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ON THE LINE: "Syria: Prospects for Peace?"i
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February 07, 2014 3:00 AM
Three years of civil war in Syria has cost over a 100 thousand lives. After the first round of peace talks failed in Geneva last week, another has been scheduled this month. Can we expect a different outcome the second time around? Or are we looking at a long drawn out conflict with no end in sight?

ON THE LINE: "Syria: Prospects for Peace?"

Published February 06, 2014

Three years of civil war in Syria has cost over a 100 thousand lives. After the first round of peace talks failed in Geneva last week, another has been scheduled this month. Can we expect a different outcome the second time around? Or are we looking at a long drawn out conflict with no end in sight?

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#HongKong Democracy
As Hong Kong prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty, protestors are once again planning to take to the streets in the name of democracy, echoing the cries of last fall’s Umbrella Revolution. Adding to the tensions, the Hong Kong government’s electoral proposals, which were designed to lay out a framework for the election of the city’s next leader in 2017, have collapsed. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at the vast political gulf between pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps in Hong Kong.  

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James Tien: Hong Kong Legislative Councilor (Liberal Party)
Chip Tsao: Columnist, Broadcaster
Lawrence Ma: Silent Majority for Hong Kong
Michael Lipin: VOA   
Raymond Yam: VOA