World leaders told to put pressure on Beijing over the detention of peaceful supporters of Occupy Central.
Analysts say two competing trade deals are about 'more than trade' as Beijing's influence grows.
Student leaders say they want to avoid provoking Beijing with an ill-timed trip during the APEC summit.
The majority of those who pursue complaints against the regime are women, and bear the brunt of unofficial detention, a rights group says.
Students held after they 'beat principal,' while others smashed up food outlets on campus.
Beijing hits out at former colonial governor Chris Patten, saying times have moved on since the handover.
Residents are told to close shop or leave town, while factories are shut and vehicles restricted on Beijing's streets.
But anti-Occupy groups say there is growing public support for a withdrawal of camping protesters from three sections of highway.
Zhou Fengsuo says the Occupy Central protesters are the future leaders of a democratic Hong Kong.