Hong Kong democracy activists protest after Beijing rejects free elections

31 August 2014 | Deutsche Welle

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have vowed to embark on a campaign of civil disobedience, after Beijing announced rules giving it control over candidates in the territory’s next leadership election.

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China rules out open nominations for Hong Kong leader

31 August 2014 | Deutsche Welle

China has said it will not allow open nominations for candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong in landmark 2017 elections. The announcement could trigger further large-scale protests in the city.

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AI: HK mass arrests send ‘disturbing signal for future protests’

2 July 2014 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong police arrested over 500 protesters who staged a sit-in after a pro-democracy rally, described as the city’s largest in years. In a DW interview, AI’s Mabel Au slams the police action as hasty and unnecessary.

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