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Nov 27, 2014

Hong Kong student leaders banned from Mong Kok protest site

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Two Hong Kong student leaders were banned from a large area in Mong Kok as a condition of bail on Thursday after they were arrested during scuffles as police cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for weeks.

Joshua Wong, Lester Shum and activist lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, who was also banned from Mong Kok, were charged with obstructing court bailiffs and did not enter a plea.

Nov 21, 2014

Last British governor of Hong Kong says confront China on rights

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Countries should not be afraid to stand up to China over democratic rights in Hong Kong, the last British governor of the territory said on Thursday.

Chris Patten rejected Chinese charges that Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters were puppets of foreigners as a “slur” on a “wonderfully principled” movement.

Nov 21, 2014

Last British governor of Hong Kong says confront China on rights; U.S. report cites military intimidation

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Countries should not be afraid to stand up to China over democratic rights in Hong Kong, the last British governor of the territory said on Thursday.

Chris Patten rejected Chinese charges that Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters were puppets of foreigners as a “slur” on a “wonderfully principled” movement.

Nov 5, 2014

Hong Kong students fine-tune plan to take democracy call to Beijing

HONG KONG, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Students calling for full
democracy for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong are hoping to take their
protest to Communist Party rulers in Beijing and are expected to
announce details of their new battle plan on Thursday.

The plan signals a shift in the focus of the protests in the
former British colony away from the Hong Kong government which
has said it has limited room for manoeuvre.

Nov 5, 2014

Hong Kong students fine-tune plan to take democracy call direct to Beijing

HONG KONG, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Students calling for full
democracy for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong are hoping to take their
protest to Communist Party rulers in Beijing and are expected to
announce details of their new battle plan on Thursday.

The move signals a shift in the focus of the protests in the
former British colony away from the Hong Kong government which
has said it has limited room for manoeuvre.

Oct 30, 2014

Hong Kong protests a ‘national security issue’ for China

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests have escalated into a national security issue threatening Chinese sovereignty over the Asian financial center, a delegate to China’s rubber-stamp parliament said on Thursday.

Businessman and lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun said support for Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was crucial to the city’s future stability and there was no longer any room to remain neutral.

Oct 29, 2014

Lawmaker stripped of China post after calling for Hong Kong leader to step down

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The leader of Hong Kong’s Liberal Party said he would resign on Wednesday, just hours after China’s top parliamentary advisory body expelled him for calling on the city’s embattled chief executive to step down.

James Tien Pei-chun was voted out of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) after he urged Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to resign amid pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of the city.

Oct 21, 2014

Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession as student-govt talks start

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The panel chosen to pick candidates for Hong Kong’s 2017 election could be made “more democratic”, the territory’s leader said on Tuesday, the first indication of a possible concession to pro-democracy protesters who have blocked city streets for weeks.

Leung Chun-ying was talking just hours before formal talks got under way between student protest leaders and city officials aimed at defusing the crisis in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Oct 21, 2014

Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession ahead of talks

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The panel chosen to pick candidates for Hong Kong’s 2017 election could be made “more democratic”, the territory’s leader said on Tuesday, the first indication of a possible concession to pro-democracy protesters who have blocked city streets for weeks.

Leung Chun-ying was talking just hours before the start of formal talks between student protest leaders and city officials aimed at defusing the crisis in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Oct 17, 2014

Hong Kong police clear protesters, barricades in surprise raid in Mong Kok

HONG KONG, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hong Kong police
staged a dawn raid on Friday on one of the key sites occupied by
pro-democracy protesters, removing barricades from roads and
clearing out most of the demonstrators in an another setback for
their movement.

The operation in the gritty working class area of Mong Kok,
across the harbour from the main demonstration zone near the
office of Hong Kong’s leader, came while many protesters were
asleep in their tents.

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