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China warns of ‘chaos’ if Hong Kong protests persist

Supporters of pro-democracy demonstrators provide free drinking water in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on September 30, 2014. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party on September 29 night, with the mood turning festive just a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

China warned of “chaos” and threw its weight behind Hong Kong’s embattled leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of Thursday.

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

In New York, demonstrators back Hong Kong protesters

New York Hong Kong Support

Chanting “Hong Kong, Stay Strong,” about 350 people rallied in New York City’s Times Square late Wednesday to show their support for pro-democracy protesters in the southern Chinese city.

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

Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, center, watches as military personnel march during a flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 in Hong Kong, as thousands of protesters watching from behind police barricades yelled at him to step down. AP

Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong say that if the territory’s leader doesn’t resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day

Protesters raises a placard with a deface picture of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying 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. Leung 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. The Chinese words read " Step Down " (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China’s National Day.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protesters reject demands to end rallies

COLOR OF PROTEST LOOKS FAMILIAR  A woman picks up a yellow ribbon—a symbol of the Hong Kong prodemocracy movement from an activist in Hong Kong. The special administrative region has been plunged in its worst political crisis since the 1997 handover as prodemocracy activists take over the busiest streets following China’s refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage.  AFP

Hong Kong demonstrators rejected demands immediately to end rallies that have paralyzed the city’s downtown, their numbers swelling for a third night before a national holiday Wednesday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »