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5 Thai students detained for Hunger Games salute

Nov 19, 2014 - 10:04 PM

The students brandish the 3 finger gesture an unofficial symbol of resistance against the military regime as Prime Minister Prayut Chan O Cha delivers a speech on his first official visit to the northeastern province of Khon Kaen

In this file photo, Malaysian NGO members hold a poster before handing a memorandum to a representative of the Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 02 June 2014. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Police clear HK democracy protesters who stormed gov't HQ

Sep 26, 2014 - 10:15 PM

3rd UPDATE Police escorted the remaining 50 demonstrators from the building s forecourt hauling some of them away after they refused to leave

PROTEST. Student groups are spearheading a civil disobedience campaign along with democracy activists in protest vs Beijing. Photo from EPA

Hong Kong students plan week-long strike for democracy

Sep 04, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Students plan to walk away from classes on September 22 in what they described as a final warning before wider civil disobedience action

Protesters attend a rally organized by the Occupy Central with Love and Peace movement outside the Chief Executive office in Hong Kong, China, 31 August 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

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