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Will China resort to force in dispersing HK protesters?

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An aerial view shows a thinned crowd of pro-democracy student protesters continuing to occupy the streets around the government complex in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday. AP

Will the pro-democracy demonstrators—after several days of defiance of Hong Kong and Chinese governments’ call for them to go back home—be violently dispersed just like what Beijing did in the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre?

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Yellow’ is color of protest in Hong Kong

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akbayan HK support

Twenty-nine years after the Philippines staged a peaceful “people power revolution” to bring down a dictatorship, similar protests have been held around the world since.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH militants express support for HK’s ‘Umbrella Protest’

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walden bello

Bringing yellow and black umbrellas, Akbayan Partylist group expressed support for Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Protest” in a protest rally in front of the Chinese Consular Office Thursday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos join HK protests

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Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attended the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

It’s a “teaching moment.” Armed with cameras and sporting yellow ribbons, a group of Filipinos who are permanent residents of Hong Kong on Wednesday joined the “Umbrella Revolution,” which has paralyzed busiest parts of the city since Saturday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Countries warned vs backing HK rallyists

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Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attended the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

China warned against other countries that have expressed support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests to stay out of “China’s internal affairs.”

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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