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Democracy camp wins big in HK vote

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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate after pro-Beijing candidate Junius Ho lost a seat in the district council elections in Tuen Mun District of Hong Kong early yesterday.
Photo: AFP

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) over her handling of violent protests that have divided the territory.

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Record turnout in first HK vote amid unrest

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A record number of Hong Kongers had cast ballots in district elections by yesterday afternoon, with hours to go before polls were due to close, as they seized the first opportunity to vote after months of increasingly violent protests calling for greater democracy.

About 2.5 million people, or about 60 percent of the electorate, had voted by 6:30pm, the Hong Kong government said.

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China meddled in local elections: spy

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A man walks past a building listed as the address of China Innovation Investment Ltd in Hong Kong yesterday.
Photo: AP

A self-confessed Chinese spy has given Australia’s counterespionage agency inside intelligence on how Beijing conducts its interference operations abroad and revealed the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in Hong Kong, media reported.

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US Senate passes HK democracy bill

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Medics help an injured protester leave the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hung Hom yesterday.
Photo: AFP

The US Senate, in a unanimous vote, on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement, drawing Beijing’s ire.

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HK protesters defy surrender warnings

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Family members of students barricaded inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University hold up signs during a protest near the university in Hung Hom yesterday.
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About 100 protesters yesterday remained holed up at Hong Kong Polytechnic University surrounded by police on the third day of the most prolonged and tense confrontation in more than five months of conflict in the territory.

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Leaked CCP files document mass detentions

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A security camera hangs over a street in a renovated section of the Old City in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on Sept. 6 last year.
Photo: Reuters

A rare and huge leak of Chinese government documents has shed new light on a security crackdown on Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region, where Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) ordered officials to act with “absolutely no mercy” against separatism and extremism, the New York Times reported.

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Protests ‘blossom everywhere,’ HK facing ‘collapse’

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Riot police run down a road covered with bricks in the Central business district of Hong Kong yesterday.
Photo: Bloomberg

Pro-democracy protesters yesterday stepped up a “blossom everywhere” campaign of road blocks and vandalism across Hong Kong that has crippled the territory this week and ignited some of the worst violence in five months of unrest.

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Newsflash

The so-called “1992 consensus” between Taiwan and China never existed and is nothing but a lie, former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said yesterday.

In an excerpt of an interview published by the Chinese-­language Formosa Weekly, which was founded by former vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮), Chen described the “one China, different interpretations consensus” President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) has been insisting on as “the biggest lie in history.”