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Stenson to headline Hong Kong Open

Former British Open champion Henrik Stenson will be the headline act at the Hong Kong Open in November as organizers press on with the tournament despite violent protests that have seen a raft of othe...

Stenson to headline Hong Kong Open

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US Open: Henrik Stenson takes part in unusual photo op after hitting fan with golf ball Henrik Stenson made up for hitting a fan in the head with a golf ball by posing for pictures with him -- lying on the ground at the U.S. Open.       ...
20:39 2019-06-16

Hong Kong Squash Open Called Off Due To Political Unrest The Hong Kong Squash Open has become the latest international sports event to be called off because of the unprecedented political unrest gripping the city....
11:39 2019-10-09

Taiwan open to granting Hong Kong protesters asylum Taiwan's government has said it would provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters on humanitarian grounds. The pledge risks straining the already tense relationship between Taipei and Beijing....
14:39 2019-07-19

Hong Kong metro partially open after weekend marked by arrests Scores of protesters were arrested and bussed away under the new emergency laws, which came into effect on Friday night, after some of the most violent clashes in four months of protests virtually shut the city down on Saturday....
06:26 2019-10-07

Hong Kong's metro, legislature open but more protests planned for weekend Hong Kong's metro operator opened all stations on Friday for the first time in a week ahead of another round of anti-government protests at the weekend, while the city's legislature began its first session since protesters stormed the building in July....
07:00 2019-10-11

Hong Kong public chastise leader Carrie Lam at first 'open dialogue' Hong Kong residents turned on leader Carrie Lam on Thursday, criticizing her for curbing electoral freedoms as she began the first "open dialogue" session with the public in a bid to end more than three months of sometimes violent protests....
16:39 2019-09-26

Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed amid ongoing protests The 2019 Hong Kong Tennis Open (HKTO) has been postponed after organizers claimed they would be unable to guarantee "a smooth running of the tournament" amid ongoing protests in the city....
16:52 2019-09-13

Hong Kong Bookseller Arrested In China Raises $100,000 To Open Store A Hong Kong bookseller who disappeared into Chinese custody for half a year raised nearly $100,000 in less than a day on Friday as he tries to open a new store in Taiwan....
20:39 2019-09-06

Hong Kong Open postponed indefinitely as pro-democracy protests continue A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from pro-democracy protests....
19:39 2019-09-13

RPT-Banks re-open as Hong Kong returns to normal ahead of weekend protest Police kept a close watch over central Hong Kong on Friday as the Asian financial hub returned to normalcy, with banks re-opening branches closed during violent protests against a proposed extradition bill with mainland China....
08:52 2019-06-14

Hong Kong Protesters Trap Leader For Hours In Stadium Over "Open Dialogue" Hong Kong protesters chanting anti-government slogans trapped city leader Carrie Lam in a stadium for hours on Thursday after she held her first "open dialogue" with the people in a bid to end more......
01:26 2019-09-27

Banks re-open as Hong Kong returns to normal ahead of weekend protest Police kept a close watch over central Hong Kong as the Asian financial hub returned to normalcy on Friday, with banks re-opening branches closed during violent protests against a proposed extradition bill with mainland China....
05:00 2019-06-14

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....
23:00 2019-06-09

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....
07:52 2019-08-14

Osaka, Nadal headline Day Eight at U.S. Open Defending champion Naomi Osaka will seek a spot in the U.S. Open quarter-finals when she returns to the court on Monday while second seed Rafa Nadal faces former winner Marin Cilic in last 16 action....
14:00 2019-09-02

Hong Kong artist wields a paintbrush at Hong Kong mass protests For 53-year-old Perry Dino, a paintbrush and canvas are weapons for opposing the Hong Kong government as it faces mass protests against a now-suspended bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China....
12:26 2019-06-29

Serena versus Sharapova to headline Day One at U.S. Open There will be no shortage of big-name players in action when the U.S. Open begins on Monday but the talk around New York for days has centered around the marquee matchup between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova....
03:26 2019-08-26

Nadal and Williams headline party for all ages at U.S. Open There will be something for every age at the U.S. Open this weekend with golden oldies Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams looking for more U.S. Open Grand Slam glory and Daniil Medvedev and teenager Bianca Andreescu poised to usher in a new era....
14:26 2019-09-07

Serena, Osaka, Halep headline 3rd round French Open action PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep have had their rough patches so far in the French Open. Those three stars are hoping for a smoother ride in the third round Saturday. Williams continues her bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles trophy when she faces 20-year-old Ame...
09:13 2019-06-01

US Open Day Eight Order of Play: Naomi Osaka, Rafa Nadal headline "Defending champion Naomi Osaka will seek a spot in the US Open quarter-finals when she returns to the court on Monday while second seed Rafa Nadal faces former winner Marin Cilic in last 16 action."...
10:00 2019-09-02

'Headline was flawed': New York Times changed headline about Trump speech after backlash A few Democratic presidential candidates took to Twitter on Monday night to criticize the New York Times' Tuesday front page headline.        ...
18:39 2019-08-06

| Stenson seeks more success in Sun City Henrik Stenson will return to the Nedbank Golf Challenge for the first time in three years, when he tees it up in the penultimate event on the 2019 Race to Dubai....
14:52 2019-09-12

Stenson shoots 62, in contention at Scandinavian Invitation Henrik Stenson rolled in six straight birdies in his 8-under 62 in the second round of the Scandinavian Invitation, leaving the Swede two strokes off the lead held by Matthew Fitzpatrick        ...
06:52 2019-08-24

Stenson poses for selfie with fan after errant shot Henrik Stenson figured the least he could do after hitting a fan at the U.S. Open with an errant 8-iron was to pose for a selfie        ...
05:39 2019-06-16

Golf: Cook, Gooch shine at Houston as Stenson fades Henrik Stenson was missing a trusty old friend as he plodded to an even-par 72 that left him eight strokes behind first-round leaders Austin Cook and Talor Gooch at the Houston Open on Thursday....
05:52 2019-10-11

Why Hong Kong’s bid for the LSE must struggle The bid by HKEX for the London Stock Exchange is bold and has scale on its side, but faces regulatory barriers – and the fact the LSE has a different idea of what an exchange should look like....
12:13 2019-09-16

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...
11:26 2019-07-02

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....
15:01 2019-06-15

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...
13:00 2019-06-10

Why Hong Kong’s Still Protesting and Where It May Go What began as a series of marches in Hong Kong against proposed legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China has grown into a broader challenge to Beijing’s grip on the city. The local government suspended the bill in June and declared it “dead” in July, but protests continued -- as did erupt...
13:39 2019-09-05

Hong Kong crisis — What you need to know The ongoing Hong Kong protests are increasing tensions between the special administrative region and the Chinese central government. There's no solution in sight, but what, exactly, is at stake? DW explains....
06:52 2019-08-23

Hong Kong leader 'sorry' and 'should have done better' Hong Kong's leader has given her "sincere apology" following mass protests against a proposed extradition law, but has not said she will scrap the bill....
11:39 2019-06-18

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......
23:26 2019-08-13

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....
05:52 2019-08-14

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....
13:26 2019-08-16

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...
21:00 2019-08-16

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....
01:26 2019-08-07

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 ...
08:52 2019-06-15

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....
04:13 2019-08-15

Hong Kong Paralyzed by Strike Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said the city was becoming dangerous and unstable, condemning violent protests in her first public comments in two weeks on the political turmoil engulfing the city, as the financial center was thrown into further chaos by a strike Monday morning....
09:39 2019-08-05

'Now or never': Hong Kong protesters say they have nothing to lose Exasperated with the government's unflinching attitude to escalating civil unrest, Jason Tse quit his job in Australia and jumped on a plane to join what he believes is a do-or-die fight for Hong Kong's future....
02:00 2019-08-28

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....
16:39 2019-06-21

Hong Kong could be at 'tipping point' The Chinese military garrison in Hong Kong offered a rare public reaction in the face of taunts from protesters Sunday, as violence escalated across the city over the weekend....
15:52 2019-10-07

Then and Now: 79 Days of Protest in Hong Kong It has been 79 days since an estimated one million people took to the streets of Hong Kong to join a protest that kicked off a summer of upheaval, and the movement shows little sign of abating. The protests that gripped this semiautonomous region of China beginning on June 9 have become its longest ...
20:00 2019-08-27

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....
16:26 2019-07-10

How Far Hong Kong’s Emergency Law Can Go (Online Too) Escalating violence in Hong Kong, including the shooting of an 18-year-old protester, has led the city’s leader to invoke a colonial-era law -- still on the books -- to try to quell months of unrest with a ban on face masks. The powers the ordinance, similar to martial law, grants go much further, h...
00:02 2019-10-04

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....
22:26 2019-08-13

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

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....
23:26 2019-06-19

Hong Kong Protesters to Trump: We're Not Done Yet Thousands of antigovernment protesters in Hong Kong marched from a historic clock tower through a shopping district in a demonstration that some hoped would show the U.S. president the movement still has momentum....
05:52 2019-10-13

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 2019-08-17

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....
19:52 2019-06-27

The evolution of Hong Kong’s protests Hong Kong's demonstrations and demands have been shaped week by week. Another pivotal moment could come Tuesday as counterpoint to celebrations in Beijing....
20:00 2019-09-27

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....
13:52 2019-08-08

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...
10:26 2019-05-30

Hong Kong’s Lam says she’d quit if she could: report Carrie Lam, the embattled chief executive of Hong Kong, on Monday said she would “quit” if she could and said she caused “unforgivable havoc,” Reuters reported, citing an audio recording presented to a group of businesspeople....
06:13 2019-09-03

What's next for Hong Kong's protest movement Global media coverage of petrol bombs, tear gas and street clashes in Hong Kong days before China wants to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China present Beijing with a major PR challenge....
10:00 2019-09-25

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....
13:39 2019-06-12

Key dates in Hong Kong's protests A young demonstrator was shot and police fired tear gas and water cannon at petrol-bomb throwing protesters, as violence flared in Hong Kong as the city's Chinese rulers celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic....
17:26 2019-10-01

Hong Kong: ‘Revolution is war, and no war is without bloodshed’ Anger is rising as the state crackdown intensifies, and protesters say they are prepared for confrontation and sacrificeRyan Lee, a 27-year-old computer engineer, only started taking part in Hong Kong’s demonstrations in June. Since then, it has been a steep learning curve.He has tackled a police of...
22:52 2019-08-31

Hong Kong Protests: Why It's a "BUY" Signal Protests in Hong Kong have now entered their 2nd month. The mainstream investment world is worried. Is it time to sell the Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite? For a different take, watch this Bloomberg TV interview with our Asian-Pacific Opportunities Expert....
02:26 2019-08-27

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....
15:39 2019-07-02

Another weekend of Hong Kong violence Hong Kong police fired blue dye from a water cannon, rounds of tear gas and a live warning shot as protesters lit fires and threw petrol bombs and bricks on Sunday in clashes ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China....
06:39 2019-09-30

Why Hong Kong’s Still Protesting and Where It May Go: QuickTake What began as a series of marches in Hong Kong against proposed legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China has erupted into a broader challenge to Beijing’s grip on the city. The local government suspended the bill in June and declared it “dead” in July, but protests continued -- as did out...
11:52 2019-08-30

Opinion: Another Tiananmen Square in Hong Kong? The protests in Hong Kong are increasingly becoming a thorn in Beijing's side. How much longer will the Communist Party leadership sit back and watch? Don't count out China making a rash decision, says Alexander Görlach....
01:26 2019-08-22

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....
17:39 2019-06-10

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....
19:13 2019-06-17

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she would ‘quit’ if she could HONG KONG – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused “unforgivable havoc” by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to an audio recording of remarks she made last week to a group of businesspeople. At the clos...
08:39 2019-09-03

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in Hong Kong riot police have faced off with protesters who were occupying a suburban train station to commemorate a violent attack there by masked assailants against supporters of the anti-government movement...
05:52 2019-08-22

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....
22:00 2019-07-05

Hong Kong protester app banned by Apple Apple has banned an app allowing protesters in Hong Kong to track the movements of police, despite growing international condemnation against the violence deployed by police against pro-democracy activists....
18:00 2019-10-03

Hong Kong Is Unique---China Needs It to Stay That Way Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” has always been viewed with deep ambivalence in the ultra-capitalist city and Beijing alike, but maintaining the arrangement is paramount to the success of both....
14:00 2019-09-09

Bill that set off big protest to go to Hong Kong legislature HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader says a highly controversial extradition bill will proceed to the territory’s legislature. Carrie Lam’s comments on Tuesday came after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory over the weekend to...
06:52 2019-06-11

Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate Thousands of Hong Kong protesters waving US flags are marching on the city's US Consulate Sunday to call for help from the Trump administration in ending a three-month stand off with the government....
17:00 2019-09-08

Overwatch's Mei Is Becoming A Symbol Of The Hong Kong Resistance After Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai called for the liberation of Hong Kong, Blizzard suspended the Hearthstone player and withheld his prize money. The decision has been widely criticized. Fans have now started posting images of Overwatch hero Mei supporting the Hong Kong protests as a show of solidarit...
21:00 2019-10-09

Protesters in Hong Kong to take their message to U.S. consulate Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced concessions this week aimed at ending the protests, including formally scrapping a hugely unpopular extradition bill, but many said the concessions were too little, too late....
11:39 2019-09-08

Hong Kong's Dollar Peg: How It Works and Why It's In Question Hong Kong’s standing as a financial center rests partly on its decadeslong currency peg to the U.S. dollar. But street protests, trade tensions and a looming recession have pressured the Hong Kong dollar, and some investors are preparing for a rupture....
05:13 2019-08-27

Hong Kong protest: Another day on the front lines Hong Kong’s summer has been defined by upheaval. Gigi, who is 16, has been a constant presence at anti-government demonstrations in the semiautonomous territory. She dons a helmet, goggles and respira......
00:52 2019-08-24

Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Turning to G-20 Leaders for Help Beijing has said that its leaders will not discuss Hong Kong at the Group of 20 summit meeting. But Hong Kong protesters still hope for global backing....
20:26 2019-06-27

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....
15:26 2019-06-12

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...
03:13 2019-06-13

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....
16:26 2019-06-23

Hong Kong protesters using offline app to get around authorities Protesters in Hong Kong are staying off the grid and making themselves harder for the authorities to trace by using a Bluetooth-based messaging app that does not require the internet to run....
01:39 2019-09-04

Hong Kong Shuts Down After Night of Violence Citywide disruptions stretched into a second day as Hong Kong’s subway network remained closed, along with many storefronts, banks and shopping malls, a day after the government invoked emergency measure....
14:39 2019-10-05

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?...
16:52 2019-06-13

Hong Kong protesters regroup under sea of umbrellas Tens of thousands of Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in pouring rain on Sunday, regrouping under a sea of umbrellas after sometimes violent clashes a day earlier that prompted police to fire tear gas for the first time in more than a week....
12:13 2019-08-25

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....
16:13 2019-06-21

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...
15:00 2019-06-20

Hong Kong Protests Put N.B.A. on Edge in China A tweet from the Houston Rockets general manager prompted backlash in China, making things uncomfortable for a league used to its players and representatives speaking out on politics....
10:52 2019-10-08

Students in Hong Kong Strike on First Day of Classes Tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong participated in a widespread strike by boycotting their first day of classes Monday. They joined hundreds of thousands of other protesters who have been calling for democracy and government accountability over the past three months....
20:13 2019-09-02

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)        ...
14:00 2019-06-12

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....
14:39 2019-06-28

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....
13:52 2019-06-12

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....
14:26 2019-07-02

The Extradition Law That’s Got Hong Kong Protesting: QuickTake 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...
12:52 2019-06-11

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....
13:13 2019-06-11

Hong Kong is not having an existential crisis: Analyst Phillip Zhong of Morningstar Investment Management Asia says the Hong Kong protesters are seeking a higher degree of economic opportunity, and the unrest is not a fundamental crisis. He says the future of Hong Kong lies in a "greater degree of integration with China."...
16:26 2019-08-27

American War Machine Finds Its Way to Hong Kong As the world watches pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong get pelted with tear gas, it turns out Americans need to look closer to home. In an investigation published Thursday, BuzzFeed News reported that western Pennsylvania company Nonlethal Technologies has been making the tear gas used in Hong Ko...
04:39 2019-09-06

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...
21:13 2019-06-11

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)        ...
20:13 2019-07-01

Hong Kong protests take violent turn Police drew their guns as protesters threw bricks and petrol bombs during one of the most violent nights Hong Kong has seen over 12 consecutive weekends of protests....
06:13 2019-08-26

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...
16:52 2019-07-01

A Hong Kong ‘Troublemaker’ With a Clean Conscience Jimmy Lai, alone among the territory’s elite, supports the protests and refuses to pay even token obeisance to Beijing, which calls him a “black hand” and a C.I.A. agent....
07:39 2019-08-23

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....
10:13 2019-07-01

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....
09:13 2019-07-01

Hong Kong tollbooths vandalized during protests A small group of what appeared to be protesters on Sunday vandalized a toll station at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Kowloon in Hong Kong. (Aug. 26)        ...
23:39 2019-08-26

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....
23:13 2019-06-19

Protesters are calling for a run on the Hong Kong dollar Pro-democracy protesters are preparing to take to the streets of Hong Kong this weekend, and they're calling on supporters to withdraw their salaries from bank machines and convert their cash to US dollars....
14:26 2019-09-09

Demonstrators and police clash in Hong Kong Police use pepper spray and truncheons after peaceful march in border districtClashes broke out between police and protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday after thousands took part in a peaceful march in an out-of-town district in Hong Kong.After the end of the Reclaim Sheung Shui protest against parall...
15:52 2019-07-13

Democracy, Property and Oligarchy in Hong Kong 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....
13:26 2019-08-08

At Hong Kong Protests, Art That Imitates Life Instagram-ready works of art and graphic design — sometimes whimsical, mostly anonymous — are defining features of the city’s antigovernment demonstrations....
16:39 2019-10-11

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....
18:13 2019-06-15

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....
20:39 2019-08-08

Timeline: Key dates in Hong Kong's protests A young demonstrator was shot and police fired tear gas and water cannon at petrol-bomb throwing protesters, as violence flared in Hong Kong as the city's Chinese rulers celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic....
00:39 2019-10-02

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?...
17:13 2019-07-23

Why Hong Kong's Currency Is Still Rock Solid The Hong Kong government decided to peg its currency to the dollar during a time of turmoil to restore confidence. The exchange-rate system put in place then should once again weather the turmoil the city is facing....
16:39 2019-09-20

Hong Kong activists urge US to aid movement Activists involved in months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are appealing to U.S. lawmakers to block the export by American companies of weapons and equipment used against peaceful demonstrators. (Sept. 17)        ...
23:13 2019-09-17

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....
10:39 2019-07-23

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...
22:26 2019-07-22

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....
06:00 2019-08-10

Clashes in Hong Kong as day of protests begins Police broke up a scuffle Tuesday between Beijing supporters and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China. (Oct. 1)        ...
09:39 2019-10-01

Hong Kong protests are smaller but uglier Dozens of people were injured Sunday in another night of violence in Hong Kong, as the city marked its fifteenth consecutive weekend of anti-government protests....
06:26 2019-09-17

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....
04:52 2019-08-12

Violent protests continue in Hong Kong Pro-democracy protesters have continued weekly rallies on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill.        ...
18:13 2019-07-31

For China's Xi, the Hong Kong Crisis Is Personal The Chinese president has long stressed Beijing’s authority over the onetime British colony, and his father was involved in its reintegration with China decades ago. Now, unrest there seems likely to mar China’s October celebration of the 70th anniversary of Mao’s victory....
10:13 2019-09-28

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....
21:00 2019-07-31

Hong Kong flash mob protesters arrested Demonstrators have used cat-and-mouse tactics with riot police, diffusing into small groups to complicate policing efforts. But police have also responded with new methods — and more arrests....
06:13 2019-10-14

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....
22:26 2019-08-03

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....
12:26 2019-08-03

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will not resign Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam maintained that she has no plans to resign in the face of a turbulent pro-democracy movement that held a general strike leading to more than 100 flight cancellations and major traffic disruptions...
09:13 2019-08-05

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....
06:26 2019-08-03

More than 100 flights canceled as Hong Kong goes on strike People are striking and protesting across seven districts of Hong Kong, in the most ambitious and wide-ranging day of demonstrations this summer. Follow here for the latest....
11:13 2019-08-05

Flash mob protesters arrested in Hong Kong Demonstrators have used cat-and-mouse tactics with riot police, diffusing into small groups to complicate policing efforts. But police have also responded with new methods — and more arrests....
14:26 2019-10-13

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....
17:13 2019-08-02

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....
12:26 2019-08-06

UK says use of live ammunition in Hong Kong is disproportionate Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Tuesday that the use of live ammunition by Hong Kong police was disproportionate, after a teenage demonstrator was shot....
17:26 2019-10-01

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons A 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....
07:26 2019-08-01

Hong Kong protesters march against 'totalitarianism' Hong Kongers have taken to the streets as part of a coordinated day of global protests aimed at casting a shadow over communist China's upcoming 70th birthday. Rallies were also held in Sydney and Taipei....
15:13 2019-09-29

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....
02:13 2019-08-01

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....
21:00 2019-07-31

EU: Hong Kong developments are 'extremely worrying' The arrest of several prominent pro-democracy activists raised concern among EU foreign ministers. With Chinese soldiers stationed at the border with Hong Kong, Europe has warned against any further escalation....
20:39 2019-08-30

2 Hong Kong protesters charged under new mask ban An 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old woman were the first to be prosecuted under the ban, which came into force Saturday under sweeping emergency powers aimed at quashing violence in the protests for more democratic freedoms....
15:52 2019-10-07

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"....
12:39 2019-08-14

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....
13:26 2019-08-14

U.K. Could Block Hong Kong Bid for London Exchange The U.K. government is unlikely to approve a potential $36.6 billion takeover of London Stock Exchange Group by its Hong Kong rival because it forms too critical a part of the country’s financial infrastructure....
12:52 2019-09-12

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...
21:13 2019-08-13

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....
11:39 2019-06-08

Hong Kong protests halted in memory of 9/11 Hong Kong has been rocked by months of sometimes violent unrest, prompted by anger over planned legislation to allow extraditions to China, but broadening into calls for democracy and for Communist rulers in Beijing to leave the city alone....
13:39 2019-09-11

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....
09:00 2019-06-17

What Hong Kong's masked protesters fear And the more Hong Kong officials do to quiet the city's unrest, the more their methods are scrutinized by citizens for any whiff of the mainland's more heavy-handed, surveillance-first approach to law and order....
09:00 2019-09-10

She’s a Hong Kong Protester. Her Husband Is a Cop. It’s Complicated. The Hong Kong protests have driven a wedge into the homes of some families of police officers and into the ranks of the force, where some feel their loyalties torn....
03:39 2019-09-10

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....
12:39 2019-05-28

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....
16:52 2019-07-11

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...
09:52 2019-07-11

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,...
13:13 2019-06-09

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...
00:26 2019-08-19

Hong Kong Protesters Spy a New Enemy: Lampposts Hong Kong protesters, fearing increased government surveillance, recently took down more than a dozen smart lampposts equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, sensors and cameras that were being tested by the government....
16:13 2019-08-30

The date which has both Hong Kong and Beijing on edge For months, October 1 has loomed over the mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, as a whispered deadline for the ruling Chinese Communist Party to take action to end the unrest....
03:13 2019-09-15

Clashes during pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Another confrontation in Hong Kong on Saturday – this time between a flag-waving flash mob of Beijing supporters and a crowd of locals at a suburban shopping centre. (Sept. 14)        ...
21:26 2019-09-14

How Hong Kong Protests Could Lead to Internet Cut Off Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said all options are on the table as she tries to quell the pro-democracy demonstrations that have rocked the city for months -- including invoking a colonial-era law that grants her broad powers similar to martial law. The last time it was used, in 1967, t...
17:52 2019-08-30

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.        ...
00:26 2019-08-13

Hong Kong Protesters Overwhelm Airport Again 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. The airport suspended all check-in, and advised people not to go to the airport....
17:13 2019-08-13

What the Hong Kong protests could mean for NYC real estate Dolly Lenz, number one U.S. broker by dollar amount in sales, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss how New York real estate could benefit from the ongoing conflict in Hong Kong....
08:26 2019-09-02

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 ...
13:52 2019-06-07

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....
16:26 2019-07-19

Alibaba files for Hong Kong listing: Bloomberg Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter....
09:00 2019-06-13

Mystery American gets caught up in Hong Kong crackdown Video of the arrest by Hong Kong police of a man who appeared to an American went viral Saturday as social media users publicized the violence that accompanied the 13th week of protests against Chinese overreach in the city. “What charge is this? Otherwise it is unlawful!” shouted the ma...
05:00 2019-09-01

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....
15:39 2019-06-13

The Latest: Analyst says pressure rising on Hong Kong’s Lam HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong extradition bill and protests (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A noted Hong Kong political analyst says the pressure on the territory’s chief executive to step down or back away from plans to push through an unpopular extradition bill is growing. Willy ...
10:52 2019-06-14

Hong Kong Protesters Squeeze Access to the Airport A day after clashes between the police and protesters, including inside a subway car, demonstrators tried to disrupt service at a critical Asian travel hub....
20:39 2019-09-01

Hong Kong demonstrators rally after activist arrests This is the 13th consecutive weekend of protests in Hong Kong. It all started in June over a controversial extradition bill, but evolved into a broader pro-democracy movement, with frequent violent clashes with riot police....
22:52 2019-08-31

| 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....
23:13 2019-06-14

‘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. Opponents of a bill that would allow extradition to mainland China will join...
13:26 2019-06-13

How we got here: Hong Kong's fiery 13th weekend of unrest Police and protesters faced off in Hong Kong for the 13th consecutive weekend of pro-democracy protests, amid plumes of tear gas and scattered fires. For only the second time this summer, police rolled out a water cannon -- this time shooting a few jets of blue dye....
03:52 2019-09-01

School's Out for Prolonged Summer of Hong Kong Protests Government authorities had hoped that the unrest and upheaval of the past few months would recede after youthful protesters returned to school on Monday. Thousands of students proved them wrong by boycotting class....
17:26 2019-09-02

'Mom Says Come Home': Hong Kong Protests Divide Families Public unrest over China’s authority is taking a personal toll, worrying parents of the young protesters who are propelling the opposition movement and causing turmoil between generations....
13:26 2019-09-03

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....
11:00 2019-06-15

How Trump Could Suddenly Amplify Hong Kong Protests Protesters in gas masks flooding the streets of Hong Kong might hope U.S. President Donald Trump ratchets up pressure against the former British colony’s China-backed leadership. Trump has the unilateral power to rescind Hong Kong’s status as a preferential trading partner -- a potentially huge blow...
19:00 2019-06-13

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....
15:52 2019-06-14

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...
15:00 2019-06-14

Hong Kong Was Once Passionate About China. Now, It’s Indifferent or Contemptuous. Hong Kong’s intellectual and emotional links with the mainland, once strong, are withering, and this distance and disinterest could be the biggest threat facing Beijing....
09:52 2019-09-03

Hong Kong leader says has not discussed resigning with Beijing Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could....
08:39 2019-09-03

Hong Kong students plan second day of pro-democracy rallies Hong Kong school and university students on Tuesday are due to boycott classes and hold pro-democracy rallies for the second straight day, further fuelling the political crisis in the Chinese-ruled city....
08:39 2019-09-03

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.        ...
11:52 2019-06-14

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. ...
23:13 2019-06-13

China says Hong Kong situation still complex and grim The situation in Hong Kong remains complex and grim but there have been positive changes, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office spokesman Yang Guang said on Tuesday....
09:52 2019-09-03

Hong Kong leader says she'd quit if she could, according to leaked tape Hong Kong's beleaguered leader Carrie Lam has said she would quit if she had a choice and blamed herself for causing "unforgivable havoc" that has led to months of anti-government protests in the city, according to a leaked audio recording obtained by Reuters....
02:39 2019-09-03

Hong Kong leader says has never tendered resignation to Beijing Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could....
08:39 2019-09-03

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong protests 'must continue' Campaigner Joshua Wong has used his trip to Germany to call for an end to police brutality and a broadening of democratic rights in Hong Kong. Talking to DW, he outlined his solution to the ongoing protests....
01:26 2019-09-11

Hong Kong festival marked with pro-democracy messages Thousands of Hong Kong people have carried lanterns with pro-democracy messages and formed human chains on two of the city’s peaks, sustaining months-long protests for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory...
18:26 2019-09-13

In some of Hong Kong’s neighborhoods, Chinese nationals are not welcome anymore Political protests in Hong Kong have aggravated already-tense relationships between Hong Kong’s citizens and mainland Chinese visitors and residents....
18:26 2019-09-13

'I'll take the blow for them': the volunteers protecting Hong Kong protesters Informal group including social workers, pastors, lawyers and medics have banded together to support demonstratorsLast Saturday, as Hong Kong braced for another weekend of youth-led mass pro-democracy protests, a group of middle-aged and elderly volunteers prepared for their own rebellion. Gathered ...
14:00 2019-09-13

U.N. experts: Protect protesters’ rights in Hong Kong A panel of United Nations experts on Thursday called for China and Hong Kong to protect the rights of protesters and expressed alarm at reports of attacks on demonstrators and arrests of activists....
22:00 2019-09-12

Bud Brewer Plans Slimmed-Down Listing in Hong Kong Two months after calling off a blockbuster listing in Hong Kong, European beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev started shopping a slimmed-down version of its Asia business and is hoping to pull off a deal in the coming weeks....
12:52 2019-09-12

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”...
06:52 2019-08-10

Belting out karaoke is Hong Kong’s new protest method Thousands of Hong Kong people have belted out protest karaoke in shopping malls in the latest act of resistance of a movement pushing for democratic reforms...
08:52 2019-09-12

Hong Kong leader: U.S. involvement 'unnecessary, inappropriate' After a weekend that saw protesters call on the United States to support their pro-democracy movement, Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam called U.S. involvement "extremely inappropriate."...
05:39 2019-09-11

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....
13:13 2019-08-10

Hong Kong leader: U.S. involvement "unnecessary" and "inappropriate" After a weekend that saw protesters call on the United States to support their pro-democracy movement and pass a proposed bill in Congress that would support human rights in Hong Kong, the city's embattled leader Carrie...
09:00 2019-09-10

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....
10:52 2019-06-09

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"....
12:52 2019-06-09

Organizers postpone Hong Kong WTA event due to protests Local organizers and the Women's Tennis Association say the Hong Kong Open has been postponed indefinitely because of widespread protests in the region        ...
18:26 2019-09-13

Hong Kong protesters ask for British help in pressuring China The Chinese-ruled territory has been rocked by weeks of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests, with demonstrators angry about what they see as creeping interference by Beijing in their city's affairs despite a promise of autonomy....
06:00 2019-09-15

Hong Kong braces for violence on eve of National Day celebrations The People’s Republic of China will mark 70 years since its founding Tuesday, but events in Hong Kong will be muted as the city braces for violence.        ...
22:26 2019-09-30

Hong Kong protesters to rally after another night of violence Hong Kong protesters are to join a global "anti-totalitarianism rally" on Sunday, following another night of violent clashes with police after weeks of pro-democracy unrest in the Chinese-ruled city....
05:13 2019-09-29

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....
12:01 2019-06-03

Will Unrest in Hong Kong Spoil China’s Big Party? The streets are swept, the soldiers rehearsed and the stealth drones ready to be put on display. As Beijing prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1, even the trade war will suspend hostilities, with the U.S. delaying additional tar...
13:26 2019-09-26

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&...
16:39 2019-06-04

The Latest: Hong Kong police, protesters clash Protesters have burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray during a march in an outlying district of Hong Kong in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances...
12:39 2019-09-21

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...
17:39 2019-06-06

What Chinese Students Abroad Really Think About Hong Kong’s Protests While the battle lines seem clearly drawn, views are often less absolute and loyalties not so predictable. On Australian campuses, this uncertainty is producing a deepening anxiety....
10:39 2019-09-16

In 1967, Hong Kong’s Protesters Were Communist Sympathizers When deadly riots rocked the city more than half a century ago, the Chinese Communist Party — which denounces today’s unrest — was quietly supporting them....
10:39 2019-09-16

'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...
05:13 2019-06-07

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' Pro-democracy protesters are demanding former colonial power Britain take a stronger stance against China to preserve Hong Kong's special status. Demonstrators also clashed with police in defiance of a protest ban....
15:13 2019-09-15

Hong Kong Protesters March Again, Defying the Police The procession, while not as vast as other marches this summer, showed the staying power of a movement that has produced 15 straight weekends of unrest....
11:13 2019-09-15

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....
13:00 2019-06-09

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....
13:39 2019-06-09

Hong Kong protesters march to U.S. Consulate in plea for help As protests spread across Hong Kong for a 14th straight weekend, massive numbers of demonstrators staged a rally near the U.S. Consulate General on Sunday, calling for support from Washington....
02:52 2019-09-09

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.        ...
04:00 2019-06-12

How Important Is Hong Kong To The Rest Of China? An Explainer Concerns over Hong Kong's political and economic future are growing as pro-democracy protests drag on and turn increasingly violent, and China makes clear that forceful intervention is possible....
10:00 2019-09-05

Q&A: Why bill proposed in Hong Kong set off huge protests Thousands of protesters blocked entry to Hong Kong's government headquarters Wednesday, delaying a debate over a legislative proposal that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China....
10:13 2019-06-12

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....
11:26 2019-06-12

Explainer: How important is Hong Kong to the rest of China? Concerns over Hong Kong's political and economic future are growing as pro-democracy protests drag on and turn increasingly violent, and China makes clear that forceful intervention is possible....
04:13 2019-09-05

Hong Kong protesters ask Angela Merkel for support Activist Joshua Wong urged the German Chancellor to use her trip to China to speak on behalf of pro-democracy protesters. Meanwhile, reports suggest Lam is expected to withdraw the controversial extradition bill....
12:13 2019-09-04

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...
03:26 2019-06-13

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam: I 'never contemplated' discussing resignation Hong Kong's beleaguered leader Carrie Lam has said she would quit if she had a choice and blamed herself for causing "unforgivable havoc" that has led to months of anti-government protests in the city, according to a leaked audio recording obtained by Reuters....
21:13 2019-09-03

China Says It Firmly Supports Hong Kong Leader Beijing on Tuesday threw its backing behind Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam after an audio recording emerged of her saying she wanted to quit over three months of unrest in the semi-autonomous city....
20:39 2019-09-03

| 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....
08:00 2019-06-13

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....
10:52 2019-06-13

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....
12:52 2019-06-13

Hong Kong's leader warns US not to interfere in protests Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the United States and other countries against interfering in the city's domestic affairs, two days after thousands of protesters gathered outside the US consulate to ask President Donald Trump to "liberate" the city....
11:26 2019-09-10

| Will Hong Kong leader's climbdown calm the chaos? A surprise concession to protesters by Hong Kong's leader may have eased tensions and reduced the likelihood of China sending in troops, but it is unlikely to halt the huge rallies or end clashes....
15:13 2019-09-05

Hong Kong protesters to take their democracy message to U.S. Consulate Hong Kong protesters calling for democracy for the Chinese-ruled city plan to take their message to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday after another night of violence in the 14th week of unrest....
05:13 2019-09-08

Hong Kong braces for latest in 14 weeks of demonstrations Hong Kong police were bracing for yet more transportation-crippling demonstrations on Saturday. The city’s Chek Lap Kok airport and its rail and road links were being patrolled by police, who were limiting access to passengers only in hopes of avoiding the chaos of previous demonstrations, whe...
18:39 2019-09-07

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....
17:13 2019-06-10

Hong Kong on alert for planned airport protests Hong Kong protesters have said they will disrupt transport to the city's airport following another night of demonstrations and clashes with police. City authorities responded by limiting access to airport transportation....
08:26 2019-09-07

More protests in Hong Kong after dismissal of controversial bill Two days after Hong Kong's government officially withdrew a controversial extradition bill that was at the center of numerous mass demonstrations this year, protesters again rallied in the streets Friday....
07:39 2019-09-07

'You cannot arrest us all' - Hong Kong protesters defend use of violence A health worker, a civil servant, a business owner and a policeman's son are among the group of people filing upstairs to a secret address in Kowloon, where we can meet in safety....
04:52 2019-09-07

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....
02:00 2019-06-11

| Merkel in Beijing says Hong Kong freedoms must be 'guaranteed' German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong "must be guaranteed" after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing....
17:52 2019-09-06

Fitch Downgrades Hong Kong After Months of Protests Fitch Ratings downgraded Hong Kong, saying months of unrest were testing the city’s relationship with mainland China and had dented its reputation as a well-governed, stable place to do business....
17:00 2019-09-06

Merkel says peaceful solution needed for Hong Kong German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she discussed Hong Kong with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and that there needed to be a peaceful solution for the city....
13:39 2019-09-06

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....
15:52 2019-06-11

Germany’s Merkel Says Hong Kong’s Rights Should Be Protected (BEIJING) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents should be protected, adding that a solution to the Chinese city’s political crisis can only be garnered through dialogue while violence should be avoided. Merkel met with Chinese P...
12:26 2019-09-06

Hong Kong leader says she never discussed resigning with Beijing Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she had never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the Chinese-ruled city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a recording of her saying she would step down if she could....
16:26 2019-09-03

China to Britain: Keep your 'colonial' hands off Hong Kong China told Britain to keep its hands off Hong Kong on Wednesday while London called for Beijing to honor the agreements made when the city was handed over in 1997, escalating a diplomatic spat over the former British colony....
14:00 2019-07-04

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....
01:26 2019-08-17

First of 2 Hong Kong rallies underway after clashes, arrests The first of two planned protests in Hong Kong on Sunday has kicked off from a public park just hours after police said they arrested more than 20 people for unlawful assembly and other offences during the previous night’s demonstrations...
11:39 2019-08-04

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...
20:13 2019-08-16

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....
20:13 2019-08-16

Hong Kong Protesters Try to Keep Momentum With Weekend Protests Scuffles broke out on Sunday between protesters and police officers in the Sha Tin area of Hong Kong, one day after similar clashes at another protest....
14:00 2019-07-14

Hong Kong protesters march in new outpouring of grievances Protesters in Hong Kong demand investigation of complaints of police violence, resignation of territory’s leader in new outpouring of grievances against government...
14:13 2019-07-14

Police and protesters clash in second Hong Kong town Standoff in Sha Tin over extradition bill comes one day after unrest in Sheung ShuiClashes have erupted again between police and protesters in Hong Kong after a demonstration against a controversial extradition bill, this time in Sha Tin, a bustling town between Hong Kong island and the border with ...
16:52 2019-07-14

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....
16:13 2019-08-16

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....
15:26 2019-08-16

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....
13:52 2019-08-16

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....
00:39 2019-07-16

Hong Kong police use tear gas to try to disperse protests Hong Kong police used tear gas on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protests on the eastern side of the Kowloon peninsula, across the harbor from Hong Kong island....
15:39 2019-08-24

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...
07:00 2019-08-15

| 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....
06:52 2019-07-17

| '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....
09:26 2019-08-14

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....
09:00 2019-08-14

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....
11:13 2019-07-12

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...
09:00 2019-08-17

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....
22:26 2019-07-04

Backstory: Covering an unprecedented uprising in Hong Kong On the afternoon of July 1, before protesters in Hong Kong trashed the city's legislature and riot police countered with tear gas, there was a moment that captured the city's state of flux....
07:13 2019-07-05

| 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....
12:26 2019-07-06

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 ...
13:00 2019-08-20

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....
06:26 2019-07-08

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."...
14:00 2019-07-08

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....
04:26 2019-08-20

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....
04:00 2019-08-20

'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....
04:00 2019-08-20

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....
04:39 2019-07-09

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....
13:01 2019-07-09

| 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....
15:13 2019-07-09

UK's Labour says government must talk to China over Hong Kong Britain's opposition Labour Party said the government should talk directly with China over Hong Kong and urged Chinese authorities to respect the 'one country, two systems' principle in the former British province....
11:13 2019-08-19

'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...
02:26 2019-08-19

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...
11:52 2019-08-18

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....
09:26 2019-08-17

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....
13:01 2019-07-18

Hong Kong police clash with protesters at airport Chaotic scenes were reported outside Hong Kong's airport after police used pepper spray on protesters who blocked a police van. Flights at the airport have been cancelled due to ongoing pro-democracy protests....
20:52 2019-08-13

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....
17:26 2019-07-23

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....
09:13 2019-08-09

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....
11:13 2019-07-24

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....
11:39 2019-07-24

| 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....
16:13 2019-07-24

Hong Kong says dollar peg working well, no large outflows The Hong Kong dollar peg with the U.S. dollar is working normally and there are no signs of large capital flows in or out of the city, despite recent market volatility and social unrest, officials said on Wednesday....
04:26 2019-08-08

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."...
18:52 2019-07-31

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...
19:39 2019-07-31

Hong Kong's lawyers march against 'political prosecutions' Around 3,000 legal professionals pile pressure on justice department in ninth week of protests Thousands of Hong Kong’s legal professionals have staged a march to put pressure on the city’s Department of Justice over what they say are political prosecutions of protesters, after China said the territ...
22:39 2019-08-07

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....
22:39 2019-08-07

| 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....
21:52 2019-08-06

China vows to crack down on Hong Kong protesters ​China on Tuesday warned the criminals they claim are behind weeks-long protests in Hong Kong not to “play with fire” and ​vowed to crack down on the ​organizers, signaling that Beijing has no intention of giving in to their demands. “We would like to make it clear to the very small grou...
20:39 2019-08-06

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....
10:00 2019-08-01

Hong Kong protests: The police lost the battle, but the war's not over Even as we put on our gas masks and walked towards the throng of "black shirts", the youths who are the driving force behind this anti-government protest movement in Hong Kong, I knew this was going to be a hectic day....
06:52 2019-08-06

| 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....
15:52 2019-08-05

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....
20:26 2019-08-02

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, greeting travelers with...
18:26 2019-08-09

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....
13:39 2019-07-23

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.        ...
19:26 2019-08-13

Hong Kong Protesters, Police Clash at Airport Protesters’ takeover of Hong Kong’s international airport turned into a fight with police late Tuesday, capping a second day of snarled travel plans with a bout of violence....
19:00 2019-08-13

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....
11:13 2019-08-13

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....
10:26 2019-08-13

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....
07:39 2019-08-13

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....
02:52 2019-08-13

Hong Kong airport cancels flights due to protests A protest at the arrivals terminal of Hong Kong's airport has prompted authorities to cancel all flights for the remainder of the day. Protesters rallied against police brutality after another weekend of demonstrations....
12:26 2019-08-12

After weekend of violence Hong Kong braces for more protests The increasingly violent protests since June have emerged as Hong Kong's most serious crisis in decades and become one of the biggest challenges to Chinese leader Xi Jinping since he took power in 2012....
06:52 2019-08-12

Hong Kong at a Standstill as Protesters Return to the Streets Hundreds of thousands marched through city streets as unrest stretched into a seventh weekend, with crowds registering their support for both sides in a political battle sparked by a proposed extradition law....
16:52 2019-07-21

Hong Kong protests: Police in no mood for compromise now The Hong Kong police have been slammed by the protest groups for being too violent and then criticised from above for being too weak; in the last 24 hours they have clearly decided that they aren't going to be seen as weak anymore....
05:39 2019-08-12

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters hit and run Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Saturday - sending tourists fleeing weeping in Kowloon - only for demonstrators to regroup and gather elsewhere during another tense, hot and restive weekend....
23:00 2019-08-11

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....
17:39 2019-08-11

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...
08:52 2019-07-22

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......
14:39 2019-07-22

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....
17:00 2019-07-22

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....
12:00 2019-07-23

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....
17:13 2019-08-04

Hong Kong protesters in fresh standoff with police The banned march marks the fifth anniversary of Beijing's rejection of a call for universal suffrage. Some protesters threw petrol bombs at police, who responded with tear gas and water cannon....
19:26 2019-08-31

China accuses G7 of 'meddling with ill intentions' in Hong Kong China condemned a joint statement by leaders of the Group of 7 who called for calm amid ongoing protests in Hong Kong, warning that the semi-autonomous region belongs to China....
11:39 2019-08-28

'A nuclear option': Hong Kong and the threat of the emergency law Analysts say use of draconian law that would allow censorship, arrest and deportation could push city into bigger crisisThe Hong Kong government’s hint that it may use a draconian law to quell its biggest crisis in decades has sparked widespread concern, with analysts saying it would plunge the city...
11:13 2019-08-28

What Happens to Hong Kong When ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Expires in 2047 When China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong from the British in 1997, it was under an agreement to allow the city a “high degree of autonomy” for 50 years. That arrangement, known as “one country, two systems,” is almost halfway to its expiration date. Months of turmoil on Hong Kong’s streets, wi...
06:39 2019-08-28

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....
22:39 2019-06-17

"Serious" Hong Kong Violence In Government Control, Says Leader Lam Violence in Hong Kong's anti-government protests is becoming more serious but the government is confident it can handle the crisis itself, the embattled leader of the former British colony said on......
17:13 2019-08-27

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...
05:00 2019-06-18

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-...
05:26 2019-06-18

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...
08:39 2019-06-18

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the escalation of violence is becoming more serious Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the escalation of violence in anti-government protests that have rocked the Asian financial center for three months is becoming more serious....
06:26 2019-08-27

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...
21:13 2019-06-18

YouTube shuts down 210 channels posting about Hong Kong Google announced Thursday that it had disabled 210 YouTube channels that were uploading videos "in a coordinated manner" about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong....
05:13 2019-08-23

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....
19:00 2019-06-19

Chinese AI start-up Megvii files for Hong Kong IPO of at least $500 mln Chinese artificial intelligence provider Megvii Technology Ltd, backed by Alibaba , has filed for an IPO of at least $500 million in Hong Kong, two people said, coming at a time of political unrest in the city and potential first recession in a decade....
05:26 2019-08-26

China Releases Employee of U.K. Consulate in Hong Kong Simon Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen who works as a trade and investment officer at the British consulate, has returned to the city after being detained in China for 15 days....
01:52 2019-08-26

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...
12:26 2019-06-20

No Hong Kong response as activists’ deadline passes HONG KONG (AP) — 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. The groups say they will call on supporters to surround government headquarters if their d...
12:52 2019-06-20

What Happens to Hong Kong When ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Expires in 2047 When China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong from the British in 1997, it was under an agreement to allow the city a “high degree of autonomy” for 50 years. That arrangement, known as “one country, two systems,” is almost halfway to its expiration date. Months of turmoil on Hong Kong’s streets, wi...
14:52 2019-08-28

Hong Kong Upheaval Puts Beijing in a Bind Massive protests in Hong Kong 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....
16:00 2019-06-17

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters defy ban Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters defied a police ban Saturday against the march on the five-year anniversary of Bejing's decision to limit elections....
17:26 2019-08-31

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....
19:39 2019-06-15

Violence Erupts in Hong Kong as Protesters Defy Ban Police fired blue dye from water cannons and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters besieging Hong Kong’s government headquarters, as tens of thousands took to the streets in defiance of a ban on demonstrations....
15:26 2019-08-31

Hong Kong Protesters Clash With Police After Defying Ban In the most intense day of clashes since June, the police unleashed tear gas, pepper spray and blue dye against demonstrators who ignored warnings to stay home....
13:26 2019-08-31

Hong Kong defies ban and sweep of arrests for yet another protest Police declined to authorize a march on Saturday and intensified their crackdown on Hong Kong activists, but thousands of protesters showed up anyway....
13:26 2019-08-31

Hong Kong protesters expected to regroup despite police ban Protesters were expected to gather in downtown Hong Kong on Saturday in the latest of a series of anti-government demonstrations that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades....
07:00 2019-08-31

Here's how NYC real estate could benefit from Hong Kong protests Dolly Lenz, number one U.S. broker by dollar amount in sales, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss how New York real estate could benefit from the ongoing conflict in Hong Kong....
01:00 2019-08-31

The Latest: Hong Kong apologizes for handling of situation Hong Kong’s China-backed government has apologized over the handling of politically charged legislation that sparked massive street protests over the past week...
16:13 2019-06-16

A day after street chaos, Hong Kong protesters march again A day after one of Hong Kong's most iconic shopping districts was transformed into a tear gas-filled battleground, protesters have again taken to the streets....
11:39 2019-08-04

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....
22:00 2019-06-16

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....
23:39 2019-06-16

How Hong Kong Protests Could Lead to Internet Cut Off: QuickTake Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said all options are on the table as she tries to quell the pro-democracy demonstrations that have rocked the city for months -- including invoking a colonial-era law that grants her broad powers similar to martial law. The last time it was used, in 1967, t...
15:00 2019-08-30

China deploys fresh troops to Hong Kong China's military deployed fresh troops to Hong Kong on Thursday in what it called a routine rotation amid speculation that it might intervene in the city's pro-democracy protests....
22:00 2019-08-29

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....
11:26 2019-06-17

| 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....
13:39 2019-06-17

China rotates new batch of troops into Hong Kong China's military has rotated a new batch of troops into Hong Kong describing the move as routine, state media said on Thursday, as protests against Beijing continue to rock the Asian financial hub....
03:13 2019-08-29

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....
13:52 2019-06-20

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....
13:52 2019-06-20

Hong Kong banks take out newspaper ads to call for order Major Hong Kong banks including HSBC and Standard Chartered have published newspaper ads calling for the preservation of law and order and condemning violence, as pro-democracy protests showed no signs of stopping....
08:00 2019-08-23

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......
13:39 2019-07-01

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.        ...
21:39 2019-07-01

| 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....
22:52 2019-07-01

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)        ...
23:52 2019-07-01

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....
23:52 2019-07-01

Hong Kong protesters condemned after being rushed by police Police in Hong Kong have gained back control of a government building by firing tear gas and charging at demonstrators after protests turned violent....
04:26 2019-07-02

Hong Kong protesters disperse one day after storming the legislature A day after angry protesters stormed and vandalized Hong Kong's legislature amid anger over a proposed extradition bill, the exterior of the building appeared calm on Tuesday....
05:26 2019-07-02

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. The city's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, said that she was angry and saddened by the violence....
05:26 2019-07-02

Meet the Students Fueling Hong Kong’s Protests: ‘We May Die’ Antigovernment protests have raged all summer, aided by student activists. How will they be heard after they go back to school? Here’s what they told us....
12:39 2019-08-22

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....
21:26 2019-07-02

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....
04:52 2019-07-03

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....
13:52 2019-07-03

1 arrested after protesters damage Hong Kong legislature Police said they have arrested at least 13 people for Monday’s pro-democracy protests, including one man accused of storming into Hong Kong’s legislature building in a break-in involving hundreds of protesters who vandalized offices and the main chamber....
22:00 2019-07-03

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....
22:13 2019-07-03

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....
08:39 2019-07-04

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....
03:26 2019-07-01

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...
19:13 2019-06-30

Protesters gather again outside Hong Kong government offices HONG KONG (AP) — Several hundred mainly student protesters have begun gathering outside Hong Kong government offices after a deadline passed for meeting their demands related to controversial extradition legislation. While the scene was peaceful Friday morning, protest leaders have said they are det...
04:39 2019-06-21

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...
17:00 2019-06-21

Protesters and riot police clash in Hong Kong Clashes broke out between police and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday as tensions boiled over on the city's streets. (August 24)        ...
03:26 2019-08-25

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...
10:26 2019-06-22

UK travellers' phones could be checked at Hong Kong border Devices may be examined at crossings to mainland China, Foreign Office saysHong Kong latest: protesters join hands in 30-mile human chainBritish travellers heading to Hong Kong have been told their electronic devices could be checked at the border with mainland China.The Foreign Office, which has up...
10:26 2019-08-24

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....
05:26 2019-06-24

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....
05:52 2019-06-24

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...
18:39 2019-06-27

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...
18:39 2019-06-27

Hong Kong protesters appeal to world leaders Hong Kong protesters are appealing for foreign support in their fight for political freedom, calling on world leaders to act ahead of the summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Osaka, Japan, this week....
21:52 2019-06-27

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....
17:39 2019-06-28

'We must defend our city': A day in the life of a Hong Kong protester As demonstrations entered their 11th week, the Guardian shadowed a protester for the day at a major anti-government rally banned by the police It is noon on a muggy August day in Hong Kong. Patrick Wong*, 20, has just eaten a breakfast of instant noodles and vegetables with his parents at a nearby c...
10:52 2019-08-23

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...
16:00 2019-06-29

'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...
07:39 2019-06-30

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...
14:13 2019-06-30

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...
17:39 2019-06-30

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...
13:52 2019-07-04

Hong Kong media succumbing to Chinese pressure Reporting has become increasingly difficult in Hong Kong since pro-democracy protests erupted in the city four months ago. Many media organizations with ties to China are actively self-censoring. William Yang reports....
21:13 2019-10-11

Violence erupts in Hong Kong on China's National Day A man was shot with a live round as violent protests erupted across Hong Kong on the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, in one of the most chaotic days of almost four months of political unrest....
16:26 2019-10-02

We have a 'revival' plan for Hong Kong tourism: TICHK Alice Chan of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong says the council needs to wait for the "appropriate time to relaunch" Hong Kong's tourism industry. She also says she hopes the issues in the city will be resolved by the government rather than by the police....
11:39 2019-10-02

Hong Kong police shoot protester in chest A demonstrator was shot in the chest at close range during a clash with the police. It is the first injury from a live round in nearly four months of protests....
19:39 2019-10-01

China and the NBA are coming to blows over a pro-Hong Kong tweet. Here's why. Will Newton/Getty Images The NBA and China are locked in an escalating feud sparked by a tweet that voiced support for protests in Hong Kong. The feud began on Friday after Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted out an image that voiced support for protests in Hong Kong. ...
09:52 2019-10-11

Hong Kong journalist hit by Molotov cocktail during protests A journalist covering demonstrations in Hong Kong was recovering Monday after being hit by a Molotov cocktail, which disturbing video shows left part of his head in flames. The man, on assignment for Hong Kong’s public broadcaster, is seen trying to put out the fire that engulfed his head and neck d...
17:39 2019-10-07

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...
15:26 2019-05-21

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam announces face mask ban Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a news conference, announcing that the Hong Kong government would introduce an anti-mask law. Protesters took to the street in advance to demonstrate against the ban....
21:39 2019-10-04

Anti-mask law: Hong Kong moving toward 'martial law' Hong Kong has passed a new regulation threatening punishment for any protesters caught wearing masks. Expert Willy Lam told DW that the move could have grave consequences for the future of civil liberties in Hong Kong....
21:39 2019-10-04

Hong Kong ‘Semi-Paralyzed’ as Marches Continue (HONG KONG) — With subway services shut down, the wearing of face masks criminalized at rallies and Hong Kong’s leader reaffirming her determination not to let rioters get the upper hand, anti-government protests that have shaken the city diminished in intensity Saturday but didn’t...
19:26 2019-10-05

Carrie Lam: China intervention in Hong Kong can't be ruled out Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday that she won't rule out intervention from Beijing to deal with protesters in Hong Kong. She stressed that she believes Hong Kong should 'find the solution' itself....
07:00 2019-10-08

NBA To Go Ahead With Shanghai Exhibition Game Despite Hong Kong Row NBA will go ahead with an exhibition game in Shanghai on Thursday that had looked in doubt after a team executive ignited a free speech row that has angered China....
14:13 2019-10-10

Hong Kong Shaken After Long Weekend of Violence Hong Kong faces a major test Tuesday, as the city tries to return to its normal workday patterns after a long weekend of violence, shop closures, and transportation halts that in effect put a curfew on daily life....
01:39 2019-10-08

Hong Kong faces more protests after night of violence Hundreds of protesters gathered in Hong Kong shopping malls on Monday demanding "freedom" ahead of expected new protests after overnight turmoil in the Asian financial hub brought a warning from the last British governor that people could be killed....
14:00 2019-10-07

Hong Kong’s leader says mask ban necessary to quell violence Hong Kong’s leader defends a mask ban she imposed to quell four months of increasingly violent protests, saying the decision was not taken at the behest of the Chinese government...
03:00 2019-10-05

| Sit-in at school of Hong Kong protester shot by police Hundreds of Hong Kongers staged a sit-in outside the school of a teenage protester who was shot by police on China's National Day in a dramatic escalation of the violent unrest that has engulfed the territory for months....
16:26 2019-10-02

Hong Kong protester shot in escalation of violence Hong Kong police shot an 18-year-old protester at close range in the chest on Tuesday, in a dramatic escalation in violence as tens of thousands joined anti-government demonstrations across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (Oct.1)        ...
17:13 2019-10-02

The Inevitable Cosplay Of Overwatch's Mei Supporting Hong Kong Yesterday, when Kotaku reported that Overwatch’s Mei had been turned into a symbol of the Hong Kong resistance, one commenter wondered if there would be cosplay of this at next month’s BlizzCon. Probably! But we don’t have to wait that long....
12:13 2019-10-10

Apple Removes App That Tracked Hong Kong Police Apple said it was removing the HKmap.live app, which was criticized by Chinese state media, because Hong Kong authorities said protesters used it to attack police....
07:26 2019-10-10

Hong Kong leader bans masks at protests Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Oct. 4, 2019 that her government would ban face masks in public in a bid to end the city's protests.        ...
07:26 2019-10-05

Google banned a game about the Hong Kong protests Tech companies’ involvement with the Hong Kong protests just keeps getting more and more tangled. Now Google has banned a game about the protests, joining Apple and Blizzard in allegedly suppressing anything that might offend the Chinese government. The game is called The Revolution of Our Times and...
00:39 2019-10-11

Hong Kong protesters say they're prepared to fight for democracy 'until we win or we die' Anthony Kwan/Getty Images Millions of people have descended on Hong Kong for over 17 weeks of pro-democracy protests that have turned violent at times and show little sign of slowing. Some of the protesters — many of them students under the age of 29 — have expressed a readiness and wil...
05:13 2019-10-03

Hong Kong protesters defy the mask ban – in pictures Masked protesters streamed onto the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend after the city’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, employed colonial-era emergency powers to outlaw face coverings at protests. Demonstrators defied the emergency regulation that came into force on Saturday, displaying their creat...
08:26 2019-10-07

Sieren’s China: A revolutionary spark in Hong Kong Clamping down hard on protests in Hong Kong will only help in the short term. Beijing has not yet understood that many young Hong Kong citizens are experiencing their own Woodstock, writes Frank Sieren....
23:26 2019-10-10

The 2019 Hong Kong protests, explained in 30 seconds Chris McGrath/Getty Images Protests erupted in Hong Kong in June over a proposed extradition bill by which Hong Kong residents would be brought to mainland China to be tried. US companies, executives, and even cartoons have gotten involved in the protests. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
17:13 2019-10-12

Hearthstone player suspended over Hong Kong comment Blizzard Entertainment suspended Hong Kong-based Hearthstone player Chung "blitzchung" Ng Wai for his public support of pro-democracy protestors in the city during a postgame interview on Sunday....
19:39 2019-10-08

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....
06:00 2019-05-29

Hong Kong braces for violence on eve of National Day celebrations. Here's what to know The People’s Republic of China will mark 70 years since its founding Tuesday, but events in Hong Kong will be muted as the city braces for violence.        ...
21:26 2019-10-01

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....
19:01 2019-05-21

Teen’s shooting fires up Hong Kong protesters Schoolmates of the teenage protester who was shot by police Tuesday in Hong Kong describe their friend as a brave leader. (Oct. 3)        ...
14:52 2019-10-03

'Lennon Walls' emerge from Hong Kong protesters In the more than four months of demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong, one way that protesters and their supporters have made their voices heard is with message boards that have sprung up spontaneously on walkways and elsewhere. (Oct. 12)        ...
15:26 2019-10-13