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.

Hopes to end deadlock in Hong Kong hang on Tuesday talks

Oct 20, 2014

Hopes to end deadlock in Hong Kong hang on Tuesday talks

A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were reportedly injured in two nights of clashes that ...

Foreign forces at work in Hong Kong protests: Leung Chun-ying

Oct 20, 2014

Foreign forces at work in Hong Kong protests: Leung Chun-ying

Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Sunday said “foreign forces” were at work in the pro-democracy movement that has paralyzed parts of the city, as demonstrators accused police of using excessive violence during ugly clashes. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said “external forces” from other countries ...

Hong Kong police move in against protest zone

Oct 17, 2014

Hong Kong police move in against protest zone

Riot police moved in on a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest zone in a dawn raid on Friday, taking down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked key streets for more than two weeks. More than 100 police, some in helmets and shields, descended early ...

Oct 16, 2014

China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

Chinese censors have blocked the website of Britain’s national broadcaster, the BBC said in a statement late on Wednesday, as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police. The broadcaster said that the move seemed to be “deliberate censorship.” It did not ...

Police actions in Hong Kong protests spark outrage

Oct 16, 2014

Police actions in Hong Kong protests spark outrage

Riot police moving against activists sparked outrage after officers were seen kicking a handcuffed protester and dragging dozens of others away Wednesday in the worst violence against the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong since they began more than two weeks ago. Clashes that erupted ...