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· October, 2014

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from October, 2014

Comic Explains the ‘Cold War’ Between Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters and Their Parents

Take a Photographic Tour of Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Umbrella Square’

The headquarters of the Occupy Central movement counts more than 1,600 tents, where protesters are camping out to demand free and fair elections from Hong Kong and Beijing authorities.

How Chinese President Xi Jinping and His Yellow Umbrella Became a Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protest Meme

A propaganda photo of the Chinese leader on an official visit to the mainland's Hubei Province has been photoshopped into various pro-democracy protest scenes in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Lion Rock Occupied

Learn Who's Who in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution With ‘Mr and Little Miss Hong Kong People’

Inspired by British cartoon "Mr Men and Little Miss," commercial artist Maxwell created illustrations of the important pro-democracy protesters and government workers caught up in the Occupy Central movement.

Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution

Four independent news sites issued a joint statement condemning police for intentionally attacking reporters. Reporters at other outlets have had to deal with management's self-censorship for fear of angering Beijing.

Six Hong Kong Police Officers Kick and Punch a Handcuffed Protester in a Dark Corner

Beijing Claims Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests Are a US-Backed Color Revolution

Never mind that the very thing protesters are fighting for -- the right to nominate candidates -- is a feature of local elections in mainland China.

Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution in Mathematical Formula

Weapon of Mass Destruction in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

With an Eye on China's Future, Mainlanders Brave Arrest to Support Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

At least 34 activists in China had been arrested. Some in mainland China hope a win for democracy in Hong Kong will mean democratic development at home.

The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.

Pro-Democracy Protesters Accuse Hong Kong Police of Allowing ‘Thugs’ to Attack Them

"A passerby tried to stop an anti-Occupy Central man from hurting two young people. The thug pointed at him in the face with a blade, saying, 'You have the guts?'"

Rumors and Smears Dampen Spirits in Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Umbrella Revolution’

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing rumor mill is trying to do what tear gas so far hasn't: break up the protests.

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Occupy Central’ in Photos

The massive rally has so far stood its ground against police attempts to clear the area with tear gas, pepper spray and batons, partially with the help of umbrellas.

What Protesters in Hong Kong (and Anywhere Else) Should Know About FireChat

Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.

It's Illegal to Hold a Rally in Thailand, but Students Did It Anyway to Support Hong Kong's Protesters

Thailand's army, which grabbed power last May, has outlawed the public gathering of five or more people. Bu it didn't stop some students from showing support to Hong Kong protesters.

Hong Kong Protesters Shore Up Mobile Communications Tools in Face of Technical Threats

Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.

Fears of a Network Blackout Still Loom for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters

Could Hong Kong really experience a mobile network shutdown? Officials say it's possible, but unlikely.

Aliens Are Running Hong Kong Protests, And The Russian News Is On It

A popular Russian news website claims an alien force might be behind the mass protests in Hong Kong.

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