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Hong Kong police arrest democracy protestors after clash

Hong Kong police said Thursday they had arrested a dozen pro-democracy protesters after a night of clashes in the first sizable rally since the last protest camp was cleared last week. Police used pepper spray and batons to disperse hundreds of protesters who crowded the pavements Christmas Eve and at ...

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Dec 20, 2014

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of “one China,” as pro-democracy campaigners in both semiautonomous territories call for free leadership elections. Security has been tight during Xi’s two-day visit to Macau to mark the ...

Dec 18, 2014

Thai junta-backed council recommends PM directly elected

A council appointed by Thailand’s ruling military junta voted Wednesday to recommend stripping parliament of the power to appoint a prime minister and cabinet, triggering accusations that the move is aimed at curtailing democracy. The National Reform Council resolved after three days of debate ...