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Hong Kong Worker Sees Little Reason to Abandon Protests

Kevin Ko, a 32-year-old insurance agent, reluctantly went back into work on Monday, “sleepy, tired and with a pair of heavy legs,” he said. “I’m in the office, but my mind is still in Causeway Bay.”

A Hong Kong Protest Run on Fumes and Instant Noodles

More than 12 hours spent at the protests’ nerve center Sunday and into the wee hours Monday revealed a makeshift campaign running on scraps of raw energy and instant noodles.

The View on Protests From Old Hong Kong

As Hong Kong’s young protesters want far more say in the city’s fate, the older generation remembers having a lot less. Follow columnist Andrew Browne on a walk around his childhood neighborhood.

Chinese Media Get Hot Under Collar Over Sexed up Anti-Japanese Dramas

Anti-Japanese war shows, a staple of Chinese television, are coming under fire in China’s media. The reason: Some of them are just too sexy.

Taiwan Filmmaker Chang Jung-chi on ‘Partners in Crime’

Taiwanese filmmaker Chang Jung-chi established himself with his 2012 debut feature “Touch of the Light,” an uplifting true-life story about a young blind piano prodigy. In his second film, the mystery-thriller “Partners in Crime,” Mr. Chang takes on the darker side of teenage life.

How Hong Kong Protests Could Actually Bolster Xi Jinping

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have portrayed as a challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping, which they surely are. Yet events in the former British colony are also, in some important ways, a boon to Beijing’s top leader.

Hong Kong Protests: An Ultimatum and Defiance

As the rallies in Hong Kong enter their tenth day, the last before the work-week begins, there were growing calls from the government and some supporters of the pro-democracy crowds to end the protests.

Hong Kong’s Police Force: A Timeline

On Sept. 28, as images of officers firing tear gas against peaceful pro-democracy protesters spread around the world, the Hong Kong police force's hard-won reputation as "Asia's Finest" took a hit. A look at some important dates in the history of the city and the force.

Hong Kong Protests Pit Neighbors Against Neighbors

Florence W., a housewife, recalled encountering a group of opposition protesters on Friday in Causeway Bay, including one of whom she recognized as a close friend. “My friend also noticed me. And as soon as she saw me, she stopped screaming and walked away,” she recalled.

Hong Kong Police’s Reputation Hurt After Tear Gas Use

Images of Hong Kong police firing tear gas Sunday against peaceful pro-democracy protesters spread around the world, hitting the force’s hard-won reputation as “Asia’s Finest.”

In Hong Kong, a Family Divided

One family illustrates a generational battle that pits the vision of Hong Kong’s young people against elders unwilling to risk the gains they made in escaping poverty to make a decent living on China’s doorstep.

Will China Crush the Hong Kong Protests?

Twenty-five years after China’s brutal suppression of protests in Tiananmen Square, a new generation of students is filling the streets of Hong Kong. Orville Schell on whether China’s new leader will compromise or crack down.

Hong Kong Democracy Protests: CRT’s Live Blog

Welcome to China Real Time's live feed of what's happening as tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong.

Tiananmen Lessons Offer Perspective in Hong Kong

Hong Kong in 2014 isn’t Tiananmen Square in 1989. But the argument that Beijing would hesitate to use force against Hong Kong protesters can be overstated

Hong Kong Protests Dim City’s Allure for Rich Chinese

Pro-democracy protests are dealing another blow to the waning allure of Hong Kong as an offshore wealth center and shopping mecca for rich Chinese.

Hong Kong Protests Lead to Censorship on WeChat

As the pro-democracy protest crowds in Hong Kong have ebbed and flowed, one thing that has not changed is the level of censorship on China’s most popular instant messaging app.

Facing Protests, Chinese Soldiers in Hong Kong Take Patriotism Classes

While protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong this week in their campaign for free elections, soldiers from the Chinese armed forces’ Hong Kong garrison held classes. The lesson: loyalty to the Communist Party.

Hong Kong Protests in Tweets: Tensions Flare

Tensions rose in Hong Kong overnight as demonstrators surrounded the office of Leung Chun-ying, the city’s leader. Here's how it all unfolded, in tweets.

Dalai Lama Visa Controversy Sinks Nobel Gathering in South Africa

Cape Town has said it will suspend efforts to host the 2014 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates after several participants threatened to boycott it over South Africa's refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa.

A Night of Tension in Hong Kong

Toward evening on the seventh day of protests that have rocked Hong Kong, fears grew of a confrontation. Protesters were giving the city’s chief executive until midnight to resign and said they would block him from going to work; police vowed to stop them.

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