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Jiang expresses support for Hong Kong democracy campaign
Jiang expresses support for Hong Kong democracy campaign


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Jiang Yi-huah told lawmakers Tuesday that he was in favor of direct elections in Hong Kong according to the protesters’...full story
updated 2014-09-30 03:53 PM
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Jiang expresses support for Hong Kong democracy campaign Jiang expresses support for Hong Kong democracy campaign

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Jiang Yi-huah told lawmakers Tuesday that he was in favor of direct elections in Hong Kong according to the protesters’....Fullstory

2014-09-30 03:53 PM

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Associated Press

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2014-09-30 10:01 PM

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2014-09-30 09:01 PM

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2014-09-30 08:22 PM

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Associated Press

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2014-09-30 07:42 PM

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2014-09-30 05:59 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

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2014-09-30 04:01 PM

DPP “stands strong with Hong Kong” DPP “stands strong with Hong Kong”

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party issued a statement in support for the Hong Kong campaign for direct elections Tuesday. DPP Secretary-General Joseph Wu....Fullstory

2014-09-30 03:00 PM

Hong Kong universal suffrage would benefit cross-strait ties: Ma

Central News Agency

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2014-09-30 11:09 PM

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2014-09-30 10:22 PM

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Associated Press

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2014-09-30 09:42 PM

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2014-09-30 09:01 PM

UK government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism

Associated Press

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2014-09-30 08:22 PM

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-Europe News Digest, AP

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2014-09-30 07:22 PM

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Associated Press

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2014-09-30 05:01 PM

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2014-09-30 04:01 PM

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