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  • Hong Kong Protesters Fear Martial Law Is Coming
    Hong Kong Protesters Fear Martial Law Is Coming

    Authorities in Hong Kong, at least for the moment, have lost control of spiraling protests in the city. Although the government said Monday it had pulled back riot police, Chinese state media reported that Beijing is prepared to send the People's Armed ...

    Daily Beast | September 29, 2014 04:07
  • Debevoise to offer local law advice in Hong Kong
    Debevoise to offer local law advice in Hong Kong

    The US firm, which opened in the city in 1994 and has since provided only New York and English law counsel, will begin practising Hong Kong law as of October 1, following in the footsteps of US rivals Kirkland & Ellis, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and ...

    Legal Week | September 30, 2014 03:46
  • China President Xi Jinping Faces Stark Choices Over Hong Kong Protests
    China President Xi Jinping Faces Stark Choices Over Hong Kong Protests

    The topic of sedition has been a sore point between Chinese leaders and the territory before. Beijing's insistence that Hong Kong adopt an antisubversion law led to large-scale protests in 2003 and deepened the unpopularity of Hong Kong's then-leader.

    Wall Street Journal | September 29, 2014 17:23
  • Beijing's Intolerance of Hong Kong's Autonomy Is Problematic

    Democracy activists in Hong Kong are not seeking independence. Rather, they are demanding China fulfill its commitment to a “high degree of autonomy” in the 1984 Sino-British treaty returning Hong Kong to China and in the Basic Law enacted pursuant to ...

    New York Times | September 29, 2014 15:11

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