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Hong Kong Occupy Central Live Stream and Blog: Day 25 (Oct. 22)

Pro-democracy protesters give thumbs down as they watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area by the protesters outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district,Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Hong Kong officials and student leaders held talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Pro-democracy protesters give thumbs down as they watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area by the protesters outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district,Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Hong Kong officials and student leaders held talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Follow the latest developments from the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong. See prior events here.  02:01 HKT [14:01 EDT] Plants between lanes of Mong Kok streets...




  • Pro-democracy protesters hold their hands up to show they are unarmed to police officers after they tried to shutdown Lung Wo Road for the second night in a row in Hong Kong on Oct. 16, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Leader Says He Will Meet With Students

    HONG KONG—A day after the worst violence used by police so far in the clearance of protesters from a major road, the city’s chief executive... Read more

  • Visitors browse Chinese political books at the Hong Kong Book Fair in Hong Kong on July 18, 2012. Netizens in China say the books of more than 30 outspoken writers have been banned. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/GettyImages)

    Books of Over 30 Outspoken Writers Banned in China, Netizens Say

    Chinese netizens believe that the Chinese state has proscribed the books of over 30 scholars and writers, and statements by publishing houses reported by Chinese... Read more

  • Sinologist Yu Yang-shih. (Screengrab/YouTube)

    Leading Sinologist Comments on Hong Kong Protests, Chinese Regime Censors Him

    Works by Yu Ying-shih, a renowned sinologist, are to disappear from Chinese bookstores, following the decision of the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television... Read more

  • "The Slaughter" author Ethan Gutmann will travel to eight cities across Canada to promote his new book and speak with interested parties on his findings. (Courtesy of Ethan Gutmann)

    ‘The Slaughter’: Shedding Light on China’s Illegal Organ Trade

    When allegations of forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong adherents in China first emerged in 2006, U.S. author and veteran China analyst Ethan Gutmann was... Read more

  • Thousands of pro-democratic protesters fill what they are now calling "Umbrella Square," in the Central District of Hong Kong, where all of the Government officers are on Oct. 10, 2014. Thousands came in support of the protest after the Government canceled today's talks with the organizers of the movement. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Students Ask Xi Jinping to Dismiss City’s Chief Executive

    HONG KONG—The coalition of student groups that is leading an occupation of major thoroughfares around government headquarters released an open letter late on Saturday night... Read more

  • Several Hong Kong newspapers with reports on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement Occupy Central. The tone of a number of Hong Kong media outlets in reporting on Occupy Central has aligned with that of the Chinese Communist Party media outlets in mainland China. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Media Become Propaganda Tool Used to Attack Occupy Central

    HONG KONG—Many of Hong Kong’s media outlets have followed the line of the Chinese Communist Party in reporting on the Occupy Central’s democracy protests. In... Read more

  • Attorney José Elías Esteve with Alan Cantos, chairman of the Tibet Support Committee, the Buddhist monk Palden Gyatso, and Jigme Takma Tsnagpo, who spent 37 years in in a neighboring Lhasa prison, at the Spanish High Court  (Audiencia Nacional) in Madrid, Spain. (Esther Lee on Flickr)

    Spanish Challenge Against Tibetan Genocide Case Accusing Former Chinese Leaders

    MADRID—The Tibetan Support Committee (CAT) appealed against the filing of the Tibetan genocide case to the Supreme Court of Spain, and CAT reported on it... Read more

  • On Oct. 3, individuals opposing Occupy Central targeted peaceful protesters in the Mong Kok District and some female protesters were assaulted and sexually harassed. (Poon Zai-shu/Epoch Times)

    Violence in Hong Kong Has Ties to Beijing

    HONG KONG—The violent protesters opposing Occupy Central who have assaulted students and sexually harassed female protesters have ties to Beijing, according to Hongkongers. “It is... Read more

  • Student protesters cross their arms as they call for Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying to resign during the nation flag raising ceremony at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong the morning of Oct. 2, 2014. (Pu Huien/Epoch Times)

    Umbrella Movement Day 4: What Happened (Video)

    The peaceful pro-democracy movement fighting for universal suffrage from the chief executive in Hong Kong entered the fourth day on Oct. 1. Here are some... Read more

  • Professor Franco Citterio, President of the Italian Society of Organ Transplantation, during the congress held in Siena, Italy. (Konstantin Skabrin / Epoch Times)

    Italian Congress Shows the Double Face of Organ Transplantation

    ROME—The congress of the Italian Society of Organ Transplantation (SITO) concluded in Siena, Italy, end September. Doctors and professional workers shared with the public the... Read more

  • A riot policeman uses his water bottle to rinse the eyes of a protester doused with pepper spray, outside the Central Government buildings in Hong Kong on Sept. 28, 2014. After this photo was posted to the HK Epoch Times Facebook page, it touched a chord in Hongkongers and went viral. (Yu Gang/Epoch Times)

    A Troubled Hong Kong Returns Violence With Compassion

    Commentary HONG KONG—On Sept. 29 the government withdrew the riot police, and at least 100 thousand students and adults continued gathering outside the central government... Read more

  • In the wee hours on Oct. 1, students in their raincoats fell asleep in the Admiralty district, Hong Kong. Students withstood heavy rain earlier as they continued to fight for two demands: the resignation of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and an apology from the National People’s Congress for denying Hong Kong universal suffrage. (Man Hon-lum/Epoch Times)

    Scenes From Occupy Central, Hong Kong

    Here are a few photos showing the students protesting for universal suffrage in Hong Kong, during the night of Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Please see the... Read more

  • On Sept. 29, a policeman in front of government headquarters took out his own water bottle and washed the eyes of the protester who he had just hit with pepper spray. (Yu Gang/Epoch Times)

    Photo of Hong Kong Policeman’s Kindness Goes Viral

    HONG KONG—Among the stream of photos of the protests in Hong Kong, one taken by an Epoch Times photographer has gone viral on the Internet... Read more

  • As the student protests entered its third day, thousands of people continued to protest at Admiralty, demanding that Leung Chun-ying step down. (Sung Cheung-lung/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong’s Chief Executive and Protesters Trade Ultimatums

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying has called for the protests roiling the city to end “immediately.” The protesters say Leung’s term in office... Read more

  • University professor, blogger, and member of the Muslim Uighur minority, Ilham Tohti pauses before a classroom lecture in Beijing on June 12, 2010. State-run Xinhua news agency has complained that Western news media were referring to Tohti, recently given a sentence of life in prison for "separatism," as "China's Mandela." (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Closer Look at ‘China’s Mandela’: Mao Zedong Recognized Xinjiang Autonomy

    China’s state-run Xinhua news service is criticizing the Western press for calling Uyghur teacher Ilham Tohti, who was recently sentenced to life in prison, “China’s... Read more

  • Geng He, the wife of Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, participates in a press conference on Jan. 18, 2011, in Washington, DC. The American Board of Trial Advocates wrote a letter to U.S. President Obama on Monday, calling on him to help bring the Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to the United States for medical treatment and uniting with his family. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Legal Group Calls for Obama to Assist Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng

    A U.S.-based association of lawyers and judges wrote to President Barack Obama recently, calling for the president to publicly speak out about, and attempt to... Read more


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