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China Blacklists Hong Kong Celebrities Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Denise Ho, Nick Cheung

Hong Kong international actor Tony Leung attending the Chrome Hearts Beijing Store Opening on May 14, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images for Chrome Hearts)
Hong Kong international actor Tony Leung attending the Chrome Hearts Beijing Store Opening on May 14, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images for Chrome Hearts)

Hong Kong celebrities are going to be pretty scarce on the mainland in the foreseeable future. According to Apple Daily and a number of other...




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  • An umbrella, which has become an icon of the protest, reads pro-democracy messages above the student-led protest site in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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  • Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong Government Carrie Lam speaks to the meidia after the meeting with Hong Kong Ferdatation of Students at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in Wong Chuk Hang on October 21, 2014 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Government and Hong Kong Ferdatation of Students held an open political dialogue to discuss 'universal suffrage'. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

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  • Pro-democracy protesters stand off with the police after they were trying all night to shutdown parts of Argyle Street and Nathan Road in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, on Oct. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Students of the Occupy Central movement meet with Government officials on Oct. 21, 2014, in Hong Kong, for the first time since the protests began in September. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Holds Long Awaited Dialogue With Student Leaders

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  • Pro-democracy protesters watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area 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, but the government refused calls for true democracy. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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  • Pro-democracy protesters successfully occupy a portion of Argyle Street after repeatedly failed attempts in Mong Kok, Hong Kong,  on Oct. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Court Bans Protesters From Blocking Streets

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  • A young mainland Chinese man (left) discusses competing ideas on Hong Kong's democracy with a local Hong Kong woman on Oct. 4, 2014. The occupy movement in Hong Kong has taken over key roads around government offices in an effort to push for greater democracy. (Matthew Robertson/Epoch Times)

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  • When a force of police and hired thugs came to the village of Fuyou in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province to put an end to a land dispute on Oct. 14, the inhabitants decided to fight back. In the end, 6 police and 2 locals died. (Screenshot/Weibo)

    In Land Dispute in China’s Yunnan Province, Farmers Resist and Execute 5 by Burning

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  • A police officer holds down a protester on the ground during a clash in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, late Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. The chaotic scenes unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong Occupy Central Day 21: Police Injure Protesters With Batons in Mong Kok Standoff (+Photos)

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  • An pro-democracy activist holds the Captain America sheild a few hours after the Hong Kong police removed all the barriers in the Monk Kok area on Oct. 17, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Three Weeks After the Unfurling of Umbrellas, Hong Kong Remains in Impasse

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  • Protesters scuffle with riot policc in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. The chaotic scenes unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong Police, Occupy Central Protesters Engaged in Fresh Fracas in Mong Kok (+Photos)

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    Protesters Comment on Clearing of Mong Kok in Hong Kong

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