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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping exhibit in Hong Kong may touch on June 4 crackdown

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Tony Cheung, Andrea Chen

    ... of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on protesters in 1989, Gao reiterated: "You will know after seeing the exhibition... I believe part of the content will be reflected." But he later denied making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571651/deng-xiaoping-exhibit-hong-kong-may-touch-june-4-crackdown
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Tamar's protest square stays behind hoardings A 1,000 square metre forecourt outside the government headquarters in Admiralty which is being fenced off after several mass protests will remain behind hoardings until September 10. The work will block what used to be free access to the square in front of the east-wing entrance to the Tamar site. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581532/tamars-protest-square-stays-behind-hoardings
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Our students do protest too much Dostoevsky poses an eternal, unanswerable question at the start of Crime and Punishment: why do so many university students commit ... I would have learned much more about politics, government and history than shouting slogans and waving banners at protests. But youth is always wasted on the young. I am disappointed that our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
  4. News - China - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Global Times urges ‘coercive measures’ against Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:13pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Editorial headlined ‘No compromise of rule on HK chief’ calls for hard line on pro-democracy protesters A state-run newspaper on Tuesday called ... but the pro-democracy Occupy Central group has pledged to mobilise thousands of protesters to block the financial district later this year if authorities reject a public right to nominate candidates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580761/global-times-urges-coercive-measures-against-occupy-central-protesters
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    The more you protest, the less Beijing will bend, democracy activists told

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing, Peter So and Gary Cheung HK’s representative on NPC Standing Committee, which will decide 2017 poll format, says democracy protests will only prompt bigger pushback Beijing won't bend, activists told The more Hong Kong activists talk about using civil disobedience to press Beijing to heed demands for greater democracy, the more it will stand firm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580711/more-you-protest-less-beijing-will-bend-democracy-activists-told
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila protest against 'pork barrel' funds and second term for Aquino

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila graft protest over 'pork barrel' funds Thousands of people including activists and clergy gathered in the Philippine capital's main ... church leader said. Many of the protesters at the rally used the issue to attack President Benigno Aquino, whom they accused of abetting the pork barrel system and of seeking a second term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580621/manila-protest-against-pork-barrel-funds-and-second-term-aquino
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's constitutional court backs Widodo as Prabowo Subianto's supporters stage protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AGENCIES

    ... of a presidential election. Thousands of Prabowo supporters gathered near the court and police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters trying to break through security barriers shortly after the court began its session. Witnesses said protesters rammed four trucks into the barriers, sparking the police response. A few people were injured and four were arrested. The crowds later largely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578701/indonesias-constitutional-court-backs-widodo-prabowo-subiantos-supporters
  8. News - China - TIBET PROTESTS

    Five Tibetans confirmed killed after police open fire on protesters

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:48am by AFP

    ... after police opened fire on unarmed protesters, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest report of unrest linked to ethnic minority rights. Police last week opened fire on locals in Garze, ... Campaign for Tibet earlier said that one of the protesters had committed suicide in custody. China’s ethnic minority regions in Tibet and far-western Xinjiang, home to the mainly Muslim Uygurs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578277/five-tibetans-confirmed-killed-after-police-open-fire-protesters
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Activist faces jail for resisting arrest during Legco new-towns protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by CHRIS LAU

    ... the Legislative Council building to protest against planned new towns in the New Territories. Chan Nin, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of resisting arrest at Eastern Court yesterday, after the Department of Justice substituted that charge for a more serious offence of assaulting an officer. Chan is the first to admit a crime in relation to three often unruly protests outside the Legco building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577880/activist-faces-jail-resisting-arrest-during-legco-new-towns-protest
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Retired detectives to probe claims anti-Occupy Central protesters were paid to march

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 'Paid protesters' claims to be investigated Organisers of Sunday's anti-Occupy Central march will assign retired detectives to look into reports ... the investigation. The organiser, the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, has so far confirmed one case of "protest recruitment". It said on Monday that a subsidiary group of the General Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577147/organisers-look-claims-anti-occupy-central-protesters-were-paid

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