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  • German train attack: Afghan refugee 'had IS flag in room'

    07/19/2016 12:06:17 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 July 2016
    A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say. The 17-year-old man injured four people from Hong Kong, three seriously, in the attack in Wurzburg on Monday evening. He was shot dead by police as he fled. He had reportedly shouted Allahu akbar" ("God is great"). The attack comes days after a deadly IS-claimed attack in Nice in France.
  • HSBC knowingly helped Mexican cartels launder billions, lawsuit claims

    07/11/2016 11:42:01 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Feb 11, 2016
    The banking giant HSBC "knowingly" provided support to four of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels by laundering their money and providing material support to terrorists, according to a new lawsuit filed by four families. The papers filed in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas, on Tuesday say that laundering drug money made it possible for the cartels to operate. "HSBC's substantial and systemic money laundering support materially aided the activities of the Mexican cartels, including the Sinaoloa, Juárez, and Los Zetas cartels," court documents read.
  • Silver Over $19 - Hong Kong Market

    06/30/2016 9:31:38 PM PDT · by chopperman · 16 replies
    Its on a tear.
  • Workers connect final steel stretch creating the world's largest sea bridge which is a [tr]

    06/30/2016 1:45:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    This is the moment workers connected the two sides of the world's longest sea bridge - seven years after building first began. The last steel box girder was installed for the crossing on Wednesday, which spans the estuary of the Pearl River connecting Hong Kong and China. The project, called Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is 14 miles long and also includes an underwater tunnel. Construction of the Y-shaped bridge began in 2009 at a cost of 100 billion yuan ($15billion). And when the bridge opens to traffic, it will shorten the distance between Hong Kong, Zhuhau and Macao. It will officially...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Inside a Daya Bay Antineutrino Detector

    05/22/2016 9:30:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Why is there more matter than antimatter in the Universe? To better understand this facet of basic physics, energy departments in China and the USA led in the creation of the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment. Located under thick rock about 50 kilometers northeast of Hong Kong, China, eight Daya Bay detectors monitor antineutrinos emitted by six nearby nuclear reactors. Featured here, a camera looks along one of the Daya Bay detectors, imaging photon sensors that pick up faint light emitted by antineutrinos interacting with fluids in the detector. Early results indicate an unexpectedly high rate of one type...
  • A Word For The Leaders and Body of Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/11/2016 2:13:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 4-11-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    I AM looking for unity, I AM looking for my love working in you in such a way that you see your brother and sisters’ needs above your own.Let there be great charity among you, yes, but this love comes from me through you and as you see others as part of your body without paper or pen. It is then they become part of you and you come to abide in Me. There is no room for arrogance and vanity, just my love and the fruit thereof,For it is only in oneness you then have gained the access “as...
  • New Year Street Stall removal leads to riots in Hong Kong

    02/11/2016 7:56:53 AM PST · by Prospero · 4 replies
    Yibada ^ | 2/9/2016 | Vittorio Hernandez
    Hong Kong experienced its worst violence on Tuesday since the pro-democracy protests in 2014. The cause of the melee was when authorities attempted to remove illegal street stalls set up for the Monday start of the Spring Festival. Police fired warning shots during the clashes. In turn, demonstrators threw bricks at the police, destroyed street signage and burned trash cans in Mong Kok, reported Reuters.
  • Hong Kong’s New Year night of ‘rioting’ leaves Mong Kok in lockdown after street hawker...

    02/08/2016 4:45:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    SCMP ^ | February 09, 2016
    Hong Kong's New Year night of 'rioting' leaves Mong Kok in lockdown after street hawker crackdown descends into ugly street battles between police and protesters Police: 'Radical elements' with 'makeshift weapons and shields' set fires set as they ran out of control creating a 'riot' PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 February, 2016, 1:37am UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 February, 2016, 8:27am One of Hong Kong's busiest districts is in virtual lockdown this morning after a night of violence which saw the police open fire with two ''warning shots'' as protesters launched missiles and set fires as a crackdown on illegal street food...
  • Hong Kong pilot spots debris in Vietnamese waters

    03/11/2014 3:51:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 243 replies
    CCTV English ^ | 03-11-2014 0617 bjt | James
    The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong has received a pilot’s report that a large amount of debris was spotted in Vietnamese waters. The pilot, flying a Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur plane, says the debris is located about 60 kilometres southeast of Vietnamese city Vung Tau, some 500 kilometers from where the Malaysian jetliner lost contact with air traffic controllers. The department has submitted the message to the relevant authorities.
  • Five booksellers have gone missing in Hong Kong

    01/06/2016 12:59:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 6, 2016 | Michael Schaub
    A British citizen has become the latest bookseller to go missing in Hong Kong, CNN reports. Lee Bo, who co-owns a bookstore associated with a publisher of books critical of the Chinese government, disappeared last week. Lee is the fifth bookseller from Causeway Bay Books, associated with the publisher Mighty Current, who have disappeared since October. Lee's wife reported him missing to Hong Kong authorities last week, but she attempted to cancel the report on Monday after one of Lee's colleagues received a fax purportedly from the bookseller. The BBC reports that the letter read in part: "I am very...
  • China abducts anti-Communist from Hong Kong. The Democracy Activist Issues Dramatic Appeal

    01/03/2016 5:46:01 AM PST · by se99tp · 6 replies
    Ms. Chow said: "In the past, we were safe because we lived in Hong Kong instead of the mainland China." But as she emphasised "the circumstances have changed" after abduction" of anti-Communist bookstore worker Mr. Lee ...Ms. Chow informed that, the bookstore located on busy street in Hong Kong, was established by Mr Lee. (..) I hope everyone in the world who believes in universal values of freedom and human rights could stand up and speak for this incident to stop the political suppression. Even though I am also concerned for my personal safety after this incident happened, I still...
  • China's Alibaba pays $266M for influential HK newspaper (South China Morning Post)

    12/13/2015 8:13:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 13, 2015 10:54 PM EST | Kelvin Chan
    E-commerce company Alibaba is buying Hong Kong's South China Morning Post for 2.06 billion Hong Kong dollars ($266 million), it said Monday, in a deal that's stirred concern the English-language paper's reporting may be softened under new Chinese owners. The Chinese e-commerce giant is paying cash for the newspaper and the SCMP Group's other media assets, including magazines, outdoor advertising and digital media, the company said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The deal was announced on Friday but no amount was given for the transaction. ...
  • BELIEVE and declare your Breakthrough into SUBSTANCE[charismatic caucus]

    11/18/2015 2:39:05 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,the joshua chronicles ^ | 11-18-15 | Jedediah,
    Your substantiality will always be found in me for I will part the waters for you in all you come against! So never let something appear as impossible but "speak grace to your mountains" proudly for as My Blood was shed for you it is I that Rend the Heavens to aid you with My healing Balm of Grace. (( ( Declare ) )) My Children everything "into substance and Being" for I AM your Sword as you speak your needs into LIFE! Step up from faith into the "KNOWING" you CAN Trust , Lean on and Rest in the...
  • A Word of Encouragement for The Bride [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/13/2015 1:38:43 PM PST · by Jedediah
    Your days are not ending they are merely flowing into Me.So don't worry in trying to catch up for you have already arrived, Just be seated in my righteousness and dwell in my glory with the understanding that the fullness of my spirit is with you as I AM your heartbeat and breathe so I own you for you have given your life to me. So now just rest in me as I complete my agenda for I AM your daily bread, counselor and King . . . Matthew 11:27-30 27 All things have been entrusted and delivered to Me...
  • Gay Lobby and Western Consuls Against the Bishop of Hong Kong

    11/10/2015 7:55:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/8/15 | Paul Wang
    Gay Pride slams Card Tong for defending the family, as a union of a man and a woman. The aim is to enshrine gay "rights" and eliminate "discrimination" in the law, including the recognition of gay marriage. Criticised for not following the pope and the Synod, the bishop calls on Catholics to be vigilant. A workshop on lovemaking techniques involves sex workers showing how to use sex toys and perform massages. For the upcoming District Council elections, the bishop calls on the faithful to take into account candidates' views on gay marriage.Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - In the past few days,...
  • US Now Ranks Third For Financial Secrecy And Tax Havens After Switzerland And Hong Kong

    11/03/2015 4:14:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 02 2015 | Michelle Mark
    US Now Ranks Third For Financial Secrecy And Tax Havens After Switzerland And Hong Kong By Michelle Mark @michelleamark m.mark@ibtimes.com on November 02 2015 4:33 PM EST The U.S. has overtaken Singapore and the Cayman Islands in its ranking for financial secrecy, a new report by the Tax Justice Network in London has found. The government’s refusal to participate in a global information exchange system for bank data was largely responsible for its jump to third place – just behind Switzerland and Hong Kong – in the network’s financial secrecy index, which is released every two years. The Organization for...
  • Homeless woman found dead at Hong Kong McDonald’s 24 hours after she sat down

    10/05/2015 6:19:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.scmp.com ^ | UPDATED : Sunday, 04 October, 2015, 8:22pm | Gloria Chan
    Social welfare groups have raised concerns about the lack of support for people living on the fringes of society Police are trying to confirm the identity of a homeless woman who was found dead in a 24-hour McDonald’s outlet at a public housing estate in Kowloon Bay yesterday morning. The case has raised concern among social welfare groups about the lack of support for people living on the fringes of society. The woman, aged around 50 to 60 years, was found slumped over her table in a quiet corner, 24 hours after she entered the restaurant at Ping Shek Estate,...
  • Macau is getting rocked by reports of a $258 million casino heist

    09/14/2015 11:26:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 9/14/15 | Linette Lopez
    Some more bad news for Macau's high rollers — or what is left of them. On Thursday, the Hong Kong-based investment bank Daiwa Capital Markets published a report saying that as much as $258 million had been stolen from a junket operating inside Wynn Macau. In Macau, junkets operate as third parties within casinos, bringing in cash that high rollers — the VIPs who bet big at the casino — use to leverage their bets. It is suspected that employees of Dore Holdings, the junket working inside the casino, made off with the cash.
  • Asian Movie for a Sunday Evening

    08/01/2015 10:44:14 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 16 replies
    You Tube, Golden Harvest ^ | 1994 | Stephen Chow
    I'd like to start a ping list for Bolliwood and Hong Kong Movies. Often these are low budget by US standards but can be really funny and lack the PC nonsense in Hollywood productions. This one is a spoof of James Bond, Peter Gun, Get Smart, Die Hard, and Lethal Weapon and several Bruce Lee Films. It is low brow humor very bloody and a tremendous amount of fun. See how many parodies you can identify. Enjoy
  • The New World Map

    06/18/2015 4:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler's new Third Reich had created the largest German-speaking nation in European history. Well before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese government had redrawn the map of Asia and the Pacific. Japan had occupied or annexed Indochina, Korea, Manchuria and Taiwan, in addition to swaths of coastal China. Attacking Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia was merely the logical 1941 follow-up...
  • Occupy gone sour? 'Bomb plot' in Hong Kong

    06/17/2015 7:33:25 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 June 2015 | Juliana Liu
    So, the news that police had arrested at least 10 people on suspicion of conspiracy to make bombs, ahead of a key vote at the Legislative Council, has shocked and divided the general public. The authorities have declined to publicly make a direct link between the suspects and the presentation of the government's political reform package on Wednesday.
  • FEARLESSLY MADE ![Charistmatic caucus]

    05/05/2015 8:43:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, ^ | jedediah
    Perplexity in spirit comes when you question My ability to proceed in your life and it is then total surrender is not only Warranted but served for truly as your Judge and Advocate I "Declare" The Truth for your future for the past is just that. So be as Lot not his wife and take My hand into Zion for only as you believe You "Are" and I "AM" ! Habakkuk 2:2-3 Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at...
  • HSBC looks at moving HQ from Britain as tax and regulations bite (also “Don’t leave EU!”)

    04/25/2015 8:46:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:34pm BST | Steve Slater and Sinéad Cruise
    HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, has ordered a review into whether it should move its headquarters out of Britain and potentially back to its former home in Hong Kong, threatening London’s reputation as a global hub for finance and investment. The announcement from HSBC, founded in Asia but a key part of the British establishment, prompted a warm response from Hong Kong, where it is revered as “The Bank”, and silence from the British government. The commitment to the review comes less than two weeks before British parliamentary elections on May 7 and poses challenges for both Prime Minister David Cameron...
  • Lawmakers urge UK to be more outspoken on Hong Kong

    03/06/2015 9:22:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 8:05 AM EST
    A British parliamentary committee is urging the British government to be more outspoken in support of democracy in Hong Kong. In a report Friday, the Foreign Affairs Committee said British officials have failed to clearly state their position on democratic developments in the Chinese territory, and warned that it could damage Britain’s reputation there. They stressed that Britain “can and should take a position” on democracy in the Chinese territory. …
  • Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong: 'We will win'

    02/27/2015 10:09:02 AM PST · by kevin_in_so_cal · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 25, 2015 | Carol J. Williams
    ...“As in every movement, the more mistakes the government makes, the more chances we have to get support from the general public,” Wong said in an interview during his week-long visit to Los Angeles. He was invited here by UCLA to take part in a seminar on democracy movements. Wong, a co-founder of the student protest group Scholarism, became possibly the best-known face of the so-called umbrella protests that brought parts of Hong Kong to a standstill for nearly three months last year. For Wong, the election protests were only the latest chapter in a youth spent organizing on Hong...
  • $386M allegedly missing, as investors fear bitcoin Ponzi

    02/09/2015 8:26:35 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2015 February 08 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange MyCoin has allegedly shut its doors and stolen HKD 3 billion ($386.9 million) in the process. The South China Morning Post reported Monday that 30 MyCoin clients approached a local lawmaker with complaints that the company had fled with funds from up to 3,000 investors. The reports coming out of Hong Kong would seem to indicate that there may have been a Ponzi scheme at play. "No one seems to know who is behind this," a woman surnamed Lau, who said she lost HKD 1.3 million, told the paper. "Everyone says they, too, are victims ......
  • Anonymous donor from Hong Kong gives $1m to families of two slain NYPD officers

    01/16/2015 5:41:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed on patrol on Dec 20 Entrepreneur contacted a Chinese newspaper with plan to donate $1m The money was wired to New York's Detectives Endowment Association Donor requested that Liu's father receive $100,000 a year for 5 years, and Ramos' sons have $500,000 put into their educational fund Both families wept as they gathered to receive the gift in Manhattan An anonymous donor from Hong Kong has given $1 million to the families of the two NYPD officers shot dead last month. Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were murdered on patrol in...
  • $2 Million Missing After Hong Kong Van Spills Cash On Road

    12/24/2014 1:54:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | Zoe Mintz
    **SNIP** Hong Kong police have asked anyone who grabbed the money to return it authorities as soon as possible. “Otherwise, they may have committed the crime of theft,” Wan Siu-hong, a district police officer, told reporters, according to Radio Television Hong Kong. There was an estimated 35 million Hong Kong dollars --- $4.5 million US -- in the van. About $2.5 million has been recovered. Nearly $2 million is missing, according to the police. The van belongs to G4S, a British security company. According to the South China Morning Post, the company said it was liable for the multimillion-dollar loss...
  • Your First Prerequisite is to Acquire My(Jesus) Presence

    12/16/2014 10:53:52 AM PST · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    Your prerequisite in all things is to first acquire My Presence for in My courts there are libraries of scrolls providing the wisdom and knowledge in first acquiring the understanding to decipher and illuminate My Word in Spirit and Truth and it is in the interpretation of your heavenly languages, "that exist even now in the alcoves of your wellspring" but these can only rise up into reality and understanding as you manifest and operate totally in the Menorah of light " The Manifold Wisdom of God " My very fullness indwelling you as "an eternal light of My Kingdom...
  • Narendra Modi Wins Reader Poll for TIME Person of the Year [Ferguson Protesters second]

    12/08/2014 9:57:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    TIME ^ | 12/08/2014 | Justin Worland
    The Indian leader received more than 16% of almost five million votes cast Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who entered office this year on the promise of reviving the country’s economy, is the winner of this year’s reader poll for TIME Person of the Year. In the final tally, Modi received more than 16% of the almost 5 million votes cast. Protesters who took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager finished second with 9%. Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai and the doctors and nurses treating...
  • Hong Kong protesters clash with police at government HQ

    12/01/2014 4:23:19 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 December 2014 Last updated at 07:03 ET | BBC
    Hong Kong police have clashed with pro-democracy activists overnight, briefly shutting down government offices on Monday.
  • Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site

    11/25/2014 3:50:39 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | November 26, 2014, 12:03 am TWN | Kelvin Chan
    Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site By Kelvin Chan November 26, 2014, 12:03 am TWN HONG KONG -- Hong Kong authorities began clearing a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district Tuesday, risking confrontation with demonstrators in the neighborhood, a flashpoint for previous violent clashes with police and angry mobs. A total of 80 people were arrested, police said. Twenty-three were detained for contempt of court after police warned them not to interfere with workers and bailiffs enforcing a court order to remove obstructions from part of the protest area, one of three sites in the city...
  • Hong Kong demonstrations continue to draw new supporters

    10/25/2014 9:38:14 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | (Oct 26) | STAFF
    Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are holding a street vote on Sunday
  • Kenny G doesn’t support Hong Kong protesters

    10/22/2014 8:26:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014 10:47 PM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he’s not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces. The American musician created a stir when he tweeted Wednesday about his visit to the semiautonomous southern Chinese city, where thousands of student-led protesters have occupied streets for more than three weeks to press their demands for greater democratic reforms. …
  • Has Beijing Lost Taiwan for Good?

    10/22/2014 8:17:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The American Interest ^ | October 21, 2014 | Richard Rosecrance
    Taipei is very closely watching Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong—and so far it doesn’t like what it sees. The events of the past three weeks in Hong Kong have underlined two major points. First, Beijing’s policy has not changed. Second, China’s attempt to reintegrate Taiwan with the mainland has been postponed indefinitely—perhaps forever. Beijing’s preeminent leader, Xi Jinping, has refused to allow Hong Kongers to participate in the nomination process that is the first step in the selection of the next leader of the province. This does not surprise anyone in Taipei. Even though Beijing formally accepts the one country-two...
  • 'I am not a spy,' says US Businessman Attacked in Hong Kong

    10/21/2014 6:55:14 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 8 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung claimed Sunday that local democracy protests raging for over a month are, “not entirely a domestic movement, as external forces are involved.” American businessman Mark Simon has been thrown into the eye of this storm as one of the alleged external forces. “Former American Military Intelligence Officer Turned Next Media Executive,” charged a typical headline about him in the pro-Beijing press. Next Media is a leading pro-democracy publishing company in Asia. Raised in Falls Church, Va., Mr. Simon played football at East Carolina University and attended Georgetown University before a 25-year career in the...
  • Chinese Democracy: What's at Stake in Hong Kong

    10/17/2014 9:37:13 AM PDT · by TigerTown · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    The increasingly heated standoff in the central business district of this Asian financial hub cannot last indefinitely. Eventually, something will have to give because there is no middle ground between the opposing sides: The people want the vote, and Beijing says they can’t have it. Practically speaking, Beijing cannot make an exception for Hong Kong without stirring up democratic sentiment across the rest of the world’s largest country. Reports from the ground that the People’s Liberation Army has reinforced its Hong Kong garrison indicate the government has no plan to yield. The Hong Kong tinderbox is relevant to America because...
  • Tiananmen 2.0: Beijing deploys troops to hammer Hong Kong democracy

    10/16/2014 7:35:35 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 12 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 16, 2014 | Radix News
    “Beijing is bulking up the military presence in Hong Kong,” a source on the ground told Radix News. “Under the cover of night, PLA troops are being sent over the border from the mainland. Why would they need an army in this peaceful place?” The short answer is that Chinese Communist Party officials view debate and protest as challenges to their authority, and the kneejerk authoritarian response to a challenge is to put it down. The threat of a harsher crackdown has been in the air since last month when security forces used tear gas and nightsticks to try to...
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • China Catches Hong Kong Freedom Flu

    10/05/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 5, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Americans are caught up with the Ebola crisis and the Secret Service lapses in protecting the White House and the president’s family. But what is transpiring in Hong Kong may be of far greater consequence. Last weekend, Hong Kong authorities used pepper spray and tear gas to scatter the remnants of a student protest of the decision to give Beijing veto power over candidates in future elections. The gassing was a blunder. Citizens poured into the streets in solidarity with the protesters. Hong Kong police lacked the nerve or numbers to remove them. The People’s Liberation Army stayed in its...
  • Clear out, or else: Hong Kong gives protesters deadline

    10/04/2014 9:32:36 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Q13 Fox, Seattle, WA ^ | October 4, 2014 1:44pm | Q13 FOX NEWS STAFF
    HONG KONG (CNN) — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters jammed the streets of Hong Kong’s central business district Saturday night and early Sunday, clapping and cheering just hours after an ultimatum by government leaders: Let city workers back in their offices soon, or else.
  • Hong Kong's protests turn violent; 34 hurt

    09/28/2014 12:51:24 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    cnn ^ | 9-28-2014 | Ivan Watson, Elizabeth Joseph, Anjali Tsui and Steve Almasy
    After a day of tense protests in Hong Kong in which at least 34 people were injured, organizers called on tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in the Chinese territory to head home late Sunday. But as Sunday became early Monday, it appeared many of the protesters were set to continue to jam streets of the business district. The sometimes violent demonstrations follow a week of student-led boycotts and protests against what many see as the encroachment of China's political will on Hong Kong's governance. They were responding to China's decision to allow only Beijing-vetted candidates to stand in the...
  • Hong Kong Protest of Communist China - Video Feed

    09/28/2014 7:56:16 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 17 replies
    HK Apple Daily & YouTube ^ | 9/28/14 | HK Apple Daily
    Hong Kong is 13 hours ahead of US Eastern Time.
  • Mayor Lee raises China’s flag despite Hong Kong protests

    10/02/2014 5:38:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 2, 2014
    San Francisco politicians, eager to showcase their democratic credentials in their liberty-loving city, traditionally have not shied from taking stances on human rights, checking in on everything from apartheid in South Africa to Burma’s military junta. But on Wednesday, as tens of thousands of peaceful democracy demonstrators who had already been tear-gassed marched in Hong Kong, Mayor Ed Lee was on his City Hall balcony hoisting the flag of the target of those protests — the autocratic government of China.
  • Hong Kong Protests: How do our kids stack up?

    10/04/2014 6:48:27 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 4 replies
    Self | October 4, 2014 | Huckfillary
    THE ARTFUL DILETTANTE Keeper of the Flame of the Enlightenment HONG KONG STUDENT PROTESTS The differences between student-led movements in this country and in Hong Kong are striking. One need look no further than their respective demands and the ideas that animate their protests. When American college students are moved enough to organize, they are almost always calling for more “freebies,” not more freedom, as the courageous students today in Hong Kong are doing. The students in Hong Kong are speaking truth to serious power, with all too real consequences for questioning and challenging their ruthless masters in Beijing. When...
  • Democracy demonstrators take to streets in Hong Kong [Live Video Feed]

    10/04/2014 7:18:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/04/14
    Democracy demonstrators take to streets in Hong Kong
  • HK protests challenge supreme power organ

    10/03/2014 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 10.03.14 | Stafff
    Occupy Central movement is aimed at challenging China's supreme power organ. People have been staging protests in Hong Kong seeking the "real universal suffrage." They attempt to force the central authorities to change the decision of China's top legislature. A decision made on Aug. 31 granted universal suffrage in the selection of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s chief executive on the basis of nomination by a "select committee". The decision possesses unchallengeable legal status and authority. It is "a certain choice and the only choice" to safeguard the decision, in line with the "one country, two systems" policy...
  • Hong Kong Student Protests

    10/03/2014 10:08:42 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 6 replies
    Self ^ | October 4, 2014 | Huckfillary
    The differences between student-led movements in this country and in Hong Kong are striking. One need look no further than their respective demands and the ideas that animate their protests.  When American kids are moved enough to organize, they are almost always protesting for more "freebies," not more freedom, as the courageous students today in Hong Kong are doing.  The students in Hong Kong are speaking truth to real power, with all too real consequences for questioning and challenging their ruthless communist masters. When the Hong Kong protests have subsided, those lucky enough to avoid imprisonment will face a bleak future.  With their...
  • Hong Kong Stands Up

    10/03/2014 11:26:36 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 4 replies
    Time ^ | 1 October 2014 | Hannah Beech
    The typhoons that lash Hong Kong make quick work of umbrellas, the squalls twisting them into Calder sculptures of disarranged fabric and metal. On the evening of Sept. 28, prime typhoon season in this South China Sea outpost, flocks of umbrellas unfurled on the streets of Hong Kong. This time, they guarded not against rain and wind but tear gas and pepper spray. One of the world’s safest and most orderly cities—a metropolis of 7.2 million people that experienced just 14 homicides in the first half of this year—erupted into a battleground, as gas-mask-clad riot police unleashed noxious chemicals on...
  • Can Beijing Survive Hong Kong Fever?

    10/03/2014 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Americans are caught up with the Ebola crisis and the Secret Service lapses in protecting the White House and the president's family. But what is transpiring in Hong Kong may be of far greater consequence. Last weekend, Hong Kong authorities used pepper spray and tear gas to scatter the remnants of a student protest of the decision to give Beijing veto power over candidates in future elections. The gassing was a blunder. Citizens poured into the streets in solidarity with the protesters. Hong Kong police lacked the nerve or numbers to remove them. The People's Liberation Army stayed in its...