Chinese officials have called it a “leap forward” for democracy in Hong Kong. 484 more words
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To strengthen its presence in the disputed South China Sea, China is expanding its runway and redeveloping a harbor on Woody Island, the largest of the Paracel Islands, which are claimed variously by Vietnam, China and Taiwan, the London-based Jane’s International Defence Review. 86 more words
In Hong Kong, Pro-Democracy "Occupy Central" Supporters Don't Go Completely Quietly Into The Night With Beijing's Decision -- "We want genuine universal suffrage not democracy with Chinese characteristics."
After China’s National People’s Congress standing committee slapped tight restrictions on Hong Kong’s 2017 chief executive election procedures in an official decision on Sunday, pro-democracy forces in the city have vowed to embark on long-term fight against Beijing’s decision. 997 more words