How will Beijing respond to Hong Kong election results and leaked Uighur documents?

JUDY WOODRUFF: After months of protests in Hong Kong, yesterday brought an extraordinary rebuke of Chinese authority by Hong Kong’s voters in local elections, and another startling revelation about Chinese government persecution of Uyghur Muslims. Amna Nawaz takes a look at both stories. AMNA NAWAZ: Newly elected pro-democracy legislators walking today through debris from last […]

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After months of protest, Hong Kong’s interest in local elections soars

JUDY WOODRUFF: People in Hong Kong will vote on Sunday for members of the District Council. That’s a body that usually focuses on local community issues. But because this is the first election since the beginning of protests that have gripped Hong Kong since May, Sunday’s vote could show just how much support the demonstrators […]

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Hong Kong’s anti-government protests again turn violent

JUDY WOODRUFF: Anti-government protests in Hong Kong erupted into chaos today, leaving two people critically injured. One protester was shot at close range by police. Elsewhere, a pro-China supporter was doused in flammable liquid and set on fire. Hong Kong’s leader vowed to spare no effort to bring an end to the violent demonstrations that […]

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News Wrap: Lebanese government approves economic reforms amid mass protests

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Lebanon’s leaders approved economic reforms aimed at stopping mass protests. Vast crowds filled Central Beirut over the weekend in a revolt against the ruling elite. And, today, demonstrations shut down banks and businesses for a fifth day. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri met with his cabinet today, then […]

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Hong Kong Protest Declaration Interim Government 4 October 2019

The chief executive, the chief secretary, the directors and deputy directors of the bureaus, the heads and deputy heads of the departments shall leave office and the new post holders shall be appointed by the Provisional Government 3 All departments shall immediately cease all the new policies promulgated by the HKSAR Government since 2018, and […]

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Hong Kong protests: what’s at stake for China? | The Economist

This protester calls himself “Bruce’’ We’ve hidden his face and obscured his voice to protect his identity He’s one of the millions of Hong Kongers taking to the streetsMany people here are wearing face masksPeople are hiding their identitiesThey fear that the government will press chargesWhat started as a protest against an extradition bill… …has […]

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