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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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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Taiwan’s Political Déjà Vu

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By early December, local election results in Taiwan had mostly been decided. The opposition party and its allies had won 16 of the 23 counties contested, the ruling party only six. Of the total votes …

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Hong Kong Activists Fear State Snooping

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HONG KONG — “My phone was tapped for the first time probably in 1989. For years, I’d hear strange clicking sounds in my calls,” said Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, who works with Occupy Central with Love and …

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Hong Kong’s House, Divided

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HONG KONG — Violent clashes broke out on Nov. 25 in Mong Kok, a busy shopping district in Hong Kong and one of three pro-democracy protest sites here, as police took action to contain protesters …

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