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Hong Kong protests' unlikely teen leader Wong

| Nov 29, 2014

Hong Kong protests' unlikely teen leader Wong

At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities’ plans to launch a “national education” curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city’s youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party. ...

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

Nov 26, 2014

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 ...

Chinese professors given chilling warning

| Nov 25, 2014

Chinese professors given chilling warning

Over two weeks, the state-owned Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors “being scornful of China.” During visits to more than 20 schools, the regional paper ...