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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In this former British colony, .................
Legacy of Tiananmen looms over HK protests
HK protests dwindle as exhaustion sets in
Hong Kong protesters were under pressure Monday to end their pro-democracy campaign as their numbers dwindled after a chaotic week of mass rallies, and frustration grew over disruption and traffic gridlock.
The official mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday slammed pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as “driving democracy backwards,” while state media continued to emphasize disruption caused by the protests.
ASEAN has come a long way in breaking down the barriers that prevent airlines from flying freely within the region, with travelers the key beneficiaries.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Hong Kong officials resume work as protests thin
Hong Kong's civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled.
FBI Director James Comey compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk burglar" who steals with reckless abandon, even as they cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year.
Protesters make apparent concessions
In an apparent concession to authorities warning pro-democracy protesters to clear Hong Kong's streets by the beginning of the work week, students occupying the area outside city government headquarters agreed Sunday to remove some barricades that have blocked the building's entrance during the weeklong demonstrations.
An auction in Hong Kong Saturday broke the world record for the most expensive lot of wine ever sold, with 114 bottles of Burgundy going for HK$12,556,250 (US$1.6 million), Sotheby's said.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Standoffs get ugly at HK protests
Standoffs between Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters and their antagonists grew increasingly ugly Saturday, as the two sides traded insults and at times taunted police. The city's leader said streets occupied by the protest must be cleared by Monday.
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The annual congress of the International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists) — a global group of writers including Nobel laureates — has condemned Beijing for human rights abuses and for banning the languages and literatures of the Tibetans and China's Uighur minority.
  
  
  
  
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