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Rappler Talk: Emily Lau on the future of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

Dec 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM

On Tuesday, December 3, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks with former Hong Kong politician Emily Lau to discuss how different the pro-democracy movement is now from before and how she sees the current protests ending

Rappler Talk: Arnold Chung on impact of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

On Monday, December 2, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to activist Arnold Chung to discuss what Hong Kong's election results mean to the pro-democracy movement

Hong Kong elections showed 'great spirit', says dissident artist

Nov 26, 2019 - 12:49 AM

'I think that great spirit was shown.... That's how powerful democracy is,' says Badiucao, an Australia-based Chinese dissident artist

Lancome faces growing anger and protests in Hong Kong

Jun 08, 2016 - 5:15 PM

UPDATED The outrage comes after the cosmetics giant cancelled a concert featuring pro democracy activist Denise Ho

Protesters display a banner of local singer Denise Ho on a Lancome outlet display in a shopping mall after the cosmetics giant cancelled a concert featuring Ho, in Hong Kong on June 8, 2016.  Cosmetics giant Lancome closed some of its outlets in Hong Kong on June 8 as protesters gathered at a major mall after the company cancelled a concert featuring a local singer critical of China. / AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE

Tens of thousands at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil despite boycott

Jun 04, 2016 - 3:39 PM

3rd UPDATE Semi autonomous Hong Kong is the only location on Chinese soil to see a major commemoration to mark the military s brutal crushing of pro democracy protests in central Beijing in 1989

BOYCOTT? An activist sits in front of a poster of the 'Tank Man' photo at his stall in Hong Kong on June 4, 2016, ahead of the commemoration of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

Tensions flare in Hong Kong, a year since mass rallies

Sep 28, 2015 - 9:31 PM

Frustrated activists now say they must regroup and come up with new strategies conceding that changing the minds of Beijing and the Hong Kong government is currently a hopeless task

Policemen block the way to a road as pro-democracy demonstrators and activists gather outside the government headquarters building to mark one year since the start of mass pro-democracy rallies calling for fully free leadership elections in the semi-autonomous city, in Hong Kong on September 28, 2015. The 2014 Occupy protests began after China's central government claimed it was offering a compromise of sorts by allowing a popular vote for the Hong Kong leader in 2017 but insisted candidates were vetted. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

Hong Kong protest teen won't be taken from parents – lawyer

Jan 05, 2015 - 8:44 PM

The secondary school student who cannot be identified voices his anger despite the reprieve criticizing authorities actions as extremely unethical and politically motivated

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Dec 20, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong and Macau against a misguided approach

Hong Kong student leader calls off hunger strike

Dec 06, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Joshua Wong: Even if I stop the hunger strike it doesn t mean that the Hong Kong government can ignore our demands

Student leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung of the Scholarism group speaks during a protest outside of the Hong Kong Chief Executive's Office after the annual anti-Hong Kong government protest rally, in Hong Kong, China, 01 July 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA