Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • Hong Kong police fire first gunshot, water cannon in protest clashes

    Hong Kong police used water cannon for the first time and at least one officer fired his sidearm during pitched battles with protesters Sunday. ...

  • Tibetans march in support of Hong Kong protests

    In a show of support for the protesters in Hong Kong, exile Tibetans marched, prayed, and shouted slogans in the capital of the Tibetan diaspora, McLeod Ganj, India. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Will the Hong Kong protests move China towards being a better world citizen?

    The question is whether the Chinese government will mend its ways to gain more acceptability in the world as a civilized government that respects human freedoms and individual liberty. ...

  • Hong Kong protesters throng streets in pouring rain

    A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence. ...

  • Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border

    Chinese authorities have on two occasions this week linked violent protests in Hong Kong to "terrorism". They have consistently described protesters as "rioters". ...

  • Hong Kong protests shut down airport

    All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city's airport to denounce police violence. ...

  • China defends Hong Kong police, blames Western forces

    China blamed Western forces and defended police conduct in remarks Monday about Hong Kong after the city endured another weekend of violent clashes between protesters and police. ...

  • Police fire tear gas in clash with Hong Kong protesters over banned march

    Police fired tear gas during clashes in a rural Hong Kong town on Saturday as several thousand activists gathered to protest an attack by suspected triad gang members on protesters. ...

  • Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

    Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that “the situation will not develop as you wish” a day before he announced martial law. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Who is China, to appoint the next Dalai Lama?

    Unfortunately, the world is keeping its eyes deliberately closed to China’s religious onslaught and aggressive approach in curbing the freedom of religions. ...