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Hong Kong Protests Hit 2.3 Million in Tweets

There have been more than 2.3 million tweets related to the protests in Hong Kong since Sept. 27, according to Twitter data.

In China, Russia’s President Is ‘Putin the Great’

Russian President Vladimir Putin is much admired in China, where, like Xi Jinping, he is seen as a strong leader who isn't afraid to confront the West.

Another U.S. University Drops China’s Confucius Institute

Penn State University has become the second major U.S. research university in a week to announce it is cutting ties with the Confucius Institute program, an international chain of academic centers run by the Chinese government.

How Did We Get Here? A Timeline of Hong Kong’s Civil-Disobedience Movement

As residents continue to pour into Hong Kong's streets, we look back at just what ignited the protests.

Who Is C.Y. Leung, Hong Kong Chief Executive?

The man caught in the difficult position between pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong and the authoritarian rulers in Beijing is an awkward politician who never gained broad support from his constituents.

Hong Kong Protesters Inspired by Gandhi

As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement picks up pace, some are invoking comparisons to Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom movement in India, ahead of the anniversary of his birth on Thursday.

Picture China: National Day, Train Station Crowds, Wedding Amid Protests

The day's China news in pictures: The country celebrates the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, crowds of people line up to buy train tickets, a couple pose for wedding photographs amid protesters in Hong Kong and more.

China Gives Full-Body Cavity Search to 10,000 Pigeons

When it comes to securing the Chinese capital this National Day in China, leaders are leaving no stone unturned, no crevice unchecked. Security officials combed over 10,000 pigeons that were to set to be released during the National Day ceremony at Tiananmen Square on Wednesday, checking each bird’s feathers and anus, according to state media.

Polite Protests: Hong Kong Movement Draws Comparisons to Taiwan’s

The Hong Kong protesters are drawing praise from international media for their orderly and polite conduct. But their disciplined behavior -- cleaning up after themselves, leaving cordial thank-you notes to the police – sound familiar to many in Taiwan.

The Hong Kong Protests in 360 Degrees

Crowds are at several pro-democracy rallies across Hong Kong. At key sites on Hong Kong island, crowds are swelling, as they are across Victoria Harbour in Kowloon, in the densely populated area of Mong Kok. These panoramic shots show protesters trying to shield themselves from the midday sun.

Hong Kong Protests Mark Twist in History of Umbrella Symbolism

As young people in Hong Kong pop open umbrellas in a show of defiance against China’s plan for watered-down democracy in the city, a U.S. academic notes that to previous generations the accessory symbolized appeasement.

Picture China: Rush Hour, Rain on Protesters, Li Na Ceremony

The day's China news in pictures: Rush hour picks up in Shanghai ahead of a national holiday, rain falls on protesters in Hong Kong, tennis star Li Na attends a retirement ceremony and more.

Hong Kong Protests: How They Unfolded on Twitter

There have been more than 1.3 million tweets related to the unprecedented protests in #HongKong since Sept. 26, according to Twitter data.

Too Big to Succeed? The Struggle to Manage the Hong Kong Protests

Concerns are increasing in Hong Kong that pro-democracy protests might spin out of control, giving authorities justification to crack down and possibly turning city resident’s against the protesters. Student leader Joshua Wong says he isn’t worried.

The Story Behind the Hong Kong Protests’ Unofficial Anthem

“Under a Vast Sky” (????), a monster ballad from the early ‘90s by Hong Kong rock band Beyond, has become the unofficial anthem for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests.

iPhone 6 to Go on Sale in China Oct. 17

Apple's new iPhone 6 will go on sale in China on Oct. 17 after winning final approval from regulators who scrutinized the device's security features amid rising concerns in the country about privacy.

Hong Kong Protests: Who’s Who

The main characters in the tussle over Hong Kong democracy

Hong Kong Protests Inspire Creations From City’s Artistic Community

For many Hong Kong artists, the student-led street protests of the last few days have become an important part of what they do and who they are.

Making Memorials: China Creates a New Holiday for Martyrs

On the eve of its National Day, China honored its fallen soldiers on a new memorial occasion dedicated to those who died fighting foreign powers.

China’s Leaders, New and Old, Turn Out in Show of Party Solidarity for Concert

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin took a seat beside the current leader, Xi Jinping, at a concert Monday in a show of Chinese Communist Party harmony amid internal debate over corruption within its ranks and democracy in Hong Kon...

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