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Beijing's Hong Kong ruling sparks protests

By Dow Jones newswires Pro-democracy voices in Hong Kong have threatened a mass civil-disobedience campaign if they weren't offered "genuine choice" in 2017 elections, and 23 legislators said Sunday they would veto Beijing's proposal...

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Taiwan groups see red flag in Hong Kong ruling

By Dow Jones But despite growing collaboration, Leung Man-to, a political-science professor at Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University, said, "It remains to be seen how the Taiwanese people would really react once Beijing steps...

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HK pro-democracy group vows CBD takeover

By AFP Public discontent in Hong Kong is at its highest for years over perceived interference by Beijing, with the election method for the chief executive a touchstone issue. "The principle that the Chief...

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China state banks report surge in soured loans

By Dow Jones Economists worried that China may miss the 7. 5% annual growth target set by the government this year if the situation doesn't show significant improvement in coming months. "Asset quality of...

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HK activists vow civil disobedience push

By AFP Leung Chun-ying, the city's current chief executive who was picked by a pro-Beijing committee, hailed the NPC's decision as a "major step forward in the development of Hong Kong's society". "If we...

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Hong Kong's poisoned political stalemate

By Peter Cai Twenty-seven pan-democracy legislators promised to vote down the promised electoral reform at a press conference after Beijing released its blueprint. “After having lied to Hong Kong people for so many years,...

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Asian shares end mostly lower

By AAP Asian markets have been mixed with a record close on Wall Street offset by profit-taking, while Japan's Nikkei succumbed to a stronger yen. Tokyo fell 0. 59 per cent, or 92. 03...

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Asian stocks end mostly lower on Chinese data

By AAP In oil markets, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery was down 27 US cents at $US93. 18 while Brent for October eased 26 US cents to $US102. 02 in afternoon...

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Hong Kong's twisted political pathology

By Julian Snelder For years Hong Kong's government was goaded by liberal civil movements, but 'since at least 2012, pro-government groups, such as Voice of Loving Hong Kong and Caring Hong Kong Power, have...