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November 21, 2014 No Comments

What’s a political awakening worth? #OccupyCentral protests near end

The single biggest problem pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong have is that they can’t vote out the people who govern in their name.


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November 19, 2014 No Comments

‘Triads’ behind spike in Hong Kong protest violence, gang leader claims

A senior member of a one of Hong Kong’s notorious gangs tells Channel 4 News triad members receive money to disrupt the protest movement and the police do not try to stop them.

Hong Kong protests at a crossroads as authorities close in

Few people think the territory’s leaders – or their Chinese overlords in Beijing – are going to sit down and cut a deal with the protestors, but Hong Kong has changed.

November 18, 2014 1 Comment

Hong Kong: last stand for the student protesters?

Pro-democracy supporters struck camp in Hong Kong 52 days ago and have built themselves a village. Bailiffs have turned up to help with the government’s new “removal

October 17, 2014 No Comments

Hong Kong protests: ready for talk, nothing to talk about

We saw both two sides of Hong Kong’s intractable political crisis through the steely eyes of the protagonists yesterday afternoon.

October 14, 2014 No Comments

Hong Kong: barricades fall but expectations raised

They tried to force them out with tear gas. They tried to scare them out with talk of ‘dire consequences’. Now Hong Kong’s police have quietly moved in to strip away

October 6, 2014 No Comments

The powerful art behind Hong Kong’s protests

The main protest site in Hong Kong occupies a large inner-city motorway as well as side streets, bridges and squares and it has been turned into an extraordinary, open-air art gallery.

October 5, 2014 No Comments

Big stakes in Hong Kong – are these the final hours?

Will demonstrators return to work or stay out to prolong their protest? As China stiffens its tone, Hong Kong’s chief executive mulls a momentous decision.

October 3, 2014 2 Comments

Hong Kong clashes break out after counter-protest

I am standing next to a hundred or so student protestors who look very young and very scared. Just 15 metres or so away are hundreds of angry people shaking their fists and screaming at them.

October 1, 2014 1 Comment

Pro-democracy protesters gather in Hong Kong on ‘National Day’

The underlining concern here is that a rapid escalation of the protests may provoke the authorities – and in particular the Chinese government – into using force against the