Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 12:45PM UTC Pro-democracy student leader Alex Chow smiles as supporters encourage him after a rally, Monday. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms.

Hong Kong tycoon feels Beijing’s ire for criticism

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:10PM UTC Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon is feeling Beijing’s wrath after he failed to toe the official line by voicing doubts about the city’s China-backed leader, who is struggling to end monthlong democracy protests.

Hong Kong protesters suggest talks with Beijing

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 9:57AM UTC Police try to control crowds in Mong Kok. Pic: AP

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong students leading a month of street protests for democracy are suggesting direct negotiations with senior Chinese Communist Party officials as a way to end a standoff with the local government.

Conspiracy oracle backs Beijing from Bangkok

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:44PM UTC Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the occupied areas outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty, Friday. Pic: AP.

A shadowy “researcher” recycles doubtful claims about HK’s Occupy Central onto the world stage writes John Berthelsen for Asia Sentinel.

For weeks, the China Daily and other top Chinese news organizations have been reporting on “secret meetings” between Hong Kong democracy advocates and US organizations such as the Washington, DC-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiary, the National Democratic Institute.

Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on next step

By Sun, Oct 26, 2014 4:18PM UTC Police try to control crowds in Mong Kok. Pic: AP

HONG KONG (AP) — Organizers of Hong Kong’s democracy protests say they’re canceling a Sunday vote on the next step in their monthlong street occupation.

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