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 protests subside after tumultuous week

Oct 6, 2014

Hong Kong protests subside after tumultuous week

Passionate student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong subsided Monday, but a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out, vowing to keep pressure on the government until officials show they are sincere in responding to their demands. Schools reopened and civil servants returned to ...

Hong Kong student protesters agree to government talks

Oct 3, 2014

Hong Kong student protesters agree to government talks

Student leaders whose pro-democracy protests have gripped Hong Kong agreed Friday to meet the government to discuss their demands, but vowed to continue occupying the streets until their goal of universal suffrage is achieved. “The Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) is going to ...

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Oct 2, 2014

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Thousands of slogan-chanting Taiwan residents rallied late Wednesday to support the growing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, with one saying the city faces a “life-and-death” moment. The crowd, many of them Hong Kong students studying in Taiwan universities, raised their fists and sang “Boundless ...

One-fifth in H.K. 'living in poverty'

Sep 28, 2013

One-fifth in H.K. 'living in poverty'

A fifth of Hong Kong’s population is living in poverty, underscoring the challenge Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faces in seeking to narrow a record wealth gap. About 1.3 million people, or 19.6 percent of the population, were below the poverty line last year, according ...