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LIVE: 'I will not resign,' CY Leung says minutes before democracy protesters' ultimatum expires

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Good evening and welcome to our continuing 24-hour Occupy Central coverage. Protesters have vowed to step up their action if Chief Executive CY Leung doesn't resign before the day is out.

Friday, 3 October, 2014, 12:03am 61 comments More on Occupy Central

'Anonymous' hacker group declares cyber war on Hong Kong government, police

Hacker group Anonymous has declared war on the Hong Kong government and hacked into a number of Hong Kong websites, citing the treatment of protesters during Occupy Central as the main impetus for the attack.

2 Oct 2014 - 12:11pm 18 comments More on Occupy Central

Beijing suspends tour groups to protest-hit Hong Kong

Mainland authorities have suspended visits by tour groups to Hong Kong as the city's democracy movement threatens to become an international diplomatic issue.

2 Oct 2014 - 8:02am 51 comments More on Occupy Central

'Full body search' for 10,000 pigeons in Tiananmen Square

Tight security was imposed in Tiananmen Square yesterday with even pigeons taking part in a National Day flag-raising ceremony undergoing two rounds of checks, including the avian equivalent of a full body search.

2 Oct 2014 - 3:29am 8 comments

IN PICTURES: The highs and lows of Hong Kong's Occupy protests

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From riot police and tear gas to umbrellas and democracy dogs, the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have produced some incredibly iconic images. As the protests enter their fifth day, we choose 25 of our favourites. 

2 Oct 2014 - 5:34pm 4 comments More on Occupy Central

Beijing, Hong Kong governments play waiting game in hope Occupy will run out of steam

Both the Beijing and Hong Kong governments are pinning their hopes on the pro-democracy protests running out of steam due to fatigue and complaints from people inconvenienced by the demonstrations.

2 Oct 2014 - 9:23am 36 comments More on Occupy Central

WeChat allegedly censoring photos from Hong Kong protests

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As Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests continue to gather momentum and draw attention, denizens in the city are sharing photos of events on social media.

2 Oct 2014 - 11:29am 7 comments More on Occupy Central

'The sun rises as usual': Beijing official's response to Occupy Central

The sun may rise as usual, but Occupy Central hasn't felt any warmth from Beijing.

2 Oct 2014 - 5:55pm 8 comments More on Occupy Central

OCCUPY CENTRAL - NIGHT FOUR: Full coverage of all the night's events

Protests are expected to ramp up a gear today after student leaders set CY Leung a deadline this evening to resign before they start occupying government buildings.

2 Oct 2014 - 12:48pm 129 comments More on Occupy Central

OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY FIVE: Full coverage of the day's events

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Good afternoon and welcome to our continuing 24-hour Occupy Central coverage. The city awoke today to its fifth consecutive day of protest, with students warning that demonstrations could be ramped up if Chief Executive CY Leung doesn't resign before the day is out.

2 Oct 2014 - 8:30pm 190 comments More on Occupy Central

'A Hong Kong-version Colour Revolution': Beijing's harshest warnings yet on Occupy protests

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has unleashed some of Beijing's harshest criticism and warnings against the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong as he met with Secretary of State John Kerry in the United States.

2 Oct 2014 - 4:26pm 20 comments More on Occupy Central

Farmers offered an urban dream, but at what cost?

2 Oct 2014 - 7:45pm

Ebola spreads to US as airline passenger who flew from Liberia confirmed to have deadly virus

2 Oct 2014 - 6:37pm 4 comments

Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

2 Oct 2014 - 6:04am

Fat finger mistake may have caused HK$4.8 trillion stock order in Japan

2 Oct 2014 - 8:34am

Land sale revenue plunges in Chinese cities

2 Oct 2014 - 2:42am

Vehicle barricades protect protesters in Mong Kok after car incident

2 Oct 2014 - 3:37am 7 comments

U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

2 Oct 2014 - 7:46pm

Japan's high-speed Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

2 Oct 2014 - 3:43am

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2 Oct 2014 - 2:52am

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Xi Jinping's call for party unity is crucial to implementing reform

2 Oct 2014 - 4:29am 2 comments

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2 Oct 2014 - 8:37am

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Beijing, Hong Kong governments play waiting game in hope Occupy will run out of steam

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Both the Beijing and Hong Kong governments are pinning their hopes on the pro-democracy protests running out of steam due to fatigue and complaints from people inconvenienced by the demonstrations.

2 Oct 2014 - 9:23am 36 comments

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LIVE: 'I will not resign,' CY Leung says minutes before democracy protesters' ultimatum expires

Live

Good evening and welcome to our continuing 24-hour Occupy Central coverage. Protesters have vowed to step up their action if Chief Executive CY Leung doesn't resign before the day is out.

2 Oct 2014 - 11:57pm 61 comments More on Occupy Central

China

Leung has Beijing's full support, Communist Party mouthpiece insists

The central government has full confidence in Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, state run media said as the Occupy Central movement enters its fifth day.

2 Oct 2014 - 6:52pm 3 comments

World

OCCUPY CENTRAL

‘We belong to Hong Kong’: Thousands gather at solidarity events in 64 cities worldwide

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Thousands of people from around the world have voiced support for ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong at solidarity events in more than 64 cities.

2 Oct 2014 - 6:41pm 8 comments More on Occupy Central

China Insider

CHINA DIGEST

Hornets kill three, Ferrari driver in hit-and-run, apology for ‘dogs’ jibe, free entry for poets

2 Oct 2014
OCCUPY CENTRAL

'A Hong Kong-version Colour Revolution': Beijing's harshest warnings yet on Occupy protests

2 Oct 2014 20 comments
OCCUPY CENTRAL

WeChat allegedly censoring photos from Hong Kong protests

2 Oct 2014 7 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Free entry opens tourist floodgates at Three Gorges Dam; Last emperor's brother calls for Puyi play to be pulled

2 Oct 2014
MEDIA

No inch of compromise over Occupy Central in Chinese state media commentaries

1 Oct 2014 7 comments
OCCUPY CENTRAL

Q&A: Chinese activist scholar Teng Biao on how Occupy Central affects mainland activism

1 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Taxi driver murder suspect found after 16 years on the run; photographic treasures saved

1 Oct 2014
Solidarity

Mixed feelings for Occupy Central among Hong Kong’s recent mainland migrants

30 Sep 2014 10 comments
MEDIA

Media colleagues jump to senior journalist Shen Hao’s defence after televised confession

1 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman turns to bank balance fraud to impress new boyfriend; unfinished government HQ goes under the hammer

29 Sep 2014
DEFENCE

Photos of Chinese navy's new supply ship leaked online

29 Sep 2014
INTERNET

Record censorship of China's social media as references to Hong Kong protests blocked

29 Sep 2014 7 comments

Instagram appears blocked in China as photos of ‘occupied’ Hong Kong circulate

29 Sep 2014 6 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Guangzhou villagers want Asian Games walls torn down; inquiry over new homes in Jiangxi tourism zone; Nanchang to build eight night markets

29 Sep 2014

Shenzhen Oct-Loft jazz festival brings 30 bands

More than 100 jazz musicians from around the world descend on Shenzhen this month for a burgeoning festival run by two passionate aficionados.

1 Oct 2014 - 10:31pm

DJ Afrojack is at the top of his game

1 Oct 2014

Epic film about Xiao Hong tested both the director and leading lady

29 Sep 2014

Farmed and dangerous

F&B entrepreneur Todd Darling is a hardened traveller, but a recent trip to Afghanistan was even out of his comfort zone. While many organic food evangelists are willing to go far in search of produce, few are willing to travel in an armoured car with a security detail.

2 Oct 2014 - 4:54pm

China is the next port of call for traditional winemakers

2 Oct 2014

Consultant chef has novel ideas for new restaurant

26 Sep 2014

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Tot spots: how to plan a baby-friendly day out in Hong Kong

Planning a day out in Hong Kong can be a daunting prospect when you're still getting used to your new family member. The heat, the crowds and a distinct lack of pram-friendly pavements make it all too tempting just to stay at home. But it's time to break out of the cocoon.

2 Oct 2014 - 1:57pm 2 comments

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