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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Beijing may lose confidence in Hong Kong's role if protests spiral out of control, warns Joseph Yam, former head of the Monetary Authority Occupy 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ...

  2. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Taxi drivers in big European cities stage strike in protest at privateers

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Drivers protesting at apps like Uber which they say cut into their business Taxi strikes snarl cities in Europe Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill yesterday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry. Thousands of London's black cabs, many of them ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian protests over power blackouts amid heatwave spread to New Delhi

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Protests over blackouts in heatwave spread to Delhi Angry protests broke out over power blackouts as summer temperatures soared, fuelling concerns ... mounted over the power cuts, a senior officer said. "So far we have arrested three people for damaging a bus and a gypsy (Jeep) while protesting at power cuts in the Bhajanpura area," ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central ‘unwise’, says Peter Woo of Wharf, a likely loser from protest

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:47pm by PEGGY SITO ENOCH YIU AND RAY CHAN

    ... government to make any concessions in the election of Hong Kong's chief executive or on electoral reform. And he urged protesters not to occupy Central, arguing it is "not worth it". "[Protesters] hope to use an illegal movement- Occupy Central- to try to seize control of Hong Kong's administration. It is an unwise move," he said yesterday after the company's annual ...

  5. News - World - MEXICO

    Circus performers protest in Mexico City over ban on the use of animals

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City Performers say Mexico City measure will destroy hundreds of jobs Circus protest over ban on animals More than 1,000 acrobats, clowns and other circus employees have marched through central Mexico City in protest at a ban on animals in circuses. There can be no lions or tigers or bears, not even dogs or horses, in circus rings under a law passed ...


    Beijing denies talks with Taipei stalled after anti-trade deal protests

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Beijing denies talks stalled with Taipei Beijing yesterday rejected media reports that negotiations with Taipei had been suspended due to Taiwan's lack of progress in ratifying a free-trade services pa ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco security beefed up to stop protesters after building is stormed

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... security to stop protesters The Legislative Council complex will be partially closed to the public on Friday, Legco President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing announced yesterday, after protesters against ... on Friday afternoon, the public will be denied access to the Legco library, while all guided tour services except those for schools will be suspended. Protesters were said to have gained entry ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Protesters could be banned from Legco complex: Jasper Tsang

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Legco president Jasper Tsang warns protesters there could be legal consequences for storming complex as lawmakers demand tighter security Protesters could face Legco building ban People who stormed the legislative building on Friday in a protest that left five security guards injured could be banned from the complex, the Legislative Council president ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco officials accused of not doing enough to keep protest in check

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Legco officials attacked over protest The Legislative Council's Secretariat was accused of not doing its job properly after almost 100 people breached a security cordon and occupied the legislature on Friday in protest at plans to develop new towns in the northeastern New Territories. In the end, 60 policemen were sent in to clear the Legco ...




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