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Trump hopes 'tricky' Hong Kong situation works out 'for liberty'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the situation in Hong Kong was tricky, but he hoped it would work out for everybody, including China, and "for liberty" without anyone g...

Trump hopes 'tricky' Hong Kong situation works out 'for liberty'

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UPDATE 5-Trump hopes 'tricky' Hong Kong situation works out 'for liberty' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the situation in Hong Kong was tricky, but he hoped it would work out for everybody, including China, and "for liberty" without anyone getting hurt or killed....
01:51, 08/14/2019

Trump on Hong Kong protests: 'It's a tough situation … but I'm sure it'll work out' – live President says: ‘The Hong Kong thing is a very tough situation’Officials announce delays on China tariffsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.47pm BST A day before the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s warden was reassigned, Attorney General William Barr voiced concern about “ser...
21:19, 08/13/2019

China Warns Hong Kong It Will Intervene if Situation Deteriorates A senior Chinese official in charge of Hong Kong affairs warned that Beijing would intervene if the local government proved unable to contain the violent protests, the most explicit threat of intervention to date from the central government....
07:00, 08/08/2019

Protesters could push Hong Kong into a 'very dangerous situation,' government warns The Hong Kong government has warned protesters could push the city into a "very dangerous situation" after another weekend of demonstrations paralyzed traffic and transformed an iconic shopping district into a battleground....
17:00, 08/05/2019

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

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 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

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

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

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

How Trump Could Quickly Raise the Stakes in Hong Kong Pro-democracy protesters have flooded the streets of Hong Kong for weeks and even forced the airport to close, but U.S. President Donald Trump has largely avoided getting involved. That doesn’t mean he has no leverage. Under a U.S. law, Trump has the power to rescind Hong Kong’s status as a preferen...
12:00, 08/15/2019

Trump says he is sure Hong Kong, China will be able to work things out U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is sure China and Hong Kong will be able to work things out after mass protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into chaos....
19:34, 06/12/2019

Trump says it's up to China to deal with Hong Kong 'riots' U.S. President Donald Trump has described protests in Hong Kong as "riots" that China will have to deal with itself, signaling a hands-off approach to the biggest political crisis gripping the former British colony in decades....
09:51, 08/02/2019

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

Trump urges China's Xi to meet Hong Kong protesters U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet personally with the protesters in Hong Kong, saying it would lead to an end to tensions that have seized the territory for weeks....
21:34, 08/15/2019

Donald Trump Says It's Up To China To Deal With Hong Kong "Riots" U.S. President Donald Trump has described protests in Hong Kong as "riots" that China will have to deal with itself, signalling a hands-off approach to the biggest political crisis gripping the former......
17:51, 08/02/2019

Exclusive: President Trump Says Hong Kong Protesters Are Having A ‘Big Impact’ President Donald Trump called the protesters on the streets of Hong Kong “very effective,” but declined to voice support for their specific demands of the Chinese government. “They’re obviously having a big impact,” Trump told TIME when asked what message he had for the...
23:34, 06/18/2019

China Accuses Trump Of "Gross Interference" Over Hong Kong China on Tuesday rebuked Donald Trump for "gross interference" in Hong Kong's affairs after the US president said protesters who stormed the city's legislature wanted democracy for the financial hub....
20:51, 07/02/2019

Trump says China's Xi has acted responsibly on Hong Kong protests U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he believed Chinese President Xi Jinping has acted "very responsibly" with the protests in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that could see people from the territory sent to China for trial....
22:00, 07/22/2019

Trump says China is sending troops to Hong Kong border President Trump on Tuesday tweeted out an alert on turmoil in Hong Kong, saying China is massing troops on the border. “Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!” the president tweeted, aboard Air For...
22:17, 08/13/2019

Trump To Raise Hong Kong Protests With Xi Jinping At G20: Mike Pompeo US President Donald Trump will discuss the mass protests in Hong Kong with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday....
17:51, 06/16/2019

Trump suggests 'personal meeting' with China's Xi on Hong Kong protests President Trump in a tweet Wednesday evening suggested a “personal meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid tensions in Hong Kong and fears that an escalating trade war could trigger a global recession....
12:34, 08/15/2019

Trump’s Hong Kong Caution Isolates Him From Congress, Allies and Advisers In his showdown with Beijing over trade and tariffs, Mr. Trump is ignoring his hawkish advisers, who believe China threatens American interests worldwide....
04:00, 08/16/2019

Donald Trump suggests one-to-one with Xi Jinping to resolve Hong Kong crisis President Donald Trump today suggested holding a "personal meeting" with his Chinese counterpart to discuss mass protests in Hong Kong and urged him to "quickly and humanely" end the crisis....
15:34, 08/15/2019

Trump Ties Trade Deal to China Action in Hong Kong President Trump suggested a “personal meeting” with China’s President Xi Jinping to discuss the escalating crisis in Hong Kong and warned China it must respond “humanely” to the protests if it wants to strike a trade deal....
14:00, 08/15/2019

Trump confident Hong Kong and China will 'work things out' after protests 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....
23:34, 06/12/2019

‘Hong Kong Thing’ Is ‘Very Tough,’ but Trump Doesn’t Criticize China Critics and allies said President Trump’s relative disinterest in human rights and focus on economics have kept him from taking sides between China and the protesters....
08:51, 08/14/2019

US briefing: Trump's 'secret' Mexico plan, Hong Kong and ExxonMobil Wednesday’s top story: President’s agreement already largely revealed by Mexican officials. And Team USA’s perfect World Cup openerSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
16:00, 06/12/2019

Trump implies trade deal with China can wait for Hong Kong resolution Trump has previously said little about the protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, except to make it clear he believes that Hong Kong and China need to "deal with that themselves.''...
04:34, 08/15/2019

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

Trump, Trudeau discussed developments in Hong Kong, Canadians held in China U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the Hong Kong protests and the ongoing detention of two Canadians by the Chinese government, a statement from Trudeau's office said on Friday....
04:00, 08/17/2019

Crackdown Like "Tiananmen Square" In Hong Kong May Harm Trade Deal: Trump US President Donald Trump on Sunday warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters would harm trade talks between the two countries....
01:35, 08/19/2019

Trump says China should treat Hong Kong 'humanely' before trade deal can be agreed President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China wants to make a trade deal but it should treat Hong Kong "humanely" first, explicitly tying a trade agreement to a peaceful resolution of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong....
02:00, 08/15/2019

Donald Trump Confirms China Moving Troops To Hong Kong Border US intelligence has confirmed that China is moving troops to the border with Hong Kong, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday, appealing for calm amid intensifying pro-democracy protests in the......
11:51, 08/14/2019

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald Trump urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet personally with the protesters to defuse weeks of tensions....
21:34, 08/15/2019

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

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

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08:51, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong readies for more protests, Trump ties crisis to U.S.-China trade deal Hong Kong braced on Thursday for more mass demonstrations through the weekend, with the weeks-long crisis escalating after pro-democracy protests forced the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights this week and world leaders urging calm....
09:00, 08/15/2019

Asia falls after Trump announces more tariffs on China; Hong Kong, Japan drop more than 2% Asia stocks dropped on Friday after a surprise tariff announcement from the United States overnight escalated trade tensions between Washington and Beijing....
11:17, 08/02/2019

Trump’s Muddled Message on Hong Kong Captures the Real Problem With His Foreign Policy On his way to an Aug. 1 campaign event in Ohio, President Donald Trump was asked about America’s position on the months-long pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. “That’s between Hong Kong and that’s between China, because Hong Kong is a part of China,” Trump said. But a...
15:34, 08/21/2019

Trump clarifies 'personal meeting' tweet, suggests Xi should meet Hong Kong protesters Less than a day earlier, Trump appeared to propose that a "personal meeting" between himself and Xi could bring a speedy end to "the Hong Kong problem."...
19:00, 08/15/2019

Trump says China ‘moving troops’ to Hong Kong border as police clash with protesters President Trump said Tuesday that he's learned the Chinese government is sending its military to the Hong Kong border amid mounting clashes between riot police and pro-democracy protesters....
21:52, 08/13/2019

WRAPUP 2-China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald Trump urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet personally with the protesters to defuse weeks of tensions....
00:00, 08/16/2019

| Hong Kong protests | Carter talks Trump: WATCH the top World news videos for today Hong Kong police force back protesters trying to storm parliament | Carter talks Trump, China and leadership at church; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
08:00, 06/10/2019

Trump floats personal meeting with China’s Xi Jinping to resolve the Hong Kong crisis ‘humanely’ PERSONAL MEETING?: With Chinese paramilitary forces massing on the border with Hong Kong and the trade war with China sending U.S. markets into a tailspin, President Trump is praising Chinese President Xi Jinping and offering to help him resolve the crisis peacefully....
22:34, 08/15/2019

First look: New Statue of Liberty Museum is crown jewel of Liberty Island upgrade More than two years after breaking ground, and funded by a $100 million public campaign, the new Statue of Liberty Museum opens Thursday.        ...
14:35, 05/14/2019

Trump ties China trade deal to 'humane' Hong Kong resolution after troop buildup worry President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was "deeply concerned" about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border....
09:00, 08/15/2019

| Hong Kong protest | Trump walks into North Korea: WATCH the top world news videos for today Protesters block major highway in Hong Kong | Trump meets US troops soon after North Korea meeting; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
08:00, 07/01/2019

| Hong Kong protest fallout | Trump re-election kickoff: WATCH the top world news videos for today Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers call on Carrie Lam to step down | In 2020 kickoff, Trump promises cancer, Aids cures; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
13:00, 06/19/2019

| Trump officials face contempt | Hong Kong recovers from protest: WATCH the top world news videos for today House panel OKs contempt vote in census dispute | The morning after Hong Kong's violent protest; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
10:34, 06/13/2019

Trump comes through on religious liberty yet again On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights issued its “final conscience rule that protects individuals and health care entities from discrimination on the basis of their exercise of conscience in HHS-funded programs.” The final rule serves as a way to implement ...
21:34, 05/03/2019

Trump's Top Immigration Official Thinks the Statue of Liberty Has it Wrong Ken Cuccinelli, Trump's top immigration official, claims the Statue of Liberty's famous lines only apply to immigrants "who can stand on their own two feet."...
21:18, 08/13/2019

Statue of Liberty inscription refers to Europeans, Trump official says The acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services says the inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe.”...
06:51, 08/14/2019

Trump's Immigration Chief: That Statue of Liberty Poem Was About Europeans OK?? Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, can’t stop reinterpreting the poem about immigrants engraved on the Statue of Liberty in order to justify the Trump administration’s new cruel “public charge” rule....
00:00, 08/15/2019

Trump says he is monitoring Venezuela situation U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is monitoring the situation in Venezuela very closely and reiterated U.S. support for its people as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido moved further to oust President Nicolas Maduro....
22:51, 04/30/2019

‘Huddled Masses’ in Statue of Liberty Poem Are European, Trump Official Says “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet,” said Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a top Trump administration immigration official. His remarks set off a controversy....
01:34, 08/15/2019

Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem should mean 'poor who can stand on own two feet' Ken Cuccinelli defends Trump’s decision to make it harder for migrants to be awarded residence if they got benefit programsKen Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has proposed a new interpretation of the famous welcome that appears on a placard at the ...
23:51, 08/13/2019

Trump aide: Liberty's 'huddled masses' message only applies to Europeans The Statue of Liberty's famous 'huddled masses' inscription only applies to "people coming from Europe", according to America's acting director of citizenship and immigration services. ...
07:00, 08/15/2019

The history of the famous poem on the Statue of Liberty that keeps annoying Trump officials Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images The poem inscribed on a plaque in the Statue of Liberty continues to come up in discussions on the Trump administration's immigration policies. The poem, "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, was written in tribute to refugees and immigrants. Lazarus, ...
19:34, 08/14/2019

Donald Trump's immigration chief in race row over poem on Statue of Liberty Donald Trump's immigration chief sparked a new race storm today after claiming the iconic poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcoming migrants to America was referring to "people from Europe"....
19:34, 08/14/2019

Fury as Trump official says poem on Statue of Liberty refers to 'people from Europe' USCIS head Ken Cuccinelli condemned over poem commentsFamed inscription welcomed millions of immigrants to AmericaKen Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, has sparked a new wave of criticism about the promise of US immigration enshrined in the inscription on th...
02:34, 08/15/2019

Trump Immigration Head Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty Poem About People ‘Coming From Europe’ A top Trump immigration official offered an edit to the iconic poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty in the wake of the Administration’s newly announced plan making it tougher for some immigrants to obtain green cards. Schoolchildren nationwide are often taught Emma Lazarus’s sonnet ...
23:34, 08/14/2019

President Trump Said He Would Take Foreign Campaign Help. Here’s What Past Candidates Did in That Situation This week, President Donald Trump once again found himself defending his stance on accepting campaign help from a foreign government. The latest round of debate on the issue began Wednesday, when Trump said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos that he thinks there’s “nothing wrong ...
08:51, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marc Thiessen: 'Appalled' to see people blaming Trump for Iran situation While many on the left are blaming President Trump for the escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran, Marc Thiessen while appearing on "The Story with Martha MacCallum" told guest host Sandra Smith that the president was deescalating the situation and he was "appalled" over the accusations that p...
04:34, 06/21/2019

Sen. McSally urges action on Trump’s $4.5B emergency border funding, ‘crisis’ situation Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, citing the humanitarian and security “crisis” on the southern border, is demanding that the Senate move to provide the $4.5 billion emergency funding President Trump is seeking, comparing it to other disasters plaguing the nation....
07:17, 05/09/2019

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

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’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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’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

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

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

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: '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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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'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

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

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

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

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

Michael Cohen claims he helped handle racy 'personal' photos for Trump ally and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Evangelical leader and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. reportedly asked Trump fixer Michael Cohen for a personal favor in 2015. Falwell said someone had come into possession of "personal" photographs — the sort that would typically be kept "between husban...
08:51, 05/08/2019

Alibaba Files Plans to List in Hong Kong Alibaba Group Holding has filed confidential paperwork for a Hong Kong listing, according to people familiar with the matter, kicking off a process that could see the Chinese internet giant raise billions of dollars from a large stock sale in the coming months....
15:17, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong protests continue, despite airport setback Hong Kong demonstrators marked an annual festival by gathering at local police stations to denounce the heavy-handed tactics officers used against protesters at the city's international airport over the weekend....
22:34, 08/15/2019

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

Hong Kong's protesters dig in for long summer of discontent Hong Kong's extradition bill demonstrations have mutated into a much bigger and more complex animal, ripping open old wounds and expanding a political fight as the city battens down for a summer of protests....
12:34, 07/18/2019

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

Hong Kong's police describe their side of the protests On Thursday, more than two months into the worst unrest this city has seen in decades, senior police officers invited a group of journalists to the towering police headquarters in Hong Kong's Wan Chai district. In the first face-to-face background briefing of its kind with reporters, commanders spok...
23:34, 08/15/2019

| 148 arrested in Hong Kong during Monday's protests - police Hong Kong police say 148 people were arrested during running battles with protesters the day before, the largest daily toll since huge pro-democracy protests kicked off two months ago....
21:00, 08/06/2019

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

China scapegoats US to set stage for Hong Kong crackdown China is accusing the United States of orchestrating the Hong Kong protests to set the stage for a military crackdown, a rhetorical tactic that hardens ideological tensions between the rival powers....
22:34, 08/15/2019

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

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

'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

Another Tesla may have spontaneously caught fire in Hong Kong Whether you’re a fan of Tesla or convinced that the company is destined to fail spectacularly, it’s impossible to deny that Tesla manufactures some of the safest cars the automotive world has ever seen. With that said, it’s a bit peculiar that we’ve seen a handful of stories ...
02:00, 05/14/2019

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

Hong Kong protests challenge China with no end in sight What began as a protest against an extradition bill has ballooned into a fundamental challenge to the way Hong Kong is governed — and the role of the Chinese government in the city’s affairs...
12:34, 07/16/2019

Pompeo meets with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a proposed extradition law pushed by Beijing....
04:51, 05/17/2019

Tension in Hong Kong on eve of anniversary of China handover Pro- and anti-government demonstrators rally, with mass protest planned on MondayThousands of pro-government protesters have rallied outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong as tensions rose on the eve of what is expected to be Hong Kong’s fourth mass protest in a month against a controversi...
21:34, 06/30/2019

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

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 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 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

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

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

| 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

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

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

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

Hong Kong police retake parliament from protesters Hong Kong police have regained control of the city's parliament after hundreds of protesters ransacked the building. China's central government urged an investigation into "criminal responsibility of violent offenders."...
09:17, 07/02/2019

| Pro-democracy push causes transport chaos in Hong Kong Peak-hour morning train travel and international flights in Hong Kong were thrown into chaos as pro-democracy protesters launched an attempted city-wide strike to ramp up pressure on the financial hub's embattled leaders....
06:34, 08/06/2019

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

Hong Kong police arrest six at Kowloon protest Police arrested six people during a demonstration in one of Hong Kong's most popular tourist areas on Sunday, where thousands of protesters sought to raise awareness among mainland Chinese visitors about the political crisis that has rocked the city....
03:51, 07/08/2019

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

China Says Hong Kong Protesters Who Break Law Will Be Punished China’s top office for Hong Kong affairs warned protesters in the city not to underestimate the strength of the central government and urged the local police to crack down on those who break the law.​...
16:34, 08/06/2019

Hong Kong Police Ban a March to Protest Mob Violence The march was planned for a satellite town where a gang of men targeted protesters, injuring dozens. The police said it was too dangerous to go ahead....
17:00, 07/25/2019

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

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

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

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 police clash with pro-democracy protesters Activists have accused the police of using "excessive force" against protesters in Hong Kong. But the government has defended the violent escalation, saying it only took action "after repeated but futile warnings."...
03:00, 07/08/2019

Ex-Philippine judge says she was held at Hong Kong airport A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who once accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court says she was barred for hours from entering Hong Kong for unspecified reasons....
14:51, 05/21/2019

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

China interrupts Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho at UN Chinese diplomats repeatedly interrupted a Hong Kong pop star and activist as she accused Beijing of "preventing our democracy at all costs" in a speech to the United Nations on Monday....
04:00, 07/09/2019

China warns UK over Hong Kong: 'No country has right to intervene' China has dismissed the UK's concerns over Hong Kong, warning "no country has the right to intervene" - and insisted the former British colony was none of its business....
19:51, 07/02/2019

Hong Kong protests against extradition law spill into Sydney Anger in Hong Kong over a move to allow extraditions to mainland China spilled over into Sydney on Sunday, with migrants gathering for a protest and urging the Australian government to condemn the proposed new law....
11:00, 06/09/2019

Hong Kong police arrest 20 as protests continue On Saturday police fired multiple tear gas rounds in confrontations with black-clad activists in the city's Kowloon area, the latest escalation after more than two months of protests....
15:51, 08/04/2019

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

Hong Kong’s dilemma: fight or resist peacefully After 11 weeks of demonstrations, weary protesters fear only their ebbing stamina or Chinese troops will break the stalemateEllie Lau, a 21-year-old student, was one of thousands of protesters who flooded Hong Kong’s airport this week. There, she and a friend had an uneasy conversation about the fut...
10:51, 08/18/2019

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

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 protests: What graffiti in the parliament conveys On Monday night, Hong Kong protesters broke into their parliamentary building, occupying the main chamber of the Legislative Council and vandalizing property. As the protesters entered the building, police initially retreated to avoid confrontation and give the demonstrators the run of the building....
21:51, 07/02/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Take Their Grievances to City's Airport Travelers to Hong Kong were greeted by more than a thousand black-clad protesters, as antigovernment demonstrators took their grievances to the city’s airport ahead of another weekend of planned unrest that is starting to hurt the city’s economy....
21:00, 07/26/2019

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

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

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

China will not allow Hong Kong issue to be discussed at G20 summit China's Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun said on Monday that China will not allow the Group of 20 to discuss the Hong Kong issue at its upcoming summit....
04:34, 06/24/2019

| First charges against Hong Kong anti-government protester A Hong Kong street artist was charged with assaulting a police officer and criminal damage, the first prosecution against an anti-government protester since the city was rocked by unprecedented demonstrations....
16:35, 07/06/2019

China says will not allow Hong Kong issue to be discussed at G20 summit China's Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun said on Monday that China will not allow the Group of 20 nations to discuss the Hong Kong issue at its summit this week....
06:00, 06/24/2019

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

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

Hong Kong police arrest 20 people after protests The first of two protests planned for Sunday has kicked off after a night of violent demonstrations. China's official news agency has warned that Beijing will not let the situation in the former British colony continue....
14:17, 08/04/2019

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

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

Hong Kong's summer of dissent: After five weeks of protest, where to next? For five weeks, Hong Kong has been rocked by large protests sparked by a proposed bill that would allow extradition to China, and the city's summer of dissent is showing no sign of abating....
14:51, 07/15/2019

| '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

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

More Than 100 Flights Cancelled In Hong Kong Amid Protests More than 100 flights were cancelled in Hong Kong on Monday morning with airport authorities warning passengers of potential disruption, as pro-democracy protesters kick off a city-wide strike....
08:17, 08/05/2019

Chinese gov't concerned for growing Hong Kong protests China's top political liaison to Hong Kong warned Wednesday the island territory faces its most serious threat since it returned to Beijing's control 22 years ago, over the outcry related to a proposed extradition bill....
03:34, 08/08/2019

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

Police use tear gas to quell Hong Kong protest Police carrying riot shields and firing tear gas moved in shortly after midnight to clear protesters, who hours earlier, swarmed into the legislature's main building. (July 1)        ...
02:17, 07/02/2019

Extradition bill 'is dead,' Hong Kong leader says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that a controversial extradition bill which spurred weeks of protest "is dead" -- but stopped short of a formal withdrawal....
06:17, 07/09/2019

Police, protesters prepare for another showdown in Hong Kong Protesters and police are preparing for a likely showdown in central Hong Kong, one day after clashes led to 11 arrests and left at least two dozen injured in an outlying district toward the border with mainland China....
07:17, 07/28/2019

| 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

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

Hong Kong looks to raise up to $1 billion in green bonds Hong Kong is looking to raise between $500 million and $1 billion in five-year green bonds as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a center for green finance....
14:17, 05/21/2019

Explainer: Hong Kong's extradition bill and the opposition to it Hong Kong's extradition bill, which would cover Hong Kong's 7.4 million residents as well as foreign and Chinese nationals in the city, would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party....
00:51, 07/01/2019

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

Hong Kong protesters move back to the streets Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong shifted out of the airport and back into the streets on Wednesday — as the Chinese appeared to amass paramilitary vehicles in a nearby sports arena. Heavily armed Hong Kong police faced off with civilians Wednesday night outside a police station in the reside...
06:00, 08/15/2019

'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

Lam says Hong Kong bill is ‘dead’ but unclear if demand met Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the effort to amend an extradition bill is dead, but it wasn’t clear if the legislation was being withdrawn as protesters have demanded...
07:00, 07/09/2019

Activists Call On G20 Leaders To Help "Liberate" Hong Kong More than a thousand protesters marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday calling on leaders at the upcoming G20 summit to raise the plight of Hong Kong with China and to support the full......
09:34, 06/26/2019

'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

Chinese intervention in Hong Kong would be a 'catastrophe', Patten says Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten on Tuesday cautioned that if China intervened in Hong Kong it would be a catastrophe and that Chinese President Xi Jinping should see the wisdom of trying to bring people together....
12:17, 08/13/2019

The massive impact of Hong Kong's airport shutdown Authorities in Hong Kong canceled nearly 200 flights Monday because of a major protest at the city's international airport. That's terrible news for companies operating in the financial hub....
05:17, 08/13/2019

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

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 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 airport cancels flights due to protests The Hong Kong Airport Authority has canceled all flights on Monday as the island's airport has been engulfed with thousands of anti-government protesters....
03:17, 08/13/2019

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns violence Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemned violence that broke out Monday when weapon-wielding, masked assailants attacked pro-democracy protesters, journalists and citizens at a subway station....
22:00, 07/23/2019

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

Flights Resume At Hong Kong Airport After Protests Flights resumed Tuesday at Hong Kong airport a day after a massive pro-democracy rally there forced the shutdown of the busy international transport hub....
02:51, 08/13/2019

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

UBS Hong Kong sponsor ban settles misconduct case After years of investigation, the Hong Kong SFC has come up with its verdict against UBS and three other banks for errant past IPOs. The fines are inconsequential; the disclosure of embarrassing due diligence lapses more significant....
20:51, 04/28/2019

Hong Kong's protests present a 'serious challenge': MTR chief Jacob Kam of MTR says the company respects the Hong Kong protesters' rights and freedom to express their views, but hopes they won't disrupt the freedom of travel for the others....
10:00, 08/09/2019

US Comments On Hong Kong "Gross Interference": China China on Monday lashed out at the United States for voicing alarm over the jailing of leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement, calling Washington's comments a "gross interference"....
04:17, 04/30/2019

Hong Kong airport occupied by hundreds of 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....
12:00, 08/09/2019

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

Budweiser Brewer Plans $7 Billion Hong Kong IPO The Asian business of beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev filed an application to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange, moving closer toward a multibillion-dollar initial public offering later this year....
08:34, 05/10/2019

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

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

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 use tougher tactics against protesters Hong Kong police have resorted to harsher-than-usual tactics to suppress protesters this week in the city’s most violent turmoil in decades. Police fired rubber bullets and beanbag rounds at the crowds, weapons that have not been widely used in recent history. Human rights groups criticized th...
13:34, 06/13/2019

The Peacemaker at the Center of Hong Kong’s Turbulent Protests Roy Kwong, a 36-year-old legislator, has emerged as a hero for the city’s youth and a leading voice for moderation during the political crisis there....
17:00, 07/04/2019

The Latest: Hong Kong flights take off as protesters return Flights have been taking off from the Hong Kong airport as it works through a backlog of cancelled flights while a few thousand protesters have once again occupied the arrival hall...
09:17, 08/13/2019

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 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

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

| China says army can be deployed at Hong Kong's request China issued a stark reminder that its army could be deployed in Hong Kong if city authorities requested support in maintaining "public order" after weeks of sometimes violent protests....
15:00, 07/24/2019

Hong Kong ex-JPMorgan princeling case gets personal A case by Hong Kong’s ICAC against an individual on bribery charges is another example of Asia-Pacific regulators targeting the person as well as the institution....
13:34, 05/20/2019

Hong Kong protesters appear in court on riot charges Authorities have levied the most serious charges — with a 10-year sentence — against protesters since demonstrations began last month. Pro-democracy activists say reclaiming Hong Kong is the "revolution of our times."...
23:51, 07/31/2019

How Hong Kong maids became caught in a ‘humanitarian tsunami’ Migrant workers who become pregnant by their employers face dismissal, homelessness and a swift return home The sun had not yet risen in Hong Kong when Sally*, a domestic worker, was woken and told she needed to leave immediately. As she lay on the sofa, confused, Sally saw her employer standing ove...
10:34, 07/22/2019

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

Hong Kong Police arrest 12 for July 1 protest Hong Kong police said Wednesday they have arrested 12 people in connection to Monday's protest when the Legislative Council was broken into and vandalized....
07:17, 07/04/2019

China Says Hong Kong Protests "Absolutely Intolerable" China reacted furiously on Monday to anti-government protesters vandalising the walls of its representative's office in Hong Kong and defacing the national emblem, branding their actions "absolutely......
13:51, 07/22/2019

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

Chaotic scenes at Hong Kong legislature over extradition law HONG KONG (AP) — There have been chaotic scenes at Hong Kong’s legislative assembly as lawmakers for and against controversial amendments to the territory’s extradition law clashed over access to the chamber. At least one person was taken from the chamber on a gurney following Saturday m...
06:00, 05/11/2019

Hong Kong strike: Can protesters shut down the city? Protesters in Hong Kong are calling for civil servants to stay home on Monday as a sign of solidarity with the pro-democracy movement. However, civil servants supporting the demonstrations are taking a big risk....
19:17, 08/02/2019

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

Mob attacks demonstrators at Hong Kong train station Dozens were injured in Hong Kong early Monday after authorities said a mob of masked men used batons and bamboo rods to beat protesters at a train station....
18:51, 07/22/2019

China will not allow G20 to discuss Hong Kong, says foreign minister Foreign powers have no right to interfere in ‘internal affair’, says Zhang Jun, as Beijing also calls for trade compromise China has said it will not allow the G20 nations to discuss the Hong Kong issue at its summit this week, assistant foreign minister Zhang Jun said on Monday.Millions of people d...
21:17, 06/24/2019

Hong Kong protesters: Desperation led to legislature attack Four protesters who took part in the storming of Hong Kong’s legislature on Monday have spoken to The Associated Press, explaining why they felt compelled to do so despite the risks...
13:34, 07/04/2019

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

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

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

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

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

'The last fight for Hong Kong': activists gear up over extradition law Fears controversial bill, which has its second reading next week, will allow China to target political enemies with impunityIt has been called “the nail in Hong Kong’s coffin”, a bill that activists say will “legitimise Chinese abduction” from the city. But the city’s legislators are pushing ahead w...
12:17, 06/07/2019

‘If All of Us Come Out, We Can Win.’ Hong Kong Protesters Call for Even Bigger March Hong Kong activists are calling for renewed protests with an even bigger turnout this weekend after police yesterday fired tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to quell demonstrations amid a spiraling political crisis. A leading pro-democracy organization announced a mass march against a bill t...
16:34, 06/13/2019

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

Activists lay flowers at memorial for Hong Kong protester Thousands of people in Hong Kong laid sunflowers and white lilies at a memorial site on Thursday for a man who fell to his death during protests against an extradition bill that has plunged the former British colony into turmoil....
09:51, 07/12/2019

| 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

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 Protesters Converge on the International Airport for a Three-Day Sit-In Protesters converged on Hong Kong’s international airport Friday, kicking off a three-day sit-in and the first of several rallies planned for the weekend. Chanting “free Hong Kong!” thousands of black-shirted pro-democracy activists filled the arrivals hall by the middle of the aft...
11:34, 08/09/2019

Hong Kong legislators brawl over contentious extradition law Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong's legislature on Saturday between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal to Beijing over a proposed extradition law that will extend Beijing's powers over the China-ruled financial hub....
17:17, 05/11/2019

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's struggle against China's new Iron Curtain Anyone who loves the unique culture of Hong Kong can sympathize with the demonstrators who are protesting the latest step in a long process of Hong Kong being absorbed by mainland China. The subjugation of Hong Kong to the full weight of the PRC’s oppressive legal system is like watching a beautiful...
19:34, 06/24/2019

Hong Kong judges see risks in proposed extradition changes Some Hong Kong judges fear they are being put on a collision course with Beijing as the territory's government pushes for sweeping legal changes that would for the first time allow fugitives captured in Hong Kong to be sent to China for trial....
10:17, 05/29/2019

| WATCH: Chaos as Hong Kong protesters take over parliament It started with an attempt Monday by hundreds of protesters to force a street vendor's trolley through the glass frontage of Hong Kong's parliament building....
21:17, 07/01/2019

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

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

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

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

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

Chinese army condemns Hong Kong protests China's military chief in Hong Kong condemned ongoing protests on the island, stating in his first public comments on the months of unrest that they threaten the life and safety of the people....
10:51, 08/01/2019

How house prices are linked to Hong Kong's protests One of the big things behind the protests in Hong Kong is the "terrible affordability" of housing in the city, which is upsetting young people and the middle-income population, says Peter Churchouse of Portwood Capital....
13:00, 07/23/2019

Hong Kong Police Vow Action Over Parliament Storming Hong Kong authorities vowed Wednesday to hunt down the protesters who stormed parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government....
23:17, 07/03/2019

Fears of thugs-for-hire in Hong Kong after mob attack Six men have been arrested in Hong Kong in connection with a seemingly unprovoked and indiscriminate mob attack that injured 45 people at a metro station on Sunday night and outraged a city not used to such violent scenes....
12:34, 07/23/2019

Britain No Longer Has Any Responsibility For Hong Kong, Says China Britain no longer has any responsibility for Hong Kong and needs to stop "gesticulating" about its former colony, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after the British government reiterated its......
17:00, 07/01/2019

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

| At UN, Hong Kong activist calls for more pressure on China Hong Kong activist Denise Ho urged the international community to increase pressure on China, in a speech to the UN rights council interrupted twice by a diplomat from Beijing....
15:00, 07/09/2019

'Hands off Hong Kong', China's ambassador tells UK China's ambassador has told the UK to keep its "hands off Hong Kong" as he accused London of forgetting the territory is no longer a "British colony"....
17:51, 07/03/2019

UK summons Chinese ambassador over Hong Kong dispute Beijing has accused Britain of "basking in the faded glory of British colonialism." The United Kingdom says China is violating agreements made before the city changed hands in 1997....
22:51, 07/03/2019

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

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

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

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

UK's May urges China to respect autonomy in Hong Kong British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday China must respect the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong and that she had been in touch with China's government to raise concerns about the situation in the former British colony....
14:00, 07/03/2019

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

Hong Kong Protesters Say 'Dead' Isn't Enough for Extradition Bill Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam came under pressure to pull a controversial bill to legalize extradition to China, after opponents criticized her description of the bill as “dead” as insufficient....
16:34, 07/09/2019

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

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

Hong Kong police pepper spray protesters Police in Hong Kong use pepper spray and batons against anti-government protesters who had seized highways early Monday.        ...
23:51, 07/01/2019

More Than 20 Protesters Charged With Rioting Appear in Hong Kong Court (HONG KONG) — Supporters rallied outside a court in Hong Kong on Wednesday ahead of an appearance by 23 fellow protesters who have been charged with rioting. Standing in a heavy rain, they chanted “Reclaim Hong Kong, revolution of our times” in what has become a familiar refrain. T...
12:17, 07/31/2019

| 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

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong Leader, Condemns Violence Protesters had mostly cleared out of the Legislative Council building after three hours of occupation. Then a cordon of riot police used tear gas and charged to scatter the crowd....
01:34, 07/02/2019

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

Alibaba files for Hong Kong listing - Bloomberg Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong initial public offering, Bloomberg reported https://bloom.bg/2ICeJNR on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter....
09:17, 06/13/2019

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

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

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

The Latest: Hong Kong leader to hold news conference HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against extradition bill (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The Hong Kong government says Chief Executive Carrie Lam will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. local time. Local media reported Saturday, citing unnamed sources, that Lam plans to announce she ...
07:51, 06/15/2019

Hong Kong protests have sparked a new level of Chinese paranoia Up to 2 million people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest in recent weeks. The immediate trigger was an “extradition agreement” that China had demanded the city’s usually complaisant Legislative Council to pass. The agreement would put every Hong Konger who got on the wrong side of th...
21:00, 07/06/2019

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

| Tear gas, rubber bullets fired at Hong Kong protesters Riot police in Hong Kong launched volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets during hours of running battles with pro-democracy protesters close to Beijing's office in the city, marking the second consecutive day officers have fired on demonstrators....
20:51, 07/29/2019

US Student Wrote, "I'm From Hong Kong." Intense Chinese Anger Followed Sitting on a bus in Boston, thousands of miles from her home in Hong Kong, college student Frances Hui crossed paths with an inquisitive fellow passenger. Where are you from? the passenger pressed....
08:17, 05/26/2019

A Digital Cat-and-Mouse Battle Between Police and Protesters in Hong Kong An attack against the messaging app Telegram and the arrest of a user show how the Hong Kong clash is unfolding digitally, with growing sophistication on both sides....
16:00, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong residents with UK passports seek right to live in Britain Samson Ling may have a British passport, but it offers him no route out of Hong Kong to a life in London as protests grow against an extradition bill that many see as an example of growing Chinese influence in the financial hub....
22:00, 06/28/2019

US briefing: Border facility conditions, Antarctic ice and Hong Kong Tuesday’s top story: Democrats describe ‘horrifying’ conditions at Texas migrant detention facility. Plus, the rise of the CEO as social justice warriorSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
16:00, 07/02/2019

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

Germany grants asylum to 2 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists BERLIN (AP) — Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong activists in a sign of growing concern over how dissent is dealt with in the territory. In interviews with The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times published on Wednesday, Ray Wong Toi Yeung said he and fellow pro-democracy protester Alan ...
14:51, 05/22/2019

U.S. warns extradition law changes may jeopardize Hong Kong's special status The United States said on Monday it was gravely concerned about proposed amendments to Hong Kong laws that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China and warned that such a move could jeopardize the special status Washington affords the territory....
01:34, 06/11/2019

US hits back at China for targeting diplomat in Hong Kong State department condemns ‘dangerous’ reports identifying US envoy after supposed meeting with activistsOfficial Chinese media reports about a US diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement “have gone from irresponsible to dangerous” and must stop, the US state depart...
06:17, 08/10/2019

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

China waits out Hong Kong protests, but backlash looms China’s international image has suffered from its mass incarceration of members of its Uighur Muslim minority and aggressive moves in the foreign policy sphere....
05:51, 08/10/2019

Hong Kong lawmakers meet with no-confidence vote set to fail HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong lawmakers are meeting for the first time in a week, after massive protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended. The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting showed that pro-democracy members were planning to file a motion of no-confidence. They also were que...
08:51, 06/19/2019

Chinese paramilitary forces are gathered near Hong Kong border China has deployed large numbers of paramilitary personnel close to the border with Hong Kong, in what observers say is intended to send a message to protesters in the Asian financial hub....
09:00, 08/15/2019

Police use rubber bullets as Hong Kong protesters vow ‘no retreat’ Major roads blocked and city centre shuts down after tens of thousands turn out to protestHong Kong protests – live updatesWhat are the protests about?Riot police have used rubber bullets, batons and teargas against people in Hong Kong protesting against a controversial extradition bill that would t...
23:34, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong Government Shuts Offices Ahead of Rally Hong Kong’s government said it would close its central offices Friday after protest groups called for demonstrators to surround the complex, as tensions remained high even after the city’s leader suspended an unpopular extradition proposal....
05:17, 06/21/2019

6 Arrested In Protest At Hong Kong's Popular Tourist Area Police arrested six people during a demonstration in one of Hong Kong's most popular tourist areas on Sunday, where thousands of protesters sought to raise awareness among mainland Chinese visitors......
14:51, 07/08/2019

Opinion: Could China send the military to occupy Hong Kong? The people of semiautonomous Hong Kong are right to be concerned about China's government. The FAZ journalist Peter Sturm explores the mainland's potential military threat to the territory in this guest commentary....
09:51, 07/28/2019

Hong Kong media say controversial extradition bill may be suspended Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city's government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam planning to address reporters later in the day....
07:51, 06/15/2019

Police fire tear gas at pockets of protesters across Hong Kong Police in Hong Kong clashed with pro-democracy protesters at a number of locations across the territory on Sunday, during the 10th straight weekend of protests....
19:41, 08/11/2019

Hong Kong leader Lam to meet media at 3 p.m. on Saturday: statement Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will meet the media at 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Saturday, a government statement said, amid reports the government will suspend a proposed bill on extradition to mainland China that sparked protests....
07:51, 06/15/2019

Hong Kong shopping district shrouded in tear gas, demonstations Police in Hong Kong fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in the Tsim Sha Tsui district - famous destination for tourists and shoppers, after protesters defied orders to cancel a rally, blocked intersections and surrounded police stations across the city in "hit-and-run" demonstrations.  &...
12:34, 08/11/2019

The horrifying moment as Hong Kong reporter livestreams being attacked A man in a pink shirt and jeans is seen trying to hit people with a stick over the barrier of a train’s passenger gantry. In the next moment, he runs at the camera and starts hitting the person behind it. These were the moments faced Sunday night by Gwyneth Ho, a reporter with online......
22:17, 07/22/2019

China warns Hong Kong protesters of severe repercussions Demonstrators in Hong Kong should not underestimate China's "immense strength," a government official has warned. Unrest has reached new levels in recent days and punishment is "only a matter of time."...
01:00, 08/07/2019

Hong Kong reports African swine fever case Hong Kong government confirmed an African swine fever case on Friday night, in a further sign that the virus is continuing to spread beyond mainland China's borders....
17:00, 05/10/2019

Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns After Backlash Over Hong Kong Protests The flag carrier said Rupert Hogg is stepping down to “take responsibility” after the company suffered a backlash from Beijing over employees’ involvement in protests against the city’s government....
18:00, 08/16/2019

Hong Kong Legislature Fast-Tracks Extradition Bill Hong Kong’s legislature will fast-track its consideration of a widely unpopular proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to China, as opposition groups vowed renewed protests and some unions said they supported a strike Wednesday....
20:00, 06/11/2019

Weaving through the streets of Hong Kong with Sleeping Dogs’ designer I’m running after a bandit through North End’s night market, crashing over colorful stalls and sending skewers of meat flying as onlookers shout in Cantonese. I catch up to my target in a dusty alley packed with dumpsters and scattered bin bags, and I’m suddenly surrounded by th...
21:51, 05/06/2019

China will not 'sit on its hands' if Hong Kong protests intensify, says UK ambassador China will use its power to quell Hong Kong protests if the situation deteriorates further after some protesters have shown signs of terrorism, China's ambassador to London said on Thursday....
13:34, 08/15/2019

Arrests made over Hong Kong protests, legislature break-in Police arrested 13 people over the protests on Monday’s anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, including 1 man accused of crimes related to the break-in and vandalism of the legislature by hundreds of protesters...
06:17, 07/04/2019

Hong Kong: Chaos ensues as fresh protests kick off Police have once again fired tear gas at protesters, the latest clashes in a weekslong political standoff. Authorities banned a rally through a popular tourist district, so protesters took off in opposite directions....
15:17, 07/28/2019

Alibaba files to list in Hong Kong as soon as third quarter: source Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing that will take place as soon as the third quarter of this year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters....
11:17, 06/13/2019

A military crackdown in Hong Kong would backfire on China's economy The idea of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on the streets of Hong Kong seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago. Now it is being considered a possibility....
09:34, 08/07/2019

UPDATE 1-MetLife to sell Hong Kong insurance business to FWD U.S. insurer MetLife Inc will sell its Hong Kong operations to FWD, the insurance firm owned by tycoon Richard Li, the companies said in a joint statement on Friday, without disclosing financial details....
15:00, 06/28/2019

Hong Kong Approves Over $9 Million For Cyclone-Hit Odisha: Report The Hong Kong government has approved over $900,000 for relief and rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Odisha that could benefit around 45,100 victims, China's official media reported on Friday....
00:00, 07/06/2019

UPDATE 1-Alibaba files for Hong Kong listing - source Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing, according to one source familiar with the matter....
09:17, 06/13/2019

Hong Kong protesters continue marches in defiance of police ban HONG KONG — Protesters marched in two Hong Kong neighborhoods Saturday in defiance of a ban by police who have clashed repeatedly with government critics. Hong Kong is in its ninth week of demonstrations that began in response to a proposed extradition law but have expanded to include other grievanc...
18:51, 08/10/2019

Britain closely monitoring events in Hong Kong: Hunt Britain will closely monitor events in Hong Kong and continue to press the Chinese government to respect the terms under which the former colony was handed over, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday....
14:17, 06/30/2019

Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help ‘liberate’ city HONG KONG – Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week’s summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill. Holding placards with messages such as “Pl...
23:00, 06/26/2019

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

US, China Exchange War Of Words Over Pro-Democracy Protests In Hong Kong The United States and China have stepped up an increasingly harsh war of words over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, as Beijing seeks to push its accusations that the mass demonstrations are being......
19:17, 08/10/2019

China Signals Its Patience With Hong Kong Protesters Is Shrinking China’s top office for Hong Kong affairs signaled Beijing’s waning patience with protesters in Hong Kong, warning them not to underestimate the strength of the central government and urging the local police to punish those who break the law. ​...
19:34, 08/06/2019

Hong Kong Is a Rebel Enclave in a Sea of Totalitarianism. Welcome to the New West Berlin President Donald Trump has never been afraid to stir up a tempest, which is why he has already indicated that this weekend he will be discussing the political crisis gripping Hong Kong with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang Jun declared the topic off the ta...
18:34, 06/28/2019

Germany grants asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Two pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong have sought and secured refugee status in Germany. The decision shows concern that Beijing is limiting rights in semi-autonomous Hong Kong....
23:00, 05/22/2019

Traffic in Hong Kong flowing day after political crisis flared Traffic was restored in the heart of Hong Kong on Thursday following violent clashes the day before between police and protesters who oppose legislation that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial....
06:17, 06/13/2019

Breakingviews - Hong Kong chief's humiliating retreat comes late Hong Kong’s embattled leader is beating a belated retreat. Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that a controversial bill allowing extraditions to the mainland was dead, calling the government’s work to amend the law a total failure. The humiliating climbdown aims to defuse street protests; but she’ll need mo...
13:17, 07/09/2019

Hong Kong protesters pledge to stand up to thugs after attack Anger growing against police and authorities after masked men left 45 people in hospitalProtesters in Hong Kong have pledged to stand up to thugs who attacked demonstrators at the weekend as public anger grows towards the government and police.Demonstrators have filed for a permit to hold a rally on...
19:17, 07/23/2019

UK warns China of serious consequences if Hong Kong rights not honored Britain warned China on Tuesday that there would be serious consequences if the Sino-British declaration on Hong Kong was not honored, saying Britain stood behind the people in the former British colony....
11:51, 07/02/2019

Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week's G20 summit to back their demand to scrap a much criticized extradition bill....
22:00, 06/26/2019

Hong Kong's elderly march in support of young protesters Senior citizens in Hong Kong have taken to the streets in support of the youths at the forefront of month-long protests against a widely-hated extradition bill....
19:17, 07/17/2019

Hong Kong protests move forward despite police objections Another day of protests in Hong Kong has started with a rally of parents calling for greater protection for their children as ordinary people have increasingly become caught in skirmishes between anti-government demonstrators and police...
09:17, 08/10/2019

| WATCH | 'It's humanitarian': The medics helping Hong Kong's protesters In the early days of Hong Kong's protests, Jonathan put out a call on a messaging app seeking fellow medics to aid demonstrators - within a day, 4 000 people had volunteered....
04:17, 08/10/2019

Hong Kong protesters march again, reaching out to Chinese visitors Tens of thousands of protesters marched through one of Hong Kong's most popular tourist areas on Sunday, trying to gain support from mainland Chinese visitors for the city's opposition to an extradition bill which has caused political turmoil....
19:00, 07/07/2019

China tells U.S. to remove 'black hands' from Hong Kong China accused U.S. officials on Tuesday of being behind violent protests in Hong Kong and advised them to remove their "black hands" from the territory....
11:34, 07/23/2019

Hong Kong protests: China holds exercises near border The exercises are likely meant to send a message from Beijing to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, although analysts believe the Chinese government is unlikely to send in forces to intervene in the demonstrations....
06:34, 08/16/2019

| 'P is for protest': Hong Kong families join pro-democracy rally Armed with balloons and strollers, several hundred families have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to show support for pro-democracy protests that are now in their third month....
11:51, 08/10/2019

30 Years After Tiananmen, the Future for Protest in Hong Kong Is Hazy As demonstrators in Hong Kong prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, one question on people’s minds is: For how much longer? Many in this city fear Beijing’s increasingly heavy influence is starting to stifle their freedoms....
13:34, 06/02/2019

Hong Kong police arrest 11 during protests against extradition bill Hong Kong authorities arrested 11 people during protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, police chief Stephen Lo said on Thursday....
13:00, 06/13/2019

Pressure on Hong Kong rises over China extradition bill The center of Hong Kong remained tense as opposition continued to the draft extradition bill allowing people to be sent to China. International concerns have also been expressed....
08:34, 06/13/2019

China Vows to Punish Hong Kong Protesters Who Break the Law The Chinese government’s support for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is “firm and steadfast,” a spokesman said, pledging to punish protesters who break the law....
13:34, 08/06/2019

The Latest: Hong Kong leadership meets as protests loom HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against extradition bill (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Hong Kong’s chief executive has met with her Executive Council as pressure mounts for her to delay or withdraw an unpopular extradition bill. Carrie Lam, who was appointed by Beijing, is...
05:51, 06/15/2019

Thousands march in Hong Kong to commemorate June 4 protests HONG KONG (AP) — More than 2,000 people are marching in Hong Kong to mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed. Demonstrators took to the streets Sunday afternoon holding yellow umbrellas that read “Support Freedom, Oppose Evil Laws.R...
13:34, 05/26/2019

Hong Kong prepares for more protests on anniversary of handover to China A protest march has been called for Monday, the third in three weeks, this one on the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China on July 1, 1997....
16:34, 06/30/2019

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

Going From Hong Kong to Mainland China? Your Phone Is Subject to Search The searches are raising concerns that Beijing is trying to identify travelers sympathetic to the territory’s protest movement and further control what its people see about the unrest....
22:00, 08/15/2019

Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters, airport sit-in marks second day A planned three-day sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport continued for a second day Saturday, while police used tear gas on protesters at two other locations in the city....
01:17, 08/11/2019

Alibaba plans $20 billion Hong Kong listing: sources Alibaba Group is considering raising as much as $20 billion through a second listing and has picked Hong Kong as the venue, three sources told Reuters, in another blockbuster deal after its record $25 billion public float in New York in 2014....
04:17, 05/28/2019

Hong Kong protesters disperse after blockading police headquarters Thousands of protesters who had blockaded police headquarters in Asia's leading financial center had mostly dispersed by Saturday morning with some roads reopened for traffic as normal but it remained unclear whether further mass protests would take place....
12:17, 06/22/2019

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

Hong Kong protesters take aim at Chinese visitors to explain grievances Thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourism district on Sunday to explain to mainland Chinese visitors their opposition to an extradition bill that has plunged the city into political turmoil....
08:34, 07/07/2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas in latest protests Tear gas has been fired by police at protesters in Hong Kong after anti-government marches took place in two areas where demonstrations had been banned....
04:17, 08/11/2019

Hong Kong protests continue, expand to oppose China What began as a protest against an extradition bill has ballooned into a fundamental challenge to the way Hong Kong is governed — and the role of the Chinese government in the city’s affairs....
09:51, 07/17/2019

Riot Police Baton Charge Hong Kong Protesters Fresh political violence broke out in Hong Kong Sunday evening as riot police baton charged protesters in a bid to disperse demonstrators following another massive rally, an AFP reporter on the scene......
03:34, 07/08/2019

Hong Kong police have faced protester anger. Some would rather be on the other side. Once known as “Asia’s Finest,” the Hong Kong Police Force has been caught between a furious public — angered by officials’ plans to allow extraditions to mainland China — and Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government....
18:17, 07/23/2019

Telegram hit by massive Chinese cyberattack during Hong Kong protests The app, which says it has 200 million users worldwide, has been widely used in Hong Kong to coordinate demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill....
21:17, 06/13/2019

Did Hong Kong Police Abuse Protesters? What Videos Show. Tear-gassed, beaten and dragged. Experts in crowd control say the Hong Kong police used excessive force on protesters during a demonstration in June....
11:34, 06/30/2019

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

Incredible scenes of police and protesters clashing in Hong Kong The demonstrators are demanding direct elections for the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's leader.        ...
17:17, 07/29/2019

Hong Kong protesters try to tell mainland Chinese visitors about their struggle Visitors from China accustomed to high-end hotels and luxury stores were handed Hong Kong newspapers detailing the upheaval in the city over the past weeks....
02:34, 07/08/2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns Sunday's violence Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday condemned the violence that broke out hours earlier when weapon-wielding masked assailants attacked pro-democracy protesters, journalists and citizens at a subway station....
07:51, 07/23/2019

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators Some 2,000 Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, are marching in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory...
13:34, 07/17/2019

Hong Kong protesters stage airport sit-in for international support Pro-democracy protesters held a sit-in in the arrivals hall of Hong Kong's airport. City leaders have said they will not concede to protesters' demands....
23:51, 08/09/2019

Hong Kong Protesters Are Taking Their Message to Chinese Tourists A march planned for Sunday is the first major action since protesters concerned about Beijing’s influence broke into the Hong Kong legislature last week....
09:00, 07/07/2019

Alibaba delays Hong Kong listing due to protests: sources Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba is weighing a delay to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange due to massive anti-China protests that have shuttered the airport and captivated the world. The Chinese online retailer had been working toward a September listing on the Hong Kong exchange as rec...
23:00, 08/15/2019

Protesters clash in Hong Kong as cycle of violence intensifies Hong Kong police clashed with thousands of protesters on Sunday, as they sought to defend China's main representative office from crowds seething over what many see as an increasing cycle of violence against them....
20:17, 07/28/2019

Hong Kong’s Leader Pleads for Order in a City on Edge Carrie Lam, the embattled leader of the Asian financial hub, said at a news conference that the “stability and well-being of seven million people are in jeopardy.”...
07:51, 08/13/2019

U.N. urges Hong Kong to use restraint, investigate excessive force United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged Hong Hong authorities on Tuesday to exercise restraint and investigate evidence of its forces firing tear gas at protesters in ways banned by international law....
12:17, 08/13/2019

UK PM May says Hong Kong extradition must be in line with Sino-British declaration British Prime Minister Theresa May said extradition rules in Hong Kong had to respect the rights and freedoms set out in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration....
14:17, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters gather in international airport Local airline workers joined the demonstrators, who convened in the main arrivals area. They intend to continue demonstrating on Hong Kong streets this weekend, despite a government ban being enforced....
15:17, 07/26/2019

These Are the Triad Gangs Linked to Hong Kong Protester 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...
16:34, 07/24/2019

Hong Kong protesters plan airport sit-in, will reiterate 'five demands' Thousands of protesters are expected to rally at Hong Kong International Airport on Friday as they try to draw attention back to a set of specific demands "in front of an international audience."...
04:34, 08/09/2019

Hong Kong airport suspends flight check-ins -authority Flight check-in services have been suspended at Hong Kong's international airport, the airport authority said on Tuesday, citing disruptions caused by anti-government protests....
12:17, 08/13/2019

Hong Kong Police Make Wave of Arrests After Protests Hong Kong police have arrested and charged a dozen protesters suspected of involvement in antigovernment clashes, as authorities widen a manhunt for others who joined a rampage through the city’s legislature on Monday....
18:17, 07/04/2019

Hong Kong's freedoms of expression and assembly should be protected: U.S. official Hong Kong's freedoms of assembly and expression should be protected, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, after protesters opposed to China's growing influence in the former British colony clashed with police....
05:17, 08/14/2019

US briefing: Epstein investigation, Hong Kong and Canada fugitives Tuesday’s top story: Prosecutors could pursue new suspects following disgraced financier’s death. Plus, how Britain’s hardcore remainers were radicalisedSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
12:51, 08/13/2019

Tear gas fired as police and protesters clash in Hong Kong Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters - hours after a largely peaceful rally against a now-suspended extradition bill....
20:34, 07/21/2019

Hong Kong prepares for more China extradition bill protests Hong Kong is preparing for another weekend of protests over a controversial China extradition bill -- just days after police tactics during violent demonstrations drew international condemnation....
09:17, 06/14/2019

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's Airport Reopens After Protests But Over 200 Flights Cancelled Hong Kong's airport reopened on Tuesday but its administrator warned that flight movements would still be affected, after China said protests that have swept the city over the past two months had......
12:51, 08/13/2019

Hong Kong protesters wary of Chinese surveillance technology Young Hong Kong residents protesting a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial are seeking to safeguard their identities from potential retaliation by authorities employing mass data collection and sophisticated facial recognition technology....
20:51, 06/13/2019

The Face of a Faceless Protest: Meet Hong Kong’s Ventus Lau Standing at the top of a staircase, a young man addresses a couple of thousand anti-government demonstrators. “Our protest today is peaceful and elegant, right?” he asks. His voice reverberates across the park where the protesters are gathered and prompts a resounding chorus of agreement...
16:00, 07/26/2019

Mass street protests are an expression of Hong Kong's identity With controls tightening over Chinese society, many Hong Kongers feel the need to protect their right to dissentIn Hong Kong, people have most of the freedoms of a democracy except the right to choose their leaders. The city’s last British governor, Chris Patten, described it as a place that enjoyed...
19:34, 06/13/2019

China reiterates support for Hong Kong government on extradition law China's central government firmly supports the Hong Kong government in passing an extradition law allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial, the foreign ministry reiterated on Wednesday....
12:00, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong airport slowly reopens after crippling protests Airlines were checking in passengers at Hong Kong’s airport Tuesday, a day after protesters prompted one of the world’s busiest airports to shutdown to highlight their calls for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory...
08:17, 08/13/2019

China summons U.S. diplomat to complain about Hong Kong remarks China summoned a senior U.S. diplomat on Friday to lodge a formal complaint about U.S. comments on Hong Kong, after proposed U.S. legislation that would require the government to justify the continuation of special treatment for the territory....
15:00, 06/14/2019

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely Taiwan’s president says she will follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests...
09:00, 07/20/2019

Hong Kong protesters return to airport as Lam warns of 'abyss' Hundreds of demonstrators stage a new rally one day after shutdown at major transport hub Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have staged a new rally at Hong Kong’s airport, a day after a massive demonstration triggered a shutdown at the busy international travel hub.Only a handful of protesters st...
10:17, 08/13/2019

| Hong Kong's expat police become focus of protester rage A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong's colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: A dwindling band of expat police officers now vilified for doing the bidding of the city's pro-Beijing leaders....
09:51, 07/20/2019

In Hong Kong, a protest boom for some businesses starts waning John Lam's safety equipment shop has been spared the global downdraft shaking Hong Kong's economy. In times of crisis, businesses providing basic necessities tend to fare better....
09:17, 08/14/2019

Valuations in China and Hong Kong look 'fairly decent': Investor Binay Chandgothia of Principal Global Investors says he would start looking to add exposure to stocks in Hong Kong and China as they sell off more. He says the markets could fall up to 10 percent further in the worst case....
14:51, 06/14/2019

Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China An unknown assailant stabbed Hong Kong actor Simon Yam on Saturday during a promotional event in mainland China but Yam's injuries were not life-threatening, Chinese state media reported....
13:34, 07/20/2019

Hong Kong is in danger. China’s promise of democracy was a lie | Anonymous The extradition bill would bulldoze our legal system and hurt our economy. As a former lawyer, I’m protesting to save themThe ninth of June 2019 was a Sunday. Any other Sunday in summer at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, old men and women would do their usual walkabouts and maids would gather, spread out g...
19:34, 06/13/2019

U.S. senators propose law for annual certification of Hong Kong autonomy U.S. lawmakers on Thursday responded to the crisis in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law with China by introducing legislation that would require the U.S. government to justify the continuation of special treatment for the territory....
12:17, 06/14/2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns of 'path of no return' Protests have resumed at Hong Kong's airport. The territory's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, says she foresees a lengthy recovery process for the Asian financial hub following weeks of demonstrations....
10:51, 08/13/2019

Hong Kong airport suspends flight check-ins: authority Flight check-in services have been suspended at Hong Kong's international airport, the airport authority said on Tuesday, citing disruptions caused by anti-government protests....
12:17, 08/13/2019

| China warns Hong Kong protesters not to 'play with fire' Protesters in Hong Kong must not "play with fire" and mistake China's restraint for weakness, Beijing has warned, in its sharpest rebuke yet of the demonstrations in the semi-autonomous city....
01:34, 08/08/2019

Hong Kong’s ‘death fighters’: young protesters with nothing to lose Group who stormed legislative building defend their action as last resort after being ignored for yearsAs midnight approached on Monday, four protesters stood their ground inside the battered interior of Hong Kong’s legislative council (LegCo) building where they had barged in a few hours earlier. S...
18:51, 07/03/2019