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Hong Kong: Rooftopping For Freedom And Disobedience

On February 8, 2016, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, violent clashes between police and young protesters erupted in the city of Hong Kong, with surprising aggression and subsequent injuries on both sides.

September 4, 2016
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9 Arrests In Hong Kong Reportedly Linked To Explosives Cache

Hong Kong police arrested nine people Sunday and Monday suspected of conspiring to manufacture explosives in this semiautonomous Chinese territory.

June 15, 2015
A protester yells as police and demolition crews clear the main Hong Kong protest site in China on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters have occupied this site, near government headquarters, since Sept. 28. They are defying Beijing to seek a more open election system to choose Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017. (Antony Dapiran/McClatchy DC/TNS)

With Hong Kong Protests Cleared, What Becomes Of Movement?

Is this the end of the pro-democracy challenge to Beijing, or the beginning?

December 11, 2014

‘Yellow Umbrella’ App Lets You Play Hong Kong Democracy Protester

Hong Kong protesters now have an app to represent their fight for democracy.

October 27, 2014

Hong Kong Officials, Democracy Protesters Hold First Talks

Hong Kong– Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protesters Tuesday held their first talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralyzed parts of the city, after its leader ruled out major reforms. Chief executive Leung Chun-ying, in an interview late Monday, said open elections for his successor as demanded by demonstrators would result in […]

October 21, 2014

Beijing Cracks Down On Hong Kong

Who wants to vote, anyway?

October 16, 2014

Hong Kong Democracy Protesters Digging In For Long Haul

Get the latest on the situation in Hong Kong.

October 10, 2014

From The Special Menu At The Hong Kong Palace

China places a new order in Hong Kong.

October 4, 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Call Off Talks With Government After Clashes

Get the latest on the situation in Hong Kong.

October 3, 2014

Hong Kong’s New Waiter

Meet the new waiter from Beijing.

October 2, 2014

May A Million Umbrellas Bloom

The protests in Hong Kong are good news for democracy.

October 1, 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Reject City Leader’s Call To End Rallies

Get the latest on the volatile situation in Hong Kong.

September 30, 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Defiant After Tear Gas Chaos

Thousands of people in Hong Kong are protesting the decision of Beijing to allow only vetted candidates to run for election.

September 29, 2014

Police Arrest 511 After Hong Kong Democracy Rally

MCT HONG KONG — Police in Hong Kong on Wednesday arrested at least 511 demonstrators who refused to leave city streets following one of the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in the former British territory since its return to Chinese rule in 1997. Demonstrators were arrested for “participating in unauthorized assembly and obstructing police officers in an […]

July 2, 2014

Hong Kong Braces For Protests As Vote Fuels Pro-Democracy Movement

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times HONG KONG — Nearly 800,000 people voted in a nonbinding Hong Kong referendum aimed at agitating for greater democracy, organizers said early Monday, and the semi-autonomous Chinese city was bracing for hundreds of thousands of people to march through the streets Tuesday to continue pressing their cause. The 10-day […]

June 30, 2014

Hong Kong Activists Push Democracy Through Polling

By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — Hong Kong’s 3.5 million registered voters are making a statement that they want ballot choices in 2017. China’s Communist Party is making a statement it wants to control those choices. Those entrenched positions are clashing this week as Hong Kong democracy advocates conclude an informal poll on […]

June 23, 2014

Strong Turnout For Referendum On Choosing Hong Kong’s Leader

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — More than 400,000 Hong Kong residents cast electronic ballots Friday in a nonbinding referendum aimed at giving the Chinese city’s 7.2 million people more of a voice in how their chief executive is selected, organizers of the vote said. However, authorities in Beijing denounced the exercise as […]

June 20, 2014

Parolee In 1983 Seattle Massacre Deported To Hong Kong

By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Wai-Chiu “Tony” Ng, who 31 years ago participated in the worst mass killing in Seattle history, has been deported to Hong Kong following his parole from prison, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. Ng, 58, served 28 years for his role in the 1983 […]

May 16, 2014

California State Senator Indicted On Arms Trafficking, Corruption Charges

By Josh Richman, Howard Mintz, Jessica Calefati and Robert Salonga, San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO — In a stunning criminal complaint, California state Senator Leland Yee has been charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms and public corruption as part of a major FBI operation spanning the San Francisco Bay Area, casting yet another cloud […]

March 27, 2014

Hong Kong Journalist Stabbed Amid Concerns Of Eroding Media Freedoms

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A recently dismissed Hong Kong newspaper editor was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after assailants stabbed him in the back and leg and fled on a motorbike. The assault on Kevin Lau, whose removal as editor of the Ming Pao daily last month helped spark demonstrations over erosion […]

February 26, 2014