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http://www.asiaobserver.org/hong-kong-demonstrations-in-cartoons

2014-10-09

29 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong lawmaker James Tien ousted from Chinese government body for ‘disloyalty

The prominent businessman and politician had criticised Hong Kong’s embattled leader Leung Chun Ying for failing to put an end to more than a month of pro-democracy protests – an unusual move for a pro-Beijing lawmaker
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-lawmaker-james-tien-ousted-chinese-government-body-disloyalty
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627462/say-what-you-choose-your-words-carefully-beijing-warns-hong-kong

28 OCTOBER 2014

Thousands mark one month of Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong democracy activists on Tuesday marked one month of mass protests by unfurling a sea of umbrellas as student leaders called for direct talks with Beijing officials, the first time such a request has been made.
http://www.france24.com/en/20141028-china-hong-kong-pro-democracy-protests-one-month/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29797987
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/oct/28/hong-kong-police-disperse-pro-democracy-protesters-with-tear-gas-video

26 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong protesters in disarray as vote on next steps halted

Hong Kongs pro-democracy protesters were on Sunday forced to suspend a planned vote on their next steps – hours before it was due to begin – due to differing opinions about how to move their month-long campaign forward.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11188463/Hong-Kong-protesters-in-disarray-as-vote-on-next-steps-halted.html

23 OCTOBER 2014

UN Rights Watchdog Calls for Open Elections in Hong Kong

The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-un-rights-body-calls-for-open-elections-in-hong-kong/2493396.html

21 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong talks break up without agreement

Hong Kong’s leaders held their first direct talks with protesters who occupy large areas of the city on Tuesday, but without reaching any agreement.
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621694/talks-fail-narrow-gap-between-student-leaders-and-government
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dialogue-10212014142614.html

20 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong court bans protesters from blocking roads

The Hong Kong High Court Monday granted two interim injunctions barring protesters from occupying key areas in the city even as the Chinese government accused the demonstrators of “putting social order at risk”.
http://freepressjournal.in/hong-kong-court-bans-protesters-from-blocking-roads/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620708/hong-kongs-high-court-orders-occupy-protesters-mong-kok-leave

18 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong: violence flares again as protesters reoccupy streets

Riot police clashed violently with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday as demonstrators reoccupied a camp mostly cleared the previous day, leading to multiple arrests and jeopardising talks aimed at ending a political stalemate.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/18/hong-kong-protests-violence-flares-again-activists-retake-streets
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29672083

16 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong leader calls for talks but rules out key concession

Hong Kong’s government is ready for new talks with student protesters next week, its chief executive has said.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29640500
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hk-leader-reopens-talks-offer-after-police-brutality-video

15 OCTOBER 2014

Police beating caught on video sparks Hong Kong outrage

Hong Kong police came under fire Wednesday after plainclothes officers were filmed beating and kicking a handcuffed protester during some of the worst clashes since mass pro-democracy rallies erupted over two weeks ago.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/hong-kong-police-clear-protest-barricades-2014101512237584208.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20141015-hong-kong-police-beating-video-outrage-china-democracy/
http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000003176672/hong-kong-news-cameras-capture-beating.html

14 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong Police Dismantle Protest Barriers With Chainsaws and Sledgehammers

Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city’s financial center on Tuesday, reopening a major road for the first time since protests began two weeks ago.
http://www.newsweek.com/hong-kong-police-dismantle-protest-barriers-chainsaws-and-sledgehammers-277306
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/hong-kong-protests-20141014163347934397.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29623396

13 OCTOBER 2014

Masked men attack Hong Kong democracy protesters

Violence broke out at the heart of Asia’s most important financial centre on Monday afternoon as dozens of masked men launched an assault on pro-democracy protesters camped out on the streets of Hong Kong.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11158181/Masked-men-attack-Hong-Kong-democracy-protesters.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-authorities-accused-hiring-thugs-after-clashes

12 OCTOBER 2014

Zero chance’ of protest success, says HK leader

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have an « almost zero chance » of changing Beijing’s stance and securing free elections, the city’s embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said in a TV show Sunday.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/06e60966-51df-11e4-b55e-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3FuuVdin8
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/437211/hk-protest-has-almost-zero-chance

11 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong Media Become Propaganda Tool Used to Attack Occupy Central

Many of Hong Kong’s media outlets have followed the line of the Chinese Communist Party in reporting on the Occupy Central’s democracy protests.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1011278-hong-kong-media-become-propaganda-tool-used-to-attack-occupy-central/

10 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong protest: Thousands on streets for fresh rally

Thousands of people are demonstrating in Hong Kong’s financial district after protest leaders called for a show of strength.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29563788
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/thousands-hong-kong-protesters-regroup

9 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong Government Cancels Talks, Tells Protesters to Clear Streets

The Hong Kong government on Thursday called off scheduled talks with pro-democracy student leaders aimed at ending nearly two weeks of a mass civil disobedience campaign calling for universal suffrage, and told protesters to clear the streets
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/talks-10092014091540.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/09/world/asia/hong-kong-protest-leung-payment/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

8 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung faces questions over secret $7m payout from Australian firm

Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, CY Leung, has pocketed millions in secret fees from a listed Australian company in return for supporting its Asian business ambitions, a Fairfax Media investigation can reveal
http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/hong-kong-chief-executive-cy-leung-faces-questions-over-secret-7m-payout-from-australian-firm-20141008-1134yv.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29532624

6 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong officials resume work as protests thin

Hong Kong’s civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled
http://www.france24.com/en/20141006-hong-kong-resume-work-protests-thin/
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/local-news/hong-kong/2014/10/07/418869/HK-protests.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29494885

2 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong leader refuses to step down amid protests but opens door to talks

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive CY Leung says he will not resign, but has offered talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29467239
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/02/world/asia/china-hong-kong-protests/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

1 OCTOBER 2014

Defiant Hong Kong protesters demand leader steps down

Student demonstrators in Hong Kong have vowed to step up their mass pro-democracy protests if Chief Executive CY Leung does not resign.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29448338
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/defiant-hong-kong-protesters-demand-leader-steps-down?page=0%2C0
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/10/02/2003601064

28 SEPTEMBER 2014

Tear gas used against Hong Kong protesters

Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse protesters, just after the city’s leader announced that his government will launch a new round of consultations on electoral reform shortly.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/09/hong-kong-leader-pledges-talks-amid-protests-20149289332276673.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29398962

26 SEPTEMBER 2014

Hong Kong democracy protesters enter government complex

At least 100 pro-democracy protesters have pushed through a police cordon to break into the main government compound in Hong Kong.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29378961
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/09/anti-china-protesters-storm-hong-kong-hq-2014926182539276234.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2014

Former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael Hui says he accepted secret payoff from Beijing

A former top Hong Kong civil servant told a court on Tuesday that he had received a secret payment of HK$11 million (S$1.8 million) « from Beijing » in 2007 through a businessman intermediary, local media reported
http://business.asiaone.com/news/former-hong-kong-chief-secretary-rafael-hui-says-he-accepted-secret-payoff-beijing

22 SEPTEMBER 2014

Hong Kong students kick off class boycott to demand greater democracy

Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Monday to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes, underscoring a restive younger generation’s determination to challenge the Chinese Communist Party
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29306128
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-students-kick-class-boycott-demand-greater-democracy
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597934/boycott-begins-thousands-students-stage-classroom-walkout-over

Ups and downs in Singapore-HK ties

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Ups-and-downs-in-Spore-HK-ties-64790.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2014

Time is right to rejuvenate Hong Kong-India relations

Hong Kong has a significant Indian community and much in common with India such as the British-derived law and the English language. Despite this however, I have found knowledge of India, even among the highly educated classes, to be either limited or wrong. The strange point is that the mainlanders have a sound knowledge of India, particularly its history and culture.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/opinion/2014-09/19/content_15168178.html

18 SEPTEMBER 2014

Singapore PM and Hong Kong leaders reaffirm strong ties

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Hong Kong political and business leaders yesterday in his first trip to the city since 2001.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Singapore-PM-and-Hong-Kong-leaders-reaffirm-strong-64637.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2014

Hong Kong democracy activists shave heads in protest

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have shaved their heads in a protest over what they see as China’s growing political control over the city.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29125769
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/431342/hk-pro-democracy-leaders-shave-heads-in-protest

2 SEPTEMBER 2014

Taiwan leader says he backs democracy for Hong Kong

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou, who initiated detente with China, on Tuesday threw his support behind Hong Kong’s push for democracy — calling it a core value shared by Taiwanese people.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/430135/taiwan-leader-says-he-backs-democracy-for-hong-

31 AUGUST 2014

China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leader

China insisted Sunday on the authorities’ right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, a move likely to trigger protests from democracy advocates in the former British colony
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-insists-right-choose-candidates-hk-leader
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-refuses-to-give-hong-kong-right-to-choose-leaders-protesters-vow-vengeance/2014/08/31/bf2d2422-311a-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161405.html

Unchallenged Macau leader elected for a second term

Macau re-elected its incumbent leader in an unchallenged contest Sunday as the gambling hub faces growing calls for democracy amid anger over deteriorating living conditions and government accountability.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/429727/unchallenged-macau-leader-elected-for-a-second-term
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161350.html

28 AUGUST 2014

Hong Kong Officials Raid Home of Media Mogul Critical of Beijing

Hong Kong anti-corruption officials have raided the home of media mogul Jimmy Lai, whose publications are often critical of mainland China
http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-officials-raid-home-of-media-mogul-critical-of-beijing/2430667.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/08/hong-kong-media-magnate-home-searched-2014828174640104451.html

24 AUGUST 2014

Four arrests as Macau police halt unofficial democracy poll

Four people were arrested as police shut down voting facilities in Macau after activists ignored strong objections from Beijing and held an unofficial referendum on electoral reform, the event organiser said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/four-arrests-macau-police-halt-unofficial-democracy-poll
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/428471/macau-starts-unofficial-referendum-on-democracy

19 AUGUST 2014

Were some Hong Kong marchers paid?

The biggest difference from previous protests was a flurry of accusations from media outlets – including Ming Pao, RTHK, ATV, TVB, Now TV, Oriental Daily News and Apple Daily – that organisers had hired marchers.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-28832294

17 AUGUST 2014

HK pro-Beijing activists rally against pro-democracy campaign

Tens of thousands of people, some waving Chinese flags, marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against a pro-democracy campaign to blockade the business district unless Beijing grants acceptable electoral reforms
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/427229/hk-pro-beijing-activists-rally-against-pro-democracy-campaign
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28824975

15 AUGUST 2014

Hong Kong legal body votes to oust its pro-Beijing president

The Hong Kong Law Society has sent a strong rebuke to Beijing after it passed a vote of no confidence in its own president, who backed a controversial white paper reaffirming China’s control over the city
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/426971/hong-kong-legal-body-votes-to-oust-its-pro-beijing-president
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam

Hong Kong chief backs anti-Occupy move

Hong Kong’s top politician has backed a petition designed to counter Occupy Central ahead of a planned march on Sunday opposing the demands of the pro-democracy movement, which is expected to attract crowds of more than 100,000
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2bd4d334-2475-11e4-be8e-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3AUvbRzEI

3 AUGUST 2014

More Singaporeans moving to Hong Kong to work

Some high-profile names have joined the latest wave of Singaporeans who have moved to Hong Kong for various reasons
http://www.stasiareport.com/the-big-story/asia-report/hong-kong/story/more-singaporeans-moving-hong-kong-work-20140803

1 AUGUST 2014

Macau follows in Hong Kong’s footsteps on electoral reform

A civil referendum on electoral reform is brewing in Macau, following Hong Kong’s unofficial poll in June. Scheduled to be held from Aug 24 to 31, the referendum asks respondents if they support universal suffrage for the Macanese chief executive election in 2019, and whether they have confidence in the sole candidate for the 2014 chief executive election, who is incumbent Fernando Chu
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Macau-follows-in-Hong-Kongs-footsteps-on-electoral-62972.html

29 JULY 2014

Hong Kong leader says Occupy protest would be ‘illegal’

Hong Kong’s leader declared a planned occupation of the city’s financial district by pro-democracy campaigners illegal Tuesday, and warned senior officials not to support the movement
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-leader-says-occupy-protest-would-be-illegal

26 JULY 2014

China denounces British parliament’s inquiry into Hong Kong affairs

China denounced the launch of a British parliamentary inquiry into the affairs of Hong Kong that has begun 30 years after the two countries agreed on the return of the financial hub to Beijing
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10992493/China-denounces-British-parliaments-inquiry-into-Hong-Kong-affairs.html

23 JULY 2014

Beijing’s censorship and Macau universities

Lecturers are fired because they express pro-democracy views or mention the horror of Mao’s reign. The politburo and the principle of « one country, two systems » are off-limits on university campuses.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing’s-censorship-and-Macau-universities-31703.html

16 JULY 2014

China accuses Britain of interference over Hong Kong

China on Wednesday accused London of interfering in its internal affairs after British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met two leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists urging greater freedoms from Beijing.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/420953/china-accuses-britain-of-interference-over-hong-kong

15 JULY 2014

Hong Kong’s leader calls for limited electoral change despite protests

Hong Kong’s chief executive has set out the course towards limited electoral reform in his report to Beijing, arguing that mainstream opinion opposes the direct nomination of leaders
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/15/hong-kong-protests-leung-chun-ying-china-elections
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/420764/hong-kong-leader-calls-for-patriotic-political-reform
http://www.2017.gov.hk/filemanager/template/tc/doc/report/ce_report.pdf

11 JULY 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers blast Britain over report

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong hit back Friday at former colonial ruler Britain over a report they said showed no « commitment » to the city and strived to avoid embarrassing Beijing
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/420043/hong-kong-pro-democracy-lawmakers-blast-britain-over-report

7 JULY 2014

Mainland Takes Charge in Hong Kong

China’s Xi Jinping administration, with its tougher stance on external and internal relations, is assuming greater control over Hong Kong’s affairs through the China Liaison Office, the mainland’s representative in the territory, setting the political agenda often without even consulting the city’s own leadership.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/china-takes-charge-hong-kong/

6 JULY 2014

Hong Kong press freedom faced ‘darkest days’ in past year

Hong Kong journalists said Sunday the past year had been the « darkest » for press freedom for decades, with growing political tensions expected to worsen the situation in the future
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/419261/hong-kong-press-freedom-faced-darkest-days-in-past-year

4 JULY 2014

Organisers of huge Hong Kong rally arrested

Police on Friday arrested the organisers of Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy rally since the city was handed back to China, sparking outrage from campaigners who denounced the « political suppression »
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/organisers-huge-hong-kong-rally-arrested
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/07/hong-kong-democracy-rally-organisers-arrested-20147483044965456.html

2 JULY 2014

Hong Kong police detain hundreds after mass protests

More than 500 demonstrators arrested for illegally ‘occupying’ street in central business district during pro-democracy protest
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/02/hong-kong-police-detain-hundreds-protest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28122434

1 JULY 2014

Hundreds of thousands march through Hong Kong to demand democracy

In what is likely to be Hong Kong’s largest protest since its return to Chinese control, huge crowds pour onto the streets of the former British colony to protest against Beijing and demand greater democratic rights
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10938114/Hundreds-of-thousands-march-through-Hong-Kong-to-demand-democracy.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28102644
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/jul/01/hong-kong-march-protesters-video

29 JUNE 2014

Hong Kong democracy ‘referendum’ voting ends

The 10-day poll was held by protest group Occupy Central, which says almost 800,000 voted online or in person.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28076566
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10934093/Referendum-on-democracy-in-Hong-Kong-draws-740000-votes.html

27 JUNE 2014

Hong Kong lawyers march against Beijing ‘interference’

More than a thousand lawyers all dressed in black took to the streets of Hong Kong in a silent march Friday against « interference » by Beijing in the city’s judiciary
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/417791/hong-kong-lawyers-march-against-beijing-interference

24 JUNE 2014

China orders media to ‘delete’ Hong Kong democracy poll

Communist Party propaganda chiefs order China’s heavily controlled media to erase all mention of a referendum gauging support for democracy in Hong Kong
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10921953/China-orders-media-to-delete-Hong-Kong-democracy-poll.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/local-news/hong-kong/2014/06/25/410914/p1/Hong-Kong.htm

20 JUNE 2014

Tens of thousands vote in Hong Kong democracy ‘referendum’

Tens of thousands of people voted in an unofficial « referendum » on Hong Kong’s political future on Friday as tensions between pro-democracy activists and Beijing soared and one former senior official predicted a « very long hot summer » of protests
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10914053/Tens-of-thousands-vote-in-Hong-Kong-democracy-referendum.html
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/dd3c5116-f878-11e3-815f-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz356mim7lF
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/unofficial-hong-kong-vote-rattles-china-2014620105734999757.html

17 JUNE 2014

Hong Kong paper claims banks pulled ads after pressure from Beijing

Two London-based banks have stopped advertising in a Hong Kong newspaper, Apple Daily, because of pressure from Chinese authorities, claims one of the paper’s publishers
http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/jun/17/hong-kong-press-freedom

11 JUNE 2014

Protests in Hong Kong after China moves to assert control

Protesters turned Hong Kong’s constitutional document into toilet paper Wednesday in an angry demonstration against Beijing’s publication of a controversial White Paper reasserting China’s control over the city
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/protests-in-hk-after/1145922.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27790302
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/11/world/asia/hong-kong-beijing-two-systems-paper/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

10 JUNE 2014

Hong Kong must accept Beijing’s control, China’s Communist Party warns

Nearly a week after more than 100,000 protesters gathered in Hong Kong to remember the Tiananmen crackdown and call for universal suffrage, Beijing issues controversial white paper reminding the former colony it does not enjoy « full autonomy »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10889465/Hong-Kong-must-accept-Beijings-control-Chinas-Communist-Party-warns.html
Full text:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-06/10/c_133396891.htm

4 JUNE 2014

Crowds Gather in Hong Kong to Mark 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Killings

Tens of thousands gathered at a central Hong Kong park on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, even as a stifling security presence in Beijing and elsewhere in mainland China appeared to forestall protests
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/05/world/asia/crowds-gather-in-hong-kong-to-mark-25th-anniversary-of-tiananmen-killings.html?_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/jun/04/hong-kong-commemorates-tiananmen-square-anniversary-in-pictures
http://www.voanews.com/content/tens-of-thousands-stage-tiananmen-anniversary-vigil-in-hong-kong/1929240.html

1 JUNE 2014

Protesters march in Hong Kong ahead of Tiananmen vigil

Pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to call for greater political freedoms in China and an end to one-party rule, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/protesters-march-hong-kong-ahead-tiananmen-vigil
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/protesters-march-in-hong/1131906.html

28 MAY 2014

Hong Kong Democracy Activists Challenge Beijing with Referendum Plan

Hong Kong appears to be heading toward more political confrontation in the coming weeks, as pro-democracy activists prepare to hold an unofficial referendum to pressure the territory’s government and its superiors in Beijing to accept greater public involvement in the election process
http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-democracy-activists-challenge-beijing-with-referendum-plan/1924873.html

21 MAY 2014

Concern Grows in Hong Kong Over Beijing’s Embrace

Much has been written about the erosion of Hong Kong’s political and administrative autonomy as Beijing leans on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his allies to promote One Country over Two Systems. But scant attention has been paid to the erosion of the territory’s commercial and financial autonomy.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/concern-grows-hong-kong-beijing-embrace/014

10 MAY 2014

Beijing’s Choice and Hong Kong’s Elections

Beijing can better achieve its goals by allowing free elections in Hong Kong.
http://thediplomat.com/2014/05/beijings-choice-and-hong-kongs-elections/

26 APRIL 2014

Tiananmen Square protest museum opens in Hong Kong

The world’s first museum dedicated to the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square has opened in Hong Kong
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27172041
http://www.euronews.com/2014/04/27/world-s-first-tiananmen-square-memorial-museum-opens-in-hong-kong/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/406799/world-first-tiananmen-museum-opens-in-hong-kong

10 APRIL 2014

Beijing’s Censors Ban Hong Kong Short Film

A short online video revealing Hong Kongers’ worries for their future was banned by China’s censorship bureau
http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/beijings-censors-ban-hong-kong-short-film/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YzCXjm2yOU

28 MARCH 2014

Hong Kong democrats start hunger strike

More than a dozen Hong Kong democracy activists, including five lawmakers, said they were starting a hunger strike Friday as they step up their campaign for universal suffrage
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/402330/hong-kong-democrats-start-hunger-strike

26 MARCH 2014

The assault on press freedom in Hong Kong

Before the People’s Republic of China opened its doors to outsiders, Hong Kong used to be the keyhole through which the world peered into the vast, yet little known, country. After that it remained a place where journalism could thrive. But there are worrisome signs that being a journalist in the former British colony is becoming increasing difficult, if not dangerous.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/120971/the-assault-on-press-freedom-in-hong-kong/

23 MARCH 2014

Who will help the helpers in Hong Kong?

Foreign domestic helpers have come under the spotlight in Hong Kong recently, with several foreign domestic maids making allegations of torture and abuse at the hands of their employers
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/03/23/who-will-help-the-helpers-in-hong-kong/

12 MARCH 2014

Nine men arrested over cleaver attack on Hong Kong journalist

Nine men have been arrested in connection with a brutal attack on a veteran Hong Kong journalist that sparked concerns for press freedom in the Chinese city, police say.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/nine-arrested-cleaver-attack-hong-kong-journalist-kevin-lau

9 MARCH 2014

HK triads hide behind veil of respectability

http://www.asianewsnet.net/HK-triads-hide-behind-veil-of-respectability-57816.html

6 MARCH 2014

China parliament head warns of western-style democracy for Hong Kong

The head of China’s parliament warned on Thursday that importing western-style democracy for a planned direct election in Hong Kong in 2017 could lead to « disastrous » results, a delegate who attended the closed-door meeting said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-parliament-head-warns-western-style-democracy-hong-kong
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-warns-hong-kong/1023332.html

28 FEBRUARY 2014

After Brutal Attack, Hong Kong Journalists Call for End to Violence

Journalists groups started a signature campaign Friday to gather support for press freedom after Kevin Lau, former editor in chief of the Mingpao daily and one of the city’s most influential editors, was stabbed multiple times
http://www.voanews.com/content/after-brutal-attack-hong-kong-journalists-call-for-end-to-violence/1861354.html

26 FEBRUARY 2014

Hong Kong journalist stabbing sparks outrage

Kevin Lau Chun-to, a former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper whose abrupt dismissal in January sparked protests over press freedom is in critical condition after being hacked by an assailant with a meat cleaver
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/hong-kong-journalists-stabbing-sparks-rage-20142267259261156.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/26/hong-kong-ex-editor-stabbed-fears-media-freedom
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10661944/Hong-Kong-news-editor-stabbed-with-cleaver-over-press-freedom-protests.html

23 FEBRUARY 2014

Protestors March for Press Freedom in Hong Kong

Protestors took to Hong Kong streets on Sunday to march for press freedom, in a demonstration organized by journalists as fears grow that free expression is being compromised.
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/119826-protestors-march-for-press-freedom-in-hong-kong

20 FEBRUARY 2014

Beijing’s Fight Against Democracy Activism in Hong Kong

Resentment toward Beijing is rising in Hong Kong due to Beijing’s persistent efforts to impose mainland-style policy aimed at limiting democratic rights for Hong Kong residents, silencing critics and assimilating Hong Kong into China
http://www.jamestown.org/regions/chinaasiapacific/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=41984&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=52&cHash=f501ed7cb1114204c114402cd8e25023#.Uwz_873LTIU

16 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese military port approved in Hong Kong

The controversial construction of a People’s Liberation Army port along Hong Kong’s historic Victoria Harbour has been approved, amid growing unease about China’s role in the former British colony.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10642000/Chinese-military-port-approved-in-Hong-Kong.html

14 FEBRUARY 2014

Ill wind for Hong Kong’s press freedom

Undeterred, a steady stream of the city’s famously tough and boisterous journalists braved the cold to gather outside the office of privately owned Commercial Radio, a local station, to protest against the sacking of a popular but polarising talk show host Li Wei-ling.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-china-blog-26175523

5 FEBRUARY 2014

China Leans on Hong Kong’s Press

Beijing pulls the strings, editors move, tycoons shift advertising
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/china-hong-kong-press/

4 FEBRUARY 2014

Hong Kong actor Wu Ma dies of lung cancer

His wife confirmed that Wu had been diagnosed with lung cancer after years of heavy smoking, with his health taking a turn for the worse around 10 months ago when the cancer was declared incurable. Despite the diagnosis, his wife said that he managed to « enjoyed every precious minute with his family. »
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140204000080&cid=1104

30 JANUARY 2014

Hong Kong’s Hugely Wasteful Fiscal System

Crying wolf over Hong Kong’s fiscal future has been a regular feature of the government in recent years but over the past few weeks almost daily wolf cries have been heard as the bureaucracy attempts to sustain its control of a hugely wasteful system of spending and reserve accumulation in the face of public demands for measures to reduce poverty
http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/hong-kong-fiscal-system/

Hong Kong imposes sanctions on Philippines

The current visa-free arrangement for visiting Philippine diplomats and officials will be suspended from February 5, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told a press conference
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/hong-kong-imposes-sanctions-philippines-20141303748519260.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/392396/philippines-stands-firm-in-diplomatic-row-with-hong-kong

29 JANUARY 2014

A new Cultural Revolution: China’s war against Hong Kong publications

The publisher Wentian Yao, who was about to release a book on Xi Jinping, was arrested on phoney charges. For several years, Beijing has done everything it can to destroy books, stop publications, and censor newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong. Although the mainland appears to be winning this « war without explosion or smoke », its victory is but a veil hiding its real problems.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/A-new-Cultural-Revolution:-China’s-war-against-Hong-Kong-publications-30167.html

14 JANUARY 2014

Hong Kong pulls off 20-year reign as world’s freest economy

Hong Kong is the world’s freest economy yet again, in a two-decade reign of the position, a US-based think tank has reported.
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405318/hong-kong-pulls-20-year-reign-worlds-freest-economy?goback=%2Egde_54180_member_5828769326936633347#%21
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/389563/hong-kong-tops-freest-economy-list

13 JANUARY 2014

Can China Win Back Hong Kong?

Relations between Hong Kong and mainland China have fallen to some of their greatest depths since the city’s handover to Beijing.
http://fpif.org/can-china-win-back-hong-kong/

7 JANUARY 2014

Hong Kong Kung fu movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies aged 106

Run Run Shaw, a pioneering Hong Kong media mogul whose studio helped to bring kung fu movies to the wider world, died Tuesday, his company said. He was 106
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/10555131/Run-Run-Shaw-kung-fu-film-pioneer-dies-aged-106.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/entertainment/kung-fu-movie-mogul-run-run-shaw-dies-aged-106-2D11871778

1 JANUARY 2014

Thousands rally on New Year’s Day for Hong Kong democracy

Thousands marched in Hong Kong Wednesday to demand a greater say in how their future leaders will be chosen, expressing fears that China will limit long-awaited political reforms.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/95559/thousands-rally-on-new-years-day-for-hong-kong-democracy
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/01/thousands-on-the-streets-of-hong-kong-to-demand-full-control-for-city-elections/

23 DECEMBER 2013

Monopoly Takes Hong Kong’s Economic Heights

Monopoly marches on in supposedly competitive Hong Kong as a few families entrench themselves ever deeper into the sinews of the economy.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/monopoly-hong-kong-economy/

22 DECEMBER 2013

HK sees sharp fall in corruption reports

Hong Kong has become cleaner – it seems. The number of corruption reports made to its anti-graft watchdog this year looks set to fall to a two-decade low, due possibly to « heightened awareness of the public against corruption ».
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hk-sees-sharp-fall-corruption-reports

4 DECEMBER 2013

HK gets election ball rolling

The premise that candidates in the future chief executive elections, to be conducted under universal suffrage, must « love the country and Hong Kong » is self-evident, said the chief secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, who announced on Wednesday the launch of a five-month public consultation on electoral reform.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/HK-gets-election-ball-rolling–54669.html

2 DECEMBER 2013

China Tries to Head off Hong Kong Democracy

Twenty years after stalling universal suffrage for Hong Kong to elect its chief executive and legislators – promised in the territory’s mini constitution called the Basic Law, Beijing is now bent on hijacking the process of chief executive selection for 2017. Patriotism – equated as it is with allegiance to Communist Party dictatorship, has been introduced as a filter to screen out critics.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/china-hong-kong-democracy-basic-law/

21 NOVEMBER 2013

Hong Kong domestic workers treated as ‘slaves’: Amnesty

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the « slavery-like » conditions faced by thousands of Indonesian women who work in Hong Kong as domestic staff, accusing authorities of « inexcusable » inaction.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/380966/hong-kong-domestic-workers-treated-as-laves-amnesty

13 NOVEMBER 2013

Hong Kong activists head to Spratlys in « fishing » trip

Hong Kong activists left Wednesday on what they called a « fishing » boat trip to disputed islands, more than a year after they sailed to another contested chain to assert China’s sovereignty.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-activists-head-spratlys-fishing-trip
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379743/hong-kong-activists-halted-ahead-of-fishing-trip-to-spratlys

5 NOVEMBER 2013

Hong Kong  warns Manila of sanctions over hostage tragedy

Hong Kong threatened the Philippines with sanctions on Tuesday if there’s no progress in talks over an apology for families of tourists killed while vacationing in Manila three years ago.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/115344/hk-warns-manila-of-sanctions-over-hostage-tragedy/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/hong-kong-gives-philippines-sanctions-warning-20131156552579778.html

20 OCTOBER 2013

Hong Kong Television Network: Protest over licence ruling

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against what they see as a lack of government transparency and accountability.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24600971

15 OCTOBER 2013

Trust Issues: Hong Kong Resists Beijing’s Advances

When Hong Kong reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, expectations were high—in Beijing and among the pro-mainland forces in Hong Kong—that identification with the Chinese nation would slowly but surely strengthen among the local population, especially among the younger generations, eventually solving the problem of Hong Kong’s full integration into China. However, sixteen years later the situation is very different
http://www.chinafile.com/trust-issues-hong-kong-resists-beijing-s-advances

28 SEPTEMBER 2013

One-fifth of Hong Kong poor’

One-fifth of Hong Kong’s population lives in poverty, says a report that establishes an official poverty line in the affluent Chinese territory for the first time.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/371976/nearly-20-of-hk-residents-live-in-poverty

18 SEPTEMBER 2013

Britain, don’t interfere with Hong Kong’s internal affairs

Hugo Swire, British Foreign Office minister of State, wrote in Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post on Saturday that Hong Kong’s progress toward universal suffrage was « vital to its future stability, » and Britain stands ready to lend support in any way it canauling the electoral system.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Britain-dont-interfere-with-Hong-Kongs-internal-af-51785.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2013

Former Hong Kong minister appeals fraud conviction

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-hong-kong-minister-appeals-fraud-conviction

29 AUGUST 2013

China warns US against meddling in Hong Kong politics

The United States refused to back down Thursday in its support for democracy in Hong Kong after Beijing accused Washington’s envoy to the city of meddling in China’s internal affairs.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-warns-us-against-meddling-hong-kong-politics

24 AUGUST 2013

Hong Kong police arrest 1800 in triad raids

Hong Kong police said Friday they had arrested more than 1,800 people during anti-triad raids for crimes including illegal gambling and drug offences.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/366114/hong-kong-police-arrest-1800-in-triad-raids

20 AUGUST 2013

Hong Kong Finds New Maids to Exploit

With Indonesians, like Filipinas, having become too aware of their rights, HK turns to Bangladesh
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5649&Itemid=204

22 JULY 2013

Alibaba defends Jack Ma’s Tiananmen Square comments

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has accused Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post of misinterpreting comments made by company founder Jack Ma regarding the infamous crackdown on student protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130722000003&cid=1101
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2013/jul/22/press-freedom-hong-kong

16 JULY 2013

Universal suffrage in Hong Kong, Beijing wants to « select » candidates

Zhang Xiaoming, the representative of the Chinese mainland, meets elected LegCo members for the first time since 1997, says a screening process for the post of chief executive is necessary. For Lee Chuek-yan, Zhang sends a very « bad message ». Alan Leong hopes it is « casual chat ».

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Universal-suffrage-in-Hong-Kong,-Beijing-wants-to-select-candidates-28485.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/360134/beijing-envoy-hong-kong-lawmakers-in-landmark-talks

1 JULY 2013

Hong Kong protesters urge leader to resign

ens of thousands of protesters have marched on Hong Kong streets, demanding greater democracy and the resignation of the city’s embattled leader.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013119593990515.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/07/01/hong-kong-demonstrators-call-for-leader-cy-leung-to-resign/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23123833

24 JUNE 2013

Hong Kong Leader Defends Role in Letting NSA Leaker Flee

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Monday there was « no legal basis » to stop Edward Snowden from leaving the city while authorities were processing the U.S. extradition request and « asking (Washington) for further important information » on the case.
http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-leader-defends-role-in-letting-nsa-leaker-flee/1687983.html

23 JUNE 2013

U.S. ‘disappointed’ that Hong Kong let NSA leaker Edward Snowden leave

The U.S. said Sunday it is « disappointed » that Hong Kong declined to arrest NSA leaker Edward Snowden and warned other countries « in the Western Hemisphere » that they should stop him in his tracks as he reportedly heads to Ecuador via Moscow with assistance from WikiLeaks.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/23/19098016-us-disappointed-that-hong-kong-let-nsa-leaker-edward-snowden-leave?lite

21 JUNE 2013

Hong Kong’s democratic dilemma

Hong Kong is on a slow march towards full democracy, but as protesters up the pressure, business is increasingly fearful about the possible impact of the protests themselves
http://www.publicaffairsasia.net/greater_china.aspx?id=33&goback=%2Egde_2163586_member_251603033#

15 JUNE 2013

Hundreds protest in Hong Kong in support of Snowden

Chanting “No extradition” and “Shame on the U.S. government,” hundreds of people took to the rainy streets of Hong Kong on Saturday to voice solidarity with Edward Snowden and denounce the United States as a hypocritical “big brother” whose cyber-surveillance activities rival those of the Chinese government.
http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-hong-kong-protest-snowden-20130615,0,5279669.story?track=rss

15 MAY 2013

HK anticorruption agency investigates ex-chief

Hong Kong’s corruption watchdog has launched a criminal investigation of its former chief following complaints of excessive spending when giving tens of thousands of dollars in gifts to mainland Chinese and other officials.                                               http://asiancorrespondent.com/107672/hk-anticorruption-agency-investigates-ex-chief/

10 MAY 2013

Hong Kong property sales plunge 60% — with prices following

The volume of Hong Kong property sales fell 60% compared with last year in a sign that recent government policies are cooling one of the world’s most expensive real estate markets
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/09/business/hong-kong-property-now-time-to-buy/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

7 MAY 2013

Hong Kong dock workers end strike

Dock workers in Hong Kong have ended a 40-day strike that affected one of the world’s busiest ports
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22430016

2 MAY 2013

Cambodia, Hong Kong Slip in Press Freedom Poll

Press freedom took a knock in Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Thailand while Burma chalked up the best gains for media reforms in Asia over the past year, says an annual global Survey
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/media-05012013234119.html

4 APRIL 2013

Hong Kong port strike enters seventh day

Several hundred striking Hong Kong dockworkers are refusing to back down in a weeklong pay dispute that is slowing cargo shipments at the world’s third busiest port.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/04/20134455425247961.html

25 MARCH 2013

Hong Kong maids lose residency fight

Hong Kong’s top court has ruled against two Filipino domestic workers seeking permanent residency, the final decision in a case that affects tens of thousands of other foreign maids in the city.                                                                                                                          http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/20133254315486835.html                                                      http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-court-denies-right-to-seek-residency-to-foreign-domestic-workers/1627862.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/“Racist”-Hong-Kong-denies-permanent-residency-to-domestic-workers-27480.html

28 FEBRUARY 2013

CPPCC Member insults Leung Kwok Hung ‘You aren’t even a fucking Chinese’

In a Legislative Council meeting on Feb 18 2013, Lawrence Ma Yan-kwok 馬恩國, a member of CPPCC Shanxi Committee and the vice-spokesperson for DAB‘s Administration of Justice and Legal Services, blasted Legislative Council member Leung Kwok-hung, aka Long Hair, for not loving China and insulted Leung “You aren’t even a fucking Chinese” (3:29) after Leung quoted Ma’s speech, in which Ma agrees with Wu Bangguo that Hong Kong should not have the separation of powers.                                                            http://badcanto.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/cppcc-member-insults-leung-kwok-hung-you-arent-even-a-fucking-chinese/

14 FEBRUARY 2013

Leung’s popularity falls to record low, poll finds

Plagued by accusations made by a former ally, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s popularity has plunged to a record low, according to a poll by the University of Hong Kong released on Thursday.                                                                                                           http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1150205/leungs-popularity-falls-record-low-poll-finds

28 JANUARY 2013

Hong Kong Journalists Protest Proposal to Restrict Information

Journalists in Hong Kong have issued a petition urging the government to scrap a proposed law limiting the personal data corporate directors must make publicly available. Critics argue the amendment will restrict press freedom and protect potentially corrupt directors from public scrutiny of their business holdings                                                                                                                                 http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-journalists-protest-proposal-to-restrict-information/1592069.html

25 JANUARY 2013

Disgruntled Hong Kong embraces Union Jack as symbol of freedom

Fifteen years into Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong, the Union Jack returns to be a politically loaded symbol in the quest for identity as two different visions of the future of Hong Kong and Greater China square off in the autonomous city. Surprisingly, the long-retired colonial flag has been adopted as a symbol for those who advocate a distinct cultural and political identity for Asia’s leading financial hub.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/96293/disgruntled-hong-kong-embraces-union-jack-as-symbol-of-freedom/

1 JANUARY 2013

Hong Kong protesters urge leader to resign

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Tuesday, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule.                                                                                                     http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013119593990515.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130101-392838.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/world/asia/thousands-protest-over-hong-kongs-leader.html?ref=asia&_r=0

13 DECEMBER 2012

Jackie Chan suggests China should crack down on Hong Kong protests

The actor’s comments, made during an interview with a Chinese newspaper, provoked a fierce reaction from critics who described him as a stooge for the Chinese government.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9741912/Jackie-Chan-suggests-China-should-crack-down-on-Hong-Kong-protests.html

28 NOVEMBER 2012

Beijing signals new hard line on Hong Kong

When a mainland Chinese official accuses unnamed « external powers » of interfering in Hong Kong affairs, it’s a given that he is referring to the United States and Great Britain – and perhaps Taiwan as well. It’s also a given that, 15 years after Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty, such a cryptic, undocumented allegation is the clearest signal yet that authorities in Beijing have completely lost the plot in their management – check that, mismanagement – of a city that is supposed to remain a largely autonomous Special Administrative Region of China until 2047
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK29Ad02.html

21 NOVEMBER 2012

Hong Kong Administration Seeks Closer China Ties

Hong Kong’s five-month-old administration, despite some highly publicized rear guard action over national loyalty introduction into the public schools, is nonetheless moving fast to insinuate more Beijing-inspired ideas.
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4987&Itemid=204

Shifting ground on Hong Kong’s autonomy
http://www.chinamedia.com/news/2012/11/21/shifting-ground-on-hong-kongs-autonomy/

11 SEPTEMBER 2012

China’s “One country two system” under threat

As mainlanders head to Hong Kong to protest, Chinese authorities are increasingly cracking down on the former British colony.
http://thediplomat.com/2012/09/11/chinas-one-country-two-systems-under-threat/

9 SEPTEMBER 2012

Hong Kong votes amid anger at Chinese interference

Hong Kong residents voted Sunday to renew half the seats in the island’s legislative council at a time of discontent over Chinese influence. The vote takes place a day after mass protests forced the government to back down on “patriotism” classe
http://www.france24.com/en/20120909-hong-kong-votes-amid-anger-chinese-control-education-election http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19533116

8 SEPTEMBER 2012

Hong Kong backs down on ‘patriotism’ classes

Hong Kong’s government has backed down on a plan to force children to take Chinese patriotism classes, after thousands took to the streets in protest ahead of legislative poll
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201298135259455926.html http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/world/asia/amid-protest-hong-kong-backs-down-on-moral-education-plan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

6 SEPTEMBER 2012

Protests against brainwashing classes continue in Hong Kong

Thousands of students and teachers in Hong Kong on Thursday protested for the eighth straight day in front of the government headquarters against plans to introduce a « national education » curriculum, while the authorities insist the plans must be enforced, reports Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1103&MainCatID=11&id=20120906000063

1 SEPTEMBRE 2012

Thousands hold rally in Hong Kong against patriotism class Thousands of protesters held a rally in Hong Kong Saturday in a final push to force the government to scrap Chinese patriotism lessons before the start of a new school year
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1223479/1/.html

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have begun a hunger strike over the Chinese government’s plans to introduce a “national education” curriculum
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/01/hong-kong-students-strike-over-national-education-plan/

15 JULY 2012

Former SCMP Hacks Appeal to Change Paper’s Direction

Twenty-four journalists who formerly worked for the South China Morning Post have written an open letter to the paper’s group executive director, Hui Kuok, expressing their concern that critical coverage of China is being abandoned in order to please the Communist authorities in Beijing
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4690&Itemid=173

3 JULY 2012

Beijing gives Tsang a slap in the face

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, the second chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, stepped down from office over the weekend after serving seven years without getting a time-honored sinecure from the central government of China. In the context of Chinese culture, that’s a slap in the face.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NG04Ad01.html

2 JULY 2012

One country, two (failed) systems

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. At least 400,000 Hongkongers, snaking all over Central in absolutely sweltering heat, from early afternoon until deep into the night, and from all walks of life (tycoons excluded), all of them expressing their anger at Hong Kong’s new CEO, pro-Beijing property developer Leung Chun-ying; the notion of « one country, two systems »; their impossibility to actually vote; and last but not least, motherland China.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NG03Ad01.html

1 JULY 2012

Hong Kong leader sworn in as protests swell

Hong Kong’s new Beijing-backed leader has been sworn amid rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese financial centre.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/2012714286700794.html http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/protesters-march-as-new-hong-kong-leader-is-sworn-in.
html?_r=1&ref=asia

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9368130/100000-march-in-Hong-Kong-on-15th-anniversary-of-handover.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18664132

26 JUNE 2012

Donald Tsang: Fall of a fallen leader

With the last days of his term as Hong Kong’s Chief Executive drawing near, Hong Kong society remains reluctant to loosen their grip on Donald Tsang for his corruption allegations.
http://gbtimes.com/focus/politics/donald-tsang-fall-fallen-leader

30 APRIL 2012

Hong Kong delays China patriotism lessons

Hong Kong said Monday 30 it would delay the introduction of mandatory « national education » classes, which have been criticised as a bid to brainwash children with Chinese patriotism
http://www.edvantage.com.sg/edvantage/news/news/1086170/Hong_Kong_delays_China_patriotism_lessons.html

25 APRIL 2012

Hong Kong to limit mainland China maternity services

Hong Kong hospitals will limit maternity services to most pregnant women from mainland China from next year, under new proposals from its incoming chief executive. Mainland women will be prevented from giving birth in Hong Kong unless they have a Hong Kong husband.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17838280

18 APRIL 2012

New South China Morning Post Editor Confronts the Press

Wang Xiang Wei was appointed editor of the 110-year South China Morning Post in February. This is not the first time the newspaper, one of Asia’s most influential English language dailies, has had a Chinese editor. But Wang is the first from the Peoples’ Republic of China
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4432&Itemid=224

4 APRIL 2012

Hong Kong sizes up next leader CY Leung’s loyalties

Over the weekend thousands of marchers took to the streets of Hong Kong’s commercial district to protest against what they perceived as Beijing’s meddling in the city’s political affairs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17594452

1 APRIL 2012

Thousands march against Hong Kong’s new leader

Thousands of Hong Kong people staged a noisy protest Sunday against the city’s incoming government chief and decried Beijing’s alleged interference in the city’s recent leadership election
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1192525/1/.html

29 MARCH 2012

Billionaire Kwok brothers arrested for graft in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption on Thursday arrested the chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties, brothers Raymond and Thomas Kwok, on suspicion of corruption, the company said
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/kwok-brothers-arrested-graft-hong-151311356.html

28 MARCH 2012

Hong Kong wins appeal in maid residency case

A Hong Kong court has overturned last September’s landmark ruling which granted foreign domestic helpers the right to apply for permanent residency. The government’s victory is a major blow for hundreds of thousands of foreign maids working in the city
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/201232821924672260.html
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-03-28/Hong-Kong-Denies-Residency-to-Domestic-Workers.html#video_section

25 MARCH 2012

Leung Chun-ying elected Hong Kong’s new leader

An election committee of about 1,200 Hong Kong notables picked Beijing-loyalist Leung Chun-ying as the city’s next leader on Sunday, after a fraught campaign which will intensify pressure on China to keeps its promise to allow Hong Kong a direct leadership election in 2017
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17503171 http://uk.news.yahoo.com/beijing-loyalist-lead-hong-kong-fraught-election-082507969.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Chief_Executive_election,_2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-03/26/content_14909098.htm

1st MARCH 2012

Hong Kong leader apologizes for accepting tycoons’ hospitality

Hong Kong’s leader, Chief Executive Donald Tsang, issued a public apology Thursday for the public concern he had caused by accepting hospitality from tycoons
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1693678.php/Hong-Kong-leader-apologizes-for-accepting-tycoons-hospitality
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17216874

17 FEBRUARY 2012

Pressure mounts on favourite to quit Hong Kong leadership race

The man believed to be Beijing’s choice for the next chief executive of Hong Kong was under growing pressure to quit the race Friday over an illegal extension at his family home
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1691610.php/Pressure-mounts-on-favourite-to-quit-Hong-Kong-leadership-race
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17071207
14 FEBRUARY 2012

China blocks Hong Kong-Taiwan embrace

Taiwan’s Beijing-friendly Kuomintang (KMT) government would like to see Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang stop by on the island. However, it seems Beijing and Tsang himself aren’t too keen on the implications of such a visit
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NB16Ad01.html

11 FEBRUARY 2012

Hong Kong’s « Election »

As Chief Secretary Henry Tang’s candidacy fades, the oligarchs try to prop him up
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4220&Itemid=173
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1182382/1/.html
7 FEBRUARY 2012

Hong Kong rages at wave of pregnant Chinese

Chinese officials are trying to reassure Hong Kong citizens that they will curb the number of pregnant women coming to give birth in the city as anger over non-residents’ access to health and education resources stirs up wider anti-mainland feeling
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/91857e70-5175-11e1-a99d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1ljQT4z5B

5 JANUARY 2012

Hong Kong’s Leaders Back Away from Their Own Pact

After having agreed a 9.2 percent hike in power prices, they now find it too steep
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4100&Itemid=224

8 DECEMBER 2011

Task force set up to investigate vote rigging in Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s anti-graft agency set up a 20-member task force to look into allegations of vote rigging in district elections last month, a top official said Thursday
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1679644.php/Task-force-set-up-to-investigate-vote-rigging-in-Hong-Kong

28 NOVEMBER 2011

Leung Chun-ying runs for Chief Executive of Hong Kong

Leung Chun-ying, former Executive Council convener, announced his bid for Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region on Sunday.
http://en.radio86.com/news/leung-chun-ying-runs-chief-executive-hong-kong

Hong Kong leader denies eroding press freedom

Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang on Monday defended his administration’s respect for freedom of the press, after complaints that the media was excluded from a Chinese state visit
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1677787.php/Hong-Kong-leader-denies-eroding-press-freedom

24 NOVEMBER 2011

Hong Kong’s waning economic resilience

Asia’s economies have so far managed to escape the economic crisis in Europe and the US. But that resilience seems to be waning as fears grow that Hong Kong – a regional economic powerhouse – could slide into recession.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/201111246727142257.html

6 NOVEMBER 2011

Pro-Beijing parties sweep Hong Kong district polls

Well-financed pro-Beijing parties swept district polls in Hong Kong, official results showed Monday, ahead of bigger elections next year when the territory’s leader will step down. Sunday’s vote was more closely watched than usual because under reforms passed this year, district councillors will be able to run for new seats in the Legislative Council in 2012
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1163866/1/.html
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=23811&sec=3

23 OCTOBER 2011

Hong Kong mothers march against mainland babies

More than 1000 protesters, including pregnant mothers, marched in Hong Kong Sunday opposing the growing number of
mainland Chinese women coming to the city to give birth, organisers said.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20111023-306658.html

19 OCTOBER 2011

Card. Zen on hunger strike for freedom of education in schools

Card. Joseph Zen has begun a hunger strike this morning in support of Catholics’ right to freedom of education. The hunger strike which will last at least three days aims to « underline the unjust ruling of the Supreme Court against the diocese, which threatens to destroy Catholic education in the territory
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Card.-Zen-on-hunger-strike-for-freedom-of-education-in-schools-22950.html

30 SEPTEMBER 2011

Filipina maid wins landmark Hong Kong case

Hong Kong’s High Court has ruled that a law banning foreign maids from settling permanently in the city was unconstitutional, in a
landmark case for the city’s domestic helpers
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/09/201193035933698766.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15090597

28 SEPTEMBER 2011

Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Henry Tang resigns
A controversial Hong Kong official expected to become the territory’s next leader on Wednesday announced his resignation, fuelling
speculation that he would be tapped for the city’s top job. Henry Tang, the semi-autonomous territory’s chief secretary, had faced a storm of criticism over remarks he made about what critics called heavy-handed security imposed during a visit by China’s vice-premier Li Keqiang last month
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1156057/1/.html

18 MAY 2011

Hong Kong: China’s most patriotic city

Let’s face it, nearly 14 years after the British handed back this colony to Chinese rule, this city of 7.1 million people has yet to take the motherland in a warm, loving embrace. There have been lots of firm handshakes sealing economic deals, but hugs of genuine affection have been few, and ond kisses – indeed, even perfunctory pecks on the cheek – even fewer. So far, Hong Kong’s reunification with the mainland has been an economically successful but distinctly cold-blooded affair

28 AUGUST 2010

China approves controversial Hong Kong election reforms

China’s top lawmaking body Saturday approved controversial electoral reforms for Hong Kong, the city’s government-run radio station said. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in Beijing voted 98 per cent in favor of the reforms, RTHK radio reported
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1580626.php/China-approves-controversial-Hong-Kong-election-reforms

3 AUGUST 2010

How far and how fast should one of the planet’s most densely populated conurbations be allowed
to grow?
Last week the government Census and Statistics Department published its population projections for 2010-2039, data which reach
into many areas of government policy. Using a 2009 baseline of 7.003 million the forecast is for the total to reach 8,892 million by 2039, an annual increase of some 0.8 percent or 63,000 a year
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2619&Itemid=204

25 JUNE 2010

Hong Kong: Plan to Expand Legislature Is Approved

The Legislative Council voted 46 to 12 on Friday to approve a plan to add 10 seats to the legislature in 2012. The public would elect lawmakers to fill five seats
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/world/asia/26hkbrief.html?ref=asia

20 JANUARY 2010

Former Tiananmen movement leader Zhou Yongjun was sentenced to nine years
Former Tiananmen movement leader Zhou Yongjun was sentenced to nine years in prison on the charge of attempted fraud and fined
80,000 yuan. He was arrested in Hong Kong in September 2008. Instead of expelling him to the place he came from, Hong Kong authorities handed him over to Chinese police in violation of Hong Kong lawhttp://www.asianews.it/news-en/Arrested-in-Hong-Kong,-Tiananmen-protest-leader-sentenced-to-nine-years-in-a-Chinese-prison-17401.html

5 JULY 2009

Freedom of expression in Hong Kong on decline, journalists say
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1487847.php/Freedom_of_expression_in_Hong_Kong_on_decline_journalists_say_#ixzz0KQ8zxWXz&C

30 APRIL 2009

Bishop John Tong of Hong Kong, « man of dialogue, » but with « non-negotiable principles »
A wide-ranging interview with the successor to the combative Cardinal Zen. The progress and prospects of the Church’s efforts in the territory, and toward the sister Church in China, in a give-and-take relationship. Openness and dialogue with the Chinese government, but remembering the Chinese bishops in prison, and asking for complete religious liberty. Memories of childhood and of his conversion. The work of the Holy Spirit Study Centre
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15126&geo=&theme=&size=A