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Hong Kong leader says special status can endure beyond 2047

January 16, 2020 10:47 am

Hong Kong was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997 with a promise that it would maintain its own capitalist economy and Western-style institutions for 50 years.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

December 14, 2019 9:24 am

Carrie Lam is due to discuss the political and economic situation in the China-ruled city with Beijing officials during a four-day visit. She will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, local media have said.

A poll, an opening

November 27, 2019 12:18 am

Local election results provide space to negotiate greater freedoms as well as a return to normalcy in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong election landslide signals more frictions with Beijing

November 26, 2019 8:27 am

The election landslide puts China’s ruling Communist Party under even greater pressure to respond to the protest movement. To the pro-democracy camp, that means addressing the broader Hong Kong public’s calls for more official accountability.

Hong Kong violence escalates as police and protesters clash at university

November 18, 2019 8:40 am

The clashes were the culmination of the most disruptive week of the monthslong protests, a period that has focused a global spotlight on the growing desperation of the pro-democracy activists and aggressive efforts by the police to suppress them.

Xi Jinping meets Carrie Lam in 'vote of confidence' over Hong Kong protests

November 05, 2019 1:52 pm

Xi met Lam on the sidelines of a trade event in Shanghai on Monday night amid signals from China's central government that it may tighten its grip on Hong Kong to quell the unrest that has at times challenged Chinese rule.

China to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: report

October 23, 2019 7:45 am

Hong Kong protests: Officials in China reportedly want the situation in Hong Kong to stabilise before making a final decision, as they do not want to be seen to be giving in to violence.

Hong Kong leader says no plan to use emergency powers for other laws

October 08, 2019 11:45 am

Speaking at a weekly news conference, Lam said tourist numbers had fallen sharply and the impact on the city's third quarter economic data of the protests, which have been going on for about four months, would "surely be very bad".

Hong Kong metro system partially reopens as city braces for further protests

October 06, 2019 7:56 am

Violent protests erupted across the Asian financial center on Friday hours after its embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers, last used more than 50 years ago, to curb months of unrest.

Hong Kong protests led student to activism, then to the point of a gun

October 03, 2019 8:01 am

Friends described him as charming and funny, with long hair he sometimes kept in a ponytail. Just another student. Not an icon. Not a symbol. Not a lightning rod. But on Tuesday, the student, Tsang Chi-kin, became all of those things when he was shot by police during a day of violent protests in Hong Kong.


Greta Thunberg, Boris Johnson, Carrie Lam, K Sivan: Global newsmakers of 2019

January 01, 2020 11:30 am

From Sanna Marin who took oath in December as Finland's Prime Minister to Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg being named Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year, 2019 has been an eventful year. Here is a recap of the year in photographs

University a battleground in Hong Kong protests

December 02, 2019 7:52 am

For more than two weeks a Hong Kong university was transformed, first into a protester fortress with slingshots to fire gasoline bombs, then a city under siege with police arresting anyone who came out.

Anti-govt protests rock Hong Kong again; pro-Beijing lawmaker stabbed during campaign

November 07, 2019 12:23 pm

Hong Kong protests: Today's attack on Ho marked a dark turn in the protests that began in early June, and demonstrators have accused police of being slow to respond or even colluding with the attackers.

Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails

October 10, 2019 7:16 am

The mask ban, which took effect Saturday under an emergency law, has led to more anger instead of deterring the anti-government demonstrations that have rocked the international financial hub for four months.