Hong Kong

Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 1:11PM UTC Thousands of pro-democracy protesters gather at Hong Kong's Mongkok district. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.

What is the Hong Kong government waiting for?

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 6:28PM UTC Pro-democracy students work on their studies at their occupied intersection in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

Talks were scheduled between the Hong Kong government and the protesters. They were held. Yet, so far, they have failed. Everyone expected it: when the administration led by Chief Executive C. Y. Leung called for discussions last week, it was immediately clear that a deal would be hard to reach.

Interview with HK chief greeted with derision and outrage

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:48AM UTC Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying. Pic: AP.

CY Leung digs himself a new hole in Hong Kong writes Philip Bowring for Asia Sentinel. Most Hong Kong people are too poor and dumb to be allowed to vote, according to the territory’s Beijing-appointed leader Leung Chun-ying.

Hong Kong protest talks reveal gap between students and government

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 5:38PM UTC Pro-democracy student protesters shout at police in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, early Saturday, Oct. 4. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits.

HK leader: Room to discuss election committee

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 9:36AM UTC Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the occupied areas outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty, Friday. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader says his government won’t let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there’s room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.

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