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LIVE: CY Leung's resignation 'impossible', says Legco chief after Occupy issues ultimatum

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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.

Thursday, 2 October, 2014, 3:45pm 97 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 8 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 44 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 3 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 - 3:31pm 2 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 22 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 5 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 - 3:37am 5 comments More on Occupy Central

Farmers offered an urban dream, but at what cost?

In return for waiving their rights to the land they have lived on for generations, farmers in Ningguo in Anhui province are being offered up to 900,000 yuan (HK$1.14 million) per hectare and the chance to start a new life as urban dwellers.

2 Oct 2014 - 3:29am

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 118 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 - 3:47pm More on Occupy Central

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

2 Oct 2014 - 2:44am 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 5 comments

U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

2 Oct 2014 - 3:29am

Japan's high-speed Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

2 Oct 2014 - 3:43am

Luck and instinct determined fate of hikers on Japan's killer volcano

2 Oct 2014 - 2:52am

Armed man with criminal record was allowed into lift with Barack Obama

2 Oct 2014 - 3:09am 1 comment

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

2 Oct 2014 - 4:29am 1 comment

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2 Oct 2014 - 8:37am

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Insight

The world must unite in the struggle to defeat Islamic State fanatics

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

The global financial crisis taught the world how profoundly interdependent our economies have become. In today’s crisis of extremism, we must recognise that we are just as interdependent for our security, as is clear in the current struggle to defeat Islamic State (IS).

2 Oct 2014 - 3:31pm

Focus

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

Amy Nip

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 22 comments

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OCCUPY CENTRAL

Letter to Hong Kong students from 'Shenzhen student' draws mainland criticism

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An open letter allegedly written by a Shenzhen high school student calling on his (or her) Hong Kong counterparts to “return to classrooms” has come under fire on mainland social media.

2 Oct 2014 - 3:23pm

China Insider

OCCUPY CENTRAL

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

2 Oct 2014
OCCUPY CENTRAL

WeChat allegedly censoring photos from Hong Kong protests

2 Oct 2014 5 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
CHINA DIGEST

Mum gives chase to runaway daughter on train; University greets new students with condom gift pack

26 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

Consultant chef has novel ideas for new restaurant

Consultant chef Rowley Leigh, who is working with Swire Group to set up new restaurant The Continental in Pacific Place, might have been a novelist if he had worked harder at it. Becoming an acclaimed chef almost seems like an afterthought.

26 Sep 2014 - 5:11pm

Top French sommelier says keep wine and food pairings simple

26 Sep 2014

Restaurants proliferate as Europe's top chefs head to Hong Kong

23 Sep 2014

Microsoft skips 9 to introduce Windows 10

The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making towards a world centred on mobile devices and internet services.

2 Oct 2014 - 3:45am More on Microsoft

StealthGenie 'stalker app' maker arrested over its alleged privacy violation

1 Oct 2014

What would you do for free Wi-fi? In experiment, some sign away eldest child

1 Oct 2014

Magazines

Sport

Down but not out: Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool have more to offer

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to be downbeat about his side’s Champions League prospects despite a poor performance in Basel on Wednesday and with Real Madrid to come next.

2 Oct 2014 - 10:16am More on Uefa Champions League 2014/15

Magazines

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 1 comment

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