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Hong Kong protesters have little hope of success in talks with officials

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 5:57PM UTC A pro-democracy protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask at a barricade in the occupied area in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks to try to end pro-democracy protests gripping the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given vast differences between the two sides.

Hong Kong leader says “external forces” involved in protests

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 1:28PM UTC Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Pic: AP.

Hong Kong’s chief executive says “external forces” are involved in pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks.

Can Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung survive?

By Sun, Oct 19, 2014 1:07PM UTC Students carry a defaced picture of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during a protest outside his home last month. Pic: AP.

With hundreds of police having cleared out the protesters in Hong Kong’s Mongkok district, it remains to be seen whether the back of the Occupy movement that has hobbled the city for week has been broken.

New scuffles break out at Hong Kong protest site

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:29AM UTC Police try to control crowds in Mong Kok. Pic: AP

New scuffles have broken out between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day.

Protesters wary of Hong Kong government’s offer of talks

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:02PM UTC A pro-democracy protester is arrested by riot police in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Pic: AP

On October 16, Hong Kong authorities announced that they are willing to have a discussion with the protesters. C. Y. Leung, the city’s Chief Executive and the foremost target of protesters’ anger, told journalists that the government would begin talks as soon as they could, “hopefully within the following week.”

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