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Hong Kong crisis


Amid mask ban and closed subway, night of protest gives way to eerie quiet

October 06, 2019 8:56 am

Nearly all of the city’s subway lines have been closed since Friday evening after the protesters smashed windows and set fires at subway stations.

China has strong resolve, confidence to maintain Hong Kong's prosperity and stability

September 03, 2019 12:22 pm

The people of Hong Kong can no longer bear the current grim situation and have spoken with righteous voices “anti-violence, seeking stability”. What Hong Kong needs most today is to stop the violence and chaos, advocate the rule of law, restore order and punish violent activities.

Hong Kong crisis: UK says 1984 rights treaty with China is 'as valid as ever'

June 26, 2019 6:01 pm

The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration laid out rules of how Britain would end its rule over Hong Kong before it was handed back to China in 1997, and also guaranteed the city's rights and freedoms.

Hong Kong’s retreat chips away at Xi Jinping’s iron image

June 17, 2019 1:31 pm

The move, the biggest concession to public pressure during Xi’s nearly seven years as China’s paramount leader, suggests that there are still limits to his power, especially involving events outside the mainland, even as he has governed with an increasingly authoritarian grip.

Hong Kong democracy protests dissipate

October 07, 2014 2:31 am

Police fired tear gas and pepper spray on unarmed protesters, prompting some to defend themselves with umbrellas and homemade masks.

I won’t quit, says Hong Kong’s hounded chief

October 03, 2014 1:27 am

Huge throngs have shut down the city with a midnight deadline for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down.