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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police fire tear gas and baton charge thousands of Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 07:05pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Union leaders call for strikes as police defend hard-line response and Benny Tai admits protest movement's leaders are not in control Tear gas fired as thousands join ... and Beijing gave "genuine universal suffrage" to Hong Kong. The Professional Teachers' Union, which has 90,000 members, and the pro-democracy Confederation of Trade Unions echoed ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    When Hong Kong students were Beijing's allies on democracy

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... In the early 1980s, student unions of the only two universities at the time- the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University- were among the first groups to back China's resumption ... of the business and professional elite had reservations about the central government's ability to maintain the city's prosperity after 1997. In early 1984, the two student unions wrote ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students march to CY Leung's door as dissent grows

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Peter So, Tony Cheung and Samuel Chan

    ... union, said: "Obviously Leung [Chun-ying] did not respond to our request to show up in Tamar Park. "This is definitely not the end of our actions and we will escalate them." ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Over 1,500 secondary pupils cut classes for democracy

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by JEFFIE LAM, CHRIS LAU

    ... conducted rather peacefully. Wyna Ng, 16, Form Five We do Liberal Studies in school and we know what is right and wrong. Even our student union election does not involve screening out candidates, so ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    30 years after pact … patience is wearing thin

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Gary Cheung

    ... the wave of democratisation in the mid-1980s. But Ip Kin-yuen, vice-president of the University of Hong Kong's student union in 1983-84, is angry that full democracy is still an unfulfilled ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Ruling on Hong Kong poll a hammer blow to Taiwan reunification hopes

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Lawrence Chung

    ... systems' formula," said Huang Kun-huei, chairman of the pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union. Ma, of the Kuomintang, adopted a policy to engage with Beijing when he was elected president ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong students prepare to kick off classroom boycott; hundreds of academics supportive

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 08:38pm by SAMUEL CHAN, TIMMY SUNG

    ... Kong's student union in 1997. "There won't be any hope if they do nothing." ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Student boycott- who cares? Arthur Li fires another salvo at Occupy Central movement

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Peter So

    ... off" for a student boycott, adding: "Basically you [students] are saying 'I am not going to class.' But who cares?" The student union at Chinese University issued an open ... would make a sacrifice "as they would miss … learning opportunities". Tommy Cheung Sau-yin, president of the student union, expects more than 2,000 students to join the first day ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unlikely protest leader taking a novel approach

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Joyce Ng

    ... But soon he found the arts world, "fixated with the world 200 years ago", could not satisfy him. The turning point came in 2012, when the student union spent over HK$380,000 to place newspaper advertisements in the run-up to the chief executive election- a large sum that was spent on an unlikely item for the union, without consulting the students. Chow became part of a group ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's 2017 reform plan has 'won support of Hongkongers': Zhang Dejiang

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:00pm by Tony Cheung

    ... of Trade Unions at a meeting in the capital that the Standing Committee had made its decision "very solemnly after listening to opinions from different sectors in Hong Kong" and after ...




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