Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Hong Kong protest


Chinese President Xi arrives in Hong Kong for handover anniversary

June 30, 2022 3:57 pm

In 2019, millions of Hong Kongers protested against growing Chinese authoritarian rule, which later prompted Beijing to impose a sweeping national security law outlawing acts such as subversion with possible life imprisonment.

9 arrested over alleged plot to plant bombs around Hong Kong

July 06, 2021 12:01 pm

Of the nine arrested, six are secondary school students. The group were attempting to make the explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP) in a homemade laboratory in a hostel, police said.

One year on: Hong Kong protesters change tactics

June 16, 2020 1:19 pm

Last June, Hong Kong protesters took to the streets against a proposed extradition bill and started a yearlong protest movement. Now they are fighting against another law, but with different strategies.

Hong Kong: Thousands gather to mark anniversary of protests

June 10, 2020 4:48 pm

Police arrested 53 demonstrators for defying a ban on gatherings of more than eight people. Chief Executive Carrie Lam urged peace in the city, calling for a 'stable and peaceful environment.'

Hong Kong Timeline: A Year of Protests

June 09, 2020 11:23 pm

A year later, as new protests simmer, China is poised to enact a national security law to crack down on further disturbance. After 12 months of exhilaration for some, exasperation for others and exhaustion for all, Hong Kong's future still hangs in the balance.

North Korea says it supports China's measures on Hong Kong

May 30, 2020 1:44 pm

North Korea's comments come after Beijing this week imposed a new national security law on Hong Kong that some say could restrict freedoms in the former British colony, and as U.S. President Donald Trump intensified his confrontation with China by vowing to end the territory's special trade status with the U.S.

Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China

May 28, 2020 1:29 am

The notice brings the future of Hong Kong squarely into the administration's numerous battles with China that have put the world's two largest economies at odds.

How China pounced on Hong Kong while covid overwhelmed the world

May 23, 2020 1:56 pm

President Xi Jinping’s government announced Thursday that the National People’s Congress would write sweeping legislation into Hong Kong law to criminalize the harshest criticism of China and the ruling party.

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong new year's mass march as protesters vow to "keep fighting"

January 01, 2020 5:34 pm

"It's hard to utter 'Happy New Year' because Hong Kong people are not happy," said a man named Tung, who was walking with his two-year-old son, mother and niece.

Hong Kong votes in election seen as referendum on protests

November 24, 2019 9:09 am

Long lines formed outside polling stations for 452 seats in the city's 18 district councils. The councils are largely advisory and have little power. But the election has taken on symbolic importance in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.


Big crowd gathers in Hong Kong for 1st protest rally of 2020

January 02, 2020 7:36 am

The massive rally followed overnight clashes between police and protesters on New Year's Eve in a densely populated shopping district.

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.

Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement grow violent

July 23, 2019 6:30 am

While the demonstrations have been largely peaceful, some confrontations between police and protesters have turned violent. Later, police threw tear gas canisters at protesters to try to disperse them.