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Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Parties Sweep Local Elections

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Results are in from district elections in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy demonstrations have been going on for months.

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Voters Turn Out In Record Numbers In Hong Kong

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Hong Kong's district elections are drawing out large crowds and are seen as a referendum on government handling of ongoing protests.

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Hong Kong Voters Turn Out For Biggest Election In City's History

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The elections are seen as a referendum on popular support for anti-government protests that are now in their sixth month. Record numbers of people have voted.

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What Hong Kong Residents Think Of Pro-Democracy Bill Passed By U.S. Congress

Friday, November 22, 2019

Hong Kong residents are reacting to the bills passed by Congress. Additionally, voters prepare for this weekend's district elections as protests continue to roil the city.

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China Reports 2 Cases Of The Most Dangerous Type Of Plague

Friday, November 15, 2019

Authorities have censored Chinese-language news of the hospitalization of a couple who traveled from Mongolia to Beijing for treatment, perhaps to tamp down fears.

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China's Web Of Private Debt

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A fragile web of cross-guarantees on corporate debt could unleash a chain of private defaults in China's industrial heartland. But workers are confident they'll be bailed out, again.

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In China, Kids Of Unwed Mothers May Be Barred From Public Health Care, Education

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Being a mom without a husband leaves many women in a legal gray zone where they are unable to access medical and other public services for themselves and their children. Some women are even fined.

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How China's Debt-Cutting Measures Are Leaving Local Governments In The Red

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

China's government wants to transition away from an economic model dependent on debt-fueled infrastructure spending. That's easier said than done.

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Joshua Wong Disqualified From Running In Hong Kong Council Elections

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

An elections official said the pro-democracy activist's call for "self-determination" in the Chinese territory was inconsistent with pledging allegiance to the city and its constitution.

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An Advocate For Kazakhs Persecuted In China Is Banned From Activism In Kazakhstan

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Serikjan Bilash signed a plea deal after Kazakh officials charged him with "inciting ethnic tensions" for his work documenting repression against Kazakhs and in China's Xinjiang region.

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China's Tech Giant Huawei Spans Much Of The Globe Despite U.S. Efforts To Ban It

Thursday, October 24, 2019

America's lobbying against the brand has had limited success. Many countries in Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East are continuing their 5G rollout with at least some Huawei equipment.

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Protests In Hong Kong Have Mobilized Residents From All Walks Of Life

Monday, October 21, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong are being helped my many of the city's residents working as medics, those trying to prevent clashes between the police and protesters, and others documenting police violence.

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Ambassador Defends New Requirement That China's Diplomats Report Meetings In U.S.

Monday, October 21, 2019

In a rare on-the-record interview, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad tells NPR that the new rule is "modest" compared to the way U.S. officials are monitored by Beijing.

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Hong Kong's 'Indigenous' Villages Mirror Tensions Of An Increasingly Divided City

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Indigenous villages, whose residents' ancestors predated British colonial rule, tend to be sympathetic to Beijing. But over the years, waves of new residents have brought different political beliefs.

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Hong Kong Announces Housing Reforms As Government Faces Ongoing Protests

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

After being shouted down by opposition lawmakers, the Hong Kong chief executive announced new public housing projects in the notoriously expensive city.

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'Illegal Superstition': China Jails Muslims For Practicing Islam, Relatives Say

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Muslim minorities in the northwestern region are targets of a sweeping security operation. Officials say most residents have been returned to society, but relatives say many are sentenced to prison.

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Hong Kong Protesters Met With Tear Gas After Defying Mask Ban

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong braved the rain and risked arrest by defying a government ban on wearing masks. Police responded with tear gas.

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Hong Kong Protesters Defy Face Mask Ban

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Police fired teargas in an attempt to break up demonstrations in Hong Kong. The protesters against the Beijing government defied a ban on wearing masks.

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Hong Kong Protesters Defy Ban On Face Masks And Adopt A New Slogan

Saturday, October 05, 2019

"We have the right to wear face masks," protesters in Hong Kong chanted Saturday. It followed a night of violent protests and pitched street battles among hardcore demonstrators and police Friday.

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Hong Kong Bans Face Masks At Public Assemblies

Friday, October 04, 2019

The decision by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is intended to make it more difficult for protesters to hide their identities and thereby discourage further protests.

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