South China Morning Post Occupy Central coverage

Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong in late 2014 when the long-awaited Occupy Central civil disobedience movement kicked off, paralysing much of the city as demonstrators called for true universal suffrage and made headlines worldwide.

All Occupy Central articles by James Griffiths:

The world is watching: How Hong Kong protests were covered around the globe

‘Doomed’ protests will not change Beijing’s decision on political reform, warns Chinese state paper

‘Global Solidarity with Hong Kong’ rallies planned worldwide as Facebook turns yellow in support of protestors

Top 10 highlights of Occupy Central so far

Occupy Central goes global: Solidarity protests planned for dozens of cities worldwide

China warns foreign diplomats in Hong Kong to ‘stay away’ from Occupy Central

White House calls for ‘genuine choice’ in Hong Kong elections after petition attracts 200,000 signatures

US lawmakers to introduce legislation to monitor human rights and political reform in Hong Kong

Artists project messages of support from around the world to Occupy Central protesters

‘We belong to Hong Kong’: Thousands gather at solidarity events in 64 cities worldwide

Hongkongers questioned by police after attending solidarity rally in Singapore

Britain has ‘abandoned’ Hong Kong: former chief secretary

Beijing’s point of view on Hong Kong ‘entirely understandable’: Singapore foreign minister


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‘Tell the truth': Libyan dissident’s daughter abducted from Hong Kong aged 12 urges CIA to come clean

SCMP | 7 August, 2014

The daughter of a Libyan dissident who was abducted along with her whole family in Hong Kong in 2004 and flown to Tripoli with the help of US and British intelligence has called on the CIA to “tell the truth” about the agency’s involvement. 

[Read more at the SCMP]


Chinese local government debt is ‘out of control’

Shanghaiist | April 18, 2013

Today in shaky financial dealings which have the potential to upend the global economy: Chinese local government debt.

Speaking to the Financial Times, Zhang Ke, a senior auditor at Chinese accounting firm ShineWing, warns that local government debt is “out of control” and may lead to a bigger financial crisis than the US housing market crash.

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