Frank Langfitt Frank Langfitt is NPR's London correspondent. He covers the UK and Ireland, as well as stories elsewhere in Europe.

After deleting tweets from a Hong Kong protest site, Kenny G said he was "not trying to defy government orders." Tomasz Gzell/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

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Student demonstrators don't want to fall behind on their studies, so volunteers built them an outdoor study hall. Some of the desks are built into the concrete highway divider. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters

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Pro-democracy protesters shout slogans during a standoff with police outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

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Hong Kong Protesters Continue Tit For Tat With Police

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Police In Hong Kong Clear More Barricades From Protest Areas

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From Microsoft To Mercedes, Foreign Companies Under The Gun In China

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A student prays in front of a temporary altar during a rally outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 24. Bobby Yip/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Surprising Tie That Binds Hong Kong's Protest Leaders: Faith

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Protesters dressed as Chinese Red Guards chant during a May demonstration in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. People from Hong Kong staged a satirical rally to urge Chinese tourists to stay in mainland China. Competition for housing, grades and jobs between the two groups have produced deep tensions. Anthony Kwan/Getty Images hide caption

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Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

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Two schoolgirls walk past a barricade on a street outside Hong Kong's government complex on Tuesday. Many protesters have returned to work and to school. Student leaders and government officials agreed Tuesday to hold talks on ending the protests. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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After Clogging The Streets, Hong Kong Protests Dwindle

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A woman walks past umbrellas with pro-democracy slogans written on them at a protest site near Hong Kong government headquarters on Saturday. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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On China's Mainland, A Less Charitable Take On Hong Kong's Protests

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Tourists gather in front of old and new Casino Lisboa during a Chinese New Year celebration in Macau, a special administrative region of China, on Feb. 1. For decades, the Lisboa was the only game in town. Now, the world's biggest gambling companies are scrambling to set up shot in what was once a sleepy Portuguese colony. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Gambling in Macau: A Reversal of Fortune ... And Values

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A team from Honolulu, which included Jamie O'Brien of Hawaii's North Shore, won this week's surfing competition, held on one of the world's two biggest tidal bores, located in Hangzhou, China. The other is in the Amazon. Courtesy of Wabsono hide caption

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

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