For most people in Taiwan the vote was about where the island will stand as Beijing grows increasingly aggressive.
Beijing and Washington are heading for a military standoff in outer space—and cyberspace, and on the high seas, too.
Hong Kong has never seen such an enormous voter turnout, a wave that swept away much of the political establishment favored by the Chinese Communist Party.
Blood has been shed on Hong Kong streets and a university is under siege. But even the “black bloc” at the vanguard of the protests is looking toward the Nov. 24 vote.
Hongkongers are adopting small-scale actions to keep the protest movement from stalling, among them a rating system for business for or against the uprising.
Demonstrators, who take pains to make sure they can’t be identified, defied the edict in the hours after it was announced.
As the People’s Republic of China marks its 70th anniversary, the impact of the Hong Kong protests may not have spread to the mainland, but they sure have to Taiwan.
Beijing’s playbook might work within mainland China, but in Hong Kong every move by the government to suppress the uprising has backfired.
The Chinese Communist Party is betting it won’t have to send tanks to end the revolt. It’s got the cops, surveillance, and even a replacement “international city” in the works.
Blackshirt protesters seized men suspected as Chinese Communist Party agents a riot police flooded an airport sit-in on Tuesday night, but airport operations resumed Wednesday.