[Crowd gathered for Gwanghwamun rally in December./ Source: Yonhap News] For the future they want, contact and support from
The city has been unnerved over the past year by the disappearances of five booksellers who specialized in works critical of Chinese leaders.
By all commonsense standards, which may of course be lacking in academic sophistication, the mainland of China is not democratic.
While China has generally stopped short of direct state control or censorship of media, many suggest it has resorted to indirect and subtle methods to exert control over the Hong Kong media, especially via the infiltration of "red capital" into the local media system.
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.
We were on vacation in Hong Kong in early November 2014, and not once but twice, we wandered unexpectedly into the sites are where large groups of Hong Kongese, particularly students, have been petitioning nonviolently for democracy.
SHANGHAI -- The "umbrella revolution" has come to an end. Post-occupied Hong Kong braces for an uncertain future. While pessimists predict nothing but doom and gloom, optimists, with good reason, believe that valuable lessons could be drawn from the "Occupy Central" fiasco and Hong Kong could come out stronger.
Police charged into the protesters, raining down truncheon blows and squirting jets of incapacitating "pava" spray. Scores
By Clare Baldwin and James Pomfret The protesters are demanding free elections for the city's next leader in 2017 rather
Protestors and authorities clashed again overnight in Hong Kong as police attempted to clear protest camps. We examine what is next for the Umbrella Revolution and look at whether the protests will have a lasting effect.
In August, Beijing offered the people of Hong Kong, which reverted to Chinese rule in 1997, the chance to vote for their
Revolution is typically not on the minds of the majority of America's youth. Hong Kong youth carried the same mindset--until a few weeks ago.
While recent events may have brought both parties back to the bargaining table, it wasn't the renewed friction between the members of the "umbrella revolution" and police that ultimately doused the government's efforts to contain the demonstrators. It was a smartphone app.
Policemen rest following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on September 29, 2014. (Photo credit: XAUME OLLEROS/AFP/Getty
H/T Washington Post Still, the photo of Xi stands in stark contrast to the wrenching images of pro-democracy demonstrators
HONG KONG -- Born into a haze of teargas, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has been a four-week roller coaster ride replete
The young people in Hong Kong can consider looking towards the bright side. The media landscape has been expanded and extended to allow for more voices due to the power of the Internet and social media. Hopeful indeed.