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Jul 21, 2014

Production halted at Samsung China supplier amid child labor probe

CHASHAN China (Reuters) – Production has been indefinitely halted at a Chinese supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd after the factory was suspected of using child workers.

Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, said last week it had stopped doing business with the Dongguan Shinyang Electronics factory, a wholly owned subsidiary of South Korea’s Shinyang Engineering Co Ltd, after an audit led to evidence of what Samsung called suspected child labor.

Jul 2, 2014

Hong Kong protesters lifted kicking and screaming from downtown rally

HONG KONG, July 2 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hong Kong police
forcibly removed kicking and screaming protesters from the
Central business district on Wednesday, holdouts of a mass rally
demanding greater democracy from Communist Party rulers in
Beijing.

The pro-democracy march on Tuesday, which organisers said
attracted more than 510,000 people, and a subsequent sit-in by
mainly student groups could be the biggest challenge yet to
China which resumed control over the former British colony on
July 1, 1997.

Jul 2, 2014

Hong Kong police clear last kicking and screaming protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of police forcibly removed kicking and screaming protesters from the Central business district on Wednesday, holdouts of an all-night sit-in on the heels of a mass rally demanding greater democracy from Communist Party rulers in Beijing.

The pro-democracy march on Tuesday, which organisers said attracted more than 510,000 people, and the subsequent sit-in by mainly student groups could be the biggest challenge yet to China which resumed control over the former British colony in 1997.

Jul 1, 2014

Hong Kong government calls for stability as mass protest looms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Hong Kong government urged residents on Tuesday not to undermine the city’s stability and prosperity as it braces for its largest protest in more than a decade after nearly 800,000 voted for full democracy in an unofficial referendum.

The annual July 1 rally, marking the day the territory returned to China, will focus on pressuring Beijing’s Communist Party leaders for full electoral freedom, organisers said.

Jul 1, 2014
Jul 1, 2014
Jul 1, 2014

The Party in Hong Kong’s underground

HONG KONG July 1 (Reuters) – Among dozens of suspected
pro-Beijing groups registered with Hong Kong authorities as
companies or societies, one is conspicuous by its absence – the
Communist Party itself.

While Beijing is playing an increasing role in Hong Kong
affairs, the local branch of the ruling Communist Party remains
officially underground in the free-wheeling capitalist hub – a
legacy, in part, of British colonial rule that ended in 1997.

Jun 30, 2014

Mass Hong Kong protest looms as democracy push gathers steam

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is bracing for its largest protest in more than a decade after nearly 800,000 voted for full democracy in an unofficial referendum, a move likely to stoke anti-China sentiment in the former British colony.

The annual July 1 rally, marking the day the territory returned to China in 1997, will focus on pressuring Beijing’s Communist Party leaders for full electoral freedom, organizers said, and could draw the largest turnout since 2003, when half a million people demonstrated against proposed anti-subversion laws which were later scrapped.

Jun 18, 2014

Hong Kong’s democracy ‘referendum’ likely to rile China’s communists

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong holds a controversial “referendum” on democracy on Friday, a prelude to an escalating campaign of dissent that could shut down the former British colony’s financial district and further anger China’s Communist Party leaders.

An affluent city of seven million that returned to Chinese rule in 1997, Hong Kong’s longstanding push for full democracy is reaching what could be boiling point with tens of thousands expected to vote in the unofficial referendum for full democracy from Friday until Sunday.

Jun 5, 2014

Ex-Hong Kong official took secret payments from tycoons, trial told

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Prosecutors in Hong Kong’s largest corruption trial opened their case on Thursday with details of what they described as “concealed and disguised” payments made to a former top civil servant by property tycoons seeking government favor.

Thomas and Raymond Kwok, the billionaire co-chairmen of Asia’s largest developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd (0016.HK: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), appeared in court with co-accused Rafael Hui, Hong Kong’s former chief secretary.