Hong Kong protests

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

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

Turnout tops 70 per cent in Hong Kong local polls: Election commission

Some 2.94 million people voted out of 4.13 million citizens registered for the local election held on Sunday.

published on : 25th November 2019

After almost six months of violence, Hong Kong residents cast votes for district council elections

The run-up to Sunday's polls has seen a muting of major rallies and violent clashes between police and protesters, respite for a city battered by nearly six months of unprecedented political unrest.

published on : 24th November 2019

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators asked to leave varsity campus

Dozens of demonstrators have refused to leave the blockaded campus following intense clashes with police, though most have either escaped, voluntarily left or been arrested by officers.

published on : 22nd November 2019

Hong Kong campus stalemate persists as US bill sets up China clash

There was a noticeable reduction in the police presence at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), which entered the day fifth day of a stalemate.

published on : 21st November 2019

China warns US diplomat of 'strong measures' over Hong Kong rights bill

China's foreign ministry in a statement said that they strongly urged their US counterpart to stop meddling in its internal affairs, take preventive measures and stop the bill from becoming a law.

published on : 20th November 2019

US Senate unanimously passes bill supporting human rights in Hong Kong

The US lawmakers also approved a measure that would ban the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces to suppress pro-democracy protests.

published on : 20th November 2019

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

China condemned a decision by Beijing's High Court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters.

published on : 19th November 2019

Chinese state media deletes Hong Kong curfew tweet

The tweet from the fiercely nationalistic Global Times was live for little over half an hour before it vanished.

published on : 14th November 2019

Schools closed as protests out chokehold on Hong Kong

Authorities ordered schools and universities to close until next week, while hospitals deferred non-emergency operations.

published on : 14th November 2019

Hong Kong Police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

With no end to the protests in sight, the beleaguered police force is appointing a group of prison guards as special constables.

published on : 14th November 2019
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