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People urged not to lose hope for democracy

HONG KONG (SE): The people of Hong Kong were urged not to lose hope and to keep fighting for democracy during a candlelight vigil outside the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre where four leaders of the Umbrella Movement in 2014 (Occupy Central), who were convicted on public nuisance charges, were detained after their sentencing.
 

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Korean democracy lesson for Hong Kong

GWANGJU (UCAN): Twelve members of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese of Hong Kong (JPC) visited Gwangju, South Korea to learn about the Gwangju Uprising of 18 to 27 May 1980, when citizens took up arms after Chonnam University students demonstrating against the military government were beaten by soldiers. South Korean authorities said about 200 died in the uprising from but activists put the figure at about 2,000.
 

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Moral power can overcome oppression

LIVERPOOL (CNS): Catholic people throughout the world truly do support those in even far-flung places who are suffering from oppression and other forms of persecution, the archbishop of Yangon in the Union of Myanmar, Charles Cardinal Maung Bo, told a gathering in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool, the United Kingdom, on May 22.

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Addressing issues more helpful
 than vague threats of disaster

HONG KONG (SE): Government representatives at the National People’s Congress of China, which ran in Beijing from March 5 to 12, have warned that full democracy in Hong Kong could spell some sort of unspecified disaster for the special administrative region.

The comment comes amid widespread debate in the territory over how the next chief executive should be installed in 2017.

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