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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....

Why Hong Kong is protesting

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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...
2019-09-04, 20:13

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....
2019-08-07, 13:00

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...
2019-07-02, 04:39

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...
2019-08-29, 14:00

The Extradition Law That’s Got 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...
2019-06-11, 17:00

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...
2019-06-11, 18:26

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...
2019-06-11, 13:52

City of dissent: How Hong Kong has a long and proud tradition of protesting From the Leftist riots of the 1960s to an uprising that fought a "brainwashing" National Education system, Hongkongers have always protested. But has the government stopped caring?...
2019-06-15, 07:00

Hundreds of thousands are protesting an extradition bill in Hong Kong. Here's why. Crowds of protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to demonstrate against a proposed extradition bill.        ...
2019-06-09, 23:00

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....
2019-06-09, 23:13

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....
2019-08-14, 10:00

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....
2019-09-16, 12:13

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...
2019-08-16, 15:13

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

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

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....
2019-06-15, 17:13

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...
2019-06-10, 06:13

How Hong Kong Can Save Itself Maintaining Hong Kong’s position as a global financial powerhouse requires urgent action not only on resolving the political stalemate but also on deep, festering problems with the city’s economic model....
2019-08-08, 17:26

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....
2019-08-23, 08:00

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....
2019-06-27, 23:39

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....
2019-08-08, 19:00

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....
2019-07-03, 01:52

Hong Kong hit by another weekend of protests Hong Kong began another volatile weekend on Saturday, with anti-government protests taking place across the city, including one at the international airport for a second day....
2019-08-10, 10:13

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....
2019-08-13, 22:00

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....
2019-06-12, 22:26

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....
2019-09-13, 20:26

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...
2019-08-31, 23:00

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....
2019-06-20, 00:00

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....
2019-06-21, 17:52

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...
2019-05-30, 07:00

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....
2019-08-26, 22:26

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 ...
2019-06-15, 10:39

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....
2019-07-10, 15:52

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 ...
2019-08-28, 00:00

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....
2019-08-17, 14:52

'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....
2019-08-28, 04:13

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....
2019-08-14, 22:26

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)        ...
2019-06-12, 12:26

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...
2019-08-05, 09:26

Next Door to Hong Kong, Little Sympathy for the Protesters Shenzhen residents are more culturally linked to Hong Kong than many in China, but conversations with citizens revealed no taste for the kind of anti-government rebellion that has gripped their neighbors since June....
2019-08-19, 19:26

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....
2019-06-15, 16:52

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....
2019-06-27, 18:52

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.        ...
2019-08-12, 21:39

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....
2019-08-26, 10:00

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....
2019-08-26, 21:13

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....
2019-09-03, 19:00

Hong Kong Chief Carrie Lam Says She Never Tried to Resign Hong Kong’s embattled leader said she has never tendered her resignation to Beijing and is committed to leading the city out of its monthslong political crisis....
2019-09-03, 16:00

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....
2019-06-23, 17:13

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)        ...
2019-08-26, 22:00

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....
2019-08-08, 16:39

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...
2019-06-11, 11:00

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....
2019-08-06, 05:13

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....
2019-08-23, 07:13

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...
2019-09-06, 05:52

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......
2019-08-24, 03:26

A day of striking sows chaos across Hong Kong Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam maintained that she has no plans to resign as protesters filled public parks and squares in several districts in a general strike...
2019-08-05, 20:39

Hong Kong leader says China backs her 'all the way' Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday that China "understands, respects and supports" her government's move to formally withdraw an extradition bill, part of measures she hoped would help the city "move forward" from months of unrest....
2019-09-05, 06:52

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....
2019-06-28, 15:52

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....
2019-08-22, 10:13

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....
2019-06-11, 18:13

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...
2019-08-22, 03:00

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....
2019-08-08, 14:39

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....
2019-07-01, 08:13

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...
2019-08-19, 13:00

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

Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but government in control, says 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 Tuesday....
2019-08-27, 15:39

Trump says he is sure Hong Kong and China 'will be able to work it out' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was sure China and Hong Kong would be able to "work things out" after mass protests in the city against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
2019-06-12, 22:52

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."...
2019-08-27, 18:00

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....
2019-08-31, 04:52

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...
2019-08-30, 23:39

Countdown to 2047: What Will Happen to Hong Kong? 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...
2019-08-28, 00:52

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...
2019-06-13, 05:52

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....
2019-08-30, 14:00

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...
2019-08-14, 03:13

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....
2019-08-14, 08:26

What's Happening In Hong Kong? Key Questions, Answered. Hong Kong's airport is one of the busiest in the world. On Monday and Tuesday, protesters effectively shut it down with sit-ins that forced officials to take the extraordinary step of canceling......
2019-08-14, 10:26

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the former British colony...
2019-06-12, 21:39

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....
2019-06-17, 21:52

IN PHOTOS: Hong Kong protests around the world Pro-democracy demonstrations in support of Hong Kong sprouted in major cities across the world this weekend, ranging from Paris to Tokyo to Vancouver....
2019-08-19, 04:52

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she would 'quit' if she could Hong Kong has been convulsed by sometimes violent protests and mass demonstrations since June, in response to a proposed law that would allow people suspected of crimes on the mainland to be extradited...
2019-09-03, 06:26

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....
2019-06-21, 09:26

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...
2019-09-03, 02:26

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...
2019-06-20, 20:52

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....
2019-09-02, 21:39

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....
2019-09-02, 11:39

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....
2019-06-20, 06:52

Hong Kong leader says escalation of violence is becoming more serious Hong Kong leader 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....
2019-08-27, 05:00

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....
2019-06-12, 10:52

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....
2019-08-12, 07:13

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....
2019-06-12, 14:52

Trump says is sure Hong Kong and China will be able to work it out U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is sure China and Hong Kong will be able to work things out after mass protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into chaos....
2019-06-12, 18:52

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....
2019-06-17, 04:00

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....
2019-06-08, 16:39

Violent protests continue in Hong Kong Pro-democracy protesters have continued weekly rallies on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill.        ...
2019-07-31, 21:39

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....
2019-08-01, 04:26

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,...
2019-06-09, 18:00

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....
2019-08-10, 01:39

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....
2019-09-10, 09:26

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....
2019-07-31, 18:26

Hong Kong protesters take aim at Chinese traders Hong Kong activists gathered to protest against mainland Chinese traders in a town near the border on Saturday, seeking to channel energy from huge demonstrations against an extradition bill to another problem they say the government has mismanaged....
2019-07-13, 11:13

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....
2019-09-09, 21:13

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....
2019-07-11, 21:52

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....
2019-08-02, 21:26

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....
2019-09-16, 19:13

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....
2019-07-23, 09:13

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....
2019-07-31, 18:00

What Chinese Students Abroad Really Think About Hong Kong 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....
2019-09-16, 07:26

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 PLC by its Hong Kong rival because it forms too critical a part of the country’s financial infrastructure,....
2019-09-11, 22:13

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

Businesses Get Caught Up in Hong Kong Protests A broad stripe of businesses from global titan Nike to a local bakery is finding that taking sides, or even appearing to, in Hong Kong’s protests against China’s growing reach can spur popularity—or trigger an angry backlash....
2019-07-17, 14:13

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....
2019-05-28, 16:39

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....
2019-07-19, 16:13

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....
2019-09-11, 16:39

Who Are Triads and Are They Behind Hong Kong Attacks?: QuickTake Violent attacks against pro-democracy protesters by dozens of masked, stick-carrying men have shocked Hong Kong. The brazen assaults took place over the course of an hour July 21 in a train station, with police nowhere to be seen. The police say some of the handful of men later arrested in connectio...
2019-07-24, 13:13

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....
2019-07-02, 14:13

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...
2019-07-11, 11:26

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....
2019-07-05, 21:39

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

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....
2019-08-04, 03:39

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)        ...
2019-07-01, 18:00

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....
2019-09-09, 10:52

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....
2019-09-09, 15:39

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)        ...
2019-09-15, 04:52

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....
2019-09-20, 13:26

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....
2019-09-08, 17:39

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....
2019-09-15, 10:52

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...
2019-07-23, 00:00

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....
2019-08-03, 09:26

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....
2019-08-03, 12:13

| 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....
2019-06-17, 13:26

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....
2019-06-16, 20:13

The Moment a Hong Kong Policeman Pulled His Gun on Protesters A Wall Street Journal video shows an embattled officer pulling his sidearm to chase off assailants. Here’s how a day that began with a quiet protest got to that point....
2019-08-14, 16:00

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...
2019-08-16, 12:52

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....
2019-08-14, 12:00

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....
2019-08-16, 12:52

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....
2019-07-02, 22:52

Hong Kong police clash with protesters at airport Scenes of chaos erupted at Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday evening as riot police clashed with protesters who continued to block security gates at one of the world's largest travel hubs....
2019-08-13, 18:00

Clashes At Hong Kong Airport After Flights Disrupted For Second Day Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday after flights were disrupted for a second day as the political crisis in the former British colony deepened....
2019-08-14, 04:00

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

Hong Kong Police Vow Action Over Parliament Storming Hong Kong authorities vowed Wednesday to hunt down the protesters who stormed parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government....
2019-07-04, 03:52

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

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....
2019-07-03, 13:39

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.        ...
2019-08-14, 02:52

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...
2019-07-22, 12:13

Hong Kong Protesters, Police Clash at Airport Police clashed with protesters at Hong Kong’s international airport late Tuesday, capping a second day of snarled travel plans with a bout of violence....
2019-08-14, 02:00

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....
2019-07-21, 16:26

Clashes at Hong Kong airport after flights halted Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday after flights were disrupted for a second day as the political crisis in the former British colony deepened....
2019-08-13, 23:52

Hong Kong Upheaval Puts Beijing in a Bind Massive protests over an extradition bill present a serious challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping, already facing an economic slowdown and escalating trade tensions with the U.S....
2019-06-17, 09:26

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....
2019-07-03, 19:52

Hong Kong Airport Resumes Flights After Protests Flights were departing Hong Kong airport largely on schedule on Wednesday morning, a day after pro-democracy protesters caused chaos with a disruptive sit-in that paralysed the busy transport hub....
2019-08-14, 04:00

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....
2019-07-22, 20:39

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......
2019-07-22, 16:13

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....
2019-07-03, 20:39

| '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....
2019-08-14, 03:39

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....
2019-08-16, 12:52

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

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....
2019-07-18, 18:52

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....
2019-07-11, 17:52

'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....
2019-08-19, 21:00

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....
2019-08-20, 01:52

Hong Kong leader sees 'way out' of chaos through dialogue Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that dialogue with peaceful protesters would provide a "way out" for the Chinese-ruled city....
2019-08-20, 05:52

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....
2019-06-15, 15:13

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 ...
2019-08-20, 11:52

Employee of U.K. Consulate in Hong Kong Held in China A Hong Kong citizen working for the British consulate in the partly autonomous Chinese city never returned from an Aug. 8 trip for a conference across the border in Shenzhen....
2019-08-20, 15:26

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."...
2019-07-08, 03:13

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....
2019-07-08, 08:39

| 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....
2019-07-09, 15:52

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....
2019-07-09, 12:13

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....
2019-08-22, 16:00

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....
2019-08-22, 22:00

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....
2019-07-09, 02:52

| 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....
2019-06-14, 19:01

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.        ...
2019-06-14, 17:26

'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...
2019-08-23, 10:26

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....
2019-08-19, 17:00

| 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....
2019-07-06, 21:26

Protesters in Black Crowd Hong Kong Streets Again The day after Hong Kong’s leader indefinitely suspended a bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the city’s streets, increasing public pressure on the government to eliminate the bill completely....
2019-06-16, 13:39

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....
2019-08-16, 17:39

Hong Kong protests continue, despite airport setback Hong Kong demonstrators marked an annual festival by gathering at local police stations to denounce the heavy-handed tactics officers used against protesters at the city's international airport over the weekend....
2019-08-16, 17:39

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...
2019-08-17, 02:00

| 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....
2019-07-17, 06:39

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....
2019-07-04, 13:39

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...
2019-08-18, 11:26

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....
2019-07-04, 14:39

Hong Kong protests challenge China with no end in sight What began as a protest against an extradition bill has ballooned into a fundamental challenge to the way Hong Kong is governed — and the role of the Chinese government in the city’s affairs...
2019-07-16, 13:00

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....
2019-07-15, 22:26

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....
2019-07-05, 08:13

'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...
2019-08-19, 06:52

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....
2019-08-19, 10:00

Police and protesters clash in second Hong Kong town Standoff in Sha Tin over extradition bill comes one day after unrest in Sheung ShuiViolent clashes have erupted between Hong Kong police and protesters at the end of a peaceful demonstration against the controversial extradition bill. The incidents took place late on Sunday in a bustling town betwee...
2019-07-14, 18:26

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....
2019-07-14, 13:39

Hong Kong protesters march in new outpouring of grievances Opponents of a proposed Hong Kong extradition law are staging their latest protest, adding to an outpouring of complaints that the Chinese territory’s pro-Beijing government is eroding its freedoms...
2019-07-14, 12:39

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....
2019-06-15, 19:52

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...
2019-06-14, 16:52

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....
2019-08-13, 13:13

Hong Kong police arrest 20 people after protests The first of two protests planned for Sunday has kicked off after a night of violent demonstrations. China's official news agency has warned that Beijing will not let the situation in the former British colony continue....
2019-08-04, 19:52

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....
2019-08-01, 08:52

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....
2019-06-27, 19:13

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....
2019-07-01, 23:39

Trump says it's up to China to deal with Hong Kong 'riots' U.S. President Donald Trump has described protests in Hong Kong as "riots" that China will have to deal with itself, signaling a hands-off approach to the biggest political crisis gripping the former British colony in decades....
2019-08-02, 09:26

| 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....
2019-07-01, 23:00

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...
2019-06-27, 21:13

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....
2019-08-02, 16:52

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...
2019-06-28, 01:39

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)        ...
2019-07-02, 01:52

Hong Kong airport occupied by hundreds of protesters Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have begun what is intended to be a three-day occupation of Hong Kong's international airport, part of a series of demonstrations marking the tenth straight weekend of protests across the Asian financial hub....
2019-08-09, 12:00

Hong Kong leader Lam says priority is to stop violence Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says her priority is to “stop the violence” rather than make political concessions as the city’s 2-month-long protest movement continued with a demonstration at the airport...
2019-08-09, 13:13

'Democracy now': Protesters stage sit-in at Hong Kong airport Demonstrators crowded the arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on Friday, handing out anti-government leaflets and waving banners in a dozen languages in a bid to raise awareness among visitors ahead of weekend rallies planned across the city....
2019-08-09, 12:00

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....
2019-07-02, 03:52

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....
2019-06-24, 04:39

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

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....
2019-07-02, 02:26

'Each of us writes': Hong Kong's discontent fuels creative art Railings festooned with tear gas canisters and colorful postcards are artworks that protesters in Hong Kong have made from materials left over from recent demonstrations, hoping to spread their message in the Chinese-controlled territory....
2019-08-09, 12:00

Hong Kong Protesters Converge on the International Airport for a Three-Day Sit-In Protesters converged on Hong Kong’s international airport Friday, kicking off a three-day sit-in and the first of several rallies planned for the weekend. Chanting “free Hong Kong!” thousands of black-shirted pro-democracy activists filled the arrivals hall by the middle of the aft...
2019-08-09, 12:00

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....
2019-08-07, 23:39

Lam says Hong Kong bill is ‘dead’ but unclear if demand met Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the effort to amend an extradition bill is dead, but it wasn’t clear if the legislation was being withdrawn as protesters have demanded...
2019-07-09, 06:52

| 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....
2019-08-06, 00:26

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....
2019-07-01, 01:39

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....
2019-08-04, 15:39

The Latest: Protesters besiege Hong Kong police HQ Protesters in Hong Kong have thrown bricks and flaming bottles at the headquarters of the city police in the latest assault against law enforcement after more than 12 hours of anti-government demonstrations...
2019-08-05, 19:00

The Latest: Hong Kong police say 420 protesters arrested Hong Kong police have arrested 420 protesters since June 9 on charges including rioting, unlawful assembly, possessing offensive weapons and assaulting officers and obstructing police operations...
2019-08-05, 12:13

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......
2019-07-01, 14:39

More Than 100 Flights Cancelled In Hong Kong Amid Protests More than 100 flights were cancelled in Hong Kong on Monday morning with airport authorities warning passengers of potential disruption, as pro-democracy protesters kick off a city-wide strike....
2019-08-05, 05:26

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....
2019-08-04, 20:13

Group of Hong Kong activists says will not back down on demands: TV A group of activists dressed in the Hong Kong protest uniform of masks and hard hats held a widely televised news conference Tuesday and urged the city's leader Carrie Lam to "return power to the people"....
2019-08-06, 09:52

Hong Kong readies for more protests on handover anniversary 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...
2019-06-30, 13:39

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....
2019-06-28, 11:39

Hong Kong police to mark protesters with colored dye Police in Hong Kong say they will spray protesters for identification purposes. China's official news agency has warned that Beijing will not let the situation in the former British colony continue....
2019-08-04, 19:52

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...
2019-08-07, 18:26

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.        ...
2019-07-01, 19:13

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...
2019-06-29, 17:13

| 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....
2019-08-06, 20:39

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...
2019-08-06, 19:13

China Says Hong Kong Protesters Who Break Law Will Be Punished China’s top office for Hong Kong affairs warned protesters in the city not to underestimate the strength of the central government and urged the local police to crack down on those who break the law.​...
2019-08-06, 16:13

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...
2019-06-21, 19:26

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

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....
2019-08-09, 22:39

Hong Kong airport struggles to reopen after protests One of the world’s busiest airports was struggling to reopen the morning after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong’s main terminal and forced flight cancellations...
2019-08-13, 04:26

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....
2019-08-13, 03:39

Freedoms make Hong Kong special, says UK's Hunt Britain said on Tuesday it would not compromise on its commitment to Hong Kong freedoms and cautioned China that repression was no way to solve the crisis in the former British colony....
2019-07-02, 14:52

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill unlikely to be revived Hong Kong's embattled leader apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated it will not be revived during the current legislative session....
2019-06-18, 14:39

Hong Kong protesters unimpressed by Lam’s ‘sincere’ apology Chief suggests extradition law effectively shelved but protesters say key demands ignoredHong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has offered a “solemn” personal apology for the crisis that has engulfed the city since she tried to force a controversial extradition law on to the books.The leader of t...
2019-06-18, 18:39

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....
2019-08-12, 15:52

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...
2019-06-18, 20:26

Hong Kong airport cancels flights due to protests The Hong Kong Airport Authority has canceled all flights on Monday as the island's airport has been engulfed with thousands of anti-government protesters....
2019-08-12, 13:00

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

The Latest: Hong Kong leader Lam apologizes but won’t resign HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has apologized for an extradition bill that set off massive protests and indicated it is unlikely to be revived. She also said at a news conference on Tuesday that she intends to finish her ...
2019-06-18, 12:13

Hong Kong protests: airport suspends flights for second day Hundreds of demonstrators stage new rally a day after shutdown at key transport hub Hong Kong’s airport authority has suspended flights for a second day as protesters staged another rally at the busy international travel hub.Tuesday’s action marked the fifth consecutive day of protests at the airpor...
2019-08-13, 12:26

Hong Kong protesters pledge to stand up to thugs Public anger grows after police fail to protect protesters from masked men who left 45 people hospitalisedProtesters in Hong Kong have pledged to stand up to thugs who attacked demonstrators at the weekend as public anger grows towards the government and police.Demonstrators have filed for a permit ...
2019-07-23, 15:00

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....
2019-07-23, 15:39

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-...
2019-06-18, 04:00

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

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....
2019-07-23, 17:00

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

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...
2019-06-18, 07:01

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....
2019-08-12, 12:13

China official says Hong Kong is at a 'critical juncture' Hong Kong is at a critical juncture after two months of anti-government street protests and violence there must stop, China's Hong Kong and Macau affairs office said on Monday....
2019-08-12, 11:00

Fresh Hong Kong protests planned for Friday Calls for new demonstrations come as government fails to respond to a list of protester demandsHong Kong is braced for another round of demonstrations after the government failed to respond to a list of protester demands including an investigation into police brutality and the withdrawal of an extra...
2019-06-20, 18:00

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....
2019-08-11, 16:13

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...
2019-06-21, 05:00

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters hit and run Weeks of increasingly violent protests have plunged Hong Kong into its biggest political crisis for decades, posing a serious challenge to China's central government in Beijing....
2019-08-11, 02:39

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

Ex-Filipino diplomat says he was barred entry to Hong Kong A former Philippine foreign secretary who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court says he was barred from entering Hong Kong and held at the airport for hours...
2019-06-21, 09:00

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

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”...
2019-08-10, 07:52

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...
2019-06-20, 14:00

Tear gas fired in Hong Kong with no end in sight to protests Police have fired tear gas inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrations...
2019-08-11, 17:26

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 on Sunday as tensions rose on the eve of what is expected to be Hong Kong’s fourth mass protest in a month against a c...
2019-06-30, 18:52

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

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....
2019-08-11, 21:52

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....
2019-06-19, 18:26

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....
2019-07-24, 12:13

Police and protesters clash in downtown Hong Kong Hong Kong police fired tear gas at demonstrators, as petrol bombs exploded in the downtown bar district of Wan Chai on Sunday evening as clashes during a tenth weekend of protests in the city intensified....
2019-08-11, 18:13

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

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...
2019-06-20, 11:26

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....
2019-07-23, 15:00

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....
2019-09-06, 14:00

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' Pro-democracy protesters are demanding former colonial power Britain take a stronger stance against China to ensure Hong Kong's special rights. Demonstrators waved the UK flag and sang in front of the UK Consulate....
2019-09-15, 10:52

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...
2019-06-03, 11:39

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....
2019-09-02, 14:52

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....
2019-09-07, 01:52

China says it will support Hong Kong to pass extradition law China said on Monday it will continue to support the Hong Kong government to pass an extradition law, after more than one million people protested in the city to thwart a proposal that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial....
2019-06-10, 12:00

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...
2019-09-01, 09:39

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&...
2019-06-04, 17:52

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....
2019-06-13, 11:26

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....
2019-08-29, 07:13

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....
2019-09-01, 18:13

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....
2019-09-14, 00:26

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...
2019-06-13, 11:52

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....
2019-08-28, 14:26

| 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....
2019-09-07, 00:00

"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......
2019-08-28, 03:26

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....
2019-09-16, 00:26

'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....
2019-09-06, 21:39

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....
2019-06-10, 12:26

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...
2019-08-28, 07:00

'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....
2019-09-02, 23:39

‘If All of Us Come Out, We Can Win.’ Hong Kong Protesters Call for Even Bigger March Hong Kong activists are calling for renewed protests with an even bigger turnout this weekend after police yesterday fired tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to quell demonstrations amid a spiraling political crisis. A leading pro-democracy organization announced a mass march against a bill t...
2019-06-13, 13:39

'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...
2019-08-28, 10:00

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....
2019-09-07, 13:52

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....
2019-09-02, 21:13

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...
2019-08-28, 13:13

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...
2019-09-07, 20:39

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....
2019-06-12, 12:52

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....
2019-05-21, 14:32

Violence Erupts in Hong Kong as Protesters Defy Ban Hong Kong police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters besieging the city’s government headquarters, as tens of thousands took to the streets in defiance of a police ban on demonstrations....
2019-08-31, 14:26

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....
2019-08-31, 14:52

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....
2019-08-31, 19:26

Trump says he is sure Hong Kong, China will be able to work things out U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is sure China and Hong Kong will be able to work things out after mass protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into chaos....
2019-06-12, 20:13

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....
2019-09-01, 01:13

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....
2019-09-01, 02:26

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

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....
2019-09-11, 07:13

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....
2019-06-09, 15:26

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."...
2019-09-10, 18:52

Hong Kong protesters pause to mark Sept. 11 Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning "massive terror" in the Chinese-ruled city....
2019-09-11, 18:39

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

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....
2019-08-31, 04:52

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        ...
2019-09-13, 16:52

Explainer: Why Hong Kong's extradition law changes are fuelling fears Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to block changes to the Chinese-ruled city's extradition laws, which could pave the way for fugitives wanted by mainland China to be sent across the border for trial for the first time....
2019-06-06, 10:26

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....
2019-08-29, 16:00

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

Hong Kong protesters beg Trump to ‘liberate’ city ​Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday chanted the US national anthem and called on President Trump to “liberate” the Chinese-ruled city. The throngs, wearing black shirts and masks, waved American flags​, carried posters that read, “President Trump, please liberate Hong K...
2019-09-08, 19:13

'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 ...
2019-09-13, 13:39

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....
2019-09-08, 23:13

Hong Kong lawyers protest proposed extradition law changes HONG KONG (AP) — 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. The lawyers and other legal workers marched Thursday from the Co...
2019-06-06, 18:00

'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...
2019-06-07, 12:26

Sieren's China: In Hong Kong, it's time for compromise Beijing is not doing itself any favors with its current tactics dealing with protesters in Hong Kong. Frank Sieren thinks the concerns of the protesters should be addressed and resolved....
2019-08-31, 04:52

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....
2019-09-12, 15:52

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....
2019-09-10, 19:13

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....
2019-05-29, 06:39

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters cut down ‘smart lamppost’ Hong Kong protesters have cut down a “smart lamppost” that they feared would facilitate Chinese surveillance, in the city’s latest anti-government protest...
2019-08-24, 11:39

Lam says PR firms declined to help restore Hong Kong’s image Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the government has asked international public relations firms to help restore the city’s reputation, battered by months of pro-democracy protests, but was rejected...
2019-09-17, 09:13

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....
2019-09-05, 06:52

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....
2019-05-21, 18:52

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)        ...
2019-08-25, 04:26

Hong Kong leader kills bill but some say too little too late Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a "highly vulnerable and dangerous" place and find solutions....
2019-09-04, 14:13

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.        ...
2019-06-12, 06:26

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....
2019-06-10, 18:13

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....
2019-08-26, 03:13

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...
2019-08-23, 22:52

Hong Kong readies for more protests after night of clashes Hong Kong braces for another day of protest after a night of violent clashes in which the police used tear gas and 40mm rubber rounds against protesters who threw gasoline bombs toward them and set fires in streets...
2019-09-22, 07:00

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....
2019-08-30, 20:26

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....
2019-09-03, 16:26

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....
2019-09-03, 14:39

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....
2019-06-09, 11:52

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....
2019-09-03, 17:00

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....
2019-09-03, 13:39

Hong Kong protesters ask Angela Merkel for support Activist Joshua Wong urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to use her upcoming trip to China to speak on behalf of the pro-democracy protesters. Wong said Merkel had "first-hand experience of a dictatorial government."...
2019-09-04, 06:39

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....
2019-06-11, 15:39

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....
2019-08-24, 22:26

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....
2019-08-26, 09:39

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....
2019-08-17, 05:26

Global Stocks Rally, With Hong Kong Leading the Way U.S. stock futures were higher following strong gains for global stocks amid political developments around the world that countered a set of weak economic data....
2019-09-04, 14:13

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....
2019-09-16, 12:39

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....
2019-09-16, 12:39

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....
2019-08-27, 12:26

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....
2019-09-03, 05:26

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

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....
2019-09-03, 05:26

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....
2019-06-14, 15:39

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....
2019-09-03, 07:52

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

Expat Chinese Take to the Streets---Against Hong Kong Protests Hong Kong’s summer of political unrest is going global. In countries like the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K., the sometimes aggressive tactics of Chinese demonstrators rallying to support Beijing risk a backlash in the West and raise questions about Xi Jinping’s approach to projecting soft pow...
2019-08-23, 11:13

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....
2019-08-23, 11:39

Hong Kong a priority for U.S. Senate Democrats, leader says Legislation addressing China's actions in Hong Kong will be among the top priorities pushed by U.S. Senate Democrats when Congress returns to work after a recess next week, their leader said on Thursday....
2019-09-05, 19:52

| 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....
2019-09-05, 13:13

Hong Kong ex-JPMorgan princeling case gets personal A case by Hong Kong’s ICAC against an individual on bribery charges is another example of Asia-Pacific regulators targeting the person as well as the institution....
2019-05-21, 14:52

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. ...
2019-06-13, 22:00

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters surround police station Residents and protesters in Hong Kong have surrounded another police station after they were cleared from an area near one that they vandalized earlier in the night...
2019-08-03, 20:52

Hong Kong police fire teargas in clashes with protesters Thousands of demonstrators defy police orders by deviating from approved routeDemonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with riot police on Saturday evening as the city entered its third day of consecutive mass protests.As night fell after a peaceful march earlier in the day, thousands of protesters had oc...
2019-08-03, 18:26

| WATCH | Hong Kong leader announces withdrawal of extradition law Hong Kong's embattled leader has announced that she will permanently shelve a loathed extradition bill that lit the fuse for three months of pro-democracy protests which have plunged the city into crisis....
2019-09-04, 21:00

More Hong Kong protests planned as U.S. raises travel warning The United States raised its travel warning for Hong Kong, urging increased caution by visitors to the Chinese territory in the face of what it described as civil unrest after months of sometimes violent street protests....
2019-08-08, 15:00

Chinese Yuan, Hong Kong's Hang Seng: What the Two Have in Common China's currency is in the news -- "It's falling!" -- but as it's often the case, it's the kind of move that was in the cards long ago. Watch as our Asian-Pacific Short Term Update editor explains more, and also see how the yuan is not the only market that's been destined to fall....
2019-08-08, 03:26

Hong Kong protesters march to US Consulate to call for help from Trump Protests calling on US President Donald Trump to intervene in the ongoing Hong Kong political standoff escalated rapidly Sunday, with marchers setting fire to a barricade outside a subway station entrance in the city's business district....
2019-09-09, 13:39

Donald Trump Says It's Up To China To Deal With Hong Kong "Riots" U.S. President Donald Trump has described protests in Hong Kong as "riots" that China will have to deal with itself, signalling a hands-off approach to the biggest political crisis gripping the former......
2019-08-02, 22:39

U.S. should side with Hong Kong protesters, says ex-Pentagon chief Mattis Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday anti-government protests in Hong Kong were "not an internal" Chinese matter and that the United States should offer at least moral support to the demonstrators....
2019-09-09, 20:26

Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists call on Angela Merkel for help Hong Kong pro-democracy activist leader Joshua Wong has appealed to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for help ahead of her upcoming visit to China....
2019-09-04, 19:00

Hong Kong journalists warn of rising police violence against them Reporters covering protests say officers using pepper spray and teargas, among other abusesJournalists covering the protests in Hong Kong are experiencing increasing violence at the hands of the police, according to media groups and first-hand accounts from reporters.A range of abuses have been repo...
2019-09-09, 16:26

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam formally withdraws extradition bill Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, formally withdrew the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of tense protests that played out on an international stage....
2019-09-04, 21:00

Hong Kong: Banned pro-independence party chief arrested The Hong Kong National Party's Andy Chan was detained along with seven others. Civil servants are due to rally in support of the weekslong anti-government protests....
2019-08-02, 16:52

| China warns Hong Kong protesters not to 'play with fire' Protesters in Hong Kong must not "play with fire" and mistake China's restraint for weakness, Beijing has warned, in its sharpest rebuke yet of the demonstrations in the semi-autonomous city....
2019-08-07, 22:13

Hong Kong leader renews appeal for dialogue with protesters Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeals to pro-democracy protesters to halt violence and engage in dialogue, as the city’s richest man urged the government to provide a way out for the mostly young demonstrators...
2019-09-10, 07:13

Hong Kong protesters defy warnings with weekend rallies Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong hold a mass rally as they face down increasingly stern warnings from China over weeks of unrest that have plunged the city into crisis. Video provided by AFP - English        ...
2019-08-03, 18:01

U.S. Raises Travel Warning for Hong Kong Due to ‘Confrontational’ Protests The U.S. raised its travel warning for Hong Kong on Wednesday, advising visitors to exercise increased caution if they plan to visit due to “civil unrest.” The State Department raised its advisory to a level two on a four-point scale, reports Reuters. “Most [of the protests] have b...
2019-08-08, 06:39

How Hong Kong’s Sky-High Home Prices Feed the Unrest Hong Kong’s protests aren’t just about freedom and democracy. Widening inequality has long contributed to tension in the city, and nothing exemplifies the divide between the haves and have-nots better than the sky-high cost of residential property. Developers, mostly owned by local billionaire famil...
2019-09-09, 06:26

Hong Kong protests: police arrest more than 20 after violent clashes Tense standoffs follow peaceful march with police resorting to teargas and pepper spray on third consecutive day of mass protest Demonstrators in Hong Kong have clashed with riot police as the city entered its third consecutive day of mass protests.On Sunday, the police said they had arrested 20 peo...
2019-08-04, 07:13

Hong Kong to Pull Extradition Bill That Sparked Protests In a major concession to protesters, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she would withdraw the China extradition bill that sparked unrest in the city....
2019-09-05, 10:00

Hong Kong protests force airports to cancel more than 200 flights Protesters snarled the Monday morning rush hour by blocking train and platform doors, preventing subway and commuter rail trains from leaving their stations....
2019-08-05, 15:13

City-wide 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....
2019-08-05, 17:52

Hong Kong leader warns city in a 'very dangerous situation' Protesters should "say no to chaos," city leader Carrie Lam said in her first media appearance in days. Police said they had made a record 82 arrests after demonstrations held as part of a general strike turned violent....
2019-08-05, 18:39

China warns Hong Kong protesters of severe repercussions Demonstrators in Hong Kong should not underestimate China's "immense strength," a government official has warned. Unrest has reached new levels in recent days and punishment is "only a matter of time."...
2019-08-06, 09:52

Hong Kong protests take a toll as companies flag impact Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd and the owner of Hong Kong's luxury Peninsula hotel became the latest companies to highlight the impact of recent protests on their business, as an escalating cycle of violence clouds the outlook for the city....
2019-08-07, 11:13

China Is Playing a Cautious Waiting Game in Hong Kong Hong Kong’s protests continue. The unrest began in response to a proposed law that would allow Hong Kong to extradite its citizens to face prosecution in mainland China’s court system, a plan that stoked fears China could use the law to seize political dissidents and journalists deemed i...
2019-09-05, 12:52

German media call to name Berlin's new pandas Hong and Kong A Berlin newspaper polled readers to ask for possible names for the zoo's new panda cubs. The top result? Hong and Kong. Now Germany's most popular tabloid is calling for the cubs' names to send a signal to China....
2019-09-06, 04:39

China warns Hong Kong protesters not to 'play with fire' Radical protesters in Hong Kong must not mistake China's restraint for weakness, China's Hong Kong affairs office said on Tuesday, vowing that the "violent criminals" pushing the city toward a "dangerous abyss" would be brought to justice....
2019-08-06, 13:00

Hong Kong protests descend into chaos during citywide strike Police fire teargas and rubber bullets in clashes with thousands of demonstratorsHong Kong protesters have clashed with police and fought off a group of men armed with poles as the city’s political unrest continues.A citywide strike accompanied by rallies in seven districts descended into chaos on M...
2019-08-05, 19:52

Hong Kong Crisis Escalates as Clashes Intensify and Spread Clashes between protesters and police became more violent and widespread and activists’ calls for a citywide strike shut down parts of Hong Kong on Monday, escalating a crisis as the city’s top official refused to make concessions....
2019-08-05, 21:26

Fitch Downgrades Hong Kong Over China’s Stronger Hand The ratings firm cited Beijing’s growing influence over the city, suggesting that the barriers separating their legal and financial systems were blurring....
2019-09-06, 16:13

Police battle protesters as strike paralyses Hong Kong Police fired tear gas at protesters in multiple parts of Hong Kong on Monday after a general strike hit transport and the city's Beijing-backed leader warned its prosperity was at risk....
2019-08-06, 05:13

A military crackdown in Hong Kong would backfire on China's economy The idea of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on the streets of Hong Kong seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago. Now it is being considered a possibility....
2019-08-07, 16:39

Hong Kong protesters rally in luxury shopping area Hong Kong’s summer of protests continued Sunday as demonstrators occupied various neighborhoods and a high-end shopping area before being pushed back by police in riot gear. The anti-government rallies kicked off at public parks in different parts of the city and one turned chaotic when protesters u...
2019-08-05, 09:00

Hong Kong protesters clash with police and group of armed men Citywide general strike descends into chaos as officers fire teargas and rubber bulletsHong Kong protesters have clashed with police and fought off a group of men armed with poles as the city’s political unrest continues.A citywide strike accompanied by rallies in seven districts descended into chao...
2019-08-05, 19:26

Hours after street chaos, more protests loom in Hong Kong Mere hours after one of Hong Kong's most iconic shopping districts was transformed into a tear gas-filled battleground, protesters are again preparing to take to the streets....
2019-08-04, 10:26

Hong Kong: violence follows calls for Trump to 'liberate' territory Protesters clash with police in shopping districts after rally to petition US to ‘resist Beijing’Hong Kong police have fired teargas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district, after demonstrators rallied at the US consulate calling on Donald Trump to “liberate” the territ...
2019-09-08, 20:26

Hong Kong protesters return to streets a day after violent clashes Thousands march in Tseung Kwan O area as separate rally is held in Western districtProtesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong for another round of mass anti-government demonstrations as political unrest continues to roil the city.Less than 24 hours after violent clashes between protesters and...
2019-08-04, 19:26

Hong Kong Protesters Flood Streets to Call for U.S. Support Tens of thousands of demonstrators called on the U.S. to protect human rights in Hong Kong, capping a weekend of smaller, heated protests that continued even after the government’s recent attempt at conciliation....
2019-09-08, 12:52

Hong Kong leader pulls extradition bill, but too little too late, say some Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a "highly vulnerable and dangerous" place and find solutions....
2019-09-04, 21:26

UK welcomes Hong Kong leader's withdrawal of extradition bill Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has welcomed Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests in Britain's former colony....
2019-09-04, 21:26

'China is in uncharted territory with Hong Kong protests': Ai Weiwei Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has told DW that Beijing could "crush" Hong Kong protesters anytime. The two sides have reached a deadlock in the conflict, he said....
2019-08-07, 21:52

Hong Kong protesters urge Trump to ‘liberate’ their city Demonstrators in Hong Kong march to the U.S. Consulate, urging President Donald Trump to “liberate” their city as they press for more democratic freedom in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory...
2019-09-08, 09:26

What Hong Kong's unrest means for Asia's largest financial hub Hong Kong has witnessed clashes between police and young people since April, after the city attempted to amend extradition laws to allow criminal suspects to be tried in mainland China....
2019-08-07, 20:26

Hong Kong protesters use flashmob tactics to evade police Mass demonstrations continue ahead of city-wide strike and protests in seven districtsProtesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong for another round of mass anti-government demonstrations as political unrest continues to roil the city.Ahead of a city-wide strike and simultaneous protests in sev...
2019-08-05, 01:39

Hong Kong thwarts airport protest, but battles continue Hong Kong police thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists but had to battle protesters at subway stations, as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even after the government offered a concession days earlier...
2019-09-07, 19:52

Hong Kong leader says protests are challenging China's sovereignty Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Monday recent protests disrupting the former British colony are pushing the city to the verge of an "extremely dangerous situation" and posing a challenge to China's sovereignty....
2019-08-05, 07:00

Strike grinds Hong Kong’s transportation system to a halt Modes of transit in the normally efficient financial hub were suspended or delayed Monday, including the airport express train linking the city center to the airport....
2019-08-05, 07:26

Angela Merkel calls for peaceful resolution in Hong Kong The protracted trade dispute between the US and China is affecting other countries as well, Merkel has told the Chinese premier. The German chancellor also stressed that a peaceful solution is needed for Hong Kong....
2019-09-06, 13:26

Hong Kong soccer fans stage protest against China Thousands of Hong Kong football fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran on Tuesday, taking the city's months of protests into the sports realm. (Sept. 10)        ...
2019-09-11, 05:39

Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China An unknown assailant stabbed Hong Kong actor Simon Yam on Saturday during a promotional event in mainland China but Yam's injuries were not life-threatening, Chinese state media reported....
2019-07-20, 15:39

The Hong Kong Protester's Toolkit for a Cat-and-Mouse Game With Authorities Protesters in Hong Kong fear they are being monitored by the local government and potentially by China, a country at the cutting edge of mass surveillance. So demonstrators have developed hacks to avoid arrest and hide their digital tracks....
2019-09-16, 17:13

| SEE | 100 days later: How Hong Kong activists sustain protests with creativity With Hong Kong shaken by 100 days of huge pro-democracy protests, activists have adopted a host of creative ways to fuel their movement away from the barricades....
2019-09-16, 18:00

Hong Kong’s Leader, Faced With More Clashes, Condemns Violence Carrie Lam is scrambling to assert her government’s authority after several increasingly volatile demonstrations and a surge in anti-police sentiment....
2019-07-15, 17:52

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill. Clashes broke out as protesters hurled umbrellas and plastic bottles at police....
2019-07-15, 03:26

Hong Kong Demonstrators Broaden Agenda as Protests Spread Protests that began six weeks ago as a challenge to Beijing’s growing reach are broadening into a movement pursuing a range of political and social grievances, with demonstrations—and clashes with police—spreading to more parts of the city....
2019-07-14, 19:26

Train Derails in Hong Kong, Injuring 3 and Snarling Commute One man and two women were hospitalized after the rush-hour derailment. Such accidents are exceedingly rare in Hong Kong, and the cause was not immediately clear....
2019-09-17, 07:13

Thousands rally in Hong Kong suburb Sha Tin against extradition bill Thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong's suburban Sha Tin town in the latest protests sparked by the draft law for extraditions to mainland China. Demonstrators want the bill formally withdrawn....
2019-07-14, 17:13

Hong Kong extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the ex-British colony and dismantling its freedoms....
2019-07-14, 15:13

Hong Kong leader condemns 'rioters' for Sunday's violence Hong Kong's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, on Monday condemned the protesters who clashed with police the night previous inside an upscale shopping mall as "rioters" while defending the actions of law enforcement....
2019-07-16, 09:26

Hong Kong anti-government protesters take to the hills – in pictures Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists used torches, lanterns and laser pens to light up Lion Hill on 13 September. Pro-democracy protesters have continued demonstrations across Hong Kong, calling for the city’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, to immediately meet demands including an independen...
2019-09-16, 13:52

Protest march in downtown Hong Kong erupts into violence A mixed crowd of hardcore protesters in black and wearing masks, along with families with children, spilled into the roads of the Causeway Bay shopping belt and marched for over 2 kilometres to the central business district....
2019-09-16, 00:26