Mobs assault Hong Kong protesters' barricades

Oct 13, 2014

Mobs assault Hong Kong protesters' barricades

by Sylvia Hui

A mob of masked men opposed to Hong Kong’s prodemocracy demonstrators led an apparently coordinated assault on the protest zone in the heart of the city’s financial district Monday, tearing down barricades and clashing with police. The chaotic scenes came after police carried out ...

Chinese newspaper blames U.S. for Hong Kong protests

Oct 12, 2014

Chinese newspaper blames U.S. for Hong Kong protests

A Chinese state-run newspaper has blamed the United States for being behind the prodemocracy protests that have rattled Hong Kong — a claim the U.S. State Department strongly rejected. Thousands of people, meanwhile, returned for sit-ins in Hong Kong’s main protest zone Saturday, responding ...

| Oct 11, 2014

China's new strongman Xi has a dream

by Jeff Kingston

President Xi Jinping is China’s most authoritarian leader since Deng Xiaoping, a strongman who has moved aggressively to assert and consolidate power while promoting a cult of personality. Rivals have been dispatched, he has rooted out those in the ruling oligarchy that were planted ...

Hong Kong, the golden goose Beijing cannot sacrifice

Oct 9, 2014

Hong Kong, the golden goose Beijing cannot sacrifice

Hong Kong’s democracy protests have stoked fears of retribution from China, but observers say the city is simply too valuable to punish and sideline even though it faces a challenge in the long term from mainland rival Shanghai. Demonstrators, sometimes numbering in the tens ...