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China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 4:32PM UTC China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

China’s legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong’s leader.

China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong

By Sat, Aug 30, 2014 2:49PM UTC

China is issuing harsh warnings against foreign meddling in Hong Kong’s politics ahead of an expected announcement recommending restrictions to the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.

Hong Kong waits to see impact of Beijing’s decision on political reform

By Sat, Aug 30, 2014 1:38PM UTC Tens of thousands of people gathered at Hong Kong's Victoria park to join a protest march to oppose a planned civil disobedience campaign by pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on Aug. 17. Pic: AP.

As Beijing prepares to hand down its decision this Sunday on whether or not Hong Kong will be granted political reforms for the 2017 election, pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong expect the worst and are prepared to set in motion their campaign to occupy Hong Kong’s financial district.

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan’s son released

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:47PM UTC Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

Beijing ramps up pressure on Hong Kong

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 1:22PM UTC A protester waves a Hong Kong colonial during pro-democracy protests. Pic: AP.

China is the global champion of fakery in consumer products. Now the idea of democracy can be added to its list of creative fakes. Beijing evaded its Basic Law promise to the Hong Kong people for direct elections to the legislature and for its Chief Executive for 20 years from 1997 to 2017.

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