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November 10, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Hong Kong man sentenced for smuggling attempt

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A Chinese citizen was sentenced to two years in prison for violating the Arms Control Export Act by attempting to smuggle satellite parts back to Hong Kong. See Kee Chin was caught at the Seattle airport in February trying to smuggle 10 devices called “accelerometers” in his suitcase. The devices are specialized…

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October 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The Hong Kong protests as seen by folks with Seattle connections

Hugo Lee, a student protester, chants pro-democracy slogans at the protest site on Wednesday in Hong Kong. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) On Tuesday we asked readers to share their reports about the pro-democracy protests happening in Hong Kong. Here are the first of those reports. As we get more, we’ll add them…

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September 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM

We’re looking for reports from those experiencing the Hong Kong unrest

Pro-democracy demonstrators sleep on a closed off street near the Hong Kong government headquarters, on the third day of the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong, (AP PHOTO) Many who call Seattle home also work, travel or study in Hong Kong. If you or someone you know is witnessing the  pro-democracy protests first…

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