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Hong Kong Marks National Day as Protesters Defy Orders to Disburse

Hong Kong officials on Wednesday held ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of communist China as city leaders remain locked in a standoff with protesters demanding greater democratic reforms. As the city bristled with tension, an early morning flag-raising ceremony in Bauhinia Square drew marching bands and hundreds of dignitaries to commemorate China's National Day. Nearby, tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators angered by pro-Beijing government...

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