Stories about Hong Kong (China) from September, 2014
Fears of a Tiananmen-Style Crackdown Swirl in Hong Kong as Pro-Democracy Protests Continue
Occupy Central is calling for Hong Kong's chief executive to resign, while members of both pro-government and opposition camps fear violent intervention from Beijing.
Pro-Democracy Protesters Have Turned Central Hong Kong Into a Colorful Sea of Umbrellas
Dubbed the "umbrella revolution" in some media, protesters have withstood authorities' tear gas and pepper spray using umbrellas for protection.
Taiwanese See in Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests What a Future With China Might Be Like
More than a thousand people gathered in the Freedom Square in Taiwan to express their solidarity with Hong Kong protesters.
Hong Kong Police Unleash Tear Gas on Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protesters
The police cracked down on protesters after Occupy Central with Love and Peace began a massive sit-in calling for genuine democratic elections.
Violent Clashes Between Hong Kong Police and Peaceful Student Protesters
Hundreds of student protesters raised their hands to show they were unarmed and formed a human shield to block riot police. But they were pepper sprayed and dozens arrested.
As Political Pressure From Beijing Mounts, Hong Kong Students Demand Democracy With Class Boycott
Student activists accuse Beijing of making Hong Kong empty promises of a democratic vote, so in return they are leaving their classrooms empty for at least a week.
One Man's Response to Chinese Communist Party-Style Patriotism: Here, Have a Chrysanthemum
In traditional Chinese culture, Chrysanthemums are an for offering to the dead. In popular online usage, it also means "ass kissing."
Hong Kongers See an Anti-Democratic System. Beijing Officials See Democracy, Chinese-Style
China may be using Hong Kong as a testing ground for democratic reforms that are compatible with its single-party state, just like it experimented with free-market reforms in the 1980s.
Beijing Expects Hong Kong People to be Rubber Stamps
David Webbs a finance news commentator concluded that the Beijing decision on the nomination of Chief Executive candidates in 2017 is to turn Hong Kong people into rubber stamps.