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HK Leader to People: Be More Like Sheep

He praises 'mild' animals in Chinese New Year message

(Newser) - Ever seen a herd of sheep occupy city streets to demand democracy? Neither has CY Leung, and the embattled Hong Kong leader thinks the territory's people could learn a lot from this year's Chinese zodiac animal. "Sheep are widely seen to be mild and gentle animals living...

China Seizes $13K Worth of Toilet Paper Showing Hong Kong Leader

Apparently Leung Chun-ying isn't so popular

(Newser) - China has taken a strong interest in the intimate details of Hong Kong hygiene. Officials in China's south have seized some 8,000 rolls of toilet paper marked with the face of Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong's chief executive, the AP reports. That amounts to about $12,900 worth...

Why Hong Kong Protesters Just Blocked a Main Road

Wanted to keep government officials from getting to work in this morning

(Newser) - Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police today as they tried to surround Hong Kong government headquarters to revitalize their flagging movement for democratic reforms after camping out on the city's streets for more than two months. Protesters carrying umbrellas—which have become symbols of the pro-democracy movement—battled police armed...

Hong Kong: No Free Election Because Poor Would Romp

City tense ahead of pro-democracy talks

(Newser) - After more than three weeks of street protests, government officials in Hong Kong have agreed to hold talks with pro-democracy leaders—but Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying appears unwilling to budge on the subject of free elections in 2017, or even the merits of democracy in general. He warns that if...

Chainsaws Meet Bamboo in Hong Kong Protests

Cops chipping away at pro-democracy protest zones

(Newser) - Hong Kong police cleared more barricades today from pro-democracy protest zones that have choked off traffic in key business districts for more than two weeks, signaling authorities' growing impatience with the student-led activist movement. Appearing to use a strategy of gradually chipping away at the three main protest zones, hundreds...

Hong Kong Protesters Fall Back From Gov't HQ

Students appear to regroup as cops look to clear streets by tomorrow

(Newser) - Students occupying the area outside Hong Kong's government headquarters agreed today to remove some barricades that have blocked the building's entrance during weeklong pro-democracy protests, as police warned of taking "all necessary measures" to clear the streets by the beginning of the work week. Television footage from...

Talks Called Off as Residents, Protesters Clash in Hong Kong

Student activists say they can't trust government

(Newser) - Pro-democracy protesters called off talks with the government on political reforms today after mobs tried to drive them from the streets where they have held a weeklong, largely peaceful demonstration. The protesters urged residents to join their cause and demanded that the police protect their encampments. The Hong Kong Federation...

Hong Kong Leader's Kid Brags About Diamonds

22-year-old taunts taxpayers, says they're funding her beautiful wardrobe

(Newser) - Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung, facing heavy criticism from pro-democracy protestors who are threatening to storm government buildings, now has another fire to put out. His 22-year-old daughter appears to have posted some incendiary comments on Facebook in which she taunts "all you HK taxpayers" for funding her...

China Warns of Hong Kong 'Chaos'

Pro-democracy protesters deliver ultimatum

(Newser) - China's ruling party mouthpiece has warned of "chaos" and expressed strong support for Hong Kong's embattled leader in his faceoff with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of today. The People's Daily said in a commentary...

Hong Kong: World's Most Polite Protesters?

Sources say authorities have decided to wait protests out

(Newser) - After a feared crackdown never materialized, thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong for another day today as China marked the National Day holiday. Even as the numbers of protesters blocking key parts of the city swelled, one of the things that most surprised the world'...

Things Could Intensify in Hong Kong Tomorrow

Chinese National Day holiday could usher in 'tipping point'

(Newser) - Pro-democracy protesters continued to block key roads in Hong Kong today, and while the mood has remained peaceful, some expect a showdown with police is looming ahead of tomorrow's Chinese National Day holiday. Workers have the day off, which could make for larger gatherings. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung...

'Umbrella Revolution' Paralyzes Parts of Hong Kong

But riot police have largely been called off

(Newser) - Defiant pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have expanded their protests after police used tear gas and other heavy-handed tactics to try to clear them from the streets yesterday. "Occupy Central" protesters—many of whom camped out on the city's main roads overnight—have occupied key districts of the...

IKEA Toy With Rude Name Now a Protest Symbol

Wolf flies off shelves after one chucked at Hong Kong leader

(Newser) - IKEA stores in Hong Kong have completely sold out of the latest must-have item: A toy wolf whose name in Chinese sounds like what the South China Morning Post terms "an obscene three-word phrase in Cantonese associated with the female genitalia." Chronically unpopular chief executive CY Leung is...

Beijing Loyalist Wins Hong Kong Election

Leung Chun-ying a self-made billionaire who advocates closer ties to China

(Newser) - In something of a non-surprise, Beijing's man won the race for chief executive of Hong Kong today, reports Reuters . A self-made billionaire and son of a policeman, Leung Chun-ying took 61% of the 1,200-vote election committee, comprised of political, business, and labor leaders, that decides Hong Kong's...

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