(HONG KONG) HKMA Report: Discussions are underway for #BRICS member to set-up digitalisation of their sovereign currency for wider adoption in the future #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.13: The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) recently conducted tests with the Digital Currency Institute of the People’s Bank of China, involving a bank designated by the mainland authority, as well as merchants and bank staff, the HKMA said in an e-mailed response to questions:

HONG KONG: ‘Looking to expand cross-border tests in talks with the Chinese mainland to expand cross-border testing of the digital yuan after the first phase proceeded smoothly, another step toward wider adoption of the currency’

Having put in place since 2018 provisions for the eventual BRICS trading of these countries according to Ace Finance & Business News

Yuan Currency Report:

This undated photo captures a sign promoting e-CNY payment at a department store in Shanghai. (LIU XIN / FOR CHINA DAILY)

We are discussing and collaborating with the PBOC on the next phase of technical testing, including the feasibility of broadening and deepening the use of e-CNY for cross-boundary payments.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

“We have tested the use of the related app, system connectivity and certain use cases such as cross-boundary purchases,” it said. “We are discussing and collaborating with the PBOC on the next phase of technical testing, including the feasibility of broadening and deepening the use of e-CNY for cross-boundary payments.” As China explores digital yuan for cross-border transactions

The PBOC is well ahead of other major central banks in developing its own digital currency, seeking to replace cash and maintain control over a payments landscape that has become increasingly dominated by technology companies not regulated like banks.

China has been expanding trials in major cities like Shenzhen, with wider adoption planned for the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year. Cross-border use of the digital yuan would be an important step toward global adoption of the currency for financial transactions.

PBOC officials confirmed in April the central bank had conducted the cross-border tests with the HKMA.

The use of the digital yuan in Hong Kong could lead to a much faster and cheaper cross-border payment and clearing process, consultancy Oliver Wyman said in a report released Wednesday. It estimated that costs related to cross-border payments in the city are about US$20 billion to US$40 billion per year, the equivalent of as much as 11 percent of the city’s gross domestic product in 2020 and they should play a key role in digital yuan rollout

“If the payment infrastructure underpinning e-CNY were to roll out for cross-border payments at scale, we believe it can address a substantial portion of this cost base,” said Michael Ho, principal of financial services at Oliver Wyman and co-author of the report.

China could promote the digital yuan’s overseas use starting with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the consultancy wrote in the report. It could also potentially use the digital yuan to settle oil contracts, given its growing influence as an oil buyer, and create an “e-CNY bubble” among countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, it said.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.13: 2021:

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(HONG KONG) Court Report: Democracy Activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to another 10 months in jail for participating in last year’s gathering to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.07: Tens of thousands of people lit candles across the city in what was largely a peaceful event, bar a brief skirmish with riot police in one neighbourhood:

HONG KONG: Activists including Joshua Wong jailed over banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil over democracy sentenced to over Tiananmen Square vigil: Last year was the first time the annual June 4 vigil had been banned in Hong Kong, with police citing #coronavirus restrictions on group gatherings, as they did for all demonstrations in 2020

Published: https://t.me/hongkongfp/12960
Hong Kong Free Press, [May 6, 2021 at 4:53 AM]

You see the back seat of a white police van carrying three young Hongkongers handcuffed with Joshua Wong at their centre.
At only 24 years old, Joshua Wong is currently serving his third jail term.(Reuters: Tyrone Siu)

Wong, 24, is already in prison due to other illegal assembly convictions and was among 47 activists who faced charges under the city’s sweeping national security law. 

On Thursday the District Court reduced his proposed 15-month sentence to 10 months after he pleaded guilty.

Judge Stanley Chan also sentenced Lester Shum, Jannelle Leung and Tiffany Yuen to between four and six months.

Pro-democracy activists outside the court said they were “disappointed” in the sentencing, emphasising that the June 4 rally was a “peaceful assembly”.

Twenty others facing similar June 4-related charges are due to appear in court on June 11.

The June 4 vigil is expected to be banned again this year.

Reuters/ABC/HKFreePress/

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: May.07: 2021:

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HONG KONG: ‘ Legislature vetoes China-backed electoral reform plan ‘

#AceNewsReport – HONG KONG:June.18: Hong Kong’s legislature on Thursday vetoed a China-backed electoral reform package criticized by opposition lawmakers and activists as undemocratic, Reuters said.

The Legislative Council’s move is expected to ease for now the prospect of fresh mass protests in the financial hub. The rejection will likely appease some activists who had demanded a veto.

“Today 28 legco members voted against the wishes of the majority of Hong Kong people, and denied them the democratic right to elect the chief executive in the next election,” said the city’s current leader, Leung Chun-ying.

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MERS virus spreading across Asia, South Korea fails to contain outbreak

#AceNewsServices -Featured Post: South Korea:June.11: Hong Kong issued a red alert and advised against travelling to South Korea, where an epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is gaining pace. The virus is spreading despite attempts to contain the outbreak.

Workers in full protective gear disinfect the interior of a subway train at a Seoul Metro’s railway vehicle base in Goyang, South Korea, June 9, 2015 (Reuters / Kim Hong-Ji)

In Korea, the number of infected people passed 100 this week, reaching 122 on Thursday. Tenth patient died from the disease, health officials said on Thursday. Most of the victims are elderly patients with other health problems unrelated to the virus. Over 3,250 people remain in quarantine.

Two people in Hong Kong who traveled to South Korea recently are being tested for possible MERS contagion, the authorities said on Thursday. Previously 31 people were tested negative in Hong Kong.

Earlier a man tested positive for the disease in China after coming from S. Korea, and a man in Taiwan was taken to hospital with symptoms consistent with MERS.

South Korean authorities are trying to stop the spread of the virus by closing schools and canceling public events. Neighbors in the region are scaling down tourist travel to South Korea, with Hong Kong alone scrapping 600 tours to the MERS-hit country.

MERS virus spreading across Asia, South Korea fails to contain outbreak
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HONG KONG: ‘ PROTESTERS MEET WITH OFFICIALS BUT GOVERNMENT WILL NOT COMPROMISE ‘

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city’s Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.

'Students Meet with Government Officials But Leave With No Compromise '

‘Students Meet with Government Officials But Leave With No Compromise ‘

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told reporters that the government won’t let the public nominate candidates to run in inaugural direct elections to succeed him in 2017, as demanded by thousands of protesters occupying main streets across the city.

But he added that there’s room to discuss how to form the key 1,200-member nominating committee. 

Leung said such changes could be covered in a second round of consultations over the next several months.

“How we should elect the 1,200 so that the nominating committee will be broadly representative – there’s room for discussion there,” Leung said. “There’s room to make the nominating committee more democratic, and this is one of the things we very much want to talk to not just the students but the community at large about.”

Soon after Leung spoke to The Associated Press and three other news agencies, top officials from his government began much-awaited, televised talks with student leaders.

In opening remarks, student leader Alex Chow said that an August decision by China’s legislature ruling out so-called civil nomination and requiring the nominating committee has “emasculated” Hong Kong.

#FreedomNow T-Shirts '

#FreedomNow T-Shirts ‘

Chow and four other student leaders, wearing black T-shirts that said “Freedom Now!,” faced off against five senior government officials in dark suits across a U-shaped table.

“We don’t want anointment,” said Chow, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, one of three groups leading the protests.

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HONG KONG: ‘ PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTS TAKE AN VIOLENT TURN IN MOK KOK AREA ‘

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – October 20 – Pro-democracy protests took a violent turn in Hong Kong early Sunday morning, as police officers clashed with demonstrators in the territory’s Mong Kok neighbourhood.

Riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters at the Mong Kok shopping district of Hong Kong on October 19. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters at the Mong Kok shopping district of Hong Kong on October 19. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

The scuffles, which caused at least three injuries, occurred amid news that Hong Kong’s government plans to meet with student leaders on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the crisis.

Mong Kok’s role as a separate front in the protest movement, however, will complicate efforts at a resolution.

The neighbourhood, located in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district, is a densely populated, working-class area where residents living cheek-by-jowl mingle with shoppers drawn to Nathan Road’s famous retail area.

“Mong Kok is very self-organized; it’s a real people’s movement.”

Previous protests, by contrast, have occurred in Admiralty, a neighbourhood on Hong Kong Island.

Hong Kong Island encompasses the city’s most elegant commercial streets and its main government buildings.

Protests there, while spirited, have been more orderly than those on Mong Kok, where a lack of sophisticated crowd-control infrastructure has exacerbated the chaos.

In Admiralty, groups like Occupy Central for Peace and Love and the Hong Kong Federation of Students are representatives of the students. The protests in Mong Kok, by contrast, have been more spontaneous, and appear to ebb and flow based less on political developments than on behavior by the police.

Trey Menefee, a professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, who described this contrast in great detail in a recent blog post, told me that “Mong Kok is very self-organized; it’s a real people’s movement. There isn’t a representative with whom the government can negotiate.”

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HONG KONG: ‘ DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE AS POLICE AND PROTESTERS CLASHES ‘

#AceWorldNews- HONG KONG – October 18 – A total of 26 arrests have been made and at least 15 police officers injured in scuffles with a crowd of about 9,000 people on Saturday, Hong Kong police said in a statement, according to an AFP report.

Dozens of arrests in new wave of demos in Hong Kong – police

Dozens of arrests in new wave of demos in Hong Kong – police

Using batons and pepper spray, riot police clashed with protesters who were trying to reoccupy a demonstrator’s camp in Mongkok district.

This development puts at risk planned talks between protest leaders and city authorities, aimed at stopping the weeks-long demonstrations of tens of thousands of people, who are calling for free elections and independency from China.

Source: RT – AFP – AP 

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HONG KONG : HUNDREDS OF RIOT POLICE CLEAR OFF-SHOOT OF PROTEST ZONE IN MONG KOK’

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – October 17 – Riot police cleared an offshoot Hong Kong pro-democracy protest zone in a dawn raid on Friday, taking down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked key streets for more than two weeks, but leaving the city’s main thoroughfare still in the hands of the activists.

Hundreds of officers, some in helmets and shields, descended in the early morning on the busy district of Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across the Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the city's financial district.

Hundreds of officers, some in helmets and shields, descended in the early morning on the busy district of Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across the Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the city’s financial district.

Hundreds of officers, some in helmets and shields, descended in the early morning on the busy district of Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across the Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the city’s financial district.

 HUNDREDS OF RIOT POLICE CLEAR OFF-SHOOT OF PROTEST ZONE IN MONG KOK

HUNDREDS OF RIOT POLICE CLEAR OFF-SHOOT OF PROTEST ZONE IN MONG KOK

The key thoroughfare in Admiralty, near the heart of the city’s financial district, remained occupied by protesters.

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HONG KONG: ‘ Leung Chun-ying says He is Ready to Start Talks with Pro-Democracy Leaders ‘

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – October 16 – Hong Kong’s leader said Thursday he is ready to start talks with student pro-democracy protest leaders as soon as next week, suggesting a breakthrough in a political crisis that has seen activists taking over the city’s key business districts for almost three weeks.

But Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying reiterated that Beijing will not retract election restrictions that protesters oppose, raising questions whether the proposed meeting can overcome the vast differences between the two sides.

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HONG KONG: ‘ Pro-Democracy Activists Clash With Police and Barricade Themselves into a Tunnel ‘

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – October 14 – Pro-democracy activists clashed with police and barricaded a tunnel near Hong Kong’s government headquarters late Tuesday!

HONG KONG PROTESTERS BARRICADE TUNNEL NEAR GOVT HQ

HONG KONG PROTESTERS BARRICADE TUNNEL NEAR GOVT HQ

As they expand their protest zone again after being cleared out of some other streets in the latest escalation of tensions in a weeks long political crisis.

The demonstrators blocked the underpass with tires, metal and plastic safety barriers and concrete slabs taken from drainage ditches. 

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HONG KONG: ‘ HUNDREDS OF UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE TRY TO BREAKDOWN PROTESTERS BARRIERS IN BUSINESS DISTRICT ‘

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – October 13 – Hundreds of unidentified people tried to break down protest barriers in the heart of Hong Kong’s business district on Monday, Reuters said.

Hong Kong protests: Hundreds of unidentified people try to break down barricades; scuffles with protesters

Hong Kong protests: Hundreds of unidentified people try to break down barricades; scuffles with protesters

The attackers, some wearing masks, scuffled with protesters who have occupied the streets for the past two weeks.

Some barricades were surrounded by taxi drivers who opposed the protests, which have seriously affected their business.

Police reportedly tried to protect protesters and barricades. 

“The group of people who look like gangsters, they start running toward them [protesters], and then one of them hit an old man with something hard, hit his head, so he’s injured over there right now,” said 20-year-old student protester and witness Winnie Locke.

Some said it was Taxi and truck drivers, who opposed the protests which have seriously affected their business, surrounded some barricades as police stood between the opposing sides.

Students in admiralty are reinforcing barriers with heavier equipment: Chain link, metal structures, plastic barriers

Students in admiralty are reinforcing barriers with heavier equipment: Chain link, metal structures, plastic barriers

A little later Students in admiralty were seen reinforcing barriers with heavier equipment: Chain link, metal structures, plastic barriers.

A number of the people present said this could be the police getting orders to remove the protesters, but without the Chinese government looking like they are the instigator’s.

Earlier the protesters erected tents in the business district and the after the leader Leung Chun-ying said they were not going to agree to the students demands.    

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HONG KONG: ‘ Leung Chun-Ying Vows to Stay in Office as Protesters Set-Up Tent City ‘

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – October 13 – Hong Kong’s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying vowed on Sunday to stay in office, warning students demanding his resignation that their pro-democracy movement was out of control Reuters reported. 

' Hong Kong Leader Will not Changed his Mind as Protesters Set-Up Tent City '

‘ Hong Kong Leader Will not Changed his Mind as Protesters Set-Up Tent City ‘

Leung said the blockade of key parts of the Asian financial hub – now entering its third week – could not continue indefinitely.

Speaking in an interview with the local TVB television station, Leung said his government would continue to try to talk with student leaders but did not rule out the use of “minimum force” to clear the area.

The last few weeks had “proved that a mass movement is something easy to start, but difficult to stop,” he said.

“And no-one can direct the direction and pace of this movement. It is now a movement that has lost control.”

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HONG KONG: ‘ Chinese government will protect Hong Kong residents, as well as the legitimate interests of all foreign investors in the global financial hub, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang ‘

#AceWorldNews – BERLIN, October 10. /TASS/. The recent protests in Hong Kong, the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997, are China’s internal affair, the country’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Friday.

“The Chinese government will protect Hong Kong residents,” as well as the legitimate interests of all foreign investors in the global financial hub, Li told a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“Maintaining the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong is not only in China’s interests, but is mostly in the interests of the people of Hong Kong,” he added,

“The central government of China has always had the guiding principle — one country, two systems,” Li said, stressing that there will be no change to this policy.

Merkel expressed hope that the protests that began in late September will remain peaceful.

' Umbrella Revolution and Freedom Statue '

‘ Umbrella Revolution and Freedom Statue ‘

The Hong Kong protesters are demanding free elections and the resignation of the chief executive, Leung Chun-ying.

The movement has been dubbed “the Umbrella Revolution” after many people started using umbrellas to protect themselves from pepper spray and tear gas, as well as to cope with oppressive heat.

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HONG KONG: ‘ Ten and Thousands of Pro-Democracy Activists Turn Up for a Rally After Government Ditch Dialogue with Students ‘

#AceBreakingNews  HONG KONG – October 10 – Tens of thousands of pro-democracy activists turned up at a rally in front of Hong Kong’s main government office complex Friday night after the government ditched a dialogue with students on political reform in the territory.

30,000 rally in H.K. after gov't calls off dialogue with students

30,000 rally in H.K. after gov’t calls off dialogue with students

Student groups that have helped steer the 13-day protest campaign which blockaded major thoroughfares in the territory have vowed to hold rallies on consecutive nights starting Friday to drum up public support after the Hong Kong government called off the dialogue, which had been scheduled for Friday.

“We call for all citizens to each bring a tent to camp out here (in Admiralty — the main occupation site) to show our persistence on the long-term occupy action,” Joshua Wong of student group Scholarism said.

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HONG KONG: ‘ NO Concessions to Protesters NO End to Occupy Demonstrations ‘

#AceNewsServices – HONG KONG – October 07 – Authorities in Hong Kong have conducted negotiations with protesters, and sent them a clear message that there will be no quick concessions.

' Authorities Refuse Concessions to Hong Kong Protesters '

‘ Authorities Refuse Concessions to Hong Kong Protesters ‘

Chinese authorities confirmed they are going to screen candidates for the 2017 elections for the province’s leader. Hong Kong’s current chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, who was appointed by the province’s Legislative Council, earlier this week turned down protesters’ demand to resign.

After over a week of mass rallies, the numbers of protesters has fallen to several hundred.

They remain camped along the main road leading to Hong Kong’s government headquarters and business districts, causing traffic jams on Hong Kong Island and across Victoria Harbour.

Despite the dramatically decreasing number of supporters, the leaders of the protesters maintain they are ready to go on with the Occupy demonstrations until their demands are met, Reuters reports.

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HONG KONG: ‘ Student-Led Protests for Democratic Reform Subsides with Just a Few Hard-Liners Camped Out on Streets ‘

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – October 06  – Student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong subsided Monday but a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out in the streets, vowing to keep up the pressure until the government responds to their demands.

Schools reopened and civil servants returned to work Monday morning after protesters cleared the area outside the city’s government headquarters, a focal point of the demonstrations that started the previous weekend.

Crowds also thinned markedly at the two other protest sites, and traffic flowed again through many road that had been blocked.

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HONG KONG: ‘ Protesters Announce They Will Lift Blockade of Key Government Buildings Amid Looming Deadline ‘

#AceBreakingNews – HONG KONG – October 05 – Hong Kong protesters have announced that they would lift a blockade of key government buildings, amid a looming deadline by the government to clear the streets.

Benny Tai, leader of the Occupy Central movement, said during a major demonstration late Saturday that protesters should cede to a demand by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to clear access to the government headquarters.  
“We only target CY (Leung), not other government officials. By opening a route, CY will have no reason or excuse to clear our occupation and spread foul rumors,” said Tai.

The decision came after Leung warned earlier in the day that the government was determined to “take all necessary actions to restore social order” and in particular allow 3,000 government staff to resume work by Monday morning.

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HONG KONG: ‘ Police Armed with Pepper Sprays and Batons Clash with Pro-Democracy Protesters ‘

#AceWorldNews – HONG KONG – October 05 – Police armed with pepper spray and batons clashed with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, as fears grew Sunday that officials would use force to clear key streets by the beginning of the work week.

Large crowds of protesters scuffled with police overnight in the blue-collar Mong Kok district in Kowloon, a flashpoint that has seen violent clashes between pro-democracy student protesters and their antagonists over the weekend.

' People injured by Pepper Spray '

‘ People injured by Pepper Spray ‘

Tens of thousands of people, many of them students, have poured into the city’s streets in the past week to peacefully protest China’s restrictions on the election for the city’s top leader. But as the stand-off between the protesters and the government entered its eighth day, tempers flared and patience was waning among residents who oppose the occupation of the streets and the disruption it brings.

Police said they had to disperse the crowds with force early Sunday because they provoked officers with verbal abuse, while the students accuse police of failing to protect them from attacks by mobs intent on driving them away.

The students claim that police had allied with criminal gangs to clear them, but the government has vehemently denied it.

The city’s top leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, appeared on television Saturday evening to once again urge everyone to go home, saying key roads paralyzed by protesters need to return to normal by Monday.

HONG KONG (AP) – The story of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong’s top leader, is the type of rags-to-riches tale that is generally admired in this commercially-minded city. But Leung is deeply unpopular, thanks mainly to his long-standing ties with mainland China.

Beijing’s burgeoning influence in this former British colony is a key factor driving protests that have paralyzed parts of this dynamic city and brought on some of the worst confrontations in decades.

Anger toward Beijing is not shared by all in Hong Kong, and the scuffles that began Friday between protesters and people trying to force them off the streets reflect widening rifts within this city of 7 million.

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HONG KONG: ‘ Midnight Deadline Reached as Mass Demonstrations Break-Out and Police and Protesters Clash ‘

#AceNewsServices – HONG KONG – October 03 – Scuffles between protesters and groups supporting Beijing broke out in a key Hong Kong shopping district on Friday, Reuters said. More than 50 police were sent to Mong Kok, just north of the Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district on the Kowloon side of the harbour, to form a human chain between the groups.

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‘ More than 50 Police were sent to Mong Kok, just north of the Tsim Sha Tsui Shopping District ‘

Several people were reportedly injured. Mong Kok is popular with tourists from mainland China. Meanwhile, the People’s Daily, the newspaper of China’s Communist party, said Friday that authorities will not make concessions to protesters in Hong Kong and that their cause is “doomed to fail.”

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‘Protesters in Hong Kong scuffled with Police outside Government Headquarters on Friday ‘

Protesters in Hong Kong scuffled with police outside government headquarters on Friday, despite an 11th-hour agreement for talks, AFP reported.

Most overnight demonstrators had gone home by Friday morning, but around 100 remained outside the government complex, while parts of the city have remained at a standstill for five days.

Demonstrators had set a midnight Thursday ultimatum for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to resign and for Beijing to stop vetting candidates who want to stand for the chief executive’s job in 2017 elections.

Sources: AFP – RT – People’s Daily – Reuters   

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CHINA: ‘ Anonymous Declares CYBER-WAR on Government of Hong Kong ‘

#AceNewsServices – HONG KONG – October 02 – The Anonymous international hacktivist network has declared cyber war against the government of Hong Kong accusing it of ill-treatment of protesters in a video sent to and released by News2Share.

“To the Hong Kong police and any others that are called to the protests, we are watching you very closely and have already begun to wage war on you for your inhumane actions against your own citizens,” the transcript of the video, released on Wednesday shows.

' Anonymous Hacktivists Support Hong Kong Protesters - Sit-IN

‘ Anonymous Hacktivists Support Hong Kong Protesters – Sit-IN

“To the protesters in Hong Kong, we have heard your plea for help… Anonymous members all over the world stand with you, and will help in your fight for democracy,” the message says.

The Anonymous group has warned that “attacking protesters will result in releasing personal information” of Hong Kong government officials and seizure of “databases and e-mail pools”.

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