June Cheng

A view of Hong Kong from Taiwan

Taiwan | Residents of Taiwan are warily observing events in Hong Kong with an eye to their own future
by June Cheng
Posted 11/07/19, 11:16 am

At 228 Peace Memorial Park in Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei, activists placed fresh flowers at a memorial erected in recognition of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests. A large photograph at the site listed names of Hong Kongers who have committed suicide since the protests began in June.

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Associated Press/Photo by Christian Chavez

Mexico shootout

International | A gang war may have led to the LeBarón family deaths
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/07/19, 10:20 am

MEXICO: A shootout between rival gangs may have precipitated the brutal attack on Mormons in Sonora that killed nine members of the LeBarón family, a group of dual Mexican and American citizens.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mark Schiefelbein

Hong Kong leader receives China’s approval

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/06/19, 11:21 am

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed a “high degree of trust” in how she has handled protests in the territory. The two leaders held unexpected talks on Monday night during a trade conference in Shanghai. In a statement released on Tuesday, China’s Communist Party called for an increase in “patriotic education” and warned the protesters that national interests outweigh the “two systems” policy that gives Hong Kong some autonomy.

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