Protests in Hong Kong have led to regular clashes between residents and police for more than four months. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests labelled independence campaign by China’s top diplomat in city, Xie Feng, who warns ‘virus of violence’ is spreading overseas

  • Xie Feng says demonstrators, helped by ‘black hands’, are trying to overthrow city government in a separatist plot
  • He adds the international community must speak up against it, as protests break out in other countries
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protests in Hong Kong have led to regular clashes between residents and police for more than four months. Photo: Sam Tsang
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South Korean students disperse as tear gas is fired by riot police in this file photo. Photo: Reuters

A look at Asia’s biggest student-led protests from South Korea to Thailand to Hong Kong

  • Asia has never had a single defining moment like the Arab spring but has a rich history of student-driven movements against authoritarianism
  • The parallels have not been lost on Hong Kong protesters, who recently translated a South Korean protest song into Cantonese
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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South Korean students disperse as tear gas is fired by riot police in this file photo. Photo: Reuters
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