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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

    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 ...

  3. 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

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Beijing will not use military force to disperse Occupy Central protesters as it is adamant that the Hong Kong police is capable of handling the pro-democracy protests, the city’s first chief executive said on Friday. But Tung Chee-hwa called on protesters to end the occupation as it had caused a very negative impact on Hong Kong’s economy, ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Barriers torn down amid 'escalating violence' at Mong Kok protest zone

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:02pm by CHRIS LAU, Joyce Ng, Clifford Lo

    ... Chris Lau, Joyce Ng and Clifford Lo Police again warn Mong Kok 'on verge of a riot' as radical protesters and troublemakers clash Barriers torn down amid 'escalating ... of righteousness", said. "I'll just rip off whatever [barricades] I see." Police arrived to mediate after a row broke out between the men and protesters. Officers took the boards to the side ...

  10. 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 ...




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