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Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong’s prodemocracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony. In the second day of the operation to clear one of three protest ...

'Big man' China is committed to peace, Xi says

Nov 17, 2014

'Big man' China is committed to peace, Xi says

Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Monday to always use peaceful means in pursuit of Beijing’s goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia. Addressing the Australian parliament in an honor bestowed ...