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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 - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Calls from business sector grow for Hong Kong's Occupy protests to end

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by Peter So, Raquel Carvalho, Alan Yu and Ernest Kao

    ... for the protest to end. "The movement can't simply continue for another month or another week … Nothing much has been achieved, besides disturbance and a bad image for Hong Kong," said Iqbal. G.H. Sagar, president of the Jammu Kashmir Association, said that protesters should trust the chief executive and retreat. "C.Y. Leung is a very nice man," Sagar said. "He ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pan-democrat leaders have utterly failed student protesters

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:57pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says senior pan-democrats have been wholly ineffective in offering leadership or advice to student protesters, in particular about the sanctity of the rule ... Tung Chee-hwa, that the central authorities will not use force to remove Occupy protesters, as they have confidence that the police force can handle the situation, is welcome. If Beijing ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'It's not fun': Occupy protester tells of sacrifices in the name of democracy

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 12:53pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Help for his friends Vincent Lam Ngo-hin has worn out two pairs of shoes since the beginning of the Occupy Central protests a month ago. Now he is wearing a pair of well-used black flip-flops, bought near the protest zone in Admiralty. Like many other protest stalwarts Lam has to walk considerable distances each day for basic needs ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Protests can't scare off Halloween revellers

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by DANNY LEE AND ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse and Danny Lee Protests can't scare off Halloween revellers The spectre of Occupy Central loomed large last night as the city's drinking haunts welcomed the usual array of ghosts, ghouls and vampires on their busiest night of the year. But for the protesters, Halloween was an opportunity to find creative ways to press their demands for democracy. Bar ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EVENTS

    Gran Fondo Hong Kong cycling event on hold due to Occupy protests

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Organisers say there was no time to arrange a new route after series of blockages on one road Cycling event put on hold due to Occupy protests The Tourism Board has decided to put a cycling competition on hold due to the Occupy protests. Chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok said the tourism promotion body would scrap the event scheduled for December but might ...

  7. News - World - HUNGARY

    Hungary suspends tax on internet use after huge protests

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:10am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Budapest Orban suspends internet tax after huge protests Hungary's prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on internet use and reconsider the matter next year after furious protests. A scheme to make internet service providers pay 150 forints (HK$4.70) per gigabyte of internet traffic, later proposed to be capped at different monthly ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong must take on the tycoons after Occupy protests

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 12:15pm by Michael Chugani

    ... When it finally ends- and end it will, peacefully or violently- can we go back to business as usual by telling ourselves it was just a passing storm? ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Group wants to save Occupy protesters' artwork

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and culture group wants to make sure Hong Kong police do not destroy the creative works of Occupy protesters. The group- including representatives from the Umbrella Movement Visual Archives ... they are clearing protest sites. "We asked him to tell the police that these works are worth keeping," said Wen. "We also asked him to tell the police not to arrest volunteer field ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    The role of social media in Occupy protests, on the ground and around the world

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:52pm by DANNY LEE

    ... police operation, 12 tweets about Hong Kong were being posted every second as images of protesters engulfed in tear gas spread globally. Days before the street protests began, there were just 19 ... of the demonstrations up to September 30, more than 1.3 million messages about the city were posted, the social media company said. During that period the protests were among the most talked about events ...




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