Hong-kong

Occupy HK Has Been Going So Long It's On Google Maps

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Occupy HK, the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, is still filling the streets of the city kinda-state even as the torturous process of negotiation and...

Hong Kong Activists Demand Negotiations With Chinese Communist Party

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

Student democracy activists who have occupied Hong Kong streets for a month suggested Tuesday that direct negotiations with senior Chinese Communist P...

Violent Clashes in Mong Kok, Hong Kong During Pro-Democracy Protests

Tom Grundy | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

There were violent clashes, scuffles and brawls in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong last night as police deployed pepper spray and batons against pro-democracy protesters. Police say 9000 demonstrators were present and 26 people were arrested.

Hong Kong's Mong Kok 'Occupy' Camp Shrinks After Police Clearout

Tom Grundy | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

Hundreds of police officers, many in riot gear, swooped into Hong Kong's Mong Kok Occupy encampment in the early hours of this morning. Police and street cleaners removed barricades and tents, leaving pro-democracy protesters restricted a smaller area of Nathan Rd in Kowloon, occupying the southbound side only.

Umbrellas vs. Riot Shields as Hong Kong Protesters Expand Occupy Camp

Tom Grundy | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

'Umbrella Movement' activists in Hong Kong clashed with riot police on Tuesday evening in an attempt to expand an area near the city's government headquarters currently being occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators.

What Hong Kong Police Did To Protestor In A Dark Corner

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

A shocking video shows six Hong Kong police officers apparently leading a handcuffed pro-democracy protester to a dark corner and kicking him repeated...

How To Handle A Pitch Invader

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport

Lionel Messi put his weekend penalty miss behind him with two goals for Argentina in Hong Kong before treating a pitch invader to an autograph. Mes...

Hong Kong's Protests Are Back In Spectacular Fashion...

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters poured back into one of Hong Kong's main roads on Friday for a pro-democracy rally, reviving the civil disobedience movement a...

How Hong Kong Protesters Put the 'Civil' into 'Civil Disobedience'

Tom Grundy | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

In the run-up to Hong Kong's occupation protests, the initiators of the movement were called "radicals" and "extremists" and their actions dubbed "terrorism". Yet the young people peacefully demonstrating for universal suffrage across the city have won hearts and minds across the world in what amounts to a meticulous reading of peaceful dissent. By putting the "civil" in "civil disobedience", these young protesters have already won an important moral victory, no matter what happens next.

This Is 'Watch Dogs' In Real Life

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech

A group of adrenaline junkies have climbed up a Hong Kong skyscraper in order to hack the giant LED billboard that sat atop it. In a scene that wou...

Why Democracy Won't Win in Hong Kong, But Why You Should Watch the Show Anyway

Alessandro Fiorotto | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alessandro Fiorotto

It is unlikely that these demonstrations seen today in Hong Kong will bring about significant change. Nevertheless, whether you are a democracy advocating global citizen, a government looking at how best to peacefully manage demonstrations, or just someone interested in international politics and what life in a future, more developed, China might look like, today's protests are a significant event worth watching closely.

Exploited Workers in Hong Kong Went on Strike This Week to Call for Pro-Democracy

Martin Gemzell | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Martin Gemzell

Seven years ago China promised 2017 elections by universal suffrage for Hong Kong. In a referendum this summer hundreds of thousands of voters demanded open nomination of candidates. Yet Beijing in August said only candidates approved by a selection committee would be allowed to stand.

Peaceful Protesters Left Bloodied As Hong Kong Police Deny Triad Gang Link

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK

Hong Kong police have been forced to deny they had any connection to criminal gangs suspected of inciting attacks on peaceful demonstrators after harr...

'Britain Should Act Over Hong Kong'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

One of Hong Kong's most influential political figures has called for the UK to "act honourably" and do more to help the struggle for democracy in the ...

30 Images Of Rage And Defiance As Ugly Clashes Break Out In Hong Kong

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK

Pushing, yelling, tears and rage; hundreds of Hong Kong residents furiously tried to force peaceful pro-democracy activists from the streets they were...

Hong Kong Leader's Daughter Mocks Taxpayers & Thanks Them For 'Beautiful Diamond Necklace'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

Hong Kong is being rocked by waves of pro-democracy protests and calls for its leader to step down. So it’s all the more odious that Leung Chun-...

What Would Chinese Rule Mean for Hong Kong?

Jody-Lan Castle | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jody-Lan Castle

The fight goes beyond the call for a full democracy. It is the protection of the very basic rights of a population, under threat of a state that finds the idea of human rights laughable. And to those who don't realise what that has meant yet, remember... you only know what you've got, when it's gone.

Louise Ridley

The 17-year-old Credited With Kicking Off Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

He's a skinny student who isn’t even old enough to vote, yet Joshua Wong is one of the most prominent figureheads in Hong Kong’s unprecedented pro...

This Video Of Police Brutality In Hong Kong Will Appall You

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

A shocking video has emerged of police violently handling the protests in Hong Kong at the weekend. Disturbing footage, taken on Sunday by South Ch...

Hong Kong Protests - China's New Tiananmen Moment

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

Karl Marx once famously said: 'History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.' I wonder if China's second Tiananmen moment would be a tragedy, too. Because I do believe that what's happening in Hong Kong at the moment bears all the hallmarks of a Greek tragedy.

50 Stunning Pictures Of The 'Umbrella Revolution' Weathering The Storm

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

As Hong Kong's "umbrella revolution" enters its sixth day, thousands of pro-democracy protesters are continuing to peacefully show China they will not...

China Doesn't Want You To See These Incredible Photos

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

As protesters continue to peacefully voice their discontent in a highly unusual show of mass civil disobedience in Hong Kong, China has hit back. ...

The Extraordinary Lengths Hong Kong's Protesters Are Going To Prepare For Expected Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Wrapped in cling film and huddled under umbrellas, these are some of the extraordinary lengths Hong Kong's protesters are going to to protect themselv...

22 Incredible Pictures Of The Morning After Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong have continued into Monday morning with thousands of sleeping protesters still occupying the streets. While im...

Hong Kong Protester Spells Out Exactly What They Want

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK

Confused about what's going on in Hong Kong right now? Well let YouTuber Kaiser Ks spell it out for you. She says: "We are just innocent people ...