Hong Kong Chief Executive Says Poor Will Get Too Much Power If Protesters Win

By: Wednesday October 22, 2014 5:55 am

Hong Kong chief executive explains democracy is too dangerous because poor people will vote. http://t.co/Ntms1p0Utj pic.twitter.com/I0a3iLsOWK — Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) October 22, 2014 Points for honesty? Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying gave a rather blunt explanation for why the Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters could not succeed – it would give poor people in Hong [...]

Hong Kong Protests Continue With Major Crackdown Looming

By: Monday October 20, 2014 5:39 am

I'm told the man is HK journalist Ronson Chan. Sequence of photos as police pepper sprayed him while he was reporting pic.twitter.com/1vNpoupGxs — Alex Ogle (@Alex_Ogle) October 18, 2014 The pro-democracy protests known as Occupy Central have continued on despite constant attacks from Hong Kong authorities in the form of police or undercover agitators. But [...]

Hong Kong Police Officers Suspended After Video Of Beating Occupy Central Protester Goes Viral

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 7:46 am

With Beijing and the authorities in Hong Kong unwilling to negotiate, Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters have been forced to continue their protests in Hong Kong for the right to a free election in 2017. Initially the Hong Kong authorities were hoping to wait the protesters out but have apparently lost patience and are now trying [...]

Hong Kong Chief Executive Will Meet With Protesters, Camps Assaulted By ‘Pro-Government Gangs’

By: Friday October 3, 2014 7:47 am

Woman who refuses to reveal ID shouting slogans in Mandarin through a megaphone against #OccupyCentral in MongKok pic.twitter.com/wn5pNhAMRN — SCMP VideoMoJo (@SCMPVideoMoJo) October 3, 2014 Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, has agreed to meet with Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters to discuss their demands. Though, not surprisingly, he has refused to resign. The offer of [...]

Occupy Central Protesters In Hong Kong At Crossroads As Beijing Takes Hard Line

By: Thursday October 2, 2014 7:21 am

我們正在改變香港,引起不便,對不起RT@byrnechina: "Sorry for inconvenience we are changing Hong Kong" #PoliteRevolution pic.twitter.com/WvJHrfubi7 #UMHK — HKDemoNow (@hkdemonow) October 1, 2014 The powers that be in Beijing have now told the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that, despite their demands for an open and unrestricted process, there will be no changes to the Chinese Communist Party’s plan to [...]

Protesters Continue To Occupy Hong Kong, Stockpile Supplies, Prepare For Chinese National Day

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 7:09 am

Protesters in Hong Kong continued to maintain control throughout the Admiralty district everywhere but the government headquarters. Though police and protesters clashed over the weekend, currently the police are withdrawn. How long the police will remain withdrawn is the question of the day as protesters are stockpiling supplies and preparing for a new police assault [...]

Occupy Central And Pro-Democracy Protests Shut Down Hong Kong

By: Monday September 29, 2014 5:34 am

#HongKong police tear gas & pepper spray attacks on pro-democracy supporters births the #UmbrellaMovement pic.twitter.com/k4HpxdiKwd — Phelim Kine 林海 (@PhelimKine) September 29, 2014 Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong against creeping influence from Beijing were met with a severe police response as students and other activists were teargassed. The crackdown appears to have backfired with more [...]

Majority Of Fortune 500 Using Offshore Tax Schemes To Hide $90 Billion

By: Friday June 6, 2014 10:17 am

According to a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, the majority of America’s Fortune 500 companies are cheating the tax man to the amount of approximately $90 billion by using offshore tax havens. That cheating leaves the rest of US taxpayers on the hook to make up [...]

Snowden “I Am Neither A Traitor Nor Hero. I’m An American”

By: Wednesday June 12, 2013 10:58 am

Edward Snowden is still in Hong Kong and told reporters he was not hiding from justice but exposing criminality. Snowden said he plans to fight the United States in the courts and believes in Hong Kong’s rule of law. The 29-year-old former CIA employee behind what might be the biggest intelligence leak in US history [...]

Edward Snowden Has Disappeared

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 5:29 am

NSA Whistle-blower Edward Snowden has disappeared but is still believed to be somewhere in Hong Kong as he faces extradition requests from the U.S. government. Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked top-secret files belonging to the National Security Agency (NSA), has disappeared in Hong Kong as the Obama administration presses ahead to get him extradited [...]

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