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CUHK poll shows waning support for Hong Kong protests

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 1:42PM UTC A woman talks on a mobile phone next to some anti-government posters at an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Friday. Pic: AP.

Just one month ago, protests in Hong Kong were in full swing: it was mid-October, and fresh clashes between the protesters and the police were taking place in both Admiralty and Mongkok. Even then, however, some worried that fatigue could take a toll on activists and nuisances created by the protest might erode the public’s patience. Those worries have now become a reality, as a poll by the Chinese University of Hong Kong recently showed.

Workers remove barriers at Hong Kong protest site

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:01AM UTC Pic: AP.

Workers in Hong Kong have started clearing away barricades at part of one student protest site, Associated Press reported this morning..

Hong Kong, Shanghai open cross-border stock link

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 10:24AM UTC Hong Kong, Shanghai open cross-border stock link

HONG KONG (AP) — Stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai kicked off trading on a cross-border stock trading link that will allow foreigner investors wider access to mainland China’s tightly restricted equity market. Officials in Hong Kong banged a gong on Monday morning to mark the start of trading

Hong Kong activists denied permit to go to Beijing

By Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:37AM UTC Student leaders from the Hong Kong Federation of Students, from right to left,  General Secretary Eason Chung, Deputy Secretary-General Lester Shum, Secretary-General Alex Chow, Council Members Nathan Law and Yvonne Leung. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Three students who have led protests for greater democracy in Hong Kong were denied permission to travel to Beijing to meet with China’s top officials.

Bets against Chinese firm halted in Hong Kong

By Sat, Nov 15, 2014 12:06PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hong Kong’s Stock Exchange is prohibiting investors from betting against a Chinese company backed by Morgan Stanley for at least the next three months. The protections took effect Friday. That’s one day after The Associated Press reported serious discrepancies in what Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. told investors

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