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Hong Kong students ‘savvy and bold’ in pursuit of democracy

By Fri, Sep 26, 2014 3:48PM UTC Students carry a defaced picture of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during a protest outside his home last month. Pic: AP.

While US Vice President Joe Biden claims the US will chase ISIS to the gates of hell, on Thursday evening nearly 4,000 Hong Kong students chased democracy to the gates of the Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s mansion in the hills over looking the city.

Hong Kong students strike in democracy battle

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 3:37PM UTC Students raise their fists during a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus in Hong Kong, Monday. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong students are gearing up to boycott classes over Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms in the former British colony.

Thai students required to recite Prayuth’s 12 core values daily

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:40AM UTC Thai students required to recite Prayuth’s 12 core values daily

BP has already blogged the the junta’s 12 core values. BP has outlined them below as per Prayuth’s speech in July 11 (PDF): The persisting problems in Thailand that need to be solved urgently require inclusive cooperation from people of all levels, gender and age. I suggest that we firstly

Hong Kong students spearhead struggle for democracy

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:21AM UTC Hong Kong students spearhead struggle for democracy

The Hong Kong Federation of Students (FSU) held a press conference Thursday to announce their plans for the week-long boycott of classes starting today, September 22. Thousands of students from 26 higher education institutions of Hong Kong are expected to take part in the strike, which is being held in protest against Beijing’s recent refusal to grant Hong Kong universal suffrage.

Beijing introduces tougher rules for foreign teachers

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 3:59PM UTC Beijing introduces tougher rules for foreign teachers

On Sunday, a handful of Beijing institutions – among them, the Beijing Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, the Foreign affairs office of Beijing and the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education – released a decree reiterating the rules for hiring foreign workers and announcing that new, stricter regulations will be enforced starting on October 31. The new policy, while affecting all jobs, seems to target teachers in particular.

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