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US backs democracy for Hong Kong

Sep 03, 2014 - 7:57 AM

Chris Patten Hong Kong s last British governor before the city was handed back to China in 1997 also urges Britain to speak out

A picture made available 07 August 2014 shows buildings on Hong Kong island (F) and across Victoria Harbor on the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong, China, 06 August 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

China calls for Britain to scrap Hong Kong inquiry – BBC

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Chinese authorities demand Britain drop an inquiry into the progress of democratic reforms in Hong Kong accusing it of highly inappropriate interference in its affairs the BBC reports

In this picture taken on August 2, 2014, a woman waits at a pedestrian crossing surrounded by residential buildings in Hong Kong. Dale de la Rey/AFP

Hong Kong activists fight back after China vote decision

Sep 01, 2014 - 12:20 PM

UPDATED Li Fei a member of the top committee of China s rubber stamp parliament was forced to speak over the cries of pro democracy lawmakers and protesters during a meeting with local officials in the southern Chinese city

National People's Congress Standing Committee chairman of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Basic Law Committee, Li Fei (2nd L) speaks at a press conference in Beijing on August 31, 2014. Greg Baker/AFP

'Civil disobedience' vow in HK after Beijing decision

Sep 01, 2014 - 10:24 AM

The announcement comes after China announces the semi autonomous territory s next chief executive will be elected by popular vote in 2017 but candidates must be selected by Beijing

Benny Tai (R), co-founder of the Occupy Central movement, rallies with democracy activists next to the Hong Kong government complex on August 31, 2014. Alex Ogle/AFP

China legislature meets over Hong Kong election reforms

Aug 25, 2014 - 6:42 PM

The meeting of the standing committee of the National People s Congress comes with public discontent in the former British colony at its highest for years over perceived interference by Beijing

A man rides in an escalator as he passes by Hong Kong (C) and Chinese flags displayed at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) headquarters in Hong Kong, 29 September 2003. Ted Aljibe/AFP

HK pro-government activists rally against Occupy protest

Aug 17, 2014 - 1:51 PM

UPDATED But there are accusations that some rally participants received food transportation fee and other incentives from pro Beijing groups

RALLY. Thousands march to protest the pro-democracy campaign for electoral reforms in Hong Kong. Photo by EPA/Alex Hofford