HONG KONG — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory’s top official resigns by the end of the day today.
HONG KONG — The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong’s Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy protesters saw it as a perfect spot to spread the word to their mainland brethren.
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing’s authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain near government headquarters in Hong Kong, demanding that the former British colony’s top leader meet with them and threatening wider actions if he does not.
Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Monday. Pro-democracy protests there have presented the Chinese government with a major political dilemma.
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s embattled police defended their use of tear gas, but softened their tactics Monday after forceful attempts to quell pro-democracy protests drew tens of thousands more people into the streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience.
President Obama's words starting to sound something like beginning of a counterattack.
Granting the right of self-determination can produce the best of all results.
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