Hong Kong

Hong Kongers mark half-year protest anniversary with huge rally

Tens of thousands snaked their way through the financial hub's main island under crisp winter skies in what looked set to be the biggest turnout in months.

published on : 8th December 2019

Hong Kong protesters vow weekend rally and 'last chance' for leader

Millions have hit the streets in protests fuelled by years of growing fears that authoritarian China is stamping out the city's liberties.

published on : 6th December 2019

Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

In July, police announced the seizure of about 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of TATP, which has been used in terrorist attacks worldwide.

published on : 6th December 2019

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, several hundred people who work in advertising started a five-day strike to show support for anti-government protests.

published on : 2nd December 2019

China slaps sanctions on US over Hong Kong unrest

The move came as the world's two biggest economies have been striving to finalise a 'phase one' deal in their protracted trade war.

published on : 2nd December 2019

'This is not over': Hong Kong protesters return to the streets

At one of Sunday's rallies -- a gathering to thank US lawmakers for their support -- protesters said they were determined to keep up the pressure on local authorities after the election victory.

published on : 1st December 2019

Hong Kong set for fresh protests as police end 12-day university siege

Renewed calls to hit the streets came after Beijing and city leader Carrie Lam refused further political concessions despite a landslide victory for pro-democracy parties in local elections.

published on : 29th November 2019

Trump angers China by signing bill supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters

The law would require the State Department to certify once a year that Hong Kong is sufficiently autonomous to retain its special US trading consideration.

published on : 29th November 2019

China threatens 'countermeasures' after Trump signs Hong Kong pro-democracy bills

The Chinese Foreign Ministry's statements came just hours after Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 into law.

published on : 28th November 2019

Hong Kong police face renewed pressure to end campus siege

Hardcore protesters occupied the campus nearly two weeks ago after blocking the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and set toll booths on fire during clashes with police.

published on : 27th November 2019

Donald Trump lukewarm on Hong Kong as trade talks enter 'final' stage

'We're in the final throes of a very important deal, I guess you could say one of the most important deals in trade ever,' Trump said.

published on : 27th November 2019

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam vows to 'listen humbly' to voters after shock poll result

The city's largest pro-Beijing political party was seriously bloodied, with at least 155 of its 182 candidates defeated, media reports said.

published on : 25th November 2019

Hong Kong elections: Pro-democracy camp 'wins big'

Hong Kong media said Monday that the pro-democracy camp had won a commanding majority of the 452 district council seats at stake, taking control of at least 17 of the city’s 18 district councils.

published on : 25th November 2019

Hong Kong part of China irrespective of election outcome: Chinese Foreign Minister

Meanwhile, Hong Kong's unpopular pro-China leader Carrie Lam said on Monday her government would 'listen humbly' to the public after voters dealt a humiliating election setback.

published on : 25th November 2019

Hong Kong democracy camp heads for stunning win in district council elections

Counting was still underway following record turnout in Sunday's polls, but partial results indicated that candidates favouring greater democracy were on course to seize a shock majority.

published on : 25th November 2019
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