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Stories with subject: Democracy
  • Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 11:46 am

    HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in recent years, reflecting an impasse after a year of bitter battles over political reform.

  • Indonesian army inches back into civilian sphere 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 2:19 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Nearly two decades after the fall of dictator Suharto forced Indonesia's military out of politics, the army is inching back into civilian roles, risking a setback for democracy in this Southeast Asian nation and perhaps even for the turbulent region.

  • China media: Hong Kong opposition is destroyer of democracy 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 2:25 am

    HONG KONG - Chinese state media blasted Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition lawmakers on Friday for being "destroyers" of democratic development a day after they shot down Beijing's election blueprint for the British former colony.

  • Hong Kong's young find new meaning in Tiananmen vigil story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 12:11 pm

    HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers joined a candlelight vigil Thursday to mark the crushing of the 1989 student-led Tiananmen Square protests, an annual commemoration with new meaning for the city's young after a year fighting Beijing.