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Thousands in Hong Kong Protest Against China-Backed Leader

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong are calling for the city’s scandal-ridden chief executive to step down and demanding that China allow them to elect their own leaders. Police say about 17,000 protesters joined a New Year’s Day march through the city, holding signs and chanting slogans demanding the Beijing-backed chief executive Leung Chun-ying step […]

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China’s Xi Backs Beleaguered Hong Kong Leader

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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China’s new leadership is lending its support to Hong Kong’s chief executive, who is under fire for a series of scandals. Chinese Communist party Chief Xi Jinping met Thursday with Leung Chun-ying in Beijing, and praised the work being done by Leung’s administration. Leung’s opponents are now calling for his impeachment following revelations that he […]

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7 Crew Arrested in Fatal Hong Kong Ferry Crash

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong police have arrested seven crew members from two passenger boats that collided in the city’s Victoria Harbor, killing 38 passengers. Police officials say the crew members were detained on suspicion of endangering the lives of the passengers, but gave few other details on Hong Kong’s worst maritime accident in decades. More than 100 […]

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Six Crew Arrested in Fatal Hong Kong Ferry Crash

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong police have arrested six crew from two passenger boats that collided in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, as rescuers continue searching for survivors of the accident that left at least 37 people dead. Police officials said at a news conference Tuesday the crew members are being investigated for “endangering people’s lives at sea,” but […]

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Hong Kong Boat Collision Leaves 36 Dead

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers continue searching Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor for survivors of a ferry boat collision that killed 36 people who were headed to watch a holiday fireworks show. The ferry, belonging to the Hong Kong Electric Company, sank within minutes of colliding with another passenger boat late Monday, leaving little time for passengers to put on […]

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Hong Kong Boat Collision Leaves 36 Dead

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in Hong Kong say at least 36 people died after two passenger boats collided in Victoria Harbor. Authorities say the accident happened late Monday when a boat carrying passengers to see a fireworks display collided with a ferry boat and quickly sank. The vessel belonged to the Hong Kong Electric Company and was […]

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Hong Kong Boat Collision Leaves 25 Dead

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in Hong Kong say at least 25 people died after two passenger boats collided in Victoria Harbor. Authorities say the accident happened late Monday when a boat carrying passengers to see a fireworks display collided with a ferry boat and sank. They say the vessel belonged to the Hong Kong Electric Company and […]

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Slim Hong Kong Legislative Win for Beijing Backers

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government has emerged as the winner in a legislative council election, but their pro-democracy rivals were able to hold on to their veto power over future policies, including domestic reforms. Analysts had expected a stronger showing for the pro-democracy camp after it led a series of mass protests against the government of […]

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Camp Takes Narrow Lead in Election

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement has taken a narrow lead in a legislative council election that represents a major test for the autonomous Chinese territory’s new pro-Beijing government. Official results released early Monday show pro-democracy candidates won 18 of the 35 legislative seats directly elected by voters in Hong Kong’s geographical constituencies. Sixteen of the remaining […]

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Camp Takes Narrow Lead in Election

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement has taken a narrow lead in a legislative council election that represents a major test for the autonomous Chinese territory’s new pro-Beijing government. Official results released early Monday show pro-democracy candidates won 18 of the 35 legislative seats directly elected by voters in Hong Kong’s geographical constituencies. Sixteen of the remaining […]

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