umbrella movement

Some of Hong Kong's pro-independence activists have enraged China and done the city -- and the democratic values that make it unique -- a disservice.
I had been in Hong Kong briefly exactly a year before I gave that talk, at a time when the 2014 protests were still underway and this, as well as the nature and interests of the audience that came to hear me speak, gave a special meaning to that part of the festival.
Alex Chow is the former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Students. He played an essential role in the Umbrella Movement.
Pro-democracy members of Hong Kong's legislature blocked passage of a Beijing-backed proposal for electoral reform in the
Matthew Torne, a British filmmaker, is coming to Southern California soon to show and discuss his documentary Lessons in Dissent, which analyzes the 2012 Hong Kong protests that were triggered by plans to bring mainland style patriotic education to the former Crown Colony.
Seven installations by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei sprout amid the rusting steel bars, broken windows and peeling paint of a cellblock, a dining hall, hospital ward, and a forced labor facility.
By James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin "The movement has been surreal. No one knew it could last more than two months ... in
As city police slowly shrink protesters' turf, the people of Hong Kong and democracy voyeurs around the world are taking stock and asking: what happened here? After all the celebration, chaos, and court orders, has anything actually changed?
By Clare Baldwin and James Pomfret The protesters are demanding free elections for the city's next leader in 2017 rather
Mong Kok has long been the site of choice for more radical elements of Hong Kong's demonstrations. In recent weeks groups
We live in a complex world and the sheer quantity of trying to keep track of things will sometimes flood the most devoted news junkie. With all of this happening, there's probably not much happening now that that Hong Kong thing or whatever it was has stopped happening, right? Wrong.
HONG KONG -- Depending on whom you ask, the ongoing pro-democracy occupation of Hong Kong streets is either a beautiful expression
Policemen rest following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on September 29, 2014. (Photo credit: XAUME OLLEROS/AFP/Getty
MONG KOK, Hong Kong -- Police can't conquer it and protest leaders can't control it. Local politicians have called it the
This entry evokes the scale of the movement but the logo lock at the bottom is like a full stop; it adds finitude which doesn't
“Everything the government said this time is stuff you could read off their website. Where’s the progress there?" asked Leo
A popular poster from the demonstrations expresses students' desire to be heard. Small umbrella-wielding figurines now sit
"No results," predicted Stanley Chan, an elderly demonstrator at the hotly contested Mong Kok protest site. "We know that
Foreign media has titled this movement the 'Umbrella Revolution.' This is hardly a revolution. 'Umbrella Movement' is a more