Room for more democracy in panel that chooses candidates for election: Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday there was room for the committee that selects candidates for the territory`s 2017 election to be made "more democratic".

Hong Kong leader: Democracy would see poor people dominate vote

Hong Kong`s Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met pro-democracy protesters` demands it would result in the city`s poorer people dominating elections.

Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters, anger simmers over beating

Hong Kong police used pepper spray early on Thursday to stop pro-democracy protesters from blocking a major road near the office of the city`s embattled leader amid public anger over the police beating of a protester a day earlier.

Hong Kong protests: Police officers accused of using excessive force 'removed'
Hong Kong protests: Police officers accused of using excessive force 'removed'

Hong Kong police officers, who were accused of using “excessive force” to clear pro-democracy protesters, have reportedly been reassigned by authorities.

Hong Kong's leader warns protesters as tent city sprouts up

Hong Kong`s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying vowed on Sunday to stay in office, warning students demanding his resignation that their pro-democracy movement was out of control.

Hong Kong protesters plan fresh show of force after talks collapse
Hong Kong protesters plan fresh show of force after talks collapse

Hong Kong protesters planned a fresh show of force with a major rally Friday after talks with the government dramatically collapsed, and as they won powerful new US backing in their campaign for free elections.

Hong Kong protesters vow to fight on as talks collapse

Crunch talks between Hong Kong`s democracy protesters and the government have been called off, just hours after demonstrators vowed to ratchet up their occupation of key parts of the city if their demands were not met.

Hong Kong calls off talks with student activists as city leader probed

 Hong Kong called off talks with protesting students on Thursday, dealing a heavy blow to attempts to defuse a political crisis that has seen tens of thousands take to the streets to demand free elections and calling for leader Leung Chun-ying to resign. 

Hong Kong leader under pressure to explain Australian windfall

Hong Kong`s embattled leader faced growing calls Thursday to explain why he kept large payments from an Australian company secret as democracy activists behind days of mass rallies vowed a "new wave" of civil disobedience.

Hong Kong activists agree to talks as protests shrink

Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders said late today they had agreed to hold talks with the government as their numbers dwindled and they faced growing pressure to end their pro-democracy sit-in.

Hong Kong protests shrink after tumultuous week

Student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong shrank on Monday but a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out in the streets, vowing to keep up the pressure until the government responds to their demands.

Hong Kong protesters divided as deadline looms to clear streets
Hong Kong protesters divided as deadline looms to clear streets

Pro-democracy demonstrators stood divided Sunday over whether to withdraw from protest sites across Hong Kong, hours before a government deadline to clear key roads they have blockaded for the last week.

Hong Kong protesters be cleared by Monday: Chief executive

In the wake of further violent clashes, Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying Saturday said the streets must be cleared of the pro-democracy protests by Monday, the Guardian reported.

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings

Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned they will step up their actions if the territory's top official doesn't resign by tomorrow, possibly occupying several important government buildings.

School pupils join Hong Kong democracy protests

 Nearly 1,000 Hong Kong secondary school pupils, some wearing uniforms, joined university students on Friday to bolster a days-long protest against Beijing`s refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy.

Hong Kong student activists rally ahead of threatened blockade

Hong Kong students gathered in the heart of the city for a second day on Wednesday ahead of a planned blockade of government buildings if the city`s leader fails to discuss their demands for free elections.

Students take pro-democracy protest to Hong Kong leader

Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong on Tuesday as students took their pro-democracy protest to government headquarters and called on the city`s chief executive to honour his promise to listen to the people.

Police arrest 21 in Hong Kong new town protest

Police used pepper spray to scatter protesters at Hong Kong`s government headquarters in an angry rally against plans for a new town development, with 21 arrested, officials said on Saturday.

Hong Kong leader vows to tackle poverty

Hong Kong`s leader today announced plans to tackle rising poverty in a policy speech delivered amid growing public discontent with his administration.

Hong Kong chief defends handling of Snowden affair

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying defended his government`s decision to allow former US spy Edward Snowden to leave city, and said it was normal for him to discuss foreign-policy matters with Beijing.

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