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Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.

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A Hong Kong Protest Camp Spawns Its Own Art

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pro-democracy street art inspired by sources ranging from Les Miserables to John Lennon fill an open-air museum of sorts that has cropped up in Hong Kong.

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An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches and even a free library.

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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

Friday, October 17, 2014

NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.

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Hong Kong Protesters Continue Tit For Tat With Police

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Police and pro-Beijing supporters tore down barricades erected by pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Protests have been going on for three weeks now with demonstrators demanding universal suffrage from Communist China.

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Police In Hong Kong Clear More Barricades From Protest Areas

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Traffic has begun flowing freely through some major arteries after police cleared barriers set up by pro-democracy protesters. For more than 2 weeks, demonstrators have blocked key business districts.

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From Microsoft To Mercedes, Foreign Companies Under The Gun In China

Monday, October 13, 2014

Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.

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A Surprising Tie That Binds Hong Kong's Protest Leaders: Faith

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Many older activists were educated at missionary schools, which informs their sense of social and political justice. It's sure to be noticed by Beijing, which sees religion as a threat to its rule.

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Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.

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After Clogging The Streets, Hong Kong Protests Dwindle

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The demonstrators still have widespread support, but many students have returned to class and businesses have grown weary of daily disruptions that have hampered their operations.

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On China's Mainland, A Less Charitable Take On Hong Kong's Protests

Monday, October 06, 2014

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong largely have been peaceful, but many mainland Chinese see the demonstrators as spoiled troublemakers who are asking for too much, too soon.

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Gambling in Macau: A Reversal of Fortune ... And Values

Saturday, October 04, 2014

From a quiet backwater, the former Portuguese colony of Macau has developed a sparkling skyline and 35 casinos with revenue six times that of Las Vegas — and more on the way.

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Chinese Teacher Is Busted After Demanding Gifts From Students

Monday, September 15, 2014

In China's extremely competitive school system, families often buy presents for teachers. But a teacher has been suspended after she was caught on tape demanding gifts and insulting her students.

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

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The Alibaba Effect: How China's eBay Transformed Village Economics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

At first, Sun Han made a staggering 100 percent profit margin on his furniture. Soon everyone in his village was opening a furniture factory — and didn't need to raise pigs anymore.

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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

Monday, September 08, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's initial public stock offering in New York is expected to be one of the biggest ever. It's come a long way since a former English teacher founded it in 1999.

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China Gets A Big Dose Of Fine Art Photography

Sunday, September 07, 2014

China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.

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Hong Kong's Drive For Open Elections Runs Low On Steam

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Earlier this week, China insisted that the people of Hong Kong would not be allowed to nominate candidates for the territory's next leader. Occupy Central, a local democracy movement, is threatening to shut down the city's financial district in protest — but organizers acknowledge that only 3,000 people have signed pledges to participate.

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India's Prime Minister Builds Stronger Relationship With Japan

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Narendra Modi continues his five-day tour of Japan. At a news conference on Monday, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described an India-Japan partnership as having "the most potential in the world."

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Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

Monday, September 01, 2014

A widely watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's rekindled a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.

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