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Hong Kong Protests Turn Violent Once Again in Lead-Up to Talks

Confrontation between protesters and police turned violent once again early Sunday morning in Hong Kong. As Reuters reports, the pro-democracy movement, which has been demonstrating for the past three weeks, launched a new attack in spite of news that the movement’s leaders and members of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government would meet next week.Read more…

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Hong Kong Leader Agrees to New Talks After Video of Protester Beating

Hong Kong’s Beijing-approved chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, has agreed to new talks with the student protesters occupying major thoroughfares of the city on the heels of a viral video of plainclothes police officers beating handcuffed activist Ken Tsang. “As long as students or other sectors in Hong Kong are prepared to focus on this issue, yes we are ready, we are prepared to start the dialogue,” Leung told reporters.http://gawker.com/on-protests-te… Read more…

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Hong Kong Protests Carefully Choreographed, Not Spontaneous

Tiananmen analogies are a barrier to understanding what’s really going on in Hong Kong says Peter Lee, Journalist for the Asia Times. Please check back later for the full transcript.

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On Protest’s Tenth Day, Some Hong Kong Demonstrators Start to Pull Back

As protests at the government center of Hong Kong entered into their tenth day Sunday morning, some demonstrators began to break down barriers and blockades to roads and sidewalks in advance of a government-dictated Monday deadline. Others, as the AP reports, refused to budge. Read more…

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Hong Kong Leader Agrees to Talks as Protesters Fend Off Assaults

Hong Kong’s Beijing-approved chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, will speak with protesters that have occupied the city’s major thoroughfares for the past week. The group, a coalition of university students and other pro-democracy advocates, have decried Beijing’s decision to vet candidates in elections and have demanded for Leung to resign. While protests and demonstrations began with great fervor last weekend, numbers are beginning to wane in some districts. Read more…

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China throws weight behind HK leader

China’s state media strongly back Hong Kong’s embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as “chaos”.

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Protesters Balk at Hong Kong Leader’s Call to End Demonstrations

Hong Kong’s Beijing-approved leader, Leung Chun-ying, has called for an end of the pro-democracy demonstrations being held in the semiautonomous city by tens of thousands of its citizens. He has taken specific aim at Occupy Central With Love and Peace, one of the two major organizing groups, saying, “Occupy Central founders had said repeatedly that if the movement is getting out of control, they would call for it to stop. I’m now asking them to fulfill the promise they made to society and stop this campaign immediately.”Read more…

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Parallels between Tiananmen Square, Hong Kong too obvious to ignore

What happens in Hong Kong over the coming days will tell us a lot about where China is heading in the era of Xi Jinping

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Fate of Hong Kong protests rests in Xi Jinping's hands

What happens in Hong Kong over the coming days will tell us a lot about where China is heading in the era of Xi Jinping

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Police Launch Tear Gas Into Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protest Crowd

Protests that began peacefully late Friday night in the semiautonomous city of Hong Kong escalated on Sunday when riot police fired tear gas into the sitting crowds in an attempt to clear protestors from the downtown government center.Read more…

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Thousands at HK democracy protests

Thousands gather outside government headquarters in central Hong Kong as Occupy Central launches a disobedience campaign seeking greater reform.

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China ‘brutally strangled’ democracy, Hong Kong activists say

Hong Kong is bracing for a wave of protests after Beijing on Sunday ruled out fully democratic elections for the city’s leader in 2017

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