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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

    Police seeking South Asian man over alleged attack during Mong Kok protest

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:27pm by Peter So

    ... Peter So Police are searching for a South Asian man after an online video clip showed he used a box cutter to strike out at a protester twice in the abdomen during a scuffle at the Mong Kok protest zone on Wednesday. The alleged attack happened when the man wearing a black-and-white T-shirt and blue jeans was among a group of people tearing down a roadblock when they were ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Protesters claim Kenny G did voice support for Occupy, telling them 'hope you guys win eventually'

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:38pm by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com An Occupy Central protester who yesterday witnessed a visit to the Admiralty demonstration zone by saxophonist Kenny G has poured scorn on the jazz-man’s later claim that he did not support the pro-democracy protests. The witness, who watched as a smiling Kenny G posed for photos with protesters, said he was disappointed that the musician later deleted ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    I don't support Hong Kong's Occupy protest, says Kenny G after stern words from Beijing

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 11:07am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Best selling US jazz musician Kenny G has said he does not support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong after photos of him attending the demonstration site at Admiralty went viral, prompting a stern response from the Chinese Foreign Ministry. The saxophonist, real name Kenneth Gorelick, was photographed at the main protest site ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government source hints at tougher line on Occupy protests if deadlock persists

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Gary Cheung, JOYCE NG AND SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Shirley Zhao Hawks may trump doves in debate on tactics to deal with protests if deadlock remains, they say Government sources hint at tougher line on Occupy Hong Kong's government yesterday increased pressure on Occupy protesters, warning that "hawks" favouring tough action to clear sit-in sites would gain the upper hand if the deadlock between ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters, government should focus on what can be achieved

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by the state legislature, the students are demanding the impossible. The government, too, should be more proactive in addressing people's aspirations for greater democracy. The protesters have ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    No new offers on table for talks, and no end in sight to protests

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung

    ... on No more to offer, and no end in sight Officials are pessimistic about prospects for narrowing their differences with student protest leaders, saying they gave all they could in Tuesday's meeting. A government source said the administration had got the impression through middlemen that the pledges offered in the televised meeting would give students a way out to retreat from protest ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Economy and markets stable despite protests, John Tsang says

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Kwong Man-ki and Alan Yu

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing and Alan Yu Economy, markets stay stable despite protests Hong Kong's economic condition and financial markets have remained stable despite the Occupy Central protests, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah told fellow finance ministers from Apec yesterday. The financial markets saw little change over the past few weeks, although it would take more time ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Smooth jazz superstar Kenny G visits Hong Kong protest site

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com One of mainland China’s favourite foreign music stars, Kenny G, caused a mild splash on social media after he dropped in at a pro-democracy protest camp in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G – real name Kenneth Bruce Gorelick – visited the main protest site in Admiralty, where he posed for photos with a number ...

  10. News - World - IRAN

    Thousands protest in Iranian cities over acid attacks on women

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... Guardian in Isfahan Thousands hit the streets in the tourist centre of Isfahan as anger grows Protests at acid attacks on women Thousands of people have staged a protest in Isfahan, Iran ... on the authorities to put an end to the crimes, which have highlighted the striking challenges women face in Iran, where wearing of the hijab is obligatory. Some protesters in Isfahan chanted slogans ...




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