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 ...

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 ...