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  • Posters and poetry: Hong Kong protesters show their creativity

    Posters and poetry: Hong Kong protesters show their creativity
    Hot pink and tangerine, chartreuse and bright blue, the Post-it notes flutter up the outdoor stairway like thousands of fragile Technicolor butterflies, clinging hopefully to the concrete wall of the government office. “We love Hong Kong.”...
  • Hong Kong's leader tells protesters to clear streets by Monday

    Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and the Beijing-backed government appeared to be on a collision course Saturday night as the city’s chief executive issued a stern warning that people should clear the streets and protest leaders staged a...
  • Clashes erupt in Hong Kong between supporters, opponents of protests

    Screaming until they were red in the face, arguing until they burst into tears, supporters and opponents of Hong Kong's democracy protests faced off Friday afternoon in the dense commercial district of Mong Kok. "Get out!" yelled dozens of men,...
  • Violent turn to protests is another jolt to orderly Hong Kong

    Violent turn to protests is another jolt to orderly Hong Kong
    Opponents of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement violently confronted its supporters Friday in the dense commercial district of Mong Kok, ripping down canopies, dragging away metal barricades and throwing punches as the street protests took a chaotic and...
  • Rauner courts black votes with $1M investment

    Rauner courts black votes with $1M investment
    Gregg Brown never met Bruce Rauner before the late summer day the wealthy Republican candidate for governor came calling with $1 million worth of personal checks and an army of news cameras at the offices of Brown's tiny credit union in a South Side strip...
  • Hong Kong leader offers talks with protesters, but won't quit

    In a significant turn that could fracture Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the territory’s chief executive said late Thursday that members of his administration would hold talks with a student group. But he refused to bow to activists&...
  • China Extends Media Blocking as Hong Kong Protests Swell

    China has stepped up its operations to block conventional and social media coverage of the ongoing civil protest activities in Hong Kong. According to some sources, the disruption now includes sophisticated cyber-warfare tactics designed to attack the...
  • Hong Kong protesters should get a job [Letter]

    Hong Kong protesters should get a job [Letter]
    When people don't have enough work, protests and demonstrations happen. And it's a worldwide epidemic with dire consequences. Take a look at the Middle East — throngs of "pro-democracy" youth took to the streets to oppose their country's leaders....
  • Hong Kong-China relationship is changing amid new dynamic

     Hong Kong-China relationship is changing amid new dynamic
    The colorful skyscrapers and massive luxury shops glistening along both sides of Hong Kong's harbor offer architectural proof of the economic boom that hit this city after Britain handed the former colony back to China in 1997. To many of the pro-...
  • EBay agrees to spin off PayPal after pressure from activist investors

    In the 1980s, the heyday of the corporate raiders, Carl Icahn made a name for himself as a persistent aggressor. He went after stodgy, old-line companies — Gulf & Western, Western Union, Phillips Petroleum, TWA — hellbent to break them up...
  • Protests overshadow China's National Day ceremonies in Hong Kong

    Denouncing Beijing-backed dignitaries and continuing their street demonstrations, democracy protesters overshadowed ceremonies in Hong Kong on Wednesday marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of Communist China. “Step down!” a group of...