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Democracy in China: 'The struggle for Hong Kong,' or 'The Great Leap Sideways'

The territory’s citizens must not give up demanding full democracy—for their sake and for China’s

Chinese officials have called it a “leap forward” for democracy in Hong Kong. 484 more words


Report: China Establishes Space-Ops Military Branch

Jordan Schachtel reports: China is moving forward with plans to create a fifth branch of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), one which will be dedicated to space operations, … 193 more words

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China sends armoured carriers into Hong Kong Streets amidst democracy protests

If there is one issue sure to make the business community nervous about the future of Hong Kong, it is the prospect of the leaders in… 576 more words


today's holiday: Taiwan Armed Forces Day

Taiwan Armed Forces Day

Founded in 1955, Armed Forces Day in Taiwan honors the country’s military and celebrates their victory over the Japanese in World War II… 77 more words

Expansion boosts Woody Island's strategic airbase for China

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

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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

China Says No To Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Move

By Michael Martina and James Pomfret 

Britain and the US have both been vocal about their hopes for genuine democratic reform in Hong Kong.  Photo: Alamy… 908 more words