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Big turnout in Hong Kong democracy vote as Beijing fumes

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:56

An informal referendum aimed at bolstering support for greater democracy in Hong Kong wound down today after drawing nearly 800,000 votes and the ire of Beijing, which denounced it as a political farce.

Taiwan rights activist denied entry by Hong Kong

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:25

A Taiwanese rights activist and outspoken critic of his government`s attempts to seek closer ties with Beijing criticised Chinese authorities after he was denied entry to Hong Kong Sunday.

Hong Kong braces for massive rally after democracy poll

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:03

Hong Kong residents voted Sunday on the last day of an unofficial referendum on electoral reform that has angered Beijing, days before an expected major protest seeking greater democracy for the southern Chinese city.

Hong Kong lawyers march against Beijing `interference`

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:23

More than a thousand lawyers all dressed in black took to the streets of Hong Kong in a silent march Friday against "interference" by Beijing in the city`s judiciary.

Activists predict biggest Hong Kong protest in 10 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 12:48

Activists said Wednesday they expect more than half a million people to take to the streets on Hong Kong`s annual protest day as fears grow over China`s increasing influence on the city.

Hong Kong hits back at Chinese media over democracy poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:49

Hong Kong`s leader hit back Tuesday at Chinese media criticism of an unofficial democracy poll in the city, softening his stance after turnout far exceeded organisers` expectations with more than 700,000 voting so far.

New princeling makes debut in Chinese Communist Party

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:15

Continuing the princeling era in China`s ruling Communist Party, the US-educated grandson of late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, has made his debut as a highest ranking official in a southern county.

Singapore to launch gold contract as Asia eyes price alternatives

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:45

China and India account for more than half of global gold consumption but Asia still largely relies on the London fix for reference.

Hong Kongers queue at polling booths to defy Beijing

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 13:18

Hong Kong citizens cast their ballots in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform today, with booths opening across the territory after an online poll that enraged Beijing and stunned organisers with a huge response of more than 500,000 votes.

More than half-a-million vote in Hong Kong democracy poll

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 16:15

More than half-a-million people have voted in an unofficial Hong Kong electoral reform poll, organisers said Saturday, in a ballot hit by a massive cyberattack and labelled by Beijing as "illegal".

More than 160,000 people vote in Hong Kong democracy poll

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:33

More than 160,000 people took part in an unofficial Hong Kong vote on electoral reform Friday, at a time of heightened tensions as pro-democracy activists worry that Beijing will backtrack on its promise of universal suffrage.

Ten of thousands vote as Hong Kong democracy ``referendum`` kicks off

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:38

Tens of thousands of people voted for full democracy in Hong Kong within the first hour of an unofficial online referendum, a civil campaign that has sparked warnings from China`s Communist Party leaders.