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A ‘democratic tsunami’

International | Hong Kong’s election results put pressure on the pro-China government
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/25/19, 10:26 am

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy candidates swept Hong Kong district council elections over the weekend, a “democratic tsunami” pressuring the territory’s Beijing-backed government to bow to demands for greater freedoms.

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Hong Kong prepares for election

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/22/19, 10:29 am

Authorities in Hong Kong reimposed a mask ban on Friday and prepared to deploy police officers to polling stations for this weekend’s district council elections. The territory’s High Court, which struck down the ban as unconstitutional this week, allowed the temporary restrictions due to “the highly exceptional circumstances that Hong Kong is currently facing.” Voters will select officers for the 452 seats in the semi-autonomous territory’s 18 district councils.

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Polarizing protesters?

Higher Education | Even schools in New York are experiencing tensions over the Hong Kong democracy movement
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/20/19, 06:32 pm

Tensions over the Hong Kong protests have been on a low simmer on New York’s college campuses, where 40 percent of international students are from mainland China, according to the Institute of International Education. Less than 1 percent are from Hong Kong. 

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