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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. Police estimate 19,000 people started the march, but the crowd grew as the demonstrators moved through the city chanting slogans and blowing whistles. Earlier in the day, thousands took part in a parade organized by the pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions. Police said 40,000...

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. Pro-democracy lawmakers and activists have made a publicity push in the past week to convince people to attend, and the Apple Daily newspaper estimated on Saturday that as many as 50,000 people could join the protest, an annual event in the city of nearly 7 million people. In a move...

2005-07-01 11:17:45

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people on Fridaymarked the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China bymarching to demand full voting rights, but the crowds were farsmaller than in the last two years. Holding banners and placards which read "Return power tothe people," the protesters also called for an end to what theysaid were cozy government relations with big business. "We want universal suffrage," "Against collusion betweenthe government and big business,"...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.