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Asia Online Editor — Forbes
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Asia online editor at Forbes, I follow the money in this ginormous region. Former British Consulate staffer in H.K.

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested, But Media Tycoon Says Fight Will Continue — Hong Kong police arrested scores of pro-democracy protesters and cleared the main protest site in Admiralty this afternoon. After 75 days of occupying the streets around government headquarters, and faced with repeated threats of arrest by the police, the holdouts staged a peaceful sit-in as part of their ongoing campaign of civil disobedience.

Hong Kong Police Shown Beating Defenceless Protester — A sickening video of Hong Kong police beating a bound and prone protester has sparked outrage this morning. In the footage carried by local broadcaster TVB, Ken Tsang, a pro-democracy protester and member of the Civic Party, is seen being taken by a group of plain clothes policemen into a dark corner, and then kicked and hit repeatedly, as he lay on the ground offering no resistance.

Hong Kong's Umbrella Protest — Young protesters inside the police cordon around government headquarters on Sunday were expecting police to use pepper spray to disperse them. (Copyright: Forbes)

Hong Kong's Umbrella Protest — Benny Tai catches a glimpse of the growing crowds beyond the police cordon erected around Tim Mei Avenue. He and the other protesters had been camped out in front of government headquarters for two days. (Copyright: Forbes)

Riot Police Not Justified In Attacking Students And Elderly — It is indeed a sad state of affairs when Hong Kong's riot police turn the streets of this city into a war zone by attacking protesters and then using false and misleading claims afterward to justify their actions.

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas At Democracy Protesters — Riot police unleashed repeated volleys of tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday evening. The crowds had gathered outside the city's government headquarters in support of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement that seeks to pressure Beijing into upholding its promise to allow democratic elections in Hong Kong.

As China's Leaders Schmooze With Tycoons, Students Begin Wave Of Protests In Hong Kong — It can only get worse. China's central government and democracy activists in Hong Kong are locked in a battle of words that seems destined to heat up further. The hardline rhetoric emanating from Beijing may strengthen its image on the mainland, but it's fueling a wave of discontent in Hong Kong, particularly among the city's next generation.

Hong Kong Protests Beijing's 'Backward' Democracy — Supporters of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement participated in a "black cloth march" on Sunday afternoon to call for genuine universal suffrage for the city's chief executive election.

Does Beijing Care About The Threat Of Civil Disobedience In Hong Kong? — The answer appears to be no, judging from the tough stance projected by government representatives from China's top legislative body today. Beijing's officials insist that the central government has done Hong Kong a big favor by giving it some form of electoral freedom, even as pro-democracy advocates express outrage at the widely unpopular election plan that Beijing proposed.

China Breaks Promise Of Democratic Elections For Hong Kong — Any lingering hopes of seeing "genuine elections" in a Chinese territory in the foreseeable future were dashed on Sunday, when the country's legislature announced that it would severely restrict candidates for the upcoming election of Hong Kong's top leader.
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Dec 22, 2014

RT @byAlanWong: Poll conducted during the final days of Occupy protests shows a weakening "Chinese" identity in Hong Kong. @hkupop

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Hengshao90: #BYD Responds To Stock Plunge; Chairman Wang Chuanfu Loses $820 Mil In Hours - via @ForbesAsia

Dec 14, 2014

RT @stegersaurus: Justice secretary won't decide whether to press criminal charges today as 31 defendants involved. Will decide on court date on jan 8.

Dec 14, 2014

RT @wildwong: 還有那些執勤時拗柴或昏迷的差佬。RT @ breakandattack: Police are ready for those radical elderly protestors who…. #occupyHK"

Dec 14, 2014

RT @stegersaurus: Admiralty granny in cwb “@liuyun1989: 學聯:【銅鑼灣現場】早前於金鐘毅然抗命的八十二歲麥婆婆,再到前線聲援銅道中人。

Dec 14, 2014

RT @tomgrundy: "We want true democracy" chant protesters, sitting down & ready to be arrested. Inc Kenneth Chang & Mr Wong #OccupyHK http:/…

Dec 13, 2014

RT @tomgrundy: New #occupyhk banners: 'Down with CY' on Lion Rock. 'We want universal suffrage' on Devil's Peak. @appledaily_hk

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