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After weekend of violent clashes, Beijing to address Hong Kong unrest

Hong Kong bore the scars on Monday of another night of violent protests, with hard hats, umbrellas and water bottles littering some central streets, as Beijing was set to make an a...

After weekend of violent clashes, Beijing to address Hong Kong unrest

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Hong Kong reopens after weekend of violent clashes between police, protesters On Sunday what began as a mostly peaceful protest earlier in the day spiraled into violence in some of the Chinese territory's busiest shopping and tourist districts....
14:51, 09/16/2019

Hong Kong police deploy water cannons amid clashes with protesters in 15th consecutive weekend of unrest The streets of downtown Hong Kong turned into the site of clashes between protesters and police on Sunday as the political turmoil continues in the global financial center for a 15th straight weekend....
03:17, 09/16/2019

Beijing Presses Hong Kong Government to Quell Unrest China’s top office for Hong Kong affairs used a rare news conference to endorse the territory’s leader and the police’s handling of increasingly violent clashes, signaling that Beijing is unlikely to yield concessions as it pressures the semiautonomous city to quell the unrest....
22:17, 07/29/2019

Clashes during pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Another confrontation in Hong Kong on Saturday – this time between a flag-waving flash mob of Beijing supporters and a crowd of locals at a suburban shopping centre. (Sept. 14)        ...
01:34, 09/15/2019

Hong Kong remains vital economic asset for Beijing, despite unrest ith mainland China’s economic rise, Hong Kong is no longer the undisputed center for business and finance in the region. But it still plays an indispensable role that Beijing will be loath to undermine, according to bankers, economists and business leaders....
01:34, 08/15/2019

Beijing Asserts Power to Declare Emergency to Quell Hong Kong Unrest China’s top office for Hong Kong affairs laid out specific measures for the city’s leader to address long-running protests. Earlier, the city’s leader, Carrie Lam, had insisted her government can deal with the unrest....
15:34, 09/03/2019

Beijing Denounces Hong Kong Protesters After Unrest Enters Its Ninth Week The top Chinese government department responsible for handling Hong Kong affairs denounced the ongoing unrest Monday, after another weekend of violent clashes between antigovernment demonstrators and police. Speaking during a press conference in the afternoon, Yang Guang of the Hong Kong and Macau A...
13:51, 07/29/2019

Hong Kong protests: police arrest more than 20 after violent clashes Tense standoffs follow peaceful march with police resorting to teargas and pepper spray on third consecutive day of mass protest Demonstrators in Hong Kong have clashed with riot police as the city entered its third consecutive day of mass protests.On Sunday, the police said they had arrested 20 peo...
00:17, 08/05/2019

How we got here: Hong Kong's fiery 13th weekend of unrest Police and protesters faced off in Hong Kong for the 13th consecutive weekend of pro-democracy protests, amid plumes of tear gas and scattered fires. For only the second time this summer, police rolled out a water cannon -- this time shooting a few jets of blue dye....
19:51, 08/31/2019

U.S. Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Supporting Democracy in Hong Kong in the Wake of Violent Unrest Members of Congress have reintroduced a bill defending Hong Kong’s autonomy in the wake of violent protests over a controversial proposal to amend the city’s extradition law that would allow the transfer of suspects to mainland China. The bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy A...
23:00, 06/14/2019

Thousands back on streets of Hong Kong 24 hours after violent clashes Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong Sunday, as the two groups fought pitched battles in residential areas for the second consecutive day, the latest confrontation amid a deepening political crisis that shows few signs of deescalating....
19:51, 07/28/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Fill Streets in District With History of Violent Clashes Thousands who oppose mainland China’s growing influence on Hong Kong marched through one of the semiautonomous city’s densest districts, with police under pressure to contain weeks of tear-gas-soaked demonstrations....
15:51, 08/03/2019

Hong Kong reopens after weekend of clashes, protests Hong Kong's businesses and metro stations reopened as usual on Monday after a chaotic Sunday when police fired water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who blocked roads and threw petrol bombs outside government headquarters....
11:51, 09/16/2019

McConnell warns Beijing any violent crackdown of Hong Kong protests 'unacceptable' – live Senate majority leader says: ‘The world is watching’USCIS announces new ‘public charge rule’ on green cardsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.00pm BST That’s it from me today. My West Coast colleague Kari Paul will be taking over the blog for the next few hours. Here’s where th...
23:17, 08/12/2019

Beijing supports Hong Kong move to delay extradition bill, condemns violent acts The central government in Beijing has expressed its support, respect and understanding for Hong Kong's decision to suspend an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China to face trial, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday....
14:00, 06/15/2019

Hong Kong protests: Violent clashes break out on handover anniversary amid extradition bill outrage Hong Kong has been blighted by violent clashes again after protests broke out on the anniversary of its handover to Chinese rule amid widespread anger over a controversial extradition bill....
08:51, 07/01/2019

Hong Kong Unrest: ‘We Cannot Give Up’ As protests in Hong Kong increasingly escalate into violent clashes, demonstrators, government supporters and others reflect on where the movement is headed....
16:51, 07/29/2019

Opinion: Hong Kong unrest has no end in sight The Hong Kong government has put a controversial extradition law on ice. But the government's suspension will not solve the unrest, it only means a temporary respite, says DW's Philipp Bilsky....
20:00, 06/15/2019

China backs police in Hong Kong unrest Beijing has urged protesters to renounce violence, saying it's having a "disheartening" effect on the economy. The mainland government said it "strongly supports" the Hong Kong government and its police force....
18:51, 07/29/2019

Police and protesters clash throughout Hong Kong on third day of unrest Authorities fire teargas and rubber bullets at demonstrators who defied ban on rallyingA very modern protest: Hongkongers take struggle to UKHong Kong has had its third consecutive day of mass protests as demonstrators and riot police firing teargas and rubber bullets clashed in several locations th...
04:17, 07/29/2019

Pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers: Lam, not Xi, to blame for unrest Hong Kong's progressive lawmakers say they are seeking reform within the policy of "one country, two systems" that binds their city-state to mainland China....
19:00, 08/16/2019

Tiffany sales hurt by Hong Kong political unrest Political unrest in Hong Kong is hurting sales of Tiffany & Co.’s pricey baubles, the luxury jeweler said Wednesday. The retailer, known for its Robin’s egg blue boxes, recently lost six sales days in Hong Kong — its fourth-largest market — due to political protests that have overtaken the Chi...
11:17, 08/29/2019

How Hong Kong’s Sky-High Home Prices Feed the Unrest Hong Kong’s protests aren’t just about freedom and democracy. Widening inequality has long contributed to tension in the city, and nothing exemplifies the divide between the haves and have-nots better than the sky-high cost of residential property. Developers, mostly owned by local billionaire famil...
00:51, 09/10/2019

What Hong Kong's unrest means for Asia's largest financial hub Hong Kong has witnessed clashes between police and young people since April, after the city attempted to amend extradition laws to allow criminal suspects to be tried in mainland China....
00:00, 08/08/2019

Despite unrest, Hong Kong has its role as bridge between China and world With mainland China’s economic rise, Hong Kong is no longer the undisputed center for business and finance in the region. But it still plays an indispensable role that Beijing will be loath to undermine, say experts and business leaders....
04:00, 08/15/2019

Beijing says it won't allow Hong Kong to be brought up at G20 A top Chinese Foreign Ministry official said Beijing would "not allow" the Hong Kong protests to be brought up at the G20 meeting in Osaka beginning on Thursday....
11:51, 06/24/2019

Hong Kong Protests Spread to Airport as City Fears More Unrest Activists plan to rally Saturday in the same district where a mob attacked protesters last weekend. The police have banned the march, citing the risk of violence....
15:51, 07/26/2019

Hong Kong protests: envoy says China has 'power to quell unrest' China’s ambassador to UK also accuses British politicians of ‘colonial mindset’China has issued its most pointed threat yet to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, warning that it has “enough solutions and enough power to swiftly quell unrest” should it deem the situation “uncontrollable”.Speaking...
01:00, 08/16/2019

Hong Kong protests: China blames 'black hands' of US for unrest Foreign affairs ministry and state media accuse US of seeking to bring down the region Beijing has blamed political unrest in Hong Kong on “black hands” from the US, advising America to remember that “Hong Kong is China’s Hong Kong”.“We can see that US officials are behind such incidents. Can US off...
08:34, 07/24/2019

Dueling protests rattle Hong Kong in 10th week of unrest Dueling protests Saturday marked the 10th week of unrest in Hong Kong, with marchers passing shops shuttered as worries grow that police will crack down on activists in the streets. Pro-democracy demonstrators again marched demanding the resignation of Beijing’s designated leader, Carrie Lam, ...
21:51, 08/17/2019

Offer My Most Sincere Apology: Hong Kong Leader After Political Unrest Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised Tuesday for the political unrest that has shaken Hong Kong, but the pro-Beijing chief executive refused to cave in to demands for her resignation....
15:51, 06/18/2019

Hong Kong police fire teargas at protesters in third day of unrest – video Police fired several rounds of teargas at protesters in resdiential areas of Hong Kong in the third day of mass protests as political unrest deepens. Riot police advanced through thick clouds of tear gas as they fired rounds towards protesters, with protesters arming themselves with umbrellas, scram...
04:17, 07/29/2019

China slams UK over Hong Kong comments and warns against interfering in unrest China has launched a stinging attack on Britain for interfering in Hong Kong and said the Government has made "inappropriate remarks" on the country's unrest....
20:34, 07/03/2019

Hong Kong’s Leader Sticks to Her Plan to End the Unrest, Despite Its Poor Reception Hong Kong’s embattled top official, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, has stuck to her approach to ending Hong Kong’s political crisis, despite the poor reception shown to her announcement yesterday that she was formally withdrawing a divisive extradition bill. Appearing stiff and formal at a ...
15:51, 09/05/2019

Hong Kong: Angela Merkel calls for peaceful solution to unrest The German chancellor is seeking an end to the unrest in Hong Kong through amicable talks. She says the constitution, protecting residents' freedoms, must be at the heart of any dialogue....
18:34, 08/14/2019

Australia sees rush of Hong Kong millionaires amid unrest Australia is seeing an increase in interest in its millionaires-only visa program from wealthy Hong Kong residents who are eyeing a safety net amid political turmoil in the Chinese-ruled territory, migration lawyers told Reuters....
10:00, 08/22/2019

Hong Kong's unrest could present a long-term opportunity: Citi Roger Bacon of Citi Private Bank discusses the impact of the protests in Hong Kong on financial assets. He also says it's too early to tell if there are opportunities in the real estate market....
17:34, 08/16/2019

Hong Kong protests: Will Beijing step in? Leader Carrie Lam has admitted defeat over her extradition bill, but opponents want her gone. With protests to continue, will Beijing intervene? DW's Conflict Zone meets Ronny Tong, an adviser to Lam....
21:51, 07/11/2019

The date which has both Hong Kong and Beijing on edge For months, October 1 has loomed over the mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, as a whispered deadline for the ruling Chinese Communist Party to take action to end the unrest....
10:17, 09/15/2019

Beijing Meddles With Hong Kong at Its Own Peril The possibility that residents or visitors could be exposed to the mainland’s opaque judicial system is likely to haunt investors and businesspeople in Hong Kong....
14:00, 06/11/2019

Beijing says it won't allow Hong Kong protests to be brought up at G20 A top Chinese Foreign Ministry official said Beijing would "not allow" the Hong Kong protests to be brought up at the G20 meeting in Osaka beginning on Thursday....
14:17, 06/24/2019

Chinese state media says 'Western ideologues' to blame for Hong Kong unrest Chinese state media blamed meddling by Western governments on Thursday for unrest in Hong Kong amid an escalating diplomatic spat between China and the United Kingdom over protests in the former British colony....
05:34, 07/04/2019

Hong Kong Unrest Leads to Cancellation of Horse Races at Iconic Track The popular horse races — which draw a mix of Cantonese bettors and beer-swilling expats — had until now been largely unhurt by the unrest roiling the city....
14:00, 09/18/2019

Trump seeks meeting with Xi Jinping amid Hong Kong and market unrest President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to request a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid growing unrest in Hong Kong. “I know President Xi of China very well,” the president tweeted. “He is a great leader who very much has the respect of his people. He is also a good man ...
07:00, 08/15/2019

Fitch cuts Hong Kong's credit rating amid unrest in the city A now withdrawn extradition bill has sparked protests that have occasionally degenerated into violence, creating Hong Kong's worst social unrest in decades and hurting the city's economy....
09:00, 09/06/2019

Hong Kong police attack protesters with tear gas amid political unrest The sharp escalation in law enforcement tactics came on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China — a city holiday — and reflected mounting frustration with city leader Carrie Lam....
22:17, 07/01/2019

Hong Kong enters 15th week of mass protests as unrest continues Pro-democracy demonstrators clash with Beijing supporters as riot police subdue protestersRival groups of demonstrators clashed in Hong Kong and police made arrests in another weekend of mass protests after months of political unrest.Dozens of pro-Beijing protesters waved Chinese flags and chanted “...
12:34, 09/14/2019

Hong Kong's gold market is losing shine amid the political unrest Long-running and sometimes violent street protests in Hong Kong are helping tarnish its luster as the main physical gateway of gold to China, the world's top bullion buyer....
11:17, 09/13/2019

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs in latest wave of unrest HONG KONG – Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign of letting up. Some protesters threw bricks at police outside the Chinese People’...
00:51, 09/17/2019

Beijing suggests it could mobilize troops in Hong Kong if necessary China's defense ministry on Wednesday indicated that the People's Liberation Army could be deployed in Hong Kong as protests continue in the semi-autonomous city....
14:51, 07/24/2019

Why a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker raised the ire of protesters A pro-Beijing lawmaker who has become a figure of hate among pro-democracy circles in Hong Kong has issued a direct threat to his opponents after vandals attacked his office and the graves of his parents....
10:17, 07/24/2019

| Beijing says will 'firmly support' Hong Kong leader Lam Beijing has reiterated its backing of Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam after a massive demonstration demanding she resigns over a controversial extradition bill....
13:34, 06/17/2019

Beijing reiterates support for Hong Kong's Lam, police China reiterated on Monday its support for Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, and its police, and called on Hong Kong people to oppose violence following another weekend of clashes between protesters and police in the city....
12:51, 07/29/2019

Sound of Hong Kong's defiance reverberates in Beijing Beijing’s public support for Hong Kong leader likely hides private fury, but letting her go would be another humiliationThe most obvious casualty of Hong Kong’s extraordinary uprising against chief executive, Carrie Lam, and her campaign to tie the city more closely to China, will be the bureaucrat-...
14:17, 06/18/2019

Hong Kong leader denies Beijing won't let her resign Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could....
06:34, 09/03/2019

Hong Kong leader says has never tendered resignation to Beijing Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could....
06:34, 09/03/2019

| Merkel in Beijing says Hong Kong freedoms must be 'guaranteed' German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong "must be guaranteed" after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing....
17:00, 09/06/2019

Hong Kong leader says she never discussed resigning with Beijing Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she had never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the Chinese-ruled city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a recording of her saying she would step down if she could....
11:00, 09/03/2019

Hong Kong Upheaval Puts Beijing in a Bind Massive protests over an extradition bill present a serious challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping, already facing an economic slowdown and escalating trade tensions with the U.S....
09:34, 06/17/2019

Beijing Digs In on Hong Kong Extradition Bill China signaled no retreat from pursuing legislation to allow extradition from Hong Kong, despite massive weekend protests against the proposed law in the Chinese territory....
15:34, 06/10/2019

Cathay Pacific C.E.O.’s Resignation Shows China’s Looming Power Over Hong Kong Unrest The departure of the executive, Rupert Hogg, illustrates Beijing’s influence over global companies whose bottom lines depend upon access to the mainland....
04:34, 08/17/2019

Resolving trade war and Hong Kong unrest more important to China than saving 'face,' StanChart says China's priorities right now are to resolve its trade dispute with the U.S. and settle the civil unrest in Hong Kong, said Becky Liu, head of China macro strategy at Standard Chartered Bank....
14:17, 08/30/2019

State Dept. 'deeply concerned' by China threats as unrest in Hong Kong grows Bipartisan U.S. concern over the discord in Hong Kong is growing, as the State Department on Wednesday issued a travel warning for the region and expressed support for pro-democracy demonstrators there.The bipartisan leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday condemned Chinese autho...
22:34, 08/14/2019

Hong Kong protests: China military breaks silence to warn unrest should not be tolerated Chinese military garrison chief in Hong Kong says army is determined to protect China’s sovereignty, stoking fears of interventionThe head of the Chinese army in Hong Kong has spoken on the protests for the first time, saying the unrest has “seriously threatened the life and safety” of the people an...
09:51, 08/01/2019

Hong Kong Leader Formally Withdraws the Extradition Bill That Sparked Weeks of Unrest The embattled leader of Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, has formally withdrawn a divisive bill that sparked the worst political crisis the Chinese enclave has seen in decades. The move satisfies one the protesters’ key demands. But critics say the concession is unlikely to bring an end ...
23:00, 09/04/2019

Givenchy, Coach Join Versace To Apologise To China Amid Hong Kong Unrest As tensions in Hong Kong continue to escalate after months of political unrest, China has sought to rein in international brands that have mistakenly identified the semiautonomous territory - and......
02:51, 08/13/2019

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill. Clashes broke out as protesters hurled umbrellas and plastic bottles at police....
07:17, 07/15/2019

Hong Kong’s Leader, Faced With More Clashes, Condemns Violence Carrie Lam is scrambling to assert her government’s authority after several increasingly volatile demonstrations and a surge in anti-police sentiment....
17:00, 07/15/2019

Arrest of Hong Kong Activists, Rally Ban Set Stage for Clashes The arrests of prominent pro-democracy activists and the ban of a mass rally set the stage for a pivotal weekend showdown between protesters and the city’s authorities, as the confrontation showed no signs of abating....
00:17, 08/31/2019

Hong Kong Crisis Escalates as Clashes Intensify and Spread Clashes between protesters and police became more violent and widespread and activists’ calls for a citywide strike shut down parts of Hong Kong on Monday, escalating a crisis as the city’s top official refused to make concessions....
23:00, 08/05/2019

Protests, clashes and lack of trust: the new normal for Hong Kong One of the world’s busiest cities has grown unusually quiet as more and more people stay at homeIt was the third night in a row that Biyanca Chu’s neighbourhood, Wong Tai Sin, a working-class residential district in Hong Kong, had been taken over by police and protesters. The ground was littered wit...
06:17, 08/11/2019

Parts of Hong Kong Paralyzed by Protests After Clashes With Police Thousands marched on Sunday angry over police response to protesters, crowding central Hong Kong the day after demonstrations sparked violent skirmishes between authorities and a hard-core group of protesters....
16:17, 07/28/2019

Violent protests continue in Hong Kong Pro-democracy protesters have continued weekly rallies on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill.        ...
09:51, 07/29/2019

Hong Kong Tycoon Warns Protesters and Beijing Against Violence Hong Kong’s richest man bought the full front pages of many local newspapers to run a pair of ads—one aimed at the Chinese government, the other at demonstrators....
15:34, 08/16/2019

US dismisses Beijing's tongue-lashing over Hong Kong controversy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s team needled China by urging Hong Kong not to pass a controversial extradition bill, just hours after similar comments provoked a tongue-lashing in Beijing....
02:34, 06/15/2019

Chinese K-pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong At least eight K-pop stars from China and even one from Taiwan and one from Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans...
12:51, 08/19/2019

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong At least eight mainland Chinese pop stars and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans...
19:17, 08/19/2019

Chinese pop stars back Beijing over Hong Kong protests Patriotic posts have been uploaded from some of the music industry's biggest stars in the region. They are seen as a show of support for China against the demonstrators in Hong Kong....
23:17, 08/19/2019

The High School Course Beijing Accuses of Radicalizing Hong Kong Pro-Beijing officials say a course that teaches critical thinking has created a generation of rebels. Students and teachers say it has made them more engaged with society....
21:51, 09/01/2019

Beijing says 'radical' Hong Kong protests are an 'undisguised challenge' The Chinese government has denounced Monday night's violent protests in Hong Kong as "radical," terming them an "undisguised challenge" to the city's system of governance....
15:17, 07/02/2019

Beijing’s reaction to Hong Kong protests has been muted so far. Will that continue? After suppressing information about the protests earlier this week, China’s state-controlled media started reporting some details on Thursday, though they distorted some facts....
15:17, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Urge Governments to Confront Beijing at G-20 Bands of Hong Kong protesters are urging foreign governments to confront Beijing at the G-20 summit over moves they say infringe on the city’s autonomy, a strategy that risks antagonizing China’s government and alienating broad public support....
18:17, 06/26/2019

Protesters clash with police, chant 'liberate Hong Kong' as unrest continues for 10th week Hong Kong police fired tear gas and charged with batons, marking a shift in tactics during a tenth straight weekend of unrest in the former British colony where many are chafing at Chinese rule....
20:02, 08/12/2019

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov Links DDoS Cyber-Attack to Hong Kong Unrest, China Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong....
13:00, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong protesters threaten new airport disruptions after street clashes Hong Kong protesters have called for demonstrations at the city's international airport after a night of heated clashes with police in one of the world's most populated districts....
09:34, 09/07/2019

Hong Kong protest ends in chaotic clashes between police and demonstrators Standoff in Sha Tin over extradition bill came one day after unrest in Sheung ShuiViolent clashes have erupted between Hong Kong police and protesters at the end of a peaceful demonstration against the controversial extradition bill. The incidents took place late on Sunday in a bustling town between...
20:17, 07/14/2019

Hong Kong police break up scattered clashes between rival protesters Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months of sometimes violent clashes....
16:00, 09/14/2019

Hong Kong Clashes Flare, Sparking Fears for Territory's Future Police and demonstrators clashed in Hong Kong this weekend in some of the fiercest confrontations to rock the semiautonomous Chinese city, fueling apprehension that a summer of protests against the encroachment of Beijing is veering into dangerous new territory....
03:17, 07/29/2019

Spiraling Clashes Risk Pushing Hong Kong's Economy Into Recession Pro-democracy unrest sweeping Hong Kong is threatening to tip the trading hub into recession for the first time since the global financial crisis a decade ago, as uncertainty grips an economy already buffeted by the U.S.-China trade war....
00:51, 08/10/2019

Ten dramatic images from the Hong Kong airport protests and clashes with police Protests at Hong Kong International Airport escalated for a second day, causing flights to be canceled at one of the busiest airports in the world.        ...
09:17, 08/14/2019

Hong Kong Leader Condemns Clashes, Calls Protesters "Rioters" Anti-government protesters who fought police inside a Hong Kong shopping mall were "rioters", the finance hub's pro-Beijing leader said Monday, as she threw her support behind the city's beleaguered......
18:51, 07/15/2019

Clashes erupt as thousands march in Hong Kong against Chinese traders Several thousand people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory....
17:00, 07/13/2019

Hong Kong leader says protesters in latest clashes can be called 'rioters' Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday protesters involved in the latest clashes with the police could be described as "rioters" and that she supported police upholding the law and seeking those responsible....
11:17, 07/15/2019

Hong Kong Crisis Escalates With Citywide Strike, Spreading Clashes A city-wide strike and three-days of violent clashes with police that spread through the city escalated a political crisis, as Hong Kong’s leader called the situation dangerous and unstable but offered no compromises to abate the unrest....
12:34, 08/05/2019

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms....
04:51, 07/15/2019

| WATCH: Clashes as Hong Kong protesters vandalise police station Hong Kong police have fired tear gas in confrontations with black-clad activists in a popular tourist district, as the Chinese-controlled territory was again rocked by anti-government protests....
17:51, 08/04/2019

Hong Kong protesters defy ban as clashes escalate on key pro-democracy anniversary Police declined to authorize a march on Saturday and intensified their crackdown on Hong Kong activists, but thousands of protesters showed up anyway. ...
18:17, 08/31/2019

Hong Kong Authorities Charge Dozens with Rioting, Igniting Clashes Authorities on Tuesday charged 44 people with rioting, an offense that can carry a multiyear prison sentence, as the city’s Beijing-backed government takes a tougher stance to try to restore order after weeks of increasingly volatile protests....
21:17, 07/30/2019

Violent protests broke out in Hong Kong — Here's what happened Large crowds of protesters gathered around the local legislature as lawmakers postponed a debate on a legal change that's been condemned by hundreds of thousands in the city. The protesters are vowing to stop a government plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, but the heart of the demons...
01:34, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong extradition protests turn violent Protests between protestors and Hong Kong police turned violent on Wednesday morning. Protestors of proposed extradition laws occupied the streets.        ...
19:17, 06/14/2019

| WATCH: The morning after Hong Kong's violent protest Rubbish is strewn across Hong Kong's city centre in the morning after violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police a day earlier. WATCH NOW....
10:34, 06/13/2019

Authorities Begin Arrests in Hong Kong as Beijing Ramps Up the Rhetoric Hong Kong police have arrested a suspect in relation to the July 1 ransacking of the legislature, while Beijing intensified its condemnation of the protests and of political leaders in Britain, who have voiced support for them. Local government-run radio reported in the early hours of Thursday that ...
13:00, 07/04/2019

China's top official in Hong Kong says Beijing backs city's leader China's top representative in Hong Kong said on Thursday the central government in Beijing maintained its support for Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who is grappling with the city's greatest political crisis since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997....
11:34, 07/11/2019

Civil servants join Hong Kong protests as Beijing accuses US Hong Kong civil servants are joining in anti-government street protests as China’s top diplomat accuses the U.S. and other Western nations of “fanning the flames” of the demonstrations...
15:17, 08/02/2019

Hong Kong holds somber Tiananmen vigil as Beijing goes into lockdown Tens of thousands joined a somber candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on student-led democracy protesters in and around Tiananmen Square, as authorities in Beijing went into lockdown....
19:00, 06/04/2019

With Hong Kong divided, Beijing tries new tactic to discredit protest movement It has become a war of attrition. Ahead of the tenth consecutive weekend of protests in Hong Kong, neither the government nor demonstrators are giving an inch of ground....
08:00, 08/08/2019

Stand up to Beijing, Hong Kong singer tells U.S. lawmakers, companies Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho wants U.S. lawmakers and companies to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, to help change the Chinese Communist Party's behavior....
17:18, 09/17/2019

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after Beijing pressure following Hong Kong protests Company chairman John Slosar said the airline needed new management because events had “called into question” its commitment to safety and security.        ...
21:34, 08/16/2019

Stand Up To Beijing, Hong Kong Singer Tells US Lawmakers, Companies Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho wants U.S. lawmakers and companies to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, to help change the Chinese Communist Party's behaviour....
08:00, 09/17/2019

Hong Kong supporters ‘stunned' by pro-Beijing harassment in Australia and New Zealand College students who support Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists have been “stunned” to find themselves harassed in other countries by counterprotesters aligned with the government in Beijing....
21:17, 07/31/2019

In challenge to Beijing, Hong Kong activists attempt to take fight to mainland Hong Kong's faceless protest movement is embarking on a bold new strategy that poses a direct challenge to the city's political masters in Beijing: activists want to export their "revolution" to mainland China....
10:34, 07/11/2019

Beijing says Hong Kong is facing its biggest crisis since 1997 handover Hong Kong is facing its biggest crisis since it returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997, the head of China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on Wednesday....
15:34, 08/07/2019

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says withdrawal of extradition bill own decision, not Beijing’s Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday insisted the decision to withdraw the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of tense protests was her government’s own decision, and not the central Chinese government’s....
15:51, 09/05/2019

The Ransacking of Hong Kong’s Legislature Prompts a ‘Zero Tolerance’ Warning From Beijing While hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters, including families toting young children, marched through the sweltering Hong Kong afternoon on Monday to express their opposition to a divisive extradition bill, a separate group took more forceful swings against the government On the 22nd anniver...
13:17, 07/02/2019

Hong Kong protests condemned by China as 'horrendous' as state media calls on 'forceful' action to end unrest Another weekend of violent clashes between protestors and police in Hong Kong spurred officials in China on Monday to blame Western forces while also calling for authorities to take more "forceful" action to restore order in the city....
22:17, 07/29/2019

Clashes and Tear Gas as Hong Kong Police Confront Protesters in Yuen Long Despite a police ban, protesters marched on Saturday in the same area where they were attacked last weekend by people accused of having gang connections....
10:17, 07/28/2019

Hong Kong protesters threaten new airport disruptions after street clashes with police Hong Kong protesters have called for demonstrations at the city's international airport after a night of heated clashes with police in one of the world's most populated districts....
07:01, 09/08/2019

Police fire tear gas in busy shopping district in new Hong Kong clashes Hong Kong police have fired tear gas at protesters to disperse crowds as both sides clashed for a second consecutive night in the bustling shopping district of Mong Kok....
23:17, 09/07/2019

Hong Kong police fire beanbag rounds in overnight clashes with protesters Hong Kong police fired beanbag rounds and used pepper spray in late night skirmishes with pro-democracy protesters, broadcaster RTHK said on Wednesday, as unrest that has gripped the Chinese-ruled city for months showed little sign of abating....
05:34, 09/04/2019

Street Clashes Disrupt the Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to Chinese Sovereignty The 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s retrocession to China dawned Monday with gray skies, clashes between protesters and riot police, and news of another tragic death. Local media reported late Sunday that a 29-year-old woman had fallen to her death from the retail podium of the International F...
04:00, 07/01/2019

As Clashes Over Hong Kong Reach Australia, Speaking Up Brings Death Threats Fear of attacks — and of the consequences of speaking out for family members who remain in China — is keeping many in the Chinese community here quiet....
10:00, 08/23/2019

Hong Kong protests: Police fire tear gas at pro-democracy activists in second day of clashes Hong Kong police have fired tear gas at unauthorised protests near the Chinese government office as concerns grow about an increasing cycle of violence....
18:17, 07/28/2019

Hong Kong descends into chaos as violent protests intensify After two months of demonstrations, Hong Kong ground to a halt Monday during a violence-filled general strike that saw protesters blocking trains during the morning rush hour and more than 200 flights getting canceled when ground workers walked off the job, according to reports. Police fired tear ga...
00:34, 08/06/2019

Business fears for Hong Kong after protests turn violent Violent demonstrations Monday that saw protesters vandalize Hong Kong's main government complex have drawn a swift condemnation from business leaders worried about damage to the city's reputation....
09:00, 07/03/2019

Hong Kong airport: Flights resume after violent protests Hong Kong airport has reopened after being shut down by two days of violent clashes between police and protesters. Airport authorities said they had obtained a judicial order to stop further protests....
04:51, 08/14/2019

Hong Kong protests are growing smaller but more violent and ugly Dozens of people were injured Sunday in another night of violence in Hong Kong, as the city marked its fifteenth consecutive weekend of anti-government protests....
00:51, 09/17/2019

China accuses UK of supporting violent Hong Kong protests Beijing has accused Britain of "basking in the faded glory of British colonialism" and reminded the former colonial power of Hong Kong's status. Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt appeared to back down on previous comments....
15:34, 07/04/2019

Train to Hong Kong airport suspended after violent protests The operator of the express train to Hong Kong's airport has suspended service as pro-democracy protesters gathered there following a day of violent clashes with police....
03:34, 09/02/2019

Responding to leaked recording, Hong Kong leader says she never tendered resignation to Beijing Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could....
15:34, 09/03/2019

Beijing says the Hong Kong police are 'fully capable' of punishing criminal activities The Hong Kong government and police are "fully capable" of punishing criminal activities and restoring public order, a spokesperson for China's Hong Kong Affairs Office said on Tuesday....
15:34, 08/07/2019

Thousands of protesters shut down Hong Kong airport as Beijing condemns 'terrorism' Almost 200 flights were canceled to and from Hong Kong Monday, as thousands of pro-democracy protesters shut down one of the busiest airports in Asia following violent clashes with police over the weekend....
21:05, 08/12/2019

Hong Kong Leader Says No Need for Beijing to Intervene in Protests Amid Escalating Violence Following a weekend of escalating violence between pro-democracy demonstrators and police, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Tuesday insisted her administration has not “lost control.” While repeating much of her rhetoric from earlier press conferences, a defiant Lam said the semi-autonomous c...
16:34, 08/27/2019

Chinese K-Pop Stars Voice Support for Beijing’s One-China Policy on Hong Kong (HONG KONG) — At least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans. Many of the statements came after protesters opposed to ...
19:51, 08/19/2019

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s puzzling apology: Did Beijing blink? And, if so, why? On Sunday, another massive protest in Hong Kong rallied against chief executive Carrie Lam, demanding her to withdraw a controversial extradition bill and step down. Neither of those demands were met......
22:00, 06/18/2019

Hong Kong leader says Beijing supports decision to withdraw extradition bill Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday that the decision to formally withdraw the controversial extradition bill that has led to months of violent protests in the city was her own....
03:34, 09/06/2019

Hong Kong's black-clad protesters deface Beijing's Liaison Office Thousands of protesters descended on China's representative office in Hong Kong on Sunday, as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city's political masters in Beijing....
16:17, 07/21/2019

Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns Amid Pressure From Beijing Over Hong Kong Protests (HONG KONG) — The CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways has resigned following pressure by Beijing on the Hong Kong carrier over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests. Cathay Pacific said Rupert Hogg resigned Friday “to take responsibility” following “rec...
14:34, 08/16/2019

Hong Kong Police Draw Protester Rage, but Beijing Doesn't Think They're Tough Enough Hong Kong’s police are caught between a local population that accuses them of inflaming protests by using excessive force and mainland authorities who are urging them to get tougher to end the crisis....
07:34, 08/09/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Defy Beijing Warnings, as Police Fire Tear Gas A day of protest began with a “family friendly” rally but ended with fires on a busy shopping street, tear gas and a tunnel under the harbor blocked....
18:17, 08/10/2019

Beijing’s game plan for stifling the Hong Kong protests is now clear | Sebastian Veg Manipulation of public opinion and pressure on the region’s businesses, universities and judiciary are part of the strategyAs protests in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition law enter their third month, the prospect of any resolution to the unrest seems a long way off. However, the past we...
01:00, 08/16/2019

Beijing walks a thin line as Hong Kong erupts at the worst possible time This week's violent protests in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill couldn't come at a worse time for China's stability-obsessed Communist Party and its leader, President Xi Jinping....
13:34, 06/13/2019

Beijing says the Hong Kong police is 'fully capable' of punishing criminal activities The Hong Kong government and police are "fully capable" of punishing criminal activities and restoring public order, a spokesperson for China's Hong Kong Affairs Office said on Tuesday....
20:00, 08/06/2019

Beijing has option of forceful intervention in Hong Kong: Global Times tabloid China has the option to "forcefully intervene" to quell violent protests in Hong Kong, an influential state-controlled tabloid warned in an editorial on Friday, lashing out at what Beijing describes as U.S. interference in Hong Kong....
21:34, 08/15/2019

Hong Kong Activist Walks Free, Calls On Pro-Beijing Leader To Resign Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong called on the city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam to resign after he walked free from prison on Monday, as historic anti-government protests rocked the city....
13:00, 06/17/2019

Hong Kong protests, Beijing's tightening grip rattle business community Chaotic scenes of protesters rampaging through Hong Kong's legislature, trashing furniture and daubing graffiti over walls have sent jitters through the business community, which worries about the impact on the city's status as a financial hub....
09:34, 07/03/2019

Trump Says Beijing Should Resolve the Hong Kong Crisis ‘Humanely’ if It Wants a Trade Deal President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to tie a peaceful resolution of the unrest gripping Hong Kong to a trade deal with the Chinese government, the same day the State Department raised concerns about a possible armed intervention in Hong Kong by Beijing. A State Department spokeswoman cited ...
13:34, 08/15/2019

Beijing walks a thin line as Hong Kong erupts at worst possible time This week's violent protests in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill couldn't come at a worse time for China's stability-obsessed Communist Party and its leader, President Xi Jinping....
12:00, 06/13/2019

Taiwan Denies Stoking Hong Kong Unrest and Blasts Communist Party for Refusing to Meet Protesters’ Demands (Bloomberg) — Taiwan denied interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs to support protesters, rejecting such claims by Beijing as “talking nonsense.” The Taipei-based Mainland Affairs Council said in a statement Sunday that unrest in the former British colony stemmed from the Communi...
17:34, 09/02/2019

| WATCH | Hong Kong reels from worst clashes in months as protesters battle police Hong Kong is reeling from some of the worst clashes to rock the city in months after hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurled petrol bombs at police who fired tear gas and deployed water cannon, before making mass arrests inside train station...
14:51, 09/01/2019

Clashes Erupt in Hong Kong as Thousands March on the U.S. Consulate to Call for Washington’s Support Clashes took place in the heart of Hong Kong Sunday as thousands of protesters marched on the U.S. consulate, calling for Washington’s help in their struggle for greater political freedom. What began as as peaceful demonstration was cut short in the late afternoon as hardliners started fires a...
17:34, 09/08/2019

Amid Tear Gas and New Clashes With Police, Hong Kong Protestors Pull Down Chinese Flag HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters and authorities clashed in Hong Kong again on Saturday, as demonstrators removed a Chinese national flag from its pole and flung it into the city’s iconic Victoria Harbor and police fired tear gas after some protesters vandalized a police station. The scene wa...
19:17, 08/03/2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes erupt after thousands appeal to Trump Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district on Sunday, after demonstrators had rallied at the U.S. Consulate calling for help in bringing democracy to the Chinese-ruled city....
15:34, 09/08/2019

U.S. Senate leader: Any violent crackdown in Hong Kong would be 'completely unacceptable' U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned China on Monday that any violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong would be "completely unacceptable," while Trump administration officials urged all sides to refrain from violence....
12:17, 08/13/2019

Officials concerned that arrests in Hong Kong could aggravate violent protests A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker expressed fears Thursday that the situation could worsen after police announced the arrests of more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week....
14:34, 07/04/2019

Flights Resume at Hong Kong Airport After a Violent Night of Protests Flights at Hong Kong International Airport mostly resumed on Wednesday morning, after violent clashes broke out between demonstrators and police on Tuesday night. “We are trying to clear the backlog of passengers through flight rescheduling,” an Airport Authority representative told TIME...
07:17, 08/14/2019

Hong Kong protest: China says violent demonstrations 'totally intolerable' Beijing’s liaison office says storming of parliament is ‘an extreme challenge’ to the rule of lawThe Chinese government has issued a strong condemnation of protesters who stormed and vandalised the Hong Kong’s legislature late on Monday, calling the act “totally intolerable”.In a statement carried b...
09:17, 07/02/2019

Protesters disrupt transport at Hong Kong airport after violent night Transport to and from Hong Kong International Airport was disrupted for hours Sunday as protesters barricaded roads, leaving traffic gridlocked and stranding hundreds of tourists at the terminal....
00:51, 09/02/2019

A Violent Turn in Hong Kong Protests Marks a Dangerous New Phase More than six weeks after they began, protests in Hong Kong show no sign of easing up. Sparked by a proposed extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to be sent to face trial under China’s opaque legal system, the protests took a darker turn on July 19, when police seized a cache ...
14:51, 07/25/2019

Hong Kong Protest Against Mainland Chinese Traders Turns Violent Several thousand demonstrators gathered on Saturday in the streets of a Hong Kong border town popular with mainlanders shopping for “parallel goods” to sell on....
16:17, 07/13/2019

China condemns violent behavior in Hong Kong, supports government China's foreign ministry said on Thursday the central government strongly condemns the violent behavior of protesters in Hong Kong and supports the government there....
13:00, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam condemns 'extremely violent' storming of parliament City wakes to tense calm after splinter group of protesters smashed their way into the legislative council and raised the former colonial flagHong Kong faced a tense calm on Tuesday as clean-up operations were underway to repair damage done by protesters to the city’s legislative council building on...
16:00, 07/02/2019

In Hong Kong, Employees Hide Their Political Leanings as Beijing Forces Companies to Take Sides By day, Lucy is a flight attendant. Dressed in a neat uniform, she politely offers passengers meals and drinks while they cruise at 35,000 feet. Recently though, she’s been switching shifts to make sure that she’s in town to join the protests that have rocked Hong Kong for the last 15 we...
13:18, 09/16/2019

Hong Kong marchers pelt Beijing Liaison Office with eggs in latest protest Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy marchers took the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, marking the sixth straight week of anti-government rallies in the Chinese city....
19:34, 07/21/2019

Hong Kong could lose special trade status if Beijing intervenes in protests: official A 1992 U.S. law affords Hong Kong preferential treatment in matters of trade and economics compared with China. Areas of special treatment include visas, law enforcement and investment....
06:51, 08/14/2019

Trump may raise Hong Kong protests with Xi as city remains a thorn in Beijing's side Hong Kong has once again burnished its reputation as a thorn in the side of the Chinese Communist Party and its leader, President Xi Jinping, after protesters swarmed the city's streets for the third time in one week....
11:00, 06/17/2019

Chinese state media slams attack on Beijing representative's office in Hong Kong An attack on the office of Beijing's representative in Hong Kong by protesters was a "blatant challenge to the central government" and will not be tolerated, state news agency Xinhua said in an editorial on Monday....
02:00, 07/22/2019

'Prepared to Die': Hong Kong Protesters Embrace Hard-Core Tactics, Challenge Beijing Some activists have largely rejected the strategies of veteran leaders of past pro-democracy movements. The shift in attitude means the city’s resistance has become the biggest open rebellion against China’s government since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012....
10:00, 08/06/2019

Hong Kong riots: Further clashes between police and protesters as hundreds remain on the street in protest over extradition law Further clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people continued to protest against a planned extradition law with mainland China....
18:17, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong hit by another weekend of protests Hong Kong began another volatile weekend on Saturday, with anti-government protests taking place across the city, including one at the international airport for a second day....
11:17, 08/10/2019

Cornered By "Violent" Protesters, Hong Kong Police Fire Warning Shots Hong Kong police on Monday said they were forced to fire water cannon and a warning shot to fend off "extremely violent" demonstrators, as months of pro-democracy protests veer deeper into violence....
09:00, 08/26/2019

Riot police clash with Hong Kong protesters as demonstrations turn violent Tens of thousands of demonstrators clashed with Hong Kong police Saturday, protesting an attack by gang members on pro-democracy supporters last week....
22:17, 07/28/2019

Riot police fire tear gas as Hong Kong protests turn violent Police in Hong Kong have gained back control of a government building by firing tear gas and charging at demonstrators after protests turned violent....
23:51, 07/01/2019

China condemns violent Hong Kong protests as 'undisguised challenge' to its rule China on Tuesday condemned violent protests in Hong Kong as an "undisguised challenge" to the formula under which the city is ruled, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who stormed and trashed the legislature....
11:51, 07/02/2019

Hong Kong: Police, protesters injured as peaceful march turns violent Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong's northern town of Sha Tin for a peaceful march that turned violent Sunday after police attempted to disperse demonstrators from a nearby mall....
08:00, 07/15/2019

Hong Kong government building a 'big crime scene' after night of violent protests A senior Hong Kong official has described the city's legislative council as a "big crime scene," just hours after hundreds of masked, mainly young protesters stormed the building, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake....
08:00, 07/02/2019

Beijing says Hong Kong protests 'show signs of terrorism.' If you only watch state media, you probably agree Out-of-control mobs beating up police. Crazed separatists throwing petrol bombs and vandalizing government buildings. The symbols of the country insulted and humiliated. Local authorities overwhelmed and in need of assistance....
13:52, 08/13/2019

Chanting Anti-Beijing Slogans, Protesters Defy a Police Ban to March Through Downtown Hong Kong Protesters in Hong Kong once again defied a police ban Sunday to march through the enclave’s downtown districts in their push for greater political freedom. Shopping malls, department stores and office buildings in the tourist and retail district of Causeway Bay pulled their shutters down arou...
11:17, 09/15/2019

‘Any Attempt to Play With Fire Will Only Backfire.’ Beijing Issues Stern Warning to Hong Kong Protesters The Chinese government issued its harshest rebuke of Hong Kong’s protests to date Tuesday, condemning recent actions as a threat to the city’s rule of law and warning that the “handful of brazen and violent” demonstrators will be punished. “The protests taking place in ...
00:34, 08/07/2019

Beijing Dismisses Hong Kong’s Radical Protesters as Separatist ‘Thugs’ Bent on ‘Political Intimidation’ China has doubled down on what it has termed a “color revolution” in the restive enclave of Hong Kong, dismissing a hardline minority of protesters as “thugs” attempting to turn the territory into an “independent or semi-independent political entity.” At a press c...
18:00, 09/03/2019

Hong Kong extradition protests: demonstrators vow to keep fighting proposed bill after clashes outside government HQ leave at least 72 injured Hong Kong students and civil rights activists have vowed to continue protesting a proposed bill that would allow extradition to China, following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police that left at least 72 people injured....
23:17, 06/12/2019

Chinese state media urge action, voice support for Hong Kong police after overnight clashes "Using the sword of the law to stop violence and restore order is overwhelmingly the most important and urgent task for Hong Kong!" a front-page commentary on the overseas edition of the Communist Party's official People's Daily newspaper said....
06:17, 08/14/2019

Hong Kong braces for more protests this weekend After violent protests in Hong Kong this week that involved 2 million people and led to hundreds of injuries and arrests, the city is bracing for more potential trouble this weekend....
20:00, 07/05/2019

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong hit by another weekend of protests Hong Kong began another volatile weekend on Saturday, with anti-government protests taking place across the city, including one at the international airport for a second day....
11:17, 08/10/2019

Hong Kong braces for another weekend of protests Hong Kong is bracing for another weekend of mass demonstrations, with a protest march scheduled to take place Saturday in one of the world's most densely populated areas....
07:17, 08/03/2019

Jeremy Hunt bans tear gas sales to Hong Kong after violent crackdown on protesters Jeremy Hunt today banned sales of tear gas and other crowd control equipment to Hong Kong because of the violent crackdown on civil rights protesters....
21:17, 06/25/2019

Hong Kong leader says she hopes non-violent protest puts city on road to peace Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hopes a non-violent weekend protest that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets in an anti-government rally was the beginning of efforts to restore peace in the Chinese-ruled city....
07:51, 08/20/2019

Fears Hong Kong protests could turn violent amid calls to 'escalate action' Protesters have given authorities until Thursday afternoon to answer demands to retract extradition billHong Kong is bracing for fresh rallies on Friday, which many fear could turn violent, as protesters gave city authorities until Thursday to meet their demands on the retraction of the city’s contr...
12:17, 06/19/2019

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as protests turn to violent chaos Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial turned to violent chaos....
12:00, 06/12/2019

Police repeatedly fire tear gas on protesters as confrontation turns violent in Hong Kong Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Wednesday with large crowds of protesters gathering around the local legislature as lawmakers postponed debate on proposed legal changes that would allow extraditions to mainland China....
14:51, 06/12/2019

Chinese State Media Warns of Intervention as Hong Kong Protests Turn Violent In the wake of violent clashes in Hong Kong on Sunday, during which a live gunshot was fired for the first time since protests began in early June, Chinese state media used its harshest rhetoric yet to condemn the unrest and warned that Beijing could soon intervene. The 12th straight weekend of prot...
10:34, 08/26/2019

Hong Kong Protests: Another Weekend of Demonstrations Begins A peaceful rally led by teachers began a weekend of planned protests, days after demonstrators and the police were both criticized for escalating violence....
10:34, 08/17/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Try to Keep Momentum With Weekend Protests A march on Sunday in the Sha Tin area of Hong Kong came one day after clashes broke out between police officers and protesters in a town near mainland China....
10:34, 07/14/2019

Police launch tear gas, protesters throw eggs as Hong Kong protest turns violent Walking in sweltering heat, Hong Kong protesters dressed in black carried a large banner that read “Independent Inquiry for Rule of Law.”        ...
01:00, 07/22/2019

Hong Kong protesters apologize, face tipping point after demonstrations at airport turned violent Protesters sought sympathy and forgiveness as they fought to regain control over a narrative that seemed to be tilting in Beijing’s favor for the first time....
13:34, 08/14/2019

A gun shot, petrol bombs and water cannons mark violent escalation in Hong Kong protests A Hong Kong police officer fired a live shot into the air as protesters squared off against police armed with water cannons Sunday, in one of the most violent nights seen since mass pro-democracy protests began 12 weekends ago....
18:34, 08/26/2019

| WATCH | Hong Kong police say violent protesters forced use of water cannon, warning shot Hong Kong police say they were forced to fire water cannon and a warning shot to fend off "extremely violent" demonstrators, as months of pro-democracy protests veer deeper into violence....
03:00, 08/27/2019

Hong Kong’s Embattled Leader Appeals for Calm in the Wake of Violent Anti-Government Protests Hong Kong was struggling to come to terms this morning with the violent ransacking of the legislature on July 1—the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s retrocession to China. On Monday night, hundreds of anti-China rioters battered their way through glass doors and steel shut...
13:17, 07/02/2019

British Hong Kong consulate employee released from detention as pro-democracy protests turn violent The British Consulate employee detained in China after being accused of soliciting a prostitute while on a business trip has finally been released, his family said in a statement Saturday....
18:00, 08/24/2019

China delivers its most explicit threat to use military force in Hong Kong if protests get bigger and more violent REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Senior Chinese officials on Wednesday offered stern warnings to Hong Kong about China's ability to step in to handle protests that have rocked the city for over nine weeks. Zhang Xiaoming, the director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China's State Council, said th...
13:34, 08/08/2019

Britain denies supporting violent Hong Kong protests as China media slam 'Western ideologues' British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that he had not backed violent protests in Hong Kong, after Chinese state media blamed "Western ideologues" for fomenting unrest in the former British colony....
13:00, 07/04/2019

Hong Kong Police Draw Weapons, Deploy Water Cannons in Latest Night of Violent Protests (HONG KONG) — Police in Hong Kong drew their guns Sunday night after a small group of protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and used tear gas to clear pro-democracy demonstrators who had taken over a street The confrontations were the latest violence in a summer of protests that h...
21:34, 08/25/2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to evict protesters from parliament building as violent riots intensify Hong Kong police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of defiant protesters from the city's legislature just hours after the building was stormed and ransacked on the anniversary of the city's 1997 return to Chinese rule....
01:51, 07/02/2019

Live ammunition, petrol bombs and water cannons mark violent escalation in Hong Kong protests A Hong Kong police officer fired a live shot into the air after protesters squared off against police armed with water cannons on Sunday night, marking one of the most violent nights of pro-democracy protests seen over the 12 weekends of consecutive protests that have rocked the city....
22:34, 08/25/2019

Hong Kong protests grow violent as masked assailants attack demonstrators, passengers at subway station Dozens of people were injured at a subway station in Hong Kong on Sunday when a mob of masked assailants attacked protesters and passengers in a dramatic escalation of violence amid ongoing protests in the Chinese territory....
18:17, 07/22/2019

Crowds Pack Hong Kong Streets for Another Weekend of Protests A peaceful rally led by teachers began a weekend of planned protests, days after demonstrators and the police were both criticized for escalating violence....
12:00, 08/17/2019

Hong Kong protesters set fires in 13th weekend of protests Protesters in Hong Kong have thrown gasoline bombs at government headquarters and set fires in the street, while police fired tear gas and blue-colored water at them in the 13th consecutive weekend of anti-government and anti-police demonstrations...
18:17, 08/31/2019

Hong Kong protesters defy warnings with weekend rallies Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong hold a mass rally as they face down increasingly stern warnings from China over weeks of unrest that have plunged the city into crisis. Video provided by AFP - English        ...
20:51, 08/03/2019

Hong Kong airport sit-in continues in 10th weekend of protests Thousands of demonstrators on Saturday continued what is intended to be a peaceful three-day sit-in at Hong Kong's international airport -- the 10th straight weekend of protests across the financial hub....
18:51, 08/10/2019

Hong Kong: three rallies mark 11th weekend of protests Demonstrators aim to show public support for movement remains strongThousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong, as they sought to show their movement still had public support even after two months of increasingly violent clashes.Protesters, clad in their signature black and holding ...
16:00, 08/17/2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces controversial extradition bill, which has spurred weeks of violent protests, is 'dead' Screenshot/Bloomberg Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday morning local time that a controversial extradition bill that was previously being mulled over by the territory's governing body is "dead." The bill, which would have allowed extradition to mainland China, sparked mass protests over t...
09:17, 07/09/2019

More than 50 arrested as Hong Kong's fiery 13th protest weekend began Police and protesters faced off in Hong Kong for the 13th consecutive weekend of pro-democracy protests, amid plumes of tear gas and scattered fires. Over a long night of violent clashes, police fired two warning shots skyward, and rolled out a water cannon for the second time this summer. Protester...
08:51, 09/01/2019

Hong Kong season opens smoothly in weekend horse racing Godolphin suddenly seems to have a live chance for the Arc after a dramatic win in Germany; Hong Kong seaon opens smoothly despite unrest; potential 2-year-old stars in action in Japan and Ireland -- all in the weekend's...
02:34, 09/04/2019

Hong Kong Braces for Another Weekend of Protests Despite Extradition Bill Withdrawal Hong Kong is bracing for its latest weekend of unrest, despite the government announcing Wednesday that it will officially withdraw the extradition bill that kicked off the summer of dissent. “Five Demands, Not One Less!” has become the protester’s new rallying cry, indicating they...
16:34, 09/06/2019

Hong Kong Police Arrest Activists Ahead of Weekend Protests Police in Hong Kong arrested prominent opposition activists, including leading pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong, as authorities cracked down on dissent ahead of an anticipated 13th weekend of protests....
10:17, 08/30/2019

Hong Kong teachers rally in thunderstorm at start of weekend of protests Several thousand Hong Kong school teachers and supporters braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government protests, despite fears that police could adopt tougher tactics to drive activists off the streets....
12:34, 08/17/2019

Police and protesters clash on eighth weekend of Hong Kong marches Riot police and protesters clashed Saturday in the small town of Yuen Long, near Hong Kong's border with China, after tens of thousands took to the streets for the eighth consecutive weekend amid an ongoing political crisis....
16:51, 07/28/2019

Hong Kong police seize explosives ahead of weekend protests HONG KONG — Police in Hong Kong have raided a homemade-explosives manufacturing lab ahead of another weekend of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Hong Kong media reported Saturday that police also found banners against the extradition bill that has sparked more than a month of demon...
14:34, 07/20/2019

Hong Kong airport occupied by protesters as demonstrations enter 10th weekend Hundreds of pro-democracy activists began on Friday what is intended to be a three-day occupation of Hong Kong's international airport, part of a series of demonstrations marking the 10th straight weekend of protests across the Asian financial hub....
07:17, 08/10/2019

Leading Hong Kong Democracy Activist Arrested Ahead Of Weekend Protests Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Friday, his party said, a day ahead of a planned rally in the city that has been banned by police....
06:51, 08/30/2019

Hong Kong braces for weekend of protests as leader fails to appease activists Protesters plan to block traffic to the city's international airport on Saturday, a week after thousands of demonstrators disrupted transport links, sparking some of the worst violence since the unrest escalated three months ago....
13:34, 09/06/2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests mark 10th weekend with violence, tear gas Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters hit the streets for the tenth weekend in a row. Demonstrators used fire extinguishers and a water hose against riot police who fired tear gas into the train station in Kwai Fong and some accused plainclothes officers of disguising as protesters to make arrests. &#...
01:18, 08/13/2019

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong government warns of great danger after weekend of violence Illegal violence is pushing Hong Kong to the brink of great danger, the city government said on Monday, after a weekend of clashes that included the first gun-shot and the arrest of 86 people, the youngest just 12....
14:34, 08/26/2019

Hong Kong School Students Form Human Chain After Weekend Of Protests Hundreds of uniformed school students, many wearing masks, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong on Monday in support of anti-government protesters after another weekend of clashes in the......
16:34, 09/09/2019

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong among three arrested before weekend protests Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested on Friday ahead of another weekend of planned protests in the Chinese-ruled city that is grappling with its biggest political crisis since its handover to Beijing more than two decades ago....
05:17, 08/30/2019

RPT-Banks re-open as Hong Kong returns to normal ahead of weekend protest Police kept a close watch over central Hong Kong on Friday as the Asian financial hub returned to normalcy, with banks re-opening branches closed during violent protests against a proposed extradition bill with mainland China....
09:17, 06/14/2019

Beijing issues ominous warning after 'atrocities,' but Hong Kong protesters undeterred Protests rocking Hong Kong were condemned by China's mainland government as a challenge to Beijing's authority, but activists were undeterred.        ...
16:34, 07/02/2019

Hong Kong protests: Hundreds storm government building and spray paint walls as extradition bill demonstrations turn violent Hundreds of activists in Hong Kong smashed their way into one of the territory's main government buildings and spray painted the walls as they protested a controversial extradition bill....
01:51, 07/02/2019

Cathay Pacific Staff Face Sacking If They Join Weekend Hong Kong Strike Cathay Pacific has warned staff they risk being sacked if they join a planned Hong Kong strike, as the airline intensifies its crackdown on employee support for the rolling pro-democracy protests....
08:17, 08/30/2019

Hong Kong airport occupied by hundreds of protesters as demonstrations enter tenth weekend Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have begun what is intended to be a three-day occupation of Hong Kong's international airport, part of a series of demonstrations marking the tenth straight weekend of protests across the Asian financial hub....
15:00, 08/09/2019

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested ahead of weekend protests Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested on Friday ahead of another weekend of planned protests in the Chinese-ruled city which is grappling with its biggest political crisis since its handover to Beijing more than two decades ago....
03:51, 08/30/2019

Hong Kong: Defiant protesters clash with riot police on eighth weekend of marches Riot police fired tear gas at protesters Saturday in the small town of Yuen Long, near Hong Kong's border with China, after tens of thousands took to the city's streets for the eighth consecutive weekend....
00:17, 07/28/2019

Hong Kong airport occupied by hundreds of protesters as demonstrations enter 10th weekend Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have begun what is intended to be a three-day occupation of Hong Kong's international airport, part of a series of demonstrations marking the 10th straight weekend of protests across the Asian financial hub....
19:17, 08/09/2019

Hong Kong braces for weekend protests as German leader appeals for peaceful solution Hong Kong is bracing for more demonstrations this weekend, with protesters threatening to disrupt transport links to the airport, after embattled leader Carrie Lam's withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill failed to appease some activists....
08:34, 09/06/2019

Hong Kong weekend protests canceled and pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Friday, ahead of another week of mass protests that has gripped the city for the last three months....
14:17, 08/30/2019

Hong Kong protesters confront tear gas with petrol bombs in 15th weekend of protests The unrest shows no signs of abating despite an intensifying police crackdown, limited concessions from the government and the sheer exhaustion of many demonstrators....
23:18, 09/15/2019

Defiant Hong Kong protesters return to site of subway violence for 8th weekend of marches Thousands of protesters are expected on Saturday to descend on the small town near Hong Kong's border with China that was hit by some of the worst violence seen during the past eight weeks of tumultuous protests....
04:51, 07/27/2019

Hong Kong leader says bill withdrawal a first step as city braces for weekend protests Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday said measures announced this week to help restore order in the Chinese-ruled city are a first step, and disagreed with a credit downgrade by rating agency Fitch after months of sometimes violent protests....
10:34, 09/06/2019

Striking photos show how this weekend's Hong Kong protests escalated into violence with makeshift weapons, water cannons, and tear gas Hong Kong protests became violent over the weekend, nearly three months after protests originally started. In a march in Kwun Tong on Saturday over surveillance concerns, Hong Kong police used tear gas, breaking a 10-day peaceful streak. On Sunday, Hong Kong police deployed water cannons for the fir...
05:00, 08/26/2019

52 Prisoners Killed in Violent Clashes at Brazil Prison (RIO DE JANEIRO) — At least 52 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups at the Altamira prison in northern Brazil on Monday, according to prison officials. Para state prison authorities said 16 of the victims were decapitated while others were asphyx...
23:51, 07/29/2019

At Least 57 Prisoners Killed in Violent Clashes at a Prison in Brazil (RIO DE JANEIRO) — At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. Para state prison authorities a fight erupted around 7 a...
09:51, 07/30/2019

John Bolton on violent clashes in Venezuela: 'There’s a lot at stake' for 'the hemisphere as a whole' As the unrest continued in Venezuela on Wednesday, National Security Adviser John Bolton said on “Fox & Friends,” “There’s a lot at stake here for the people of Venezuela but for the hemisphere as a whole.”...
21:51, 05/01/2019

Violent clashes in Portland, Ore., prompt call for anti-mask laws Authorities in Portland, Ore., called for laws that would ban masks at demonstrations, allow police to videotape protests and give the city greater control over protests by groups with a history of violence. ...
10:51, 07/04/2019

Violent street clashes erupt in Memphis after marshals kill suspect Violent clashes between police and protesters broke out on streets in Memphis, Tennessee, overnight after officers from the U.S. Marshals Service fatally shot a man during an attempted arrest, officials said on Thursday....
15:00, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong protests: Incredible pictures show thousands line the streets of Hong Kong in protest over extradition law Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in protest over government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges....
23:34, 06/09/2019

“Free Hong Kong from China!” Hong Kong Protesters Call for Foreign Backing in Their Struggle to Preserve the City’s Freedoms Protesters in Hong Kong Wednesday directly appealed for foreign backing in their bid to defend the city’s political freedoms, in a risky move that is certain to draw the ire of Beijing. Several hundred protesters gathered in the heart of the former British colony’s business district, wea...
07:51, 06/26/2019

Hong Kong Dispatch: A Trump Bump for Hong Kong’s Last Commercial Cantonese Opera Theater Seeking new audiences, a troupe goes for something other than the traditional realm of historic battles, lost loves and palace drama. And it found President Trump....
11:51, 05/08/2019

Venezuela's Guaido issues call for military uprising amid violent clashes Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro, and violence broke out at anti-government protests as the country hit a new crisis point after years of political and economic chaos....
22:17, 04/30/2019

Ebola fears worsen after more than 300,000 flee Congo over violent ethnic clashes: report The threat of second deadliest Ebola outbreak continues to grow in central Africa as more than 300,000 people have fled the Congo since early June because of ethinc clashes, reports say....
22:00, 06/18/2019

May Day rallies descend into violent clashes with police in Paris as demonstrations are held around the world Groups of hooded, black-clad people threw rocks and other objects at police officers, smashed up vehicles, and set fires as the May Day rallies in the French capital quickly took a violent turn on Wednesday....
16:51, 05/01/2019

China's Hong Kong office condemns 'near-terrorist acts' at Hong Kong airport China's Hong Kong affairs office condemned what it called "near-terrorist acts" at Hong Kong's airport and reiterated support for local authorities to severely punish those responsible amid an escalating crisis in the Chinese-controlled city....
10:18, 08/14/2019

Portland police release photos of suspects in violent Antifa clashes that injured conservative writer Authorities in Oregon released images of suspects involved in the Antifa-led attacks last weekend that injured several conservative demonstrators -- and at least one journalist -- as the head of Portland's police union told the city's mayor on Monday that "enough is enough."...
17:00, 07/02/2019

Brazil prison riots: Sixteen inmates decapitated and dozens more killed in violent clashes between crime gangs At least 52 prisoners have been killed by other inmates during clashes between organised crime groups at Altamira prison in northern Brazil, according to officials....
02:17, 07/30/2019

Chicago's most violent weekend of 2019: 52 shootings, 10 dead Chicago police said Monday the city has just seen its deadliest weekend of the year -- during which 52 shootings and at least 10 deaths were reported....
22:51, 06/03/2019

Chicago has most violent weekend this year: 52 shot, 10 dead Chicago just saw its most violent weekend this year, with 52 people shot, police said. Ten of those who were shot died.The violent spree came just days after city officials touted a 9 percent drop in crime this year compared to the first five months of 2018....
20:17, 06/03/2019

Another violent Chicago weekend leaves 5 dead, nearly 50 injured Five people have been killed by gunfire and nearly 50 have been injured, including an 8-year-old girl who was shot at a barbecue, in 37 separate shooting incidents in Chicago, Ill. over the weekend, police said....
20:18, 08/13/2019

Chicago experiences most violent weekend of 2019: 52 shot, 10 killed 10 died this past weekend in what Chicago's police chief called a "despicable level of violence."        ...
02:00, 06/04/2019

As unrest deepens, Hong Kongers eye exits from Vancouver to Melbourne As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative region....
11:17, 09/13/2019

Why Hong Kong Is Still Protesting and Where It May Go Next What began as a series of marches in Hong Kong against proposed legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China has erupted into a broader challenge to Beijing’s grip on the city....
01:34, 08/07/2019

What Happens Next in the Hong Kong Protests Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong rolled into their 11th week, but things took a dramatic turn after protestors decided to occupy Hong Kong’s airport earlier in the week, escalating matters considerably. Why It Matters: To recap, the initial round of Hong Kong protests were kicked off by the...
14:00, 08/16/2019

How Hong Kong Can Save Itself Maintaining Hong Kong’s position as a global financial powerhouse requires urgent action not only on resolving the political stalemate but also on deep, festering problems with the city’s economic model....
19:34, 08/08/2019

What do the Hong Kong protesters want? The territory has been rocked by protests ending in violent clashes with police. Demonstrators have five key demandsHong Kong has been rocked by protests since early June, many of which have ended in violent clashes between police and demonstrators. Continue reading......
23:51, 08/13/2019

Hong Kong extradition law: What happens next? Hong Kong residents have proven more willing to come to the streets to fight back against a loss of political freedoms than to push for extra ones, and both the local and central governments appear to have a greater degree of flexibility or patience on these issues as well....
22:00, 06/15/2019

Why Hong Kong is protesting Hong Kong is facing a major political crisis as it heads into a 10th week of mass demonstrations. What started as a movement against a controversial law has expanded into something much bigger....
07:17, 08/14/2019

Why Hong Kong Is Protesting (and May Do So Again) As China seeks to assert greater control over Hong Kong, the city’s 7.5 million people regularly display a penchant for protest. Recent demonstrations forced the local government to suspend consideration of a bill that would have allowed extraditions to the mainland for the first time. Chinese Presi...
10:34, 07/02/2019

Why Hong Kong’s bid for the LSE must struggle The bid by HKEX for the London Stock Exchange is bold and has scale on its side, but faces regulatory barriers – and the fact the LSE has a different idea of what an exchange should look like....
04:18, 09/17/2019

Hong Kong crisis — What you need to know The ongoing Hong Kong protests are increasing tensions between the special administrative region and the Chinese central government. There's no solution in sight, but what, exactly, is at stake? DW explains....
01:34, 08/23/2019

Hong Kong’s Autonomy Hong Kong is an island of free speech and civil liberties in an authoritarian sea. It is not, however, a democracy. Citizens have never had the power to choose their top leader, neither as part of China since 1997 nor as an outpost of the British Empire for 156 years before that. In 2014, the prospe...
05:51, 06/10/2019

Why Hong Kong’s Still Protesting and Where It May Go What began as a series of marches in Hong Kong against proposed legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China has grown into a broader challenge to Beijing’s grip on the city. The local government suspended the bill in June and declared it “dead” in July, but protests continued -- as did erupt...
11:51, 09/05/2019

Traveling to Hong Kong? Here's what you need to know Over the past 10 weeks, shocking images have emerged from Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests: tear gas has been fired outside shops, protesters and police have clashed in dramatic face-offs, and thousands of demonstrators occupied the city's airport....
15:02, 08/15/2019

Then and Now: 79 Days of Protest in Hong Kong It has been 79 days since an estimated one million people took to the streets of Hong Kong to join a protest that kicked off a summer of upheaval, and the movement shows little sign of abating. The protests that gripped this semiautonomous region of China beginning on June 9 have become its longest ...
16:34, 08/27/2019

Hong Kong’s Protests: ‘We Need to Resist’ As protests in Hong Kong increasingly escalate into violent clashes, demonstrators, government supporters and others reflect on where the movement is headed....
10:17, 07/28/2019

The US must stand with the people of Hong Kong But for policies to be effective we must keep in mind how US actions affect the debate within China, where there is vigorous struggle over the country’s futureAs the United States engages in an increasingly heated debate over policy towards China – the fight against Huawei, the trade war, talk of a ...
13:17, 06/15/2019

China's new tactic in Hong Kong It has become a war of attrition. Ahead of the tenth consecutive weekend of protests in Hong Kong, neither the government nor demonstrators are giving an inch of ground....
13:34, 08/08/2019

Opinion: Hong Kong wants democracy More than one million people took to Hong Kong's streets on Sunday to protest the new extradition-to-China law. What they're calling for is totally legitimate, says Alexander Görlach....
14:51, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong Protests: Why It's a "BUY" Signal Protests in Hong Kong have now entered their 2nd month. The mainstream investment world is worried. Is it time to sell the Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite? For a different take, watch this Bloomberg TV interview with our Asian-Pacific Opportunities Expert....
23:34, 08/26/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Keep Up the Pressure Thousands of protesters disrupted pockets across Hong Kong Friday, blocking roads and occupying government buildings, as activists’ focus broadened to include authorities’ response to last week’s mass demonstrations....
14:17, 06/21/2019

The Hong Kong Protests, Explained The Hong Kong protests arose out of a seemingly-innocuous bill, exposing longstanding tensions between residents of the quasi-independent city and Beijing....
21:34, 08/14/2019

Hong Kong: ‘Revolution is war, and no war is without bloodshed’ Anger is rising as the government crackdown intensifies, and protesters say they are prepared for confrontation and sacrificeRyan Lee, a 27-year-old computer engineer, only started taking part in Hong Kong’s demonstrations in June. Since then, it has been a steep learning curve.He has tackled a poli...
22:51, 09/01/2019

Hong Kong protesters have a new anthem Mid Autumn Festival is typically celebrated with lanterns, lion dances and mooncakes, but this year Hong Kong is adding a more recent tradition: protests....
17:01, 09/13/2019

How Hong Kong has changed since handover Hong Kong is a city that never stops moving -- but midway through a 50-year political experiment as it transitions to Chinese rule, not everyone here knows which way they want it to move....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Why Hong Kong’s Still Protesting and Where It May Go: QuickTake What began as a series of marches in Hong Kong against proposed legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China has erupted into a broader challenge to Beijing’s grip on the city. The local government suspended the bill in June and declared it “dead” in July, but protests continued -- as did out...
12:17, 08/30/2019

Is Hong Kong still safe to visit? Over the past 10 weeks, shocking images have emerged from Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests: tear gas has been fired outside shops, protesters and police have clashed in dramatic face-offs, and thousands of demonstrators occupied the city's airport....
09:00, 08/17/2019

What Is the Chinese Military Doing in Hong Kong? The People’s Liberation Army has kept a low profile in the city since China resumed control. But the recent protests have some fearing it could emerge from the barracks....
13:00, 07/25/2019

Let's try the food at the Hong Kong McDonald's I’m spending time in one of the world’s indisputably great food cities and here I am sitting with a shamefully large order of food at a Hong Kong McDonald’s. Why? Because I find it a fascinating anthropological exercise. McDonald’s is a global unit of currency, and every territory has its interpreta...
07:34, 05/30/2019

Why are Hong Kong protesters at the airport? HKG, Hong Kong's international airport, is one of the busiest in Asia. And it had emerged as a key protest target before today's mass gathering, as anti-government demonstrators looked to take their message directly to the international community....
07:17, 08/14/2019

Trouble in Hong Kong: What Stocks Can Tell You About What's Next Hong Kong protests have been in the news lately. Analysts often blame any trouble in the stock market on the trouble in the streets -- but in Hong Kong, it's been precisely the other way around. Watch, it's a fascinating, quick story....
09:34, 06/20/2019

Who Are the Triads, and Are They Behind Hong Kong Attacks? Violent attacks against pro-democracy protesters by dozens of masked, stick-carrying men have shocked Hong Kong. The brazen assaults took place over the course of an hour July 21 in a train station, with police nowhere to be seen. The police say some of the handful of men later arrested in connectio...
14:34, 07/24/2019

On the Streets With Hong Kong’s Protesters We saw scenes of violence, as well as hundreds of thousands of peaceful demonstrators. There is still some unity in the face of mainland China’s encroaching influence, but it is less clear how this leaderless protest movement will advance....
16:51, 07/02/2019

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep up pressure As Hong Kong reels under the largest protests in its history over an extradition bill, experts say the protest movement is evolving into a permanent campaign seeking to preserve the city's civil liberties....
17:17, 07/10/2019

Hong Kong tollbooths vandalized during protests A small group of what appeared to be protesters on Sunday vandalized a toll station at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Kowloon in Hong Kong. (Aug. 26)        ...
22:34, 08/26/2019

U.K. Could Block Hong Kong Bid for London Exchange The U.K. government is unlikely to approve a potential $36.6 billion takeover of London Stock Exchange Group by its Hong Kong rival because it forms too critical a part of the country’s financial infrastructure....
11:34, 09/12/2019

Why China won't send the tanks into Hong Kong There are reasons why the paramilitary troops of the Peoples Armed Police have not yet rolled across the border crossing at Shenzhen to crush the protests in Hong Kong. Chiefly because China needs Hong Kong....
06:34, 08/16/2019

China 'won't allow' Hong Kong discussion at G20 summit China has insisted that protests in Hong Kong will not be on the G20 agenda in Japan this weekend. US President Donald Trump intends to bring up the issue when he meets with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping....
18:34, 06/24/2019

Everything You Need to Know About the Extradition Bill Rocking Hong Kong Hong Kong’s government is attempting to pass a law that would for the first time allow extraditions to mainland China. The proposal has generated massive opposition and a series of protests including hundreds of thousands of people at a June 9 rally. Nonetheless, the administration is pressing ahead...
04:00, 06/13/2019

The Latest: Protesters take over Hong Kong’s legislature HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A group of protesters in Hong Kong has taken over the legislative chamber, spray painting slogans on the wall and over the territory’s emblem. Some stood on the desks of...
16:51, 07/01/2019

What the Hong Kong protests could mean for NYC real estate Dolly Lenz, number one U.S. broker by dollar amount in sales, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss how New York real estate could benefit from the ongoing conflict in Hong Kong....
06:00, 09/02/2019

Why Hong Kong's extradition law changes are fueling fears Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to block changes to the Chinese-ruled city's extradition laws, which could pave the way for fugitives wanted by mainland China to be sent across the border for trial for the first time....
15:00, 06/08/2019

Hong Kong protesters: 'We will stand together and never give up' Millions of Hong Kongers took to the streets in recent days protesting a contentious extradition bill. The leaderless movement has revived civil society, while resisting intervention from Beijing. William Yang reports....
13:00, 07/02/2019

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in Hong Kong riot police have faced off with protesters who were occupying a suburban train station to commemorate a violent attack there by masked assailants against supporters of the anti-government movement...
03:34, 08/22/2019

U.S. Raises Travel Advisory on Hong Kong The U.S. raised the level of its advisory for citizens traveling to Hong Kong, asking them to exercise increased caution and citing nearly two months of protests that have bitten into the city’s tourism....
19:34, 08/08/2019

Hong Kong protests: 'We are fighting against a dictatorship' Sunday's anti-extradition bill protest drew record numbers. Talking to DW, one prominent opposition activist expressed hope that people would continue to "resist and fight back" against Chinese encroachment....
10:17, 06/17/2019

Protesters take over Hong Kong's legislature A large group of protesters in Hong Kong has taken over the legislative chamber, spray painting slogans on the wall and over the territory's emblem. (July 1)        ...
18:00, 07/01/2019

Hong Kong protests: 'This discontent is really about China' More than a million Hong Kongers have taken to the streets to protest against a Beijing-backed extradition bill. But are the rallies more about public anger toward China's role in the city's affairs?...
16:34, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Spy a New Enemy: Lampposts Hong Kong protesters, fearing increased government surveillance, recently took down more than a dozen smart lampposts equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, sensors and cameras that were being tested by the government....
13:51, 08/30/2019

Stand-off in Hong Kong: ‘Get out of the airport,’ they said. ‘Something’s going to happen’ The comedian describes how he was caught up in ‘extraordinary’ scenes at Hong Kong airport as protesters’ anger boiled overWhen I first landed in Hong Kong for a family holiday a few nights before the clashes with police, we were greeted in the arrivals hall by a large and vocal crowd of protesters,...
16:00, 08/17/2019

Why Hong Kong's extradition law changes are fuelling fears Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to block changes to the Chinese-ruled city's extradition laws, which could pave the way for fugitives wanted by mainland China to be sent across the border for trial for the first time....
16:00, 06/06/2019

Are Hong Kong protests a warning for Taiwan? One of the largest social movements in Hong Kong's history has also fueled more anti-Beijing sentiment in Taiwan. Do the protests serve as a warning for Taipei as it considers the future of relations with mainland China?...
20:17, 07/23/2019

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons A technology-driven quest to identify protesters and police officers has people in both groups desperate to protect their anonymity. Some fear a turn toward China-style surveillance....
12:17, 07/26/2019

A Hong Kong ‘Troublemaker’ With a Clean Conscience Jimmy Lai, alone among the territory’s elite, supports the protests and refuses to pay even token obeisance to Beijing, which calls him a “black hand” and a C.I.A. agent....
10:00, 08/23/2019

IN PHOTOS: Hong Kong protests around the world Pro-democracy demonstrations in support of Hong Kong sprouted in major cities across the world this weekend, ranging from Paris to Tokyo to Vancouver....
03:51, 08/19/2019

EU: Hong Kong developments are 'extremely worrying' The arrest of several prominent pro-democracy activists raised concern among EU foreign ministers. With Chinese soldiers stationed at the border with Hong Kong, Europe has warned against any further escalation....
23:51, 08/30/2019

Opinion: Hong Kong and the broken promise The Special Administrative Region is in turmoil. For weeks, activists have been protesting against a now withdrawn extradition bill. But the protests are really about Hong Kong’s future, says Alexander Görlach....
12:00, 07/23/2019

Businesses Get Caught Up in Hong Kong Protests A broad stripe of businesses from global titan Nike to a local bakery is finding that taking sides, or even appearing to, in Hong Kong’s protests against China’s growing reach can spur popularity—or trigger an angry backlash....
14:00, 07/17/2019

Hong Kong’s Approach to Protesters: No More Concessions Carrie Lam’s administration is confident that it can weather further demonstrations, despite recent violent clashes and signs that the economy could suffer....
16:17, 07/19/2019

Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Turning to G20 Leaders for Help Beijing has already said that its leaders will not discuss Hong Kong at the upcoming G20 summit. But Hong Kong protesters still hope for global backing....
11:51, 06/26/2019

How Hong Kong Protests Could Lead to Internet Cut Off Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said all options are on the table as she tries to quell the pro-democracy demonstrations that have rocked the city for months -- including invoking a colonial-era law that grants her broad powers similar to martial law. The last time it was used, in 1967, t...
20:51, 08/30/2019

Hong Kong isn't just battling on the streets: There is also a war on misinformation While Hong Kong protesters wage pitched battles with police on the street, fake news and misinformation are being spread online, fueling fear and suspicion....
21:05, 08/12/2019

Firebombs set off near 2 Hong Kong police stations HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong are investigating apparent firebomb attacks outside the police headquarters and a police station. Police say a man threw an ignited glass bottle toward a police vehicle Friday morning before fleeing in a car. The bottle landed next to the vehicle, which was ...
13:51, 06/07/2019

Opinion: Another Tiananmen Square in Hong Kong? The protests in Hong Kong are increasingly becoming a thorn in Beijing's side. How much longer will the Communist Party leadership sit back and watch? Don't count out China making a rash decision, says Alexander Görlach....
11:00, 08/22/2019

Hong Kong protesters shut down airport One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong's main terminal Monday.        ...
01:18, 08/13/2019

Hong Kong's Government Faces Dissent From Within A contentious extradition bill, and the public unrest it has triggered, have helped provoke a rare wave of dissent from within the government’s own ranks—civil servants, who are supposed to be politically neutral in public....
01:17, 08/03/2019

Hong Kong airport occupied by protesters Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have begun what is intended to be a three-day occupation of Hong Kong's international airport, part of a series of demonstrations marking the tenth straight weekend of protests across the Asian financial hub....
06:17, 08/10/2019

Hong Kong activists urge US to aid movement Activists involved in months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are appealing to U.S. lawmakers to block the export by American companies of weapons and equipment used against peaceful demonstrators. (Sept. 17)        ...
22:34, 09/17/2019

Hong Kong's Dollar Peg: How It Works and Why It's In Question Hong Kong’s standing as a financial center rests partly on its decadeslong currency peg to the U.S. dollar. But street protests, trade tensions and a looming recession have pressured the Hong Kong dollar, and some investors are preparing for a rupture....
13:34, 08/26/2019

Protesters in Hong Kong to take their message to U.S. consulate Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced concessions this week aimed at ending the protests, including formally scrapping a hugely unpopular extradition bill, but many said the concessions were too little, too late....
05:17, 09/08/2019

More than 20 charged with rioting appear in Hong Kong court A Hong Kong court has heard the charges against more than 20 Hong Kong protesters who have been accused of rioting — the most serious charge brought since mass demonstrations began in the city last month...
08:17, 07/31/2019

Hong Kong’s Uprising Rattles the Mainland Smelling blood, the protesters thronged in greater numbers. Demonstrations against an extradition bill in Hong Kong swelled on June 16 even after the city’s political leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, suspended the controversial legislation. March organizers say nearly 2 million people, youn...
16:34, 06/20/2019

Q&A: Why hundreds of thousands protested in Hong Kong Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend to protest a legislative proposal that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China....
13:34, 06/10/2019

Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate Thousands of Hong Kong protesters waving US flags are marching on the city's US Consulate Sunday to call for help from the Trump administration in ending a three-month stand off with the government....
13:34, 09/08/2019

Why Hong Kong thugs may be doing the government’s work Sunday’s assault was blamed on criminals, but there are signs of links to pro-Beijing officialsAt a pro-government rally on Saturday, one speaker made a disconcerting proposal for disciplining Hong Kong’s young protesters. “Do we have canes at home? Bring out your canes,” said Arthur Shek, a co-foun...
22:51, 07/22/2019

Hong Kong protesters tie up newspaper reporter A man seized by protesters at Hong Kong’s airport and tied to a luggage cart has been identified as a reporter for a mainland China newspaper, the publication’s editor-in-chief said. “Fu Guohao, reporter of GT website is being seized by demonstrators at HK airport. I affirm this man being tied in th...
22:17, 08/13/2019

Cyberattack hits app used by Hong Kong protesters A secure messaging app used by protesters to organize in Hong Kong was hit with a massive cyberattack, identifiable from offending IP addresses as coming from mainland China....
10:51, 06/21/2019

Alibaba Considers Listing in Hong Kong Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba is weighing a plan to list in Hong Kong, a move that would create a round-the-clock market for its shares and bring in more investors from the region....
13:34, 05/28/2019

Hong Kong protesters using offline app to get around authorities Protesters in Hong Kong are staying off the grid and making themselves harder for the authorities to trace by using a Bluetooth-based messaging app that does not require the internet to run....
20:34, 09/03/2019

Protesters are calling for a run on the Hong Kong dollar Pro-democracy protesters are preparing to take to the streets of Hong Kong this weekend, and they're calling on supporters to withdraw their salaries from bank machines and convert their cash to US dollars....
13:00, 09/09/2019

The Hong Kong Extradition Protests in Pictures Demonstrations this week over a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China have produced some of the city’s biggest shows of dissent in years....
12:00, 06/12/2019

Girl, 16, among 44 charged with rioting in Hong Kong Hong Kong police have charged 44 people, including more than a dozen students, with rioting after an illegal protest Sunday spiraled into chaos and brought parts of the city to a standstill, amid a deepening political crisis that shows little signs of deescalating....
10:51, 07/31/2019

A Guide to the Extradition Law That Has Hong Kong Protesting Hong Kong’s government is attempting to pass a law that would for the first time allow extraditions to mainland China. The proposal has generated massive opposition and a series of protests including hundreds of thousands of people at a June 9 rally. Nonetheless, the administration is pressing ahead...
23:00, 06/11/2019

Hong Kong protesters swarm Mong Kok Hong Kong is bracing for another weekend of mass demonstrations, with a protest march happening Saturday in one of the world's most densely populated areas. Follow here for the latest....
12:17, 08/03/2019

Next Door to Hong Kong, Little Sympathy for the Protesters Shenzhen residents are more culturally linked to Hong Kong than many in China, but conversations with citizens revealed no taste for the kind of anti-government rebellion that has gripped their neighbors since June....
20:17, 08/19/2019

China: Hong Kong protesters 'no different to terrorists' Flights have resumed at Hong Kong airport after two days of clashes between pro-democracy supporters and riot police, as China said anti-government protesters were no different to "terrorists"....
14:34, 08/14/2019

Hong Kong lawmakers scuffle in parliament One person apparently fainted during melee prompted by row over extradition lawHong Kong’s legislative assembly descended into chaos on Saturday as lawmakers for and against amendments to the territory’s extradition law clashed over access to the chamber.At least one lawmaker was taken from the cham...
11:51, 05/11/2019

Hong Kong's Lennon walls - in pictures Hong Kongers have displayed a characteristically riotous embrace of political graffiti in the form of Post-it notes documenting their anger and hope, during their huge anti-government rallies. Walls adorned with messages targeting city leaders, clever wordplays and Cantonese cursing have sprung up a...
13:17, 07/11/2019

American War Machine Finds Its Way to Hong Kong As the world watches pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong get pelted with tear gas, it turns out Americans need to look closer to home. In an investigation published Thursday, BuzzFeed News reported that western Pennsylvania company Nonlethal Technologies has been making the tear gas used in Hong Ko...
02:34, 09/06/2019

What's Happening In Hong Kong? Key Questions, Answered. Hong Kong's airport is one of the busiest in the world. On Monday and Tuesday, protesters effectively shut it down with sit-ins that forced officials to take the extraordinary step of canceling......
11:51, 08/14/2019

China is blaming the US for Hong Kong protests The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday accused the United States of influencing the increasingly violent pro-democracy protests that have rocked Hong Kong for two months....
02:17, 08/01/2019

Protests Take a Toll on Hong Kong's Economy A worsening spiral of violence and demonstrations—Hong Kong’s worst social and political crisis since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997—is denting the city’s economic growth, business sentiment and financial markets....
15:17, 07/31/2019

That viral photo of the Hong Kong protests is not what it seems A stunning nighttime image purporting to show thousands of people amassing Sunday on the streets of Hong Kong to protest a controversial extradition bill has been widely shared on social media platforms....
22:51, 06/19/2019

A recession in Hong Kong is 'inevitable,' says economist Andy Xie, an independent economist, says Hong Kong's business people have political power and are "running the place," and that's what's "causing the trouble" in the city....
09:18, 08/14/2019

Hong Kong demonstrators getting protest tattoos It’s the permanent mark of protest. Demonstrators taking to the streets of Hong Kong in record numbers are also finding a hip way to visualize their dissent — with protest tattoos. Artists in the city say they have been inundated with requests for ink that includes symbols of outrage, in...
02:36, 08/19/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Square Off With Police Violence between protesters and police spread across five districts late Saturday, with several police stations besieged and hundreds of residents pouring on to the streets to drive riot police from their neighborhood....
01:51, 08/04/2019

What people are saying on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets on Monday for a rally to mark the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from British to Chinese rule, as anger over an extradition bill plunges the city into political turmoil....
08:34, 07/01/2019

Photos From the Hong Kong Extradition Protests Demonstrations this week over a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China have produced some of the city’s biggest shows of dissent in years....
15:00, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong Airport Faces Second Day of Disruption Protesters swamped Hong Kong International Airport for a second straight day, blocking the gates to the security and immigration areas and snarling the busy transit hub....
12:17, 08/13/2019

Vast protest in Hong Kong against extradition law Critics say law will allow China to pursue political opponents and legitimise abductionHundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a vast protest against a proposed extradition law that critics say will allow mainland China to pursue its political opponents in the city,...
16:51, 06/09/2019

What Hong Kong's masked protesters fear And the more Hong Kong officials do to quiet the city's unrest, the more their methods are scrutinized by citizens for any whiff of the mainland's more heavy-handed, surveillance-first approach to law and order....
23:19, 09/10/2019

Hong Kong protest: Another day on the front lines Hong Kong’s summer has been defined by upheaval. Gigi, who is 16, has been a constant presence at anti-government demonstrations in the semiautonomous territory. She dons a helmet, goggles and respira......
05:34, 08/24/2019

Trump says he is sure Hong Kong and China 'will be able to work it out' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was sure China and Hong Kong would be able to "work things out" after mass protests in the city against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
22:00, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she would ‘quit’ if she could HONG KONG – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused “unforgivable havoc” by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to an audio recording of remarks she made last week to a group of businesspeople. At the clos...
04:34, 09/03/2019

Strikes bring Hong Kong to a standstill Hong Kong was hit by widespread strikes Monday that brought chaos to much of the city's transport network, including Hong Kong International Airport, in the most ambitious day of demonstrations since the movement began in June....
06:34, 08/06/2019

Hong Kong's Next-Gen Protesters: 'We Can't Stay Out of the Way Anymore' The demonstrators who have jammed Hong Kong’s streets over the past week or more have been overwhelmingly young and impatient about shaping the future of the city they love....
12:34, 06/17/2019

China says Britain has no responsibility for Hong Kong China said on Monday that Britain had no responsibility for Hong Kong and was opposed to its gesticulating about the territory, on the anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule....
10:34, 07/01/2019

Hong Kong protests are smaller but uglier Dozens of people were injured Sunday in another night of violence in Hong Kong, as the city marked its fifteenth consecutive weekend of anti-government protests....
16:51, 09/16/2019

Hong Kong is not having an existential crisis: Analyst Phillip Zhong of Morningstar Investment Management Asia says the Hong Kong protesters are seeking a higher degree of economic opportunity, and the unrest is not a fundamental crisis. He says the future of Hong Kong lies in a "greater degree of integration with China."...
12:01, 08/27/2019

She’s a Hong Kong Protester. Her Husband Is a Cop. It’s Complicated. The Hong Kong protests have driven a wedge into the homes of some families of police officers and into the ranks of the force, where some feel their loyalties torn....
23:51, 09/09/2019

Students in Hong Kong Strike on First Day of Classes Tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong participated in a widespread strike by boycotting their first day of classes Monday. They joined hundreds of thousands of other protesters who have been calling for democracy and government accountability over the past three months....
20:00, 09/02/2019

Hong Kong still has a future as China's middleman Hong Kong has long been a conduit between China and global business and finance. Now that unique status could be under threat from the gradual erosion of political freedoms....
09:00, 07/01/2019

Thousands march in Hong Kong against extradition law Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Hong Kong amid fear that changes to an extradition law will threaten the territory's independent legal system....
20:17, 04/28/2019

Hong Kong protests pit the city's young against the old Mass protests by Hong Kongers over the past couple of weeks have underlined the yawning gap between the city's old and young. Political differences have caused tensions in many Hong Kong families. Chermaine Lee reports....
17:51, 06/28/2019

Hong Kong protests halted in memory of 9/11 Hong Kong has been rocked by months of sometimes violent unrest, prompted by anger over planned legislation to allow extraditions to China, but broadening into calls for democracy and for Communist rulers in Beijing to leave the city alone....
16:00, 09/11/2019

Hong Kong Chief Carrie Lam Says She Never Tried to Resign Hong Kong’s embattled leader said she has never tendered her resignation to Beijing and is committed to leading the city out of its monthslong political crisis....
15:34, 09/03/2019

Hong Kong Is Unique---China Needs It to Stay That Way Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” has always been viewed with deep ambivalence in the ultra-capitalist city and Beijing alike, but maintaining the arrangement is paramount to the success of both....
08:17, 09/10/2019

Hong Kong's Flickering Hopes for Freedom The government’s retreat in the face of large protests was an unexpected win for the territory’s citizens, but they are unlikely to prevail against Beijing in the long struggle to maintain their rights....
16:17, 06/23/2019

Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters Hong Kong police used tear gas against protesters who oppose a contentious extradition bill. Wednesday's protests delayed a debate over the legislative proposal that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. (June 12)        ...
15:17, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong protesters call for 'Mulan' boycott Liu Yifei, the actress starring in Disney's upcoming live-action "Mulan", waded into the Hong Kong protest controversy on Thursday by expressing support for the Hong Kong police....
09:34, 08/16/2019

Hong Kong activists warn of violence if protests are ignored Young people say they feel they have no choice but to become more radical: ‘They never listen’Brian Chan, a 23-year-old university graduate, was having his arms rinsed in saline water at a makeshift first-aid station manned by volunteers. Both his arms were red from an allergic reaction after he was...
17:34, 06/14/2019

30 Years Later, Hong Kong Still Harbors the Spirit of Tiananmen The center of one of the densest metropolises in the world fell momentarily quiet Tuesday night, as well over a hundred thousand people gathered in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park bowed their heads and held flickering candles to observe a minute of silence commemorating the bloodshed around Beijing&...
17:34, 06/04/2019

UK travellers' phones could be checked at Hong Kong border Devices may be examined at crossings to mainland China, Foreign Office saysHong Kong latest: protesters join hands in 30-mile human chainBritish travellers heading to Hong Kong have been told their electronic devices could be checked at the border with mainland China.The Foreign Office, which has up...
00:34, 08/24/2019

| China tells US to stop trying to 'mess up' Hong Kong Beijing on Friday denounced what it called "violent interference" by US lawmakers critical of what they see as a worsening human rights environment in Hong Kong....
20:17, 06/14/2019

Protesters and riot police clash in Hong Kong Clashes broke out between police and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday as tensions boiled over on the city's streets. (August 24)        ...
20:34, 08/25/2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters hit and run Weeks of increasingly violent protests have plunged Hong Kong into its biggest political crisis for decades, posing a serious challenge to China's central government in Beijing....
23:51, 08/10/2019

Hong Kong braces for more protests on handover anniversary More than 50,000 people have rallied in support of the Hong Kong police as the semi-autonomous territory readies for another day of protests on the anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China...
17:00, 06/30/2019

YouTube shuts down 210 channels posting about Hong Kong Google announced Thursday that it had disabled 210 YouTube channels that were uploading videos "in a coordinated manner" about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong....
16:34, 08/23/2019

US and China row over 'dangerous' Hong Kong reports on diplomat The US has slammed Chinese-backed media in Hong Kong for their reports on a US envoy who met pro-democracy activists. China is trying to frame mass protests in Hong Kong as being fueled by the West....
12:17, 08/10/2019

Ai Weiwei has ‘no trust’ UK can intervene in Hong Kong crisis Artist fears Britain will take no responsibility and is seen by China as ‘nothing’ Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident artist and activist, has said he has “no trust” that the UK can or will respond to the recent Chinese crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong, and that Beijing thinks Britain is “nothing”...
04:51, 08/10/2019

Why aren't Hong Kong's protesters backing down? – podcast Millions of people have taken to the streets over the past three weeks in opposition to an extradition law. The Guardian correspondent Emma Graham-Harrison discusses covering the demonstrations and what could happen next. Plus: Angie Zelter on why she doesn’t regret being arrested at an Extinction R...
22:34, 06/27/2019

Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas at protesters Protesters in Hong Kong have defied police demonstration bans and taken to the streets. Police used tear gas on protesters at a number of locations across the city....
17:53, 08/11/2019

Police and protesters clash in downtown Hong Kong Hong Kong police fired tear gas at demonstrators, as petrol bombs exploded in the downtown bar district of Wan Chai on Sunday evening as clashes during a tenth weekend of protests in the city intensified....
13:34, 08/11/2019

Why proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law fueled protests Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked the biggest street protests in three decades....
11:34, 06/15/2019

WeLab: A fintech experiment succeeds in Hong Kong Ex-Citibanker Simon Loong is playing a long game – he has assembled some powerful backers for his Hong Kong fintech and now, armed with a new virtual banking licence, he wants WeLab to take on the territory’s established banking incumbents....
15:17, 06/28/2019

Hong Kong may suspend controversial extradition bill City leader Carrie Lam is scheduled to hold a press conference, with media reporting she will back down on the bill. The proposed law has triggered the biggest protests in the city since its British handover in 1997....
09:00, 06/15/2019

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Leader, Retreats, but Her Critics Want More The extradition bill has been suspended, but calls for new protests foreshadow more upheaval in Hong Kong and signal that Mrs. Lam’s troubles are not over....
19:17, 06/15/2019

Social media has become a battleground in Hong Kong's protests Hong Kong protesters' social media use demonstrates an increased understanding of cybersecurity and how to effectively communicate with the medium....
02:34, 08/16/2019

Hong Kong critical to China but uncertainty reigns China doesn't need the former Crown colony quite as much as it did back in 1997 when it switched from British rule. But the Special Administrative Region remains a valuable conduit for Beijing....
05:00, 08/17/2019

Opponents of Hong Kong extradition law plan another protest HONG KONG (AP) — Opponents of a proposed extradition law plan a protest Monday as Hong Kong marks the anniversary of the former British colony’s handover to China, and police said they were taking steps to prevent the possible disruption of a flag-raising ceremony. Hundreds of thousands of peo...
15:51, 06/29/2019

Hong Kong proposes safeguards to extradition law amendments Hong Kong’s government says it is willing to raise the threshold for extraditing criminal suspects amid concerns over proposed amendments to the territory’s extradition law...
11:51, 06/03/2019

'They will definitely take revenge': how China could respond to the Hong Kong protests Hong Kong has seen its biggest political crisis in decades, but Beijing cannot afford to let the dissent go unpunishedThe Communist Party has always been aware of the power of mass protests.Mao Zedong in 1930 famously used the traditional saying: “a single spark can start a prairie fire” to remind f...
07:34, 06/30/2019

U.S. bill gives ultimatum to Hong Kong over proposed extradition law Several U.S. lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to support more than a million protesters in Hong Kong opposed to a proposed law that would allow China to extradite people from the semi-autonomous territory....
16:51, 06/14/2019

Is it safe to visit Hong Kong amid protests? Hong Kong has been at the center of a political crisis that has spilled over into increasingly violent street protests and led to the temporary closure of its international airport. Here's what that means for visitors to one of Asia's most popular destinations....
17:55, 08/12/2019

How Trump Could Suddenly Amplify the Hong Kong Protests Trump has the unilateral power to rescind Hong Kong’s status as a preferential trading partner -- a potentially huge blow that would undermine confidence in the Asian financial hub. ...
21:17, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong readies for more protests on handover anniversary HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in support of the Hong Kong police as the semi-autonomous territory readies for another day of protests on the anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China. The large crowd filled a park in front of the legislature Sunday and chan...
13:51, 06/30/2019

Hong Kong police use tear gas to try to disperse protests Hong Kong police used tear gas on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protests on the eastern side of the Kowloon peninsula, across the harbor from Hong Kong island....
11:34, 08/24/2019

Hong Kong spends billions to avert recession Hong Kong is pumping billions of dollars into its economy in a bid to avert a recession as the city's political crisis disrupts business and slams financial markets....
02:00, 08/16/2019

'Hong Kong mob' — How mainland Chinese see the democracy movement For weeks now, hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated in Hong Kong against the increasing influence of the Beijing government over their region. People in mainland China, however, have little sympathy....
23:17, 08/19/2019

Fresh Hong Kong protests planned for Friday Calls for new demonstrations come as government fails to respond to a list of protester demandsHong Kong is braced for another round of demonstrations after the government failed to respond to a list of protester demands including an investigation into police brutality and the withdrawal of an extra...
18:00, 06/20/2019

Hong Kong leader sees 'way out' of chaos through dialogue Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that dialogue with peaceful protesters would provide a "way out" for the Chinese-ruled city....
07:51, 08/20/2019

2 more Hong Kong leaders apologize for extradition bill More Hong Kong leaders are apologizing for a controversial extradition bill that's sparked some of the largest demonstrations the Chinese territory has ever seen....
22:00, 06/20/2019

Hong Kong Protesters, Police Clash at Airport Police clashed with protesters at Hong Kong’s international airport late Tuesday, capping a second day of snarled travel plans with a bout of violence....
05:17, 08/14/2019

British PM May raises Hong Kong protests with China's Hu British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the continuing protests in Hong Kong, a former British colony, in a meeting at her office with China's vice premier Hu Chunhua on Monday, her spokesman said....
22:51, 06/17/2019

Employee at UK's consulate in Hong Kong detained in China Detention comes amid more than two months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong An employee at the UK’s consulate in Hong Kong has been detained by mainland Chinese authorities on his way back to the city, his girlfriend has said.Simon Cheng, 28, was returning from a trip in Shenzhen to his native ...
12:51, 08/20/2019

Hong Kong police clash with protesters at airport Scenes of chaos erupted at Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday evening as riot police clashed with protesters who continued to block security gates at one of the world's largest travel hubs....
17:51, 08/13/2019

What Hong Kong's Protestors Can Teach Us About the Future of Privacy Something odd happened in Hong Kong last week. Protestors against a controversial proposed extradition bill were afraid to use their metro cards. Instead of swiping their cards through the turnstiles of the city’s subway system, they lined up to buy single-journey tickets with cash, apparently worri...
20:00, 06/21/2019

The Latest: UK urges Hong Kong gov’t to listen to protesters HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Britain’s foreign secretary has appealed for calm in Hong Kong and urged authorities there to listen to the concerns of protesters. Jeremy Hunt says large protests Wednesday ...
15:00, 06/12/2019

Flights out of Hong Kong canceled again amid protests Hong Kong's airport has cancelled all remaining departing flights for the second day after protesters took over the terminals.        ...
17:17, 08/13/2019

| Goodbye Hong Kong: Uncertainty forces some to consider leaving Justin Chan, a 20-year-old student, is anxious, both about the future of his native Hong Kong and his role in it. So much so, that he's considering leaving the Chinese territory for good....
06:17, 07/17/2019

Employee of U.K. Consulate in Hong Kong Held in China A Hong Kong citizen working for the British consulate in the partly autonomous Chinese city never returned from an Aug. 8 trip for a conference across the border in Shenzhen....
17:00, 08/20/2019

Mass Hong Kong protest against 'evil' extradition law Hundreds of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a final bid to block a law it is feared could be used by China to make critics "disappear"....
16:00, 06/09/2019

Hundreds Protest At Hong Kong Airport, Day After Shutdown Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters staged a new rally on Tuesday at Hong Kong's airport, a day after a massive demonstration there triggered a shutdown at the busy international travel hub....
12:51, 08/13/2019

Hong Kong protests: airport suspends flights for second day Hundreds of demonstrators stage new rally a day after shutdown at key transport hub Hong Kong’s airport authority has suspended flights for a second day as protesters staged another rally at the busy international travel hub.Tuesday’s action marked the fifth consecutive day of protests at the airpor...
12:51, 08/13/2019

Hong Kong protesters disperse after blocking police HQ Protesters in Hong Kong have dispersed after the overnight siege of police headquarters, disappointed that their demands for the territory’s leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill have gone unmet...
10:17, 06/22/2019

No Hong Kong response as activists’ deadline passes A deadline imposed by activist groups for Hong Kong’s government to meet demands including the scrapping of controversial extradition legislation has passed without an official response...
16:00, 06/20/2019

| 'When will you die?' Hong Kong leader grilled at press conference When Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam appeared before the press, she appeared to be expecting to deliver a brief statement and move on. Instead she faced a media onslaught....
06:17, 08/14/2019

Denise Ho, the pop icon of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement Cantopop singer Denise Ho was successful in the Chinese market until she joined Hong Kong's democracy movement. Although her music is now banned in China, she’s still a superstar to demonstrators in her hometown....
23:17, 08/19/2019

Christian hymn becomes unlikely anthem of Hong Kong protests HONG KONG — The Christian hymn “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” has emerged as the unlikely anthem of Hong Kong’s protests against an extradition bill that have drawn millions of people onto the streets. Protests around the world often develop their own soundtrack, usually songs with lyrics of defiance...
21:00, 06/18/2019

Timeline: A growing unease in Hong Kong about the future A series of steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have prompted a growing uneasiness among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in a protest by hundreds of thousands of people last weekend....
17:00, 06/11/2019

Hong Kong Airport Resumes Flights After Protests Flights were departing Hong Kong airport largely on schedule on Wednesday morning, a day after pro-democracy protesters caused chaos with a disruptive sit-in that paralysed the busy transport hub....
11:51, 08/14/2019

'They are fighting for nothing': the view on Hong Kong protests from Shenzhen Armed troops are barracked in a stadium in Shenzhen, where citizens seem to back themThere was an uneasy sense of calm on Sunday in Shenzhen, the Chinese city on the other side of the bay from Hong Kong where hundreds of troops from the People’s Armed Police [PAP] have been deployed in a show of for...
12:51, 08/19/2019

If Hong Kong extradition bill passes, what will happen? Hong Kong's government will discuss its bill on Wednesday, but hundreds protested Tuesday night – they feel Hong Kong's independence is in danger.        ...
07:17, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill unlikely to be revived Hong Kong's embattled leader apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated it will not be revived during the current legislative session....
15:17, 06/18/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Apologize After Chaos at Airport After ugly, violent scenes on Tuesday night, demonstrators promised to do better. “We apologize for our behavior but we are just too scared,” one post read....
10:51, 08/14/2019

Twitter, Facebook Act Against Disinformation on Hong Kong Protests Twitter took down more than 900 accounts that it said were part of a Chinese government campaign to discredit protesters in Hong Kong by spreading misinformation....
03:17, 08/20/2019

A Brief History of Protest in Post-Handover Hong Kong Demonstrations in Hong Kong over the past two weeks have been recognized as likely the largest in the city’s history. Sparked by a proposal to amend extradition laws to allow suspects to be transferred to mainland China for trial, two marches drew extraordinary numbers into the streets for wha...
10:17, 06/20/2019

How China Can Recover Even If Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam Quits A historic series of protests has left Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, fighting for her political life. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand the chief executive’s resignation -- and even establishment figures are questioning her judgment -- after she pus...
07:34, 06/18/2019

Governing Hong Kong: the poisoned chalice of politics When Carrie Lam was selected for Hong Kong's top job two years ago, she pledged to "unite and move forward", a sign she would balance the desires of the city's free-wheeling citizens against the demand for control from the Communist Party in Beijing....
13:17, 06/20/2019

In Hong Kong, science of crowd counting comes into focus When Hong Kong residents took to the streets to protest a controversial extradition law on consecutive weekends this month, observers on all sides agreed the crowds were huge....
13:17, 06/20/2019

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters Police fired tear gas and used rubber bullets on protesters in Hong Kong, in an attempt to drive away thousands of demonstrators who had blocked roads and forced the closure of the city’s legislature before lawmakers could debate a controversial extradition bill....
12:00, 06/12/2019

China, Hong Kong double down on extradition bill Beijing warned against "outside interference" in Hong Kong politics as it promised to support the city's government. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand parliament nix the controversial law....
16:34, 06/10/2019

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders HONG KONG (AP) — The largely youth-driven movement challenging Hong Kong’s government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership structure. And that adds to its appeal for supporters disaffected from the moneyed elites who run the former British colo...
07:00, 06/18/2019

2M at Hong Kong protest want leader out despite extradition apology Around two million people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday, seeking the ouster of the leader's plan to extradite offenders to China though the bill was suspended and she apologized....
12:51, 06/17/2019

Massive Crowds Take To Streets in 'Last Fight' For Hong Kong Huge crowds of demonstrators took to the streets Sunday to protest a proposed law that would allow Beijing to take people from Hong Kong to stand trial in mainland China....
13:51, 06/09/2019

Protesters March in Hong Kong Against Proposed Extradition Law The legislation, which would allow renditions to mainland China, has stirred fears of the growing reach of the ruling Communist Party into the semiautonomous territory....
11:00, 06/09/2019

Hong Kong banks take out newspaper ads to call for order Major Hong Kong banks including HSBC and Standard Chartered have published newspaper ads calling for the preservation of law and order and condemning violence, as pro-democracy protests showed no signs of stopping....
17:34, 08/22/2019

Opinion: China pulling the strings in Hong Kong The message of the mass protests in Hong Kong is clear: China's interference is not welcome. But city leaders aren't listening. The basic principle of "one country, two systems" is in jeopardy, says Dang Yuan....
21:00, 06/16/2019

Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam apologized to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial....
20:34, 06/16/2019

UK to suspend crowd control supplies to Hong Kong LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary says the country will refrain from issuing export licenses for crowd control equipment to Hong Kong unless it addresses human rights concerns. Jeremy Hunt also urged the Hong Kong government to establish a “robust, independent investigation into ...
17:00, 06/25/2019

Hong Kong lawyers protest proposed extradition law changes Hundreds of legal professionals dressed in black have joined a silent march in Hong Kong to protest proposed amendments to an extradition law that critics say would erode the territory’s independent legal system...
18:00, 06/06/2019

Protesters in Black Crowd Hong Kong Streets Again The day after Hong Kong’s leader indefinitely suspended a bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the city’s streets, increasing public pressure on the government to eliminate the bill completely....
15:17, 06/16/2019

Hong Kong Interbank Rates Hit Highest Since 2008 The rates at which Hong Kong’s banks lend to one another surged to levels last seen during the global financial crisis, but economists said seasonal swings in cash demands likely played a bigger role in the move than political unrest in the city....
11:17, 06/13/2019

Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issues at G-20 HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters In Hong Kong opposed to contentious extradition legislation are calling on leaders of the U.S., the European Union and others to raise the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week’s G-20 summit in Japan. Groups of protesters gathered outside the U.S. and...
05:17, 06/26/2019

China vows no ‘mercy’ for Hong Kong protesters Chinese authorities accused Hong Kong demonstrators of engaging in "terrorism" and promised to stamp out protests mercilessly after a weekend of brutal crackdowns by police....
00:17, 08/13/2019