Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Hong Kong demonstrators Tuesday rejected demands immediately to end rallies that have paralyzed the city's downtown, their numbers swelling for a third night before a national holiday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.
Huang Yun-wen (黃韻文) defeated her slightly more experienced South Korean opponent in the 2014 Asian Games' women's taekwondo bantamweight match to win a gold medal yesterday.
China's manufacturing activity came in below initial expectations in September, HSBC said Tuesday, adding to pressure for Beijing to address slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon -- a large-scale program to create new money.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hong Kong's embattled leader called Tuesday for an immediate end to street demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands and paralysed the city, but protesters refused to move until Beijing grants the financial hub genuine democracy.
The ranks of Hong Kong democracy protesters who have paralyzed parts of the city swelled into their tens of thousands Monday, digging in for another night of confrontation with police in their campaign for free elections.
Taiwanese TV producer Angie Chai (柴智屏) denied bribery allegations against her in China on Monday, saying that she is simply needed in an investigation as a witness.
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.
Beijing authorities should listen and heed the voices of the Hong Kong people and handle their opinions with a peaceful yet cautious attitude, said President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thousands of defiant Hong Kong protesters stood their ground on Monday after facing tear gas and riot police in overnight clashes, paralysing parts of the city with their campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.
Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill Sunday, a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the city for days.