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Thailand’s PM says he will not quit or release detained protesters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has rejected calls, from anti-government protesters, for him to resign immediately and to release all protesters currently being held in detention.   “What did I do…

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An arriving passenger walks to the taxi queue area in a terminal of the Changi International Airport in Singapore (AFP)

Hong Kong, Singapore agree ‘travel bubble’

Hong Kong and Singapore on Thursday said they had agreed “in principle” to set up a bubble allowing residents to travel freely between the two financial hubs as long as…

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Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow leaves Tai Po police station in Hong Kong on September 2, 2020, after reporting to police to extend her bail following her recent arrest under Beijing’s new security law. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

New China law a ‘serious risk’ to Hong Kong’s freedoms: UN experts

China’s national security law for Hong Kong poses a serious risk to the city’s freedoms and breaches international legal obligations, UN special rapporteurs on human rights have warned. Beijing has…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 16, 2019, pro-democracy lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting (C) stands up and protests shortly before Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam (not pictured) leaves the chamber for the second time while trying to present her annual policy address at the Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong. – Two prominent Hong Kong opposition lawmakers were arrested early on August 26, 2020 in a police operation focused on last year’s huge anti-government protests, the latest move in a widening crackdown against the city’s democracy camp. (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)

Two Hong Kong opposition lawmakers arrested over protests

Two prominent Hong Kong opposition lawmakers were arrested on Wednesday in a police operation focused on last year’s huge anti-government protests, the latest move in a widening crackdown against the city’s democracy camp….

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong files court challenge to 2019 poll disqualification

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong filed a court challenge on Friday against his disqualification from district polls, in a move which may have implications for…

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Benny Tai said he was sacked after he was jailed last year for taking part in protests in Hong Kong. (Photo: AFP/Anthony WALLACE)

Anger grows over Hong Kong university sacking of activist

A prominent Hong Kong democracy activist on Wednesday vowed to appeal his sacking by a top university as city leaders and education chiefs were accused of failing to defend academic…

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Taiwan rejects permits for 2 Hong Kong officials as visa row escalates

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) The Hong Kong government said on Tuesday that Taiwan had rejected the visas of two of its officials, underscoring rising bilateral tensions after Taipei criticised a security…

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China says UK will ‘bear the consequences’ after Hong Kong extradition treaty suspended

China will resolutely respond to acts of interference in its internal affairs, a spokesman for the country’s embassy to the United Kingdom said on Tuesday, after Britain announced it would…

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Trump ends Hong Kong trade preferences, backs banking sanctions

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ending preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and had signed into law an act that authorises sanctions on banks over China’s clampdown…

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Hong Kong leader says will ‘vigorously implement’ security law

Hong Kong’s leader Tuesday defended Beijing’s new security law for the financial hub, saying it would restore stability and confidence as she vowed to “vigorously implement” the controversial legislation. Speaking…

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Hong Kong protester arrested on suspicion of stabbing police

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested a man onboard a London-bound flight early Thursday morning on suspicion of stabbing a police officer during protests of the semi-autonomous Chinese…

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Hong Kong police arrest suspect at airport after officer assaulted in security law protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police arrested a 24-year-old man at the city’s airport in the early hours of Thursday on suspicion of attacking and wounding an officer during…

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HK police makes first arrest under new national security law

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police said on Wednesday they arrested a man holding a flag advocating for independence, the first arrest under a sweeping national security law Beijing…

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Riot police officers stand guard ahead of a pro-democracy march in the Central district of Hong Kong on June 9, 2020, as the city marks the one-year anniversary since pro-democracy protests erupted following opposition to a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China.

China to foreign critics: Hong Kong law ‘none of your business’

China on Wednesday slammed international criticism over a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong, saying other countries should keep their noses out. Western governments and critics have warned…

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China passes Hong Kong security law: reports

China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday, multiple local media outlets in the city reported Tuesday, in what critics fear will herald a wave of…

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Police stand guard on a road to deter pro-democracy protesters from blocking roads in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on May 27, 2020, as the city’s legislature debates over a law that bans insulting China’s national anthem. – Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub’s legislature on May 27, firing pepper-ball rounds and arresting hundreds as they stamped down on protests against a bill banning insults to China’s national anthem.

China parliament approves plan to impose HK security law

China’s parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will eradicate the city’s promised freedoms.   The vote by the rubber-stamp National People’s…

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Trump sounds warning over Hong Kong’s future

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that Hong Kong could lose its status as a global financial center if a proposed Chinese crackdown goes ahead, and promised a “very…

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‘This is the end of Hong Kong’: China pushes security law after unrest

China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move the US warned would “highly destabilising”…

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China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau removed from high-risk area list

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has taken China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau off its list of COVID-19 high-risk countries. The ministerial announcement, published in the Royal Gazette on…

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Riot police raise their pepper spray projectile inside a shopping mall as they disperse anti-government protesters during a rally, in Hong Kong, China May 10, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong police arrest more than 200 as pro-democracy protests return

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities arrested more than 200 people during pro-democracy protests, media reported on Monday, after a sing-along demonstration at a shopping mall spilled out on…

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Hong Kong gyms, bars and cinemas reopen as virus measures ease

Hong Kong on Friday began to ease major social distancing measures with bars, gyms, beauty parlours and cinemas reopening their doors after the financial hub largely halted local transmissions of…

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FILE PHOTO: A woman runs past a banner of health advice at Tsim Sha Tsui’s tourist attraction, following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hong Kong, China April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong reports zero new coronavirus cases for first time since early March

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong recorded zero new coronavirus cases on Monday for the first time since early March, health authorities said, though they urged residents to maintain strict…

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Workers arrange beds in a convention center that has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. China said Tuesday the number of infections from a new virus surpassed 20,000 as medical workers and patients arrived at a new hospital and President Xi Jinping said “we have launched a people’s war of prevention of the epidemic.” (Chinatopix via AP)

Hong Kong reports virus death as workers strike at hospitals

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong hospitals cut services as medical workers were striking for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward…

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China’s Xi gives Hong Kong leader ‘unwavering support’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing’s “unwavering support” after another huge pro-democracy rally earlier this month and her government’s…

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for a mass rally on Sunday.

“Still angry”: Hong Kong protesters return to streets

HONG KONG (AFP) — Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week after…

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Pro-democracy supporters chant as they celebrate after pro-Beijing candidate Junius Ho lost a seat in the district council elections in Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong, early on November 25, 2019.

Hong Kong democracy camp heads for stunning polls win

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp was cruising towards a crushing victory in community-level elections on Monday, sending the Beijing-backed government a clear message of public support for the demands of a protest…

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A handout taken by the Hong Kong police force and release on Novemeber 17, 2019 shows police officers checking their colleague after he was struck in the leg by an arrow shot by a Hong Kong activist outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong police officer hit by arrow as protesters dig in at campus

A police officer was struck by an arrow fired by a Hong Kong protester on Sunday, as fierce clashes raged around a campus which has turned into a base for a pro-democracy…

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PLA soldiers sent onto streets of Hong Kong on Saturday for first time since protests began – to help clear roadblocks near Kowloon Tong garrison.

HK protesters unleash stash of petrol bombs; Chinese soldiers clear roads

HONG KONG (REUTERS) – Fires blazed on the doorstep of a Hong Kong university into the early hours of Sunday as protesters hurled petrol bombs and police fired volleys of…

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Thais visiting Hong Kong advised to avoid protest sites for next 5 days

The Thai Consular Office in Hong Kong is strongly advising Thai people travelling to the territory to avoid protest sites this weekend and on Thursday October 31st for their safety,…

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Hong Kong medics join anti-government protests to ‘resist tyranny’

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong medical workers plan to rally in the heart of the city’s financial centre on Saturday, angry at perceived police brutality during more than four…

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Petrol bombs thrown inside HK’s metro station

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Petrol bombs were thrown inside a Hong Kong metro station on Saturday but no one was injured, the government said, as pro-democracy protesters angry at what…

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Chinese Embassy warns Thai politicians against interfering in Hong Kong protests

The Chinese Embassy in Thailand has warned unnamed Thai politicians against alleged interference in China’s internal affairs over the ongoing violent protests in Hong Kong.   “Some Thai politicians have…

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Hong Kong court rejects mask ban challenge as fresh protests break out

A Hong Kong court rejected on Sunday a challenge to an emergency law criminalising protesters wearing face masks as democracy activists hit the streets again in defiance of the ban despite half the…

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Lawmaker Dennis Kwok speaks to journalists outside the High Court as he and some 23 other lawmakers seek an emergency injunction in a bid to overturn a face mask ban, in Hong Kong on October 6, 2019, two days after the city’s leader outlawed face coverings at protests invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century.

Hong Kong braces for more protests as lawmakers go to court

The majority of Hong Kong’s subway stations remained closed Sunday as the city braced for more protests with pro-democracy activists vowing to hit the streets and opposition lawmakers trying to overturn a…

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People wear masks and light up their mobile phones during a flash mob rally in the Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong on October 5, 2019, a day after the city’s leader outlawed face coverings at protests invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century.

Hong Kong protesters defy mask ban as city grinds to halt

Masked pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face coverings as much of the city ground to a halt on Saturday, with the subway suspended and many shops…

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Protesters smash up a metro station in Shek Mun area of Sha Tin district in Hong Kong on late October 4, 2019, as people hit the streets after the government announced a ban on facemasks.

Hong Kong mask ban sparks violent clashes, rail shutdown

Hong Kong’s entire mass transit rail system was suspended on Saturday after a night of violence sparked by a ban on pro-democracy protesters wearing face masks, as the government invoked emergency…

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Malaysian PM says Hong Kong leader should quit

Malaysia’s prime minister said Friday Hong Kong’s embattled leader should resign over the city’s increasingly violent pro-democracy protests and warned China would take “harsh action” to end the demonstrations. Hong Kong has been rocked…

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Protesters burn items at the Causeway Bay metro station entrance in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019, as people hit the streets after the government announced a ban on facemasks.

Clashes in Hong Kong as face masks banned under rare emergency powers

Hong Kong’s leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers Friday to ban protesters wearing face masks, but the move aimed at quelling months of unrest sparked immediate rallies, widespread clashes and vows to…

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A protester wearing a mask takes part in a protest in the Wanchai district in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019, after people hit the streets when the government earlier announced a ban on facemasks.

Hong Kong leader invokes emergency powers to ban protester face masks

Hong Kong’s leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers Friday to ban protesters wearing face masks, but the move aimed at quelling months of unrest sparked immediate fresh rallies and vows to defy…

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A protester throws a Molotov cocktail against riot police in Hong Kong on October 1, 2019, as violent demonstrations take place in the streets of the city on the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding. – Strife-torn Hong Kong on October 1 marked the 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding with defiant “Day of Grief” protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban and took to the streets across the city. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Police shoot Hong Kong protester as China celebrates 70th birthday

(AFP) Hong Kong police shot a pro-democracy protestor in the chest on Tuesday as violent clashes erupted across the city hours after China held a massive military parade in Beijing…

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Security ramped up as Hong Kong braces for China anniversary clashes

(AFP) Police fanned out across Hong Kong on Tuesday in a bid to deter pro-democracy protests as the city marked communist China’s 70th birthday, with local officials watching a flag-raising…

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Hong Kong on edge ahead of sensitive Chinese anniversary

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s metro stations and roads re-opened on Monday, after a chaotic weekend that saw police fire water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters…

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Hong Kong police fire pepper spray as protesters turn violent

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protesters who threw rocks and blocked a key road next to a huge…

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Hong Kong leader endures barrage of anger at town hall meeting

HONG KONG (AFP) — Hong Kong’s embattled leader endured a barrage of criticism at a town hall meeting Thursday night that laid bare anger coursing through the city after months…

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (L), Nathan Law (2nd L) and Hong Kong Cantopop singer, actress and LGBT activist Denise Ho (C, bottom) leave after a hearing before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2019. – Leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on Tuesday appealed directly to US lawmakers to exert pressure on Beijing, warning that an erosion of the city’s special status would embolden China’s leaders around the world. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)

Activists push US Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that…

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Hong Kong leader to prioritize housing, livelihoods to appease protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has promised to prioritize housing and people’s livelihoods to appease deep rooted discontent about the way the Asian financial hub…

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HK leader says escalation of violence will not solve social issues

HONG KONG (Reuters) – An escalation of violence cannot solve social issues in Hong Kong, the leader of the Chinese-ruled city, Carrie Lam, said on Tuesday, adding that she deeply…

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Photo taken on Sunday shows fire set by demonstrators at the Central station of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) in Hong Kong.

HK police fire tear gas as clashes erupt after thousands appeal to Trump

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district on Sunday, after demonstrators had rallied at the US Consulate…

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HK leader says China ‘respects and supports’ withdrawal of extradition bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) – 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…

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HK leader Carrie Lam insists she will stay on

HONG KONG (AFP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam insists she wants to stay on as leader, after an audio recording emerged of her saying she would quit if…

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HK leader admits ability to resolve crisis now ‘very limited’, ready to quit

HONG KONG (Reuters) – 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…

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HK protesters disrupt MTR services, school students boycott classes

HONG KONG (Agencies) – Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong turned up at several MTR stations during morning rush on Monday blocking carriage doors from closing with umbrellas in a demonstration…

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An elderly man implores police not to charge at Tung Chung MTR train station in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Hong Kong protesters smash MTR station

HONG KONG (Agencies) – Anti-government protesters this evening vented their fury on a mass transit railway (MTR) station in Tung Chung, a satellite town near Hong Kong International Airport which…

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Protesters gather in the bus terminal at Hong Kong International Airport on September 1, 2019. Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists attempted to block transport routes to the city’s airport on September 1, as the financial hub began cleaning up after another night of serious violence marked by fires, tears gas and police beatings.

Protesters briefly storm Hong Kong Airport

HONG KONG (Agencies) — Hundreds of protesters briefly stormed Hong Kong’s international airport on Sunday, despite attempts to heighten security in anticipation of a planned demonstration, before they were chased…

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Kwok Pak-chung, regional commander of the Hong Kong Island, shows an evidence image of violent acts by radical protesters in the past two months during a daily press conference in south China’s Hong Kong on Thursday. – Xinhua photo

HK police ban mass weekend protest rally

HONG KONG (Agencies) — Police in Hong Kong, citing public safety concerns,  have banned both a rally and a march planned for tomorrow by the human rights group that has…

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Beijing has not intervened so far over unrest in Hong Kong, despite ramping up the rhetoric against demonstrators (AFP Photo/Lillian SUWANRUMPHA)

Beijing expresses ‘strong dissatisfaction’ with G-7 on Hong Kong

BEIJING (AFP) – Beijing on Tuesday voiced “strong dissatisfaction” with a joint statement issued by the Group of Seven (G-7) leaders, who backed Hong Kong’s autonomy and called for calm…

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Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but government in control, says Lam

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Violence in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests is becoming more serious but the government is confident it can handle the crisis itself, the city’s embattled leader said…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters run as riot police fire tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Protest chaos grips Hong Kong with tear gas, water cannon and pouring rain

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police fired water cannon and tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in…

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(Photo) Police chase after protesters in Ngau Tau Kok in Hong Kong, China, August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hong Kong police arrest 29 as city returns to violence, further protests planned

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police on Sunday said they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to break up anti-government protests…

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(Photo) Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Hong Kong police use tear gas to counter protest petrol bombs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs and bricks,…

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(Photo) Protesters hold hands to form a human chain during a rally to call for political reforms at Mongkok district in Hong Kong, China, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong protesters join in ‘Baltic Chain’ link of hands

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined peaceful “Baltic Chain” links of hands on Friday, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of…

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(Photo) Simon Cheng, a staff member of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong, who was reported missing by local media after visiting the neighbouring mainland city of Shenzhen, is seen in an unknown location in this undated photo obtained from the Facebook page “Free Simon Cheng”. “FACEBOOK / FREE SIMON CHENG” /via REUTERS

China detains employee of Britain’s Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese national working at Britain’s Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China’s border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said…

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Exclusive interview with Joshua Wong on the effect of protest toward Hong Kong’s economic situation

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(Photo) Protesters call people to join further rallies against the government at Kowloon Tong subway station in Hong Kong, China, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Hong Kong protests spread to subway as bank warns of economic fallout

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as…

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(Photo) Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference in Hong Kong, China, August 20, 2019/REUTERS (Ann Wang)

Hong Kong leader says she hopes peaceful protest was a turning point

HONG KONG (Reuters) – 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…

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(Photo) A rally by pro-government supporters in Hong Kong this weekend illustrated the polarisation coursing through the city/AFP

Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

“Get those foreign agents outta town”, roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong, China August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

More mass protests planned in Hong Kong after peaceful weekend of rallies

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a rally in Victoria Park demanding democracy and political reforms in Hong Kong, China, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hong Kong protesters throng streets under heavy rain

HONG KONG (Reuters) – At least 100,000 anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what…

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(Photo) Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the international finance hub into crisis, with communist-ruled mainland China taking an increasingly hardline tone/AFP

Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats

Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday in a bid to show the city’s leaders that their protest movement remains defiant despite increasingly…

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(Photo) Millions of pro-democracy protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong over the past 10 weeks/AFP (File/Anthony WALLACE)

Hong Kong standoff takes a toll on Thai economy

The political standoff in Hong Kong is not only fueling fears that Hong Kong may be heading for recession, but also that it may hurt Thailand’s economy. For example, Thailand’s…

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Major rally in Hong Kong after airport disruption

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(Photo) French urban climber Alain Robert climbs the Cheung Kong Center building in Hong Kong, China, August 16, 2019/ Reuters (Ann Wang)

French ‘spiderman’ climbs HK tower, hoists reconciliation flag amid mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolizing reconciliation between China and the territory as…

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Prolonged protests may affect exports of Thai Hom Mali rice to Hong Kong

Worried Thai rice exporters are closely monitoring the situation in Hong Kong, fearing that the protests by pro-democracy demonstrators will affect exports of Hom Mali fragrant rice to the city…

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(Photo) Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, China August 15, 2019/Reuters (Thomas Peter)

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald…

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How Prayut should take note of Hong Kong crisis

The similarities and differences between the seizures of the Hong Kong and Suvarnabhumi airports by anti-government protesters must have given Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha plenty of food for thought. Political…

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Anti-extradition bill protesters react after the police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstration at Sham Shui Po, in Hong Kong, China August 14, 2019/Reuters (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at demonstrators

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who had gathered outside a police station in the residential area of Sham Shui Po in…

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Hong Kong’s airport blockage and protests ‘more severe’ than SARS, Carrie Lam

“Compared to the economic downturn caused by SARS that we handled previously, even to the (2008) economic crisis, the situation this time is more severe,” Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam…

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(Photo) The airport protest is the latest escalation in a 10-week political crisis that has gripped Hong Kong/AFP

Flights departing Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

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. Hundreds…

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(Photo) Police clash with anti-government protesters at the airport in Hong Kong, China August 13, 2019/Reuters (Thomas Peter)

Police, protesters clash at Hong Kong airport after flights halted for second day

HONG KONG (Reuters) – 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…

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Two RTAF planes on standby to evacuate Thais from Hong Kong

The Royal Thai Air Force has put two planes and officials on standby in case they are needed to evacuate Thai citizens stranded in Hong Kong. RTAF spokesman Air Marshal Pongsak Semachai said…

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(Photo) Passengers queue at Cathay Pacific’s counters a day after the airport was closed due to a protest, at Hong Kong International Airport, China August 13, 2019/ Reuters (Issei Kato)

Hong Kong’s airport reopens on Tuesday after unprecedented closure

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s airport reopened on Tuesday but its administrator warned that flight movements would still be affected, after China said widespread anti-government protests that halted flights…

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(Photo) Police clashed with demonstrators at nearly a dozen locations on Sunday/AFP

THAI and Thai Air Asia cancel flights to Hong Kong today

Thai Airways International and Thai Air Asia have cancelled their flights to Hong Kong today after protesters broke into Hong Kong airport’s passenger terminal. THAI announced that two flights from…

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(Photo) Family members participate in a protest rally titled “Guard Our Children’s Future” at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, China, August 10, 2019/ Reuters (Issei Kato)

Hong Kong hit by another weekend of protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – 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….

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(Photo) Yang Guang, spokesman for mainland China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office warned the strength of the central government shouldn’t be underestimated/AFP

China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with ‘fire’

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day after the most widespread unrest of the two-month crisis. In its…

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Police battle protesters as strike paralyses Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) – 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…

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(Photo) Police have increasingly been using tear gas and rubber bullets to quell violence during protests/AFP

Thais warned to stay away from protest areas in Hong Kong

Thai people living in or visiting Hong Kong have been advised, by the Thai Consulate there, to stay away from the protest areas, or to exercise caution if they want…

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(Photo) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said protesters had ‘seriously undermined Hong Kong’s law and order’/AFP

Hong Kong leader says city on brink, protesters cause travel chaos

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters are close to creating a “very dangerous situation”, the city’s leader warned Monday as train travel and international flights in the global financial hub were thrown…

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(Photo) Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway personnel try to prevent a protester from blocking the door of a train as protesters disrupt MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019/REUTERS (Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Hong Kong protesters seek to shut down city with general strike

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong was bracing for major disruptions to business on Monday as a general strike threatens to paralyze parts of the Asian financial center, with more…

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(Photo) Police officers walk on a street after they dispersed anti-extradition bill protesters, in Hong Kong, China, August 3, 2019/REUTERS (Eloisa Lopez)

Hong Kong police make fresh arrests, city braces for further protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police said on Sunday they arrested more than 20 people after violent clashes with anti-government protesters overnight, as the Chinese-controlled territory braced for more…

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(Photo) A man reacts in tear gas as riot police try to disperse them at Wong Tai Sin, a residential area, after an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China August 4, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as city is again roiled by protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired multiple tear gas rounds on Saturday night in confrontations with black-clad activists in the city’s Kowloon area, as the Chinese-controlled territory was…

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(Photo) Police officers during clashes with anti-extradition bill protesters who surrounded a police station where detained protesters are being held in Hong Kong, China July 30, 2019/REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

New protest erupts as Hong Kong charges 44 activists with rioting

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of people surrounded a police station in Hong Kong on Tuesday chanting “free the martyrs” after 44 activists were charged with rioting following weekend clashes…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill demonstrators block the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) train in Hong Kong, China July 30, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong protesters disrupt train services, cause commuter chaos

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters blocked train services during the early morning rush hour on Tuesday, causing commuter chaos in the latest anti-government campaign to roil…

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(Photo) Police officers line up during a protest against what the activists see as excessive police force against protesters during previous demonstrations, near China’s Liaison Office, Hong Kong, China July 28, 2019/REUTERS (Edgar Su)

After weekend of violent clashes, Beijing to address Hong Kong unrest

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong on Monday bore the scars of another night of violent protests with hard hats, umbrellas and water bottles littering some central streets, as Beijing…

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(Photo) Riot police fired dozens of rounds of tear gas in Yuen Long, a town close to Hong Kong’s border with mainland China/AFP (Anthony WALLACE)

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kongers protesting ‘triad’ attack

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Saturday at protesters holding a banned rally against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro-democracy demonstrators near…

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Thousands in Hong Kong defy police ban to protest ‘triad’ attack

Hong Kong (AFP) – Thousands of Hong Kong protesters defied a police ban on Saturday and marched through a town near the Chinese border to rally against suspected triad gangs…

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(Photo) Hong Kong has been plunged into its worst crisis in recent history after millions of demonstrators took to the streets – and sporadic violent confrontations erupted between police and pockets of hardcore protesters/AFP

Hong Kong braces for ‘anti-triad’ rally despite police ban

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong was bracing for fresh clashes on Saturday (July 27) as activists vowed to defy a police ban and rally against suspected triad gangs who…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition demonstrators run from tear gas after a march of to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu/File)

China tells U.S. to remove ‘black hands’ from Hong Kong

BEIJING (Reuters) – China accused U.S. officials on Tuesday of being behind violent protests in Hong Kong and advised them to remove their “black hands” from the territory. Foreign ministry…

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(Photo) A pro-government mob attacked protesters in Hong Kong, leaving 45 people wounded according to hospital authorities/AFP

‘Triad’ attack on Hong Kong protesters sparks anger

An assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded sparked a firestorm of outrage in Hong Kong on Monday, in a dramatic escalation of political turmoil…

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(Photo) Tear gas filled Hong Kong’s commercial district on Sunday/AFP

Tear gas and rubber bullets fired as Hong Kong returns to chaos

Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday night as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters hours after China’s office in the city was daubed with eggs…

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