Tag Archive | Hong Kong

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

Hong Kong. O abraço do regime

[…]À medida que a economia da península perde importância quanto ao poderoso motor continental, o princípio de «um país, dois sistemas» mostra-se cada vez mais frágil.[…]

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Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as president

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as president

Ms Tsai, seen as an unassuming but determined leader, led the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to a landslide win in elections in January. The DPP has traditionally leaned towards independence from China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province. In the past, it has threatened to take the island by force if necessary. It still […]

China’s maritime courts: Defenders of sovereignty

China’s maritime courts: Defenders of sovereignty

China’s creation of an international maritime judicial center was, to the foreign audience, one of the most controversial issues addressed in Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang’s work report to the National People’s Congress in March 2016. What did Zhou mean by this? When a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry was asked about it, […]

Occupy Central founders to surrender to police

Occupy Central founders to surrender to police

Three founders of the pro-democracy protest group Occupy Central with Love and Peace called on Tuesday for students to end their occupation of city streets, but student leaders vowed to press on. The middle-aged leaders of the Occupy movement raised the idea of using civil disobedience in the former British colony to push for greater […]

Hong Kong police remove protesters’ camp

Hong Kong police remove protesters’ camp

The Hong Kong police seized control of a street on Wednesday that had served for two months as a base camp for pro-democracy protesters, who were forced into retreat after a night of clashes, pepper spray and more than 100 arrests. The police removed, for now at least, a protest camp that had attracted many […]

Hong Kong openly debates democracy

Hong Kong openly debates democracy

After weeks of protests that have shaken this financial hub of 7.2 million people, residents thought they had seen it all. Then, on Tuesday night, something even more extraordinary happened, on live television: a polite debate between earnest students wearing black “Freedom Now” T-shirts and top Hong Kong leaders over the future of democracy. Five […]

Hong Kong street clashes erupt

Hong Kong street clashes erupt

Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police. The worst political crisis in Hong Kong since Britain handed the free-wheeling city back to China in 1997 entered its fourth week with […]