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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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(Photo) Pro-government supporters attend a rally to call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between police and activists, in Hong Kong, China July 20, 2019/ REUTERS (Edgar Su)

Thousands in pro-police rally as Hong Kong braces for another mass protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave of…

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(Photo) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (R) and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu speak to media over an extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China July 15, 2019/ REUTERS (Joyce Zhou)

Hong Kong leader says protesters in latest clashes can be called ‘rioters’

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday protesters who clashed with police on the weekend were rioters, a legally loaded term in the city, and…

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(Photo) Police try to disperse pro-democracy activists after a march at Sheung Shui, a city border town in Hong Kong, China July 13, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders,…

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(Photo) Notes against the proposed extradition bill are seen Tai Po, in the northern part of the New Territories of Hong Kong, China July 9, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Imagine all the Post-its: Hong Kong protesters come together with ‘Lennon Walls’

HONG KONG (Reuters) – During Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Movement” of 2014, colorful Post-it notes of support covered a wall near where protesters camped in the streets calling for democracy in…

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Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead after mass protests

“There are still lingering doubts about the government’s sincerity or worries whether the government will restart the process in the Legislative Council,” “So, I reiterate here, there is no such…

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(Photo) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to media over an extradition bill in Hong Kong, China July 9, 2019./REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead after mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government’s…

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(Photo) Hong Kong pro-democracy singer Denise Ho speaks at a free concert in Hong Kong, China June 19, 2016/REUTERS (Bobby Yip/File Photo)

Hong Kong singer-activist urges U.N. rights body to defend territory

GENEVA (Reuters) – China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong and the territory’s autonomy and democratic freedoms are slipping away, a prominent Hong Kong activist told the U.N. Human…

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Hong Kong police arrest six at Kowloon protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) – 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…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters march to West Kowloon Express Rail Link Station at Hong Kong’s tourism district Tsim Sha Tsui, China July 7, 2019/REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong protesters march again, hope to explain grievances to Chinese visitors

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of one of Hong Kong’s main tourism districts on Sunday to explain to mainland Chinese visitors their…

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(Photo) Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Party, speaks during a hustings event in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2019. Peter Morrison/Pool via REUTERS

UK PM candidate Johnson says he backs Hong Kong people ‘every inch of the way’

READING, England (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, who could be Britain’s prime minister by the end of the month, said he backed the people of Hong Kong every inch of the…

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(Photo) Protesters hung the city’s colonial-era flag in the debating chamber, scrawled messages such as ‘Hong Kong is not China’ and defaced the city’s emblematic seal with spray-paint/AFP

Hong Kong leader condemns ‘extremely violent’ protests

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday condemned “the extreme use of violence” by masked protesters who stormed and ransacked the city’s legislature in an unprecedented challenge to Beijing’s authority. The semi-autonomous…

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(Photo) Protesters used a cart as a battering ram on the city’s parliament/AFP

Violent clashes as Hong Kong marks China handover anniversary

Anti-government protesters laid siege to Hong Kong’s parliament on Monday as the territory marked its China handover anniversary, smashing windows, battling police armed with pepper spray and plunging the city…

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(Photo) Hong Kong’s police headquarters became a focus for protesters/AFP

Thousands converge on Hong Kong police HQ in anti-govt demo

Thousands of protesters converged on Hong Kong’s police headquarters Friday, demanding the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader and the release of demonstrators arrested during the territory’s worst political crisis…

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(Photo) Crowds of protesters were still camped out in parts of Hong Kong as night fell/AFP

Hong Kong leader apologises as rally chokes city

About two million protesters choked Hong Kong’s streets in a powerful rebuke of a reviled extradition law, organisers said Sunday, piling pressure on the city’s embattled pro-Beijing leader who apologised…

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(Photo) Thousands of protesters dressed in black rallied against Hong Kong’s government/AFP

Massive demonstration chokes Hong Kong as extradition anger boils

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong Sunday against a reviled extradition law, the latest huge demonstration to pile pressure on the city’s embattled leader, despite her…

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(Photo) Thousands of protesters dressed in black rallied against Hong Kong’s government/AFP

Massive demonstration chokes Hong Kong as extradition anger boils

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong Sunday against a reviled extradition law, the latest huge demonstration to pile pressure on the city’s embattled leader, despite her…

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(Photo) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam backtracked after a major public backlash/AFP

Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown

Hong Kong braces for another mass rally Sunday as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over an extradition law, despite a climbdown by the city’s embattled…

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(Photo) People attend a rally in support of demonstrators protesting against the proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China, June 14, 2019. Picture taken June 14, 2019/REUTERS

Hong Kong media say controversial extradition bill may be suspended

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city’s government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests,…

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Support wavers in Hong Kong for bill allowing extraditions to China after protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Cracks appeared to emerge on Friday in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law that would allow extraditions to China as opponents of the…

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(Photo) Police officers fire tear gas during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019./Reuters

Uneasy calm in Hong Kong after day of violence over extradition bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city’s financial district for the rest of the week after a day of violence over an extradition…

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(Photo) Police officers use a water cannon on a lone protester near the government headquarters in Hong Kong/AFP

Hong Kong police use tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament

Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city’s parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a…

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(Photo) Police and protesters in Hong Kong scuffled throughout the night after a peaceful mass rally/AFP

Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a day after…

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‘Million march’: Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

Hong Kong witnessed the largest protest since its 1997 handover to China on Sunday as huge crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to the mainland, a proposal that has…

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Bangkok ranks No 2 of world’s top most visited cities 

Bangkok ranks second as the world’s top cities for tourism in Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations 2018 report which was recently released. Once again, Hong Kong has come out…

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“Nong Milk” wins drone racing championship in Hong Kong

Eleven-year-old school girl Wanya “Nong Milk” Wanpong brought fame to Thailand for the second time in less than two weeks when she won a 9-nation international drone race at an…

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The world’s longest sea-bridge

This general view shows a section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZM) in Hong Kong on October 23, 2018. China’s President Xi Jinping officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge…

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A section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge seen from Lantau island in Hong Kong.

China’s Xi opens major sea bridge during symbolic tour to southern China

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping opened one of the world’s longest bridges on Tuesday, during a tour to southern China that is seen by some as an…

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Seeing Thaksin overseas is no problem: Dr Wissanu

There is nothing legally wrong with Pheu Thai party members flying abroad to meet with former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, said Deputy Prime Mister Wissanu Krea-ngarm. In response to reporters’…

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