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· August, 2012

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from August, 2012

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Hong Kong: Occupy Central – Before Forced Eviction

  27 August 2012

The Occupy Central campaign in Hong Kong has lasted for more than 10 months and is probably one of the longest among the worldwide occupy movement. Recently the HSBC obtained a court order to evict the occupants by 9 pm, 27 August, 2012.

Six days in Hong Kong's Occupy Central

  23 August 2012

Among the “occupy” movements, Hong Kong's activists probably have set the longest record in the occupation of the central financial area. Hudson Lockett from DANWEI lived with the activists and homeless for six days and told the readers what he experienced in the occupation area.

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Hong Kong: Campaigning Against Cattle Relocation Policy

  22 August 2012

Agriculture was vibrant just decades ago in Hong Kong in rural areas, and yellow cattle were a particular feature. Pressure from local government to relocate 8 cattle in Mui Wo Lantau Island has been met with fierce protest by animal rights activists and local residents.

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Hong Kong: Citizens Lead Clean-Up of Typhoon Plastic Pellet Spillage

  21 August 2012

More than 150 tons of plastic pellets manufactured by SINOPEC were spilled into the sea when Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong this July. However, the government neither announced the incident to the public nor took action to clean-up the pollution until citizens found the plastic pellets on local beaches.

China: Anti-Japanese Protests

  19 August 2012

A series of anti-Japanese protests in major Chinese cities has been triggered off by the arrest of Hong Kong activists who landed on the disputed Diaoyu Island by the Japan government. The Nanfang.com reported on the protests in Shenzhen and Guangzhou today on 19 August 2012.

Nationalism in Hong Kong

  19 August 2012

Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese discusses about the political contradictions of Hong Kong activists who travelled to Diaoyu Island against Japanese territorial claim.

Popsong Stirs up Hong Kong-Mainland Chinese Conflict

  14 August 2012

A popular singer's latest album, “Not polite” has stirred up another round of Hong Kong-Mainland Chinese debate. The lyrics of one track, which states state: “not matter if you are ‘locusts’ (refers to mainland Chinese) or ‘mole crickets and ants’ (refers to Hong Kong people), should be polite to each...

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