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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Democracy rally kicks off July 1 day of protest in Hong Kong as CY Leung calls for 'stability'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:24am by CHRIS LAU and lo wei

    ... to take to the streets Rain showers and an early start were not enough to put off the first protesters of July 1, as up to 20 members of the League of Social Democrats called for open elections ... and said home prices and rents are “under control”. At about 7:20am, the protest group began its march from outside the Family Planning Association building in Wan Chai and continued along ...

  2. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    Mainland official Zhang Zhijun shrugs off violent protests during Taiwan visit

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 02:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Taiwan affairs chief says the protests do not represent the opinion of all Taiwanese people Violent protests which forced the mainland’s top official in charge ... a civil war to the communists in 1949. Zhang was greeted by hundreds of protesters while visiting the pro-independence southern part of the island and some of his events had to be cancelled. “Of ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Road to Rio: Protests on the backburner as Brazil embraces the opportunity to party

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:17pm by Paul Kay

    ... to party A couple of weeks into the World Cup, it's safe to say that predictions about mass protests and half-finished construction projects disrupting the tournament were wide of the mark. ... or possibly abandoned infrastructure projects- literal roads to nowhere- while the paint has barely dried on some of the hotels. And although we haven't seen any actual protests, anti-Fifa ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Pacifist sets himself on fire in Tokyo protest against Japan defence policy changes

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Witnesses say man denounced plan to change self-defence policy before bursting into flames Pacifist protester sets himself on fire in Tokyo A man in Japan set himself on fire at a busy intersection in Tokyo yesterday in an apparent protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to ease limits of the country's pacifist constitution. Japan is poised ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Four men jump into Victoria Harbour in protest against Occupy Central movement

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 02:17pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com We can't take it any longer, says protester before plunging into water … followed by firefighters Occupy opponents jump into harbour Four men ... Harbour. The men held a press briefing lamenting Occupy Central before defying a police warning not to go ahead with their stunt. Watch: Four men jump to the Victoria Harbour in protest against ...


    Taiwan protests force Beijing official to cancel events on last day of visit

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to ties Envoy's itinerary derailed by protests Zhang Zhijun, Beijing's top negotiator for cross-strait affairs, was forced to cancel several appearances on the final day of his landmark ... one scheduled event in the south and two in central Taiwan. His host, the Mainland Affairs Council, said the changes followed clashes between police and protesters throughout his visit. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How big should the income gap be in Asia?

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by CURTIS CHIN

    ... the Scandinavian nation was rocked by protests attributed mostly to young immigrants, some of whom set buildings and cars ablaze, perhaps testimony to the reality that inequality exists everywhere. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PLA OPEN DAY

    Military spectacle at PLA open day sees opinions divided on Occupy protests

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:16pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... Chan Kwai-wa, 48, a technician, who joined the pro-democracy marches in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, said many protests nowadays are politically motivated and are often infiltrated by troublemakers. “The concept of the Occupy Central movement was good at the outset but it is bound to end in a revolt. Just look at those young people protesting [about] ...




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