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  • Sep 30, 2014
  • Updated: 9:10pm

The government's decision to withdraw riot police from the streets helped lower tensions but tens of thousands of Occupy Central supporters continued their protest against Beijing's decision to...

30 Sep 2014 - 5:00am

Officers armed with batons and shields unleashed the stinging gas in Admiralty and Central on Sunday night and early yesterday morning, but switched to trying persuasion on the crowds after dawn...

30 Sep 2014 - 4:06am

Hongkongers from all walks of life left their jobs yesterday to support the Occupy Central movement and protest against the police force's use of tear gas during Sunday's demonstrations.

30 Sep 2014 - 4:45pm

Foreign governments yesterday warned their citizens in Hong Kong to be cautious about Occupy Central protests, which have spread from government headquarters to other districts.

30 Sep 2014 - 6:21pm

Today's poll

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30 Sep 2014
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Hong Kong

A seven-woman jury ruled that Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife Frieda Hui Po-ming had defamed two twin pupils and their father in a school cheating incident and ordered the...

30 Sep 2014 - 9:03pm

Good evening and welcome to day three of our live Occupy Central coverage. Crowds have been swelling in protest zones across Hong Kong, although a spell of rain and thunder threatened to thin...

Updated 30 Sep 2014 - 9:10pm

Diplomats in Hong Kong have spoken of their shock at receiving a letter from the Chinese foreign ministry instructing them to avoid the ongoing pro-democracy protests that have swept the city.

Updated 30 Sep 2014 - 9:04pm

Why have thousands of demonstrators taken to the city's streets and what do they want? All the main questions about the protests answered here.

30 Sep 2014 - 8:10pm

Andy Tsang Wai-hung has issued a rallying call to the 28,000 beleaguered officers under his command amid a public backlash over their handling of Occupy Central.

30 Sep 2014 - 6:03pm

Solidarity protests are planned in more than 30 cities around the world this week in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Updated 30 Sep 2014 - 8:39pm


Write byline Name Name name.name@scmp.com Write body The Communist Party will hold its major meeting in Beijing from October 20 to 23, Xinhua reported, citing a Politburo meeting held early today...

30 Sep 2014 - 7:23pm

Communist Party headquarters in Beijing has assigned five cadres to Shanxi to fill the vacancies in its top leadership after an extensive anti-graft campaign swept across the resource-rich...

30 Sep 2014 - 4:11pm

Apple’s hot-selling iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have finally received their long-awaited approval to be sold on the mainland and will be available from October 17, the company announced on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014 - 6:40pm

Former president Jiang Zemin made a rare public appearance as retired top Communist Party leaders joined President Xi Jinping and other current dignitaries at a concert that marked the 65th...

30 Sep 2014 - 6:31pm

Photos taken by China’s most advanced civilian observation satellite can identify a white line on a road from its 600,000 -metre high orbit , say mainland space authorities.

30 Sep 2014 - 3:00pm

The first high-speed railway in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will open in mid-October and cut journeys to nearby provinces from 12 hours to about eight hours, Xinhua reported.

30 Sep 2014 - 6:29pm


Solidarity protests are planned in more than 30 cities around the world this week in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Updated 30 Sep 2014 - 8:39pm


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