Olympic torch relay in Hong Kong last year even though the demonstration was lawful ... of threatening behaviour by Beijing-loyal protesters, who outnumbered the pro-Tibet activists. Mr Justice Cheung, sitting in the Court of First Instance, rejected Ms Chan's application ...

  10. Force denies protesters were ordered to strip

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Lawmakers and civil activists were shocked when a police spokesman denied yesterday that officers had told Wedding Card Street protesters to remove their underwear, ... commissioner of police, told lawmakers the results of internal police investigations into the controversy stemming from an October 2007 protest against the demolition of Wedding Card, or Lee Tung, ...




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