Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over pro-democracy protests

Mar 2, 2015

Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong prodemocracy lawmakers were arrested and then released Monday over their involvement in mass protests for free elections, the latest step in a widespread investigation that has been accused of seeking to intimidate activists. Police have vowed to investigate the “principal instigators” of ...

Feb 27, 2015

Empire of petty shopkeepers

by Kevin Rafferty

It is clear that British Prime Minister David Cameron as well as many leading lights of the government coalition do not believe in the EU, yet they do not have a strategy for a British exit without penalties.

Feb 10, 2015

Millions missing in suspected Hong Kong Bitcoin scam

Phones at a Hong Kong-based Bitcoin trading company went unanswered Tuesday after the company apparently disappeared and took with it tens of millions of dollars of investors’ money, although the true total could be much higher. Investors feared the MyCoin online venture, whose website ...

Pro-democracy protesters return to streets of Hong Kong

Feb 1, 2015

Pro-democracy protesters return to streets of Hong Kong

Thousands of prodemocracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year. Chanting “No fake universal suffrage. I want genuine universal suffrage,” the demonstrators held yellow umbrellas, which became a symbol of the earlier protests when ...

Hong Kong arrests pro-democracy leaders

Jan 24, 2015

Hong Kong arrests pro-democracy leaders

The original founders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement” were arrested and released Saturday as the city’s police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not “a show.” A number of protest leaders have been arrested and released without charge, with ...