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  Hong Kong's Annie Au beats Egypt's Heba El Hong Kong's Annie Au beats Egypt's Heba El TorkySouth China Morning Post (subscription)Annie Au Wing-chi doused Egyptian firebrand Heba El Torky in the first round of the US$220,000 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open yesterday and heaved a huge sigh of relief after emerging injury-free. With the Asian Games in three ...and more »
Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:41 am
  ​China Expects Fallout After Announcing Reuters​China Expects Fallout After Announcing Decisions On Hong Kong's Political ...ForbesThe Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress began discussing reform proposals for electing Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017 today in Beijing. The meeting finished at 5:30 p.m. Asia time, and no substantial details have been ...China moves to limit Hong Kong election could stir protestsReutersPan-democrats vow to fight NPC draft plan for Hong Kong chief executive poll ...South China Morning Post (subscription)UK's top judge: Hong Kong independence not erodedFinancial Timesall 68 news articles »
Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:45 am
  Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bidSouth China Morning Post (subscription)A Hong Kong couple convicted of torturing their Indonesian helper for two years with hot irons and bicycle chains have failed in a bid to appeal the verdict. Catherine Au Yuk-shan, 41, and her husband Tai Chi-wai, 42, were found guilty in September ...
Posted on 27 August 2014 | 12:43 am
  Teach English for the real world to Hong Teach English for the real world to Hong Kong's struggling studentsSouth China Morning Post (subscription)Former chief secretary Sir David Akers-Jones intends to embark on an ambitious project: to save tens of thousands of teenagers attending the so-called "Band 3" schools from sliding into a zombie-like existence. He was provoked into action by the plight ...
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:45 pm
  Buoyant Hong Kong women aim high in World Buoyant Hong Kong women aim high in World Series qualifiersSouth China Morning Post (subscription)While the men's team will have to wait until the Hong Kong Sevens to have another crack at becoming a core team on the world circuit, the women will get the opportunity on September 13-14, when the 12-team IRB Women's Sevens World Series qualifiers ...
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:19 pm

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  Hong Kong activists in fightback after ChinaHong Kong pro-democracy activists heckled a top Chinese official Monday, setting the stage for disruptive protests against the mainland's landmark decision to limit voting reforms, but Beijing insisted that there would be no turning back. Li Fei, a member of the top committee of China's rubber-stamp parliament, was forced to speak over the cries of pro-democracy lawmakers and protesters during a ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 10:40 am
  Xi’s Hard Line on Hong Kong Shows No RoomPresident Xi Jinping’s uncompromising stance on limiting democratic reforms in Hong Kong marks a public show of strength that signals to the world - - and China’s own citizens -- that the ruling Communist Party won’t tolerate any challenges to its authority.
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:24 am
  China Says Hong Kong Democracy Protests RiskChina defended a plan to place limits on democracy in Hong Kong, calling on opposition lawmakers to get behind its ruling or risk losing the chance to elect the city's next leader by popular vote. Activists should overcome their "prejudices" and see that China's proposal is the most concrete step toward implementing the election, Li Fei, deputy secretary-general of the National People's Congress ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:00 am
  Hong Kong citizenry stirs as Beijing nixesHong Kong protest leaders rallied their forces Sunday night ahead of an expected civil disobedience to block downtown traffic – after China’s leaders officially said that Asia’s commercial hub would not be allowed to have the direct democracy it has long anticipated. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee in Beijing determined Sunday that all Hong Kong citizens may vote in the coming ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:03 am
  China: No open elections in Hong KongChina's powerful National People's Congress Standing Committee has changed the way Hong Kong picks its chief executive, ruling that only candidates approved by a nominating committee will be allowed to run.
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:47 am

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  Protesters clash with police over Hong KongProtesters clashed with Hong Kong police Monday at a heated news conference about limits imposed by mainland Chinese authorities on the territory’s 2017 election. Demonstrators have promised a wave of civil disobedience in the semi-autonomous Chinese ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 4:22 am
  Hong Kong’s hard electoral choicesWhen Britain and China agreed the terms of the handover of Hong Kong in 1984, the Chinese side agreed that the territory would be run under the principle of “one country two systems”. This meant China would allow Hong Kong a higher degree of political ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 4:05 am
  Hong Kong citizenry stirs as Beijing nixesHong Kong protest leaders rallied their forces Sunday night ahead of an expected civil disobedience to block downtown traffic – after China’s leaders officially said that Asia’s commercial hub would not be allowed to have the direct democracy it has ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 3:37 am
  Xi’s Hard Line on Hong Kong Shows No RoomPresident Xi Jinping’s uncompromising stance on limiting democratic reforms in Hong Kong marks a public show of strength that signals to the world - - and China’s own citizens -- that the ruling Communist Party won’t tolerate any challenges to its ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 2:15 am
  China anti-dissent playbook may fail in HongBeijing is blaming radicals and foreigners and showing off its military might, all things unlikely to go down well in the freewheeling capitalist bastion where a sizeable middle class accustomed to freedom of speech and the rule of law plans to push back ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 2:10 am
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