Asia Briefs: HK pro-democracy group dissolves

HK pro-democracy group dissolves

HONGKONG • Hong Kong pro-democracy group Scholarism dissolved yesterday, more than a year after the student group's anti-government protests sparked the city's biggest challenge to Chinese rule since it was returned in 1997, according to its Facebook page. Scholarism was among the leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement in late 2014.


Tibetan exiles voting for leadership-in-exile

DHARAMSALA (India) • Exiled Tibetans across India and overseas yesterday started voting to elect a political leader known as "Sikyong" for the next five years, following a decision by the 80-year-old Dalai Lama to relinquish his political authority.


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