Hong Kong Protesters’ Quiet Victory

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HONG KONG – On its face, it appeared to be a rout. Hours before thousands of police officers marched onto the major thoroughfare of Harcourt Road on Dec. 11, surrounding several hundred democracy protesters amid their …

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Hong Kong, the Resilient City

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The tents have folded. After 75 days of camping on the street, braving police crackdowns, occasional civilian attacks, and the city’s (admittedly mild) winter chill, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have cleared out. As promised, police moved in on …

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Obama’s Colbert Cameo Somehow Goes Viral in China

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After U.S. President Barack Obama made a guest appearance on popular cable satire show The Colbert Report on Dec. 8, featuring deadpan cracks at his own low approval ratings and swiftly-graying hair, chuckling Chinese netizens couldn’t seem to resist …

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Happy Friday, Zhou Yongkang

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Eight minutes after midnight on Friday, the axe fell on Zhou Yongkang: a terse news release from state-run Xinhua news agencysaid that China’s former security czar Zhou had been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party, his …

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Resistance Is Futile

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A chill has gripped Hong Kong. The Occupy Central movement, which advocated for open nomination rights in the 2017 election for chief executive, the city’s head of government, is entering its third month, and what …

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