South China Correspondent, Hong Kong/Guangzhou
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Nov 26, 2014

Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest site

HONG KONG, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Hong Kong police cleared
activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on
Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the
student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that
has shaken the Asian financial hub.

Scuffles broke out when riot police moved against hundreds
of protesters on Nathan Road, in the gritty Mong Kok district,
following clashes overnight, Reuters witnesses said.

Nov 25, 2014

Street clashes break out as Hong Kong clears part of protest zone

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong riot police arrested 80 pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday in running clashes after several thousand demonstrators erected street barricades following clearance of part of a protest hotspot.

Several thousand police were deployed after a court ordered the reopening of a blocked street in the working-class district of Mong Kok, scene of some of the most violent confrontations in the two-month long “Occupy Central” civil disobedience campaign.

Nov 19, 2014

Hong Kong protesters break into gov’t building, four arrested

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city’s legislature via a side door early on Wednesday and police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese-controlled city escalated following a period of calm.

The flare-up came just hours after court bailiffs managed to clear part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, while leaving most of the main protest site intact.

Nov 19, 2014

Hong Kong protesters break into government building, four arrested

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city’s legislature via a side door early on Wednesday and police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese-controlled city escalated following a period of calm.

The flare-up came just hours after court bailiffs managed to clear part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, while leaving most of the main protest site intact.

Nov 19, 2014

Hong Kong protesters break into government building

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city’s legislature via a side door early on Wednesday, and police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese-controlled city escalated following a period of calm.

The flare-up came just hours after court bailiffs managed to clear part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, while leaving most of the main protest site intact.

Nov 18, 2014

Hong Kong protesters break into government building as tensions flare again

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city’s legislature via a side door early on Wednesday, and police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese-controlled city escalated following a period of calm.

The flare-up came just hours after court bailiffs managed to clear part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, while leaving most of the main protest site intact.

Nov 18, 2014

Hong Kong protesters break into legislature as tensions rise again

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city’s legislature via a side door early on Wednesday, and police stopped others storming the building as tensions jumped following a period of calm.

The incident came just hours after court bailiffs managed to clear part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, while leaving most of the main protest site intact.

Nov 9, 2014

China to soon announce date for landmark stock connect initiative: HK leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China will soon announce the date of a much-awaited initiative to connect the stock markets of Shanghai and Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s leader said on Sunday, easing concerns the landmark scheme might have been shelved after losing Beijing’s backing.

“The central government (China) places great importance in the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect scheme and supports it very much,” Leung Chun-ying, the chief executive of Hong Kong, said after a meeting with China’s president Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.”The relevant departments will in the short term announce details of its formal launch date,” he told reporters.

Oct 22, 2014
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.