Political Unrest

Six hours stuck at the Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong | After thousands of passengers got caught behind a protest, one man become an everyday hero
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/16/19, 05:24 pm

On Sept. 1, I landed at Hong Kong International Airport after a 15-hour flight, looking forward to a hot shower and a dim sum dinner. Instead, I got stuck there for six hours. 

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Democratic appeal

Democracy | Hong Kong demonstrators ask the United States for support
by June Cheng
Posted 9/12/19, 11:20 am

Hong Kong, long the international financial hub of Asia, now possesses a certain Jekyll-and-Hyde quality. During the week, the city is subdued: Well-dressed men and women head off to their offices in shiny buildings, young people loiter in coffee shops, and the elderly exercise in the park. Yet on the weekends, masses of people don black clothing and march on the streets, calling for the government to respond to their demands of democracy. 

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Death of a dictator

Obituary | Independence fighter turned strongman Robert Mugabe dies at age 95
by Susan Olasky
Posted 9/06/19, 11:25 am

Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, died this morning in Singapore. He was 95. The onetime national hero who led the fight for independence against Britain and white colonial rule later stamped out dissent. During his almost four decades in power he oversaw the destruction of his resource-rich country’s economy.

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