Daphne Bramham: Protests in Hong Kong bring a war of words in the Canadian diaspora

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 21:16:55 +0000

OPINION: The ‘resignation’ of a popular radio host is just another example of the proxy war raging in among the Chinese diaspora, that’s dividing communities over the meaning of One country: Two systems and the long-term future of Hong Kong.

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Daphne Bramham: China's long reach laid bare by Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:13:33 +0000

OPINION: Hong Kong people are in a life-and-death struggle to retain the vestiges of freedom that have made their city-state so vibrant as the Chinese government becomes increasingly aggressive in threats against them and their supporters.

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China condemns US lawmakers’ support for Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:39:59 +0000

A pro-democracy protester holds eggs as he plan to throw them to the police station during a protest march in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

BEIJING — A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned statements from U.S. lawmakers supportive of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. You Wenze called the comments “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law, a blatant double standard and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.” He says Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people […]

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At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon protest

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:30:01 +0000

Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators march across the Hawthorne Bridge during an "End Domestic Terrorism" rally in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. The group includes organizer Joe Biggs, in green hat, and Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio, holding megaphone. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

PORTLAND, Ore.  — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. They were largely successful. “This was a dynamic event with demonstrators […]

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LIST: Canceled flights on Monday due to Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 23:04:02 +0000

LIST: Canceled flights on Monday due to Hong Kong protests

MANILA, Philippines — Several flights to and from Hong Kong were canceled on Tuesday due to ongoing protests in Hong Kong. In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority announced the cancellations of the following flights as of 6:50 a.m.: Cathay Pacific CX 901 Hong Kong-Manila CX 930 Manila-Hongkong CX 939  Hong Kong-Manila CX 976 […]

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Hong Kong police demonstrate water cannon as protests linger

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 07:38:36 +0000

Hong Kong police demonstrate water cannon as protests linger

Hong Kong police are showing off water cannons as pro-democracy street protests in the Chinese region stretch into their 10th week.

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‘They’re being used’: Hong Kong protests divide neighborhood

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:07:35 +0000

'They're being used': Hong Kong protests divide neighborhood

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters boast of a broad support base but their movement has divided some neighborhoods.

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‘We’re still here’: Hong Kong protesters return to streets

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 08:43:25 +0000

Protesters and residents take part in the anti-extradition bill protest march at Shum Shui Po in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Separate protests were being held in two parts of Hong Kong on Sunday in a continuing series of demonstrations that have generally started peacefully but often ended in violent clashes with police. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

HONG KONG — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters hit the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday for the 10th weekend in a row, once again defying police after a night of “hit-and-run” rallies across the city. Activists calling for greater democratic freedoms in the city have shown no sign of standing down, despite Hong Kong’s leader […]

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