Hong Kong protests

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Facebook said that it has also removed seven pages, three groups and five accounts, including some portraying protesters as cockroaches and terrorists.

published on : 20th August 2019

Twitter receives backlash for displaying China-backed ads against Hong Kong protesters

The Chinese government has been clamping down on those who voice dissent on Twitter, even though the service is blocked beyond Hong Kong.

published on : 19th August 2019

1.7 million protesters flood Hong Kong streets, largest rally in weeks

The unprecedented political crisis was sparked by opposition to a plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland.

published on : 19th August 2019

European Union calls for 'inclusive dialogue' over Hong Kong tensions

Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off new round of protests that began over a plan to allow extraditions to mainland China.

published on : 17th August 2019

Gas masks, hard hats at Hong Kong's protest pop-up store 

The demonstrations started as rallies against a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China, but have since morphed into a call for greater democratic reform in Hong Kong.

published on : 16th August 2019

Not aware of any military plans by China: Hong Kong police

The officers added that they are unsure whether they would be informed ahead of time if Chinese paramilitary or army forces were deployed in Hong Kong.

published on : 15th August 2019

US President Donald Trump urges Chinese leader Xi to meet Hong Kong protesters

Trump has been reticent to criticize China's stance on Hong Kong, indicating he regards the unrest as an internal matter for Beijing.

published on : 15th August 2019

Will not sit by if Hong Kong crisis worsens, says China's ambassador to London

'China has enough solutions and enough power to quell the unrest swiftly,' said China's ambassador to London Liu Xiaoming.

published on : 15th August 2019

United Nations to hold crucial meet on Hong Kong protests

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, urged Hong Kong authorities to exercise restraint and investigate evidence of its forces firing tear gas at protesters.

published on : 15th August 2019

US President Trump links Hong Kong crisis to trade as weekend rallies loom

In a series of tweets, the US president linked a possible trade deal with Beijing to a peaceful resolution to the political unrest that has roiled the semi-autonomous Chinese city for 10 weeks.

published on : 15th August 2019

China slams Hong Kong airport protesters, US 'deeply concerned'

It was the second time this week that China had sought to frame the protests as 'terrorism' which have raised fears it may deploy force to quell the unrest.

published on : 15th August 2019

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific sacks two pilots for supporting anti-government rallies

Hong Kong has been gripped by ten weeks of protests that have seen millions take to the streets, sparked by opposition to a planned law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.

published on : 14th August 2019

Trump confirms China moving troops to Hong Kong border

Chinese state and social media had earlier aired video of security forces gathering across the border from the enclave.

published on : 14th August 2019

'When will you die?' Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam grilled at press conference

Under the 'One country, two systems' principle, the media in Hong Kong enjoys freedoms unheard of in mainland China.

published on : 13th August 2019

After Versace, now Swarovski apologises to China for referring Hong Kong as separate state

Hong Kong has become a particularly sensitive subject for Beijing with the financial hub plunged into months of pro-democracy protests, and international brands have been caught in the crossfire.

published on : 13th August 2019
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