Fresh scuffles between Hong Kong police, activists 

Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong’s streets early yesterday, but held back from dismantling barricades erected by the activists pushing for greater democracy in the Chinese

Hong Kong | Who leaked about Leung? Faceoff runs from chainsaws to whispers

The battle for Hong Kong’s future is being fought with bamboo barricades and bags of dirty tricks. Like in the pages of an airport thriller, potentially embarrassing tip offs are being

Hong Kong | Police battle protesters to regain control of key road

Hong Kong police said they would investigate a complaint alleging officers beat a pro-democracy protester during clashes early yesterday morning over control of a key road. Ken Tsang, a member of

Authorities ban books by pro-Hong Kong protest author

Authorities in China have ordered books by Chinese-American scholar Yu Ying-shih to be removed from sale, as Beijing expresses its displeasure with writers showing support for pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong and

Spider-Man may swing over Beijing in new theme park 

Spider-Man could soon swing over Beijing, chasing Optimus Prime and despicable minions through a USD3.3 billion Universal theme park aimed at capitalizing on China’s rising middle class and growing demand for all

Hong Kong | Police and protesters in tense standoff 

Dozens of pro-democracy protesters were in a tense standoff yesterday night with a large number of riot police near Hong Kong’s government headquarters. Television stations showed hundreds of police wearing helmets

Pro-protest HK newspaper besieged as deliveries disrupted

As many as 300 men have besieged the printing plant of a pro-protest Hong Kong newspaper, delaying delivery of Apple Daily and other papers printed at the site including the

Angry crowd charges Hong Kong protest barricades

An angry crowd opposed to pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for more than two weeks charged barricades used by the demonstrators yesterday, clashing with police as

ECONOMY | Beijing finds agreement with IMF about slowdown

Central bankers and International Monetary Fund officials agree with Beijing: a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy is considered healthy and there’s no need for further monetary easing. People’s Bank of

Analysis | Declining teacher ethics ring alarm bells

On Sunday, southwest China’s Sichuan Fine Arts Institute barred Wang Xiaojian, a retired associate professor, from attending any of the institute’s teaching, research and academic activities, after pictures of him

Xinjiang |Court sentences 12 to death for terrorism

Xinhua News Agency said the court in Kashgar prefecture sentenced another 15 people to death with a two-year reprieve, and nine people received life sentences. Xinhua said another 20 defendants

Hong Kong Leung says ‘zero chance’ Beijing will back down

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying said there is “zero chance” China will change its decision to vet candidates in elections for the city’s top position, and that he won’t resign

HONG KONG | Protests reveal unease over unique identity

By road, the little apartments are nearly an hour from central Hong Kong and the protests that have swept through it. Twice that long if you take the subway, which

TAIWAN | Beijing’s long game just got longer

With protesters in Hong Kong settling for talks with the government rather than immediate political concessions, it looks like China has won - or at least averted disaster - and

HONG KONG | Government cancels talks with protesters

Hong Kong’s government yesterday canceled talks with student leaders of a pro-democracy protest that has blocked streets in the city for nearly two weeks, with a senior official saying the

CNPC anti-corruption head said to be detained for investigation

Wang Lixin, the head of the discipline and inspection department at the state-owned company, has been held for investigation since late September, said the officials, who requested their names not

HONG KONG | Protest leaders may walk away from talks

Hong Kong protest leaders said they will consider pulling out of discussions should the government continue to ignore their key political demands. The government’s decision to base formal talks on the

HONG KONG | ‘Silent majority’ critical of protests

When Beijing cracked down on student protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989, Bobby Yim was among many in Hong Kong who sympathized with the demonstrators and angrily denounced the Chinese

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