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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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