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2009-04-21 18:33:51

A top-level Chinese government adviser Tuesday suggested the United States should be wary of invoking a carbon border tax. Tung Chee-hwa, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, told an audience at New York University a bill now before the U.S.

2006-07-01 06:43:45

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in central Hong Kong to demand full democracy on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule.

2006-06-30 22:53:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of people were expected to turn out for a democracy march in Hong Kong on Saturday marking the ninth anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule.

2006-06-29 05:32:04

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's July 1 democracy march could attract bigger than expected crowds this year after one of the territory's best known and respected political figures emerged from retirement to back the protest.

2005-12-27 07:45:29

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao gave no hint on a timetable for universal suffrage for Hong Kong on Tuesday and said any change must be gradual, a week after lawmakers there rejected Beijing-backed election reforms.

2005-12-07 06:35:49

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Beijing is likely to hint at the possibility of giving full democracy to Hong Kong by 2017 to win over pro-democracy lawmakers opposed to the city government's election reform proposals, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. China, however, quickly denied the report.

2005-12-05 06:32:16

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang's firm stance in the face of a massive protest march on Sunday has set the scene for a showdown with pro-democracy legislators over an unpopular election reform package, analysts said on Monday.

2005-12-04 08:57:53

By John Ruwitch and Wendy Lim HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched in Hong Kong on Sunday demanding a timeframe for direct elections, but the city's Beijing-anointed leader stood firm on reforms that his critics say are inadequate.

2005-12-04 05:40:00

Tens of thousands marched in Hong Kong on Sunday for the right to directly elect their political leaders and to protest against a package of electoral reforms pushed by the city's chief executive and Beijing.

2005-12-03 21:39:32

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people are expected to march in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the territory's leaders and Beijing for pushing a package of unpopular election reforms.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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