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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Chinese consumers have become more concerned about healthy lifestyles and eating habits, which also drives the market to shift to those more natural and healthier food products, according to a report by the United Kingdom-based research firm Mintel Group Ltd.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Beijing supporters attack protest camps
Hong Kong student leaders on Friday said they called off talks with the government after angry scuffles erupted at their huge pro-democracy demonstrations, saying police had allowed “triad” criminal gangs to attack their protest camps.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Hong Kong protesters set for talks; govt HQ shut
Hong Kong protest leaders on Friday welcomed an offer by the territory's leader of talks to defuse the crisis over demonstrations seeking democratic reforms, though they continued to demand he resign and maintained barricades around government headquarters, frustrating staff going to work.
Hong Kong leader refuses to step down
Tensions in Hong Kong soared Thursday after police were seen unloading boxes of tear gas and rubber bullets close to the city's besieged government headquarters as the authorities urged pro-democracy demonstrators to disperse “as soon as possible.”
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Top U.S. and Chinese officials publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.
The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm says.
The Dalai Lama indicated Thursday he was in informal talks with China to make a historic pilgrimage to Tibet after more than half a century in exile.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub
Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.
HK protest leader vows escalation
A student leader vowed Wednesday to step up Hong Kong's huge pro-democracy protests — including a possible occupation of government offices — unless the city's leader steps down within a day, as support for the movement grew around the world.
The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.
  
  
  
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