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China extends reach into Hong Kong to thwart democrats

Jun 21, 2015

China extends reach into Hong Kong to thwart democrats

Hong Kong’s democrats have won their battle to veto a Beijing-backed electoral reform package, but they now face an increasingly organized campaign by pro-Chinese government movements in the longer war over the democratic future of the former British colony. The tense hours before the ...

How China spies on Hong Kong's democrats

Dec 15, 2014

How China spies on Hong Kong's democrats

James To was growing uneasy. When the veteran Hong Kong Democratic Party lawmaker looked in his rearview mirror, two silver Mercedes Benz saloons kept appearing behind his gray Volvo sedan. For almost a week, one or the other was behind him on his daily ...

Beijing quietly tightening grip on Hong Kong

| Jul 1, 2014

Beijing quietly tightening grip on Hong Kong

Since Britain handed back colonial Hong Kong in 1997, retired primary school teacher and Falun Gong devotee Lau Wai-hing has fully exercised the freedoms China promised this city of 7.2 million. Lau and fellow believers regularly staged protests to explain the teachings of their ...