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Hong Kong Protesters Set Wednesday Deadline

A standoff between China and protesters in Hong Kong is deepening as pro-democracy demonstrations continued for a fifth day. Neither side is showing any signs of backing down even as China prepares to mark its National Day on Wednesday. In a short statement, the Occupy Central group said it will announce plans for its next stage of civil disobedience on Wednesday if Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying does not meet their demands for democratic reform, including true universal...

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