Hong Kong
hong kong
2014
September
nytimes.com
5 years ago
Protesters set up a first aid station on Tuesday in Hong Kong. Participants said the movement's attention to hygiene, good manners and trash sorting as well as its self-organized medical teams helped send a message of determination. Credit Lam Yik Fei ...
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September 30
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0:47
September 30
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theguardian.com
5 years ago
Hong Kong, one of the world's most important financial hubs, has exploded into protest. Since Sunday night, the so-called “umbrella revolution” has turned the city's gleaming central business district into a virtual conflict zone, replete with shouting ...
nytimes.com
5 years ago
HONG KONG — Hong Kong's Beijing-selected leader on Tuesday called for the pro-democracy demonstrators who have blocked major roads in the city to return home “immediately,” and he gave no sign that he was prepared to compromise on their demands ...
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55:56
September 29
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7:35
September 29
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usatoday.com
5 years ago
The protests in Hong Kong are not yet sparking fears that the region will become the next trouble spot for the global economy, but such concerns will grow if the conflict intensifies and ensnares China, economists say. Hong Kong is small, producing 0.4 ...
nytimes.com
5 years ago
If China had honored the political commitments it made before taking control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, it is likely there would be no protests in the city streets and no crackdown over the weekend by riot police using tear gas, pepper spray ...
reuters.com
5 years ago
The Hong Kong government won't want them to see this, so the police must do something," Sui-ying Cheng, 18, a freshman at Hong Kong University's School of Professional and Continuing Education, said of the National Day holiday. "We are not scared.
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0:54
September 29
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vox.com
5 years ago
The huge protests in Hong Kong are about a number of things, but the most central is the question of whether or not Hong Kongers trust Beijing to stick to its promises to respect Hong Kong's autonomy and freedoms. According to a long-running poll from ...
cnn.com
5 years ago
Tens of thousands of demonstrators are occupying Hong Kong's financial district in protest of what they see as Beijing's creeping influence on the way the semiautonomous region is run. CNN's correspondents have been on the ground reporting rising ...
time.com
5 years ago
For a region of only about 400 square miles, Hong Kong has seen more than its share of protest in the last century. The uprising that sprang into action this week — as “Occupy Central” protesters demand the ability to elect their next local government ...
nytimes.com
5 years ago
But as he faces swelling street demonstrations in Hong Kong pressing for more democracy in the territory, the toolbox of President Xi Jinping of China appears remarkably empty of instruments that could lead to palatable long-term solutions for all ...
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3:01
September 29
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3:00
September 29
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bostonglobe.com
5 years ago
Protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend, where they were met by police with pepper spray and tear gas. What fuels the standoff is the protesters' demand for more democracy, including the right to choose Hong Kong's political ...
nytimes.com
5 years ago
Freedom of speech, assembly and religion and a free press are all enshrined in Hong Kong's mini-constitution, the Basic Law, drafted to govern the city of 7.2 million upon its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 after more than 150 years of British ...
vox.com
5 years ago
The protests in Hong Kong would seem to be, in many ways, about the city's special status: it is largely autonomous from the rest of China, has vastly greater freedom (including the freedom to protest), and even has a promise from Beijing to have free ...
washingtonpost.com
5 years ago
BEIJING — Swelling crowds of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Monday plunged Asia's normally staid financial hub into a tense standoff with Beijing that strikes directly at China's expanding political grip in the former British colony. The ...
usatoday.com
5 years ago
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong spooked Wall Street Monday, as investors fear the unrest could further weigh down mainland China's slowing economy, morph into a wider protest that could create instability in Beijing and undermine confidence in ...
latimes.com
5 years ago
Extending their protests into the workweek, Hong Kong democracy activists continued occupying major thoroughfares Monday, forcing the closure of some schools, banks and other businesses in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Due to the ...
time.com
5 years ago
AUSTRALIA-HONGKONG-CHINA-POLITICS-DEMOCRACY Notes from supporters of the thousands of protesters who paralyzed parts of Hong Kong to demand greater democracy from Beijing are seen in Sydney on Sept. 29, 2014 Peter Parks—AFP/Getty ...
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2:38
September 29
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nytimes.com
5 years ago
The Hong Kong streets where I grew up morphed into an alarming political flash point with riot police in gas masks firing tear-gas canisters at pro-democracy protesters, many of them defending themselves from the noxious white clouds with little more ...
cnn.com
5 years ago
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Thousands of demonstrators bracing for the possibility of a police crackdown packed streets in the heart of Hong Kong early Tuesday. Protesters had masks, protective goggles and plastic raincoats on hand as they camped out on the ...
online.wsj.com
5 years ago
BEIJING—As Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests dominated news and online discussion globally, China's state-controlled media has offered critical but relatively muted coverage of the city's most serious display of public dissent in years. Chinese ...
cnn.com
5 years ago
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Hong Kong, as anyone who has lived or worked in the city knows, is simultaneously China, and not China. The complex legal framework that was put in place when the city reverted to Chinese rule in 1997 makes it a unique case, and one ...
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1:30
September 29
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online.wsj.com
5 years ago
HONG KONG—As pro-democracy rallies spread across Hong Kong on Monday, the government offered minor concessions and police defended the use of tear gas against protesters over the weekend. Tens of thousands of people stretched across Hong ...
usatoday.com
5 years ago
The chaotic scenes and mass civil disobedience are highly unusual in Hong Kong, a former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Many residents of the commerce-focused city have grown frustrated in recent weeks at Beijing's refusal to ...
straitstimes.com
5 years ago
In Taipei, a group of demonstrators led by prominent Taiwanese student activist Chen Weiting gathered outside a building that houses Hong Kong's representative office. They demanded that all economic and political talks with China end immediately in a ...
nytimes.com
5 years ago
HONG KONG — A wave of protest in Hong Kong that engulfed the city could continue into the week as thousands of residents defied a government call on Monday to abandon street blockades, students boycotted classes and the city's influential bar ...
thedailybeast.com
5 years ago
Authorities in Hong Kong, at least for the moment, have lost control of spiraling protests in the city. Although the government said Monday it had pulled back riot police, Chinese state media reported that Beijing is prepared to send the People's Armed ...
theguardian.com
5 years ago
Demonstrators led by the prominent Taiwanese student activist Chen Weiting gathered outside an office building housing Hong Kong's trade office in Taipei. Police surrounded the protesters and more officers prevented them entering the elevators of the ...
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2:26
September 28
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reuters.com
5 years ago
Stocks on Wall Street opened sharply lower following declines in Europe and Asia as Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges in one of the biggest political challenges for China since the Tiananmen Square ...
reuters.com
5 years ago
The protesters, mostly students, are demanding full democracy and have called on the city's leader Leung Chun-ying to step down after Beijing last month announced a plan to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong's leader, known as the Chief Executive, to a ...
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0:58
September 28
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theguardian.com
5 years ago
Hong Kong is no stranger to large-scale protests pushing back against Beijing: huge numbers took to the streets over controversial security laws in 2003 and plans for compulsory “patriotic education” two years ago – on both occasions prompting ...
bbc.com
5 years ago
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down the territory's business hub and ignoring appeals to leave. Crowds remained on the streets overnight after a day that saw riot police deploy tear gas and batons in a ...
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September 28
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September 28
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September 28
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huffingtonpost.com
5 years ago
Demonstrators disperse as tear gas is fired by police during a protest on September 29, 2014 in Hong Kong. Thousands of people kicked off Occupy Central by taking over Connaught Road, one of the major highway in Hong Kong, in protest against Beijing's ...
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2:53
September 28
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vox.com
5 years ago
As protests and the police response escalate in Hong Kong, where demonstrations against China's broken promise to grant full democracy in 2017 are growing into something even larger, the police are using more force than they have at perhaps any time ...
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September 28
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September 28
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theguardian.com
5 years ago
Hong Kong police fired teargas and launched baton charges as tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters brought a central area of the city to a standstill late on Sunday. The demonstrators, equipped with goggles and face masks to ward off teargas ...
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1:41
September 28
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online.wsj.com
5 years ago
HONG KONG—The fight over democracy that erupted into violence in Hong Kong over the weekend exposed a deep generational and economic divide in the city that is poised to shape the city's relationship with mainland China for years to come. Students ...
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0:53
September 28
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uk.reuters.com
5 years ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Some Hong Kong financial firms advised staff to work from home on Monday or go to secondary offices after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators blocked parts of the city and clashed with police. Hong Kong police fired volleys ...
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1:34
September 28
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1:11
September 28
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washingtonpost.com
5 years ago
BEIJING — After clashes between police and protesters that lasted into the morning, Hong Kong awoke Monday to a city in chaos — with many roads closed and several areas still crowded with pro-democracy demonstrators. Some still clutched umbrellas and ...
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1:12
September 28
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latimes.com
5 years ago
Police discharged tear gas and fired rubber bullets in the air Sunday in a failed attempt to scatter pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong who appear to pose the greatest test yet for China's “one country, two systems” approach to governing the ...
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0:11
September 28
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September 28
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September 28
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nytimes.com
5 years ago
HONG KONG — Downtown Hong Kong turned into a battlefield of tear gas and seething crowds on Sunday after the police moved against a student democracy protest, inciting public fury that brought tens of thousands of people onto the streets of a city ...
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1:18
September 28
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cnbc.com
5 years ago
Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton-charges to stand firm in the center of the global financial hub on Monday, one of the biggest political challenges for Beijing since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago.
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1:00
September 28
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abcnews.go.com
5 years ago
Pro-democracy protesters, some wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas, expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit ...
bloomberg.com
5 years ago
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong this morning, blocking roads in the central business district and threatening to bring chaos to the morning rush-hour after weekend clashes in which police fired tear gas and pepper spray.
cnn.com
5 years ago
Hong Kong (CNN) -- The Hong Kong government said Monday that riot police have pulled back from pro-democracy demonstrations around the city that have caused widespread disruption in one of Asia's financial hubs. Defiant demonstrators remained on ...
usatoday.com
5 years ago
BEIJING – Braving tear gas, pepper spray and police batons, thousands of Hong Kong residents protested Sunday in the Central financial district to demand free elections and other democratic changes in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The protests drew ...
online.wsj.com
5 years ago
HONG KONG—A standoff between police and pro-democracy protesters intensified near where thousands have converged in the past days to demand free elections. Around 6 p.m., police moved to clear the area, using tear gas against protesters in areas ...
cnn.com
5 years ago
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Hong Kong is in the midst of its longest series of political protests since the 1997 handover. Pro-democracy activists say they are making good on a long-threatened vow to try and paralyze the city's financial district -- a key ...
reuters.com
5 years ago
1 of 18. A protester (C) raises his umbrellas in front of tear gas which was fired by riot police to disperse protesters blocking the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, September 28, 2014.
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September 27
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nytimes.com
5 years ago
The Hong Kong government has been grappling with how to defuse the sit-in protest that started on Friday night and stretched over the weekend, swelling at times to a crowd of tens of thousands. Although the police had been practicing for months to ...
online.wsj.com
5 years ago
HONG KONG—Thousands of people converged on the headquarters of Hong Kong's government on Saturday after televised clashes between students and police energized protesters seeking democracy in the city. Earlier in the day, police arrested dozens ...
Hong Kong ( (listen); Chinese: 香港, Hong Kong Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] (listen)), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and commonly abbreviated as HK, is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China.
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