Future of Chinese democracy

Oct 21, 2014

Future of Chinese democracy

by Hugh Cortazzi

The Chinese government's insistence that candidates for election to the post of Hong Kong chief executive first be approved by Beijing makes a mockery of its undertaking to introduce universal suffrage.

Men try to force Hong Kong protesters off streets

Oct 4, 2014

Men try to force Hong Kong protesters off streets

by Joanna Chiu

Pushing, grabbing and cursing, hundreds of men sought on Friday to break up barricades set up by activists in Hong Kong streets they have been occupying over the past week in protests demanding greater democracy. The scuffles in Kowloon’s crowded Mong Kok district, one ...

Aug 5, 2014

Cuba abuzz over news of U.S. undercover travelers program

News that the U.S. government quietly contracted young Latin Americans to travel to Cuba for political purposes under the guise of health and civic programs was the talk of the town in Havana and the Cuban diaspora Monday, eliciting both criticism and praise for ...