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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 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.

Pro-China Activists Resort To Paying Cash To Boost Rally Attendance — What is a protest really worth? In Hong Kong, the current rate appears to be about HK$200-400 per person, and there's no requirement to actually know anything about the reasons behind the protest.
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Nov 12, 2014

RT @suilee: NYT responds to Xi. "Demanding tt journalists tailor their coverage to suit the state only protects the powerful."

Nov 12, 2014

RT @comradewong: NYT to Xi Jinping #2: "A confident regime that considers itself a world leader should be able to handle truthful examination & criticism."

Nov 02, 2014

RT @BWassener: HK protests hurting economy? Don't believe the doomsdayers. It's Business as Usual - via @BloombergNews

Oct 28, 2014

RT @PekingMike: HKU Students remind you that North Koreans also have "one person one vote"

Oct 23, 2014

RT @alexhofford: Umbrella banner now hanging off Hong Kong's iconic Lion Rock! Says "We Want Universal Suffrage!" #UmbrellaMovement

Oct 23, 2014

RT @benscent: When @RishaadTV asks Rita Fan if nominating committee should represent all Hongkongers: "No no no, not everybody!" @BloombergTV #OccupyHK

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