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Stories about Hong Kong (China)

18 December 2014

Hong Kong Police's Arrest of Teen ‘Shopping’ Protesters Sparks Concern

Human rights activists worry that Hong Kong police are targeting minors participating in "shopping" pro-democracy protests. Young activists may not be aware of their legal rights.

1 December 2014

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement Is Trading Umbrellas for Shopping Bags

After police aggressively cleared protesters from the Mong Kok protest site, activists encouraged supporters to go shopping there and symbolically reclaim the area.

26 November 2014

From Apathetic Software Programmer to Award-Winning Hong Kong Citizen Journalist

Chan Chak To won Hong Kong In-Media's Best Journalism award for his first-hand account of being arrested during a rehearsal sit-in for Occupy Central earlier this year.

4 November 2014

The Journey of Award-Winning Hong Kong Citizen Photojournalist Rayman

Rayman, a photographer who is currently documenting the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, has won a citizen journalism advocacy group, Hong Kong In-Media's Best Photojournalism Award.

29 October 2014

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.

24 October 2014

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.

22 October 2014

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.

17 October 2014

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

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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.

15 October 2014

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.

8 October 2014

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.

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