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Hong Kong protests


Security chief John Lee named Hong Kong No. 2 official amid clampdown

June 25, 2021 1:09 pm

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Secretary for Security John Lee would replace Matthew Cheung as the city’s chief secretary, while police chief Chris Tang would take over Lee’s role. Raymond Siu Chak-yee, Tang's deputy, will take over as head of the police force.

Hong Kong media tycoon in court as prosecutors appeal bail

December 31, 2020 2:35 pm

Jimmy Lai is among a string of pro-democracy activists and supporters arrested by Hong Kong police in recent months as authorities step up their crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam jailed

December 02, 2020 4:43 pm

Their jailing comes as Beijing tightens control over the semi-autonomous city following months of anti-government protests last year, which occasionally saw violent clashes between protesters and police.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows to restore order amid political 'chaos'

November 26, 2020 3:01 pm

Carrie Lam told a gathering of pro-Beijing lawmakers that pro-democracy protests and foreign interference were a danger to the former British colony's national security. Lam was hit by US sanctions in August.

Hong Kong leader: National security law has been 'effective'

November 25, 2020 7:07 pm

Beijing imposed the national security law on Hong Kong in June, aiming to crack down on dissent following months of anti-government protests in the city that at times descended into violence.

Former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence group charged with secession

October 29, 2020 2:39 pm

Tony Chung, 19, who was denied bail, was arrested on Tuesday under the contentious legislation that punishes what Beijing broadly defines as secession, sedition, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in jail.

Photo exhibition featuring pictures of Hong Kong pro-democracy protest shut down in Macau

October 10, 2020 12:51 pm

The government-run Macau Foundation, responsible for hosting the event annually, maintains that the event was called off due to “internal management problems”.

Security tight in Hong Kong ahead of expected banned China national day protest

October 01, 2020 2:14 pm

Protesters wanted to march against Beijing’s imposition of a sweeping national security law on June 30 and demand the return of 12 Hong Kong people China arrested at sea in August on their way to self-ruled Taiwan.

China says UK citizenship pathway for Hong Kong residents violates international law

July 23, 2020 7:13 am

Britain had made that decision despite opposition from Beijing and China would respond strongly if it was not reversed, the Chinese embassy said in a statement.

Those who see China as hostile are wrong, says envoy

July 16, 2020 11:30 am

Xiaoming said some European politicians had made "irresponsible" comments on the law. "Stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs," he said.


From Hong Kong to India: Images from the frontlines of global protests

December 24, 2019 9:02 am

Protests swept the globe in 2019, with millions of people taking to the streets from Catalonia to Colombia, and Haiti to Hong Kong.

Once a protest fortress, Hong Kong campus quiet now after elections

November 25, 2019 10:27 am

There has been a rare break in the violence in recent days as protesters, anxious to validate their cause through the ballot box, hit the pause button to ensure the polls won’t be postponed.

Hong Kong protestors retreat, Chinese troops join cleanup

November 17, 2019 8:41 am

Chinese troops made a rare public appearance on the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, joining an effort to clear streets of debris from the anti-government protests that are now in their sixth month. Here's a look at the People's Liberation Army role in the semiautonomous territory.

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.

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy protesters defy tear gas

September 29, 2014 11:46 am

Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a normally busy highway near the Hong Kong government headquarters.