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HONG KONG PROTESTS NEWS

China releases #MeToo activist who covered Hong Kong protests

January 17, 2020 9:47 pm

The activist, Huang Xueqin, 32, was detained by police in October in the southern city of Guangzhou on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a vague accusation that the government often uses to silence activists.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas amid unrest on Christmas Eve

December 25, 2019 7:36 am

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at crowds in a popular shopping district on Christmas Eve as protesters took to streets and malls to demand greater democracy.

Mysterious bags of cash trigger major Hong Kong protest arrests

December 20, 2019 12:51 pm

Anti-government protesters armed with bricks, firebombs, and bows and arrows fought with the police at university campuses last week as demonstrations in Hong Kong stretched into its sixth month with demands for an independent inquiry into police brutality, the retraction of the word "riot" to describe the rallies, and genuine universal suffrage.

In Macao, China sees a model for a rebellious Hong Kong

December 19, 2019 9:33 am

“The most important thing is to implement and safeguard the central government’s full control,” Li Zhanshu, the third highest-ranking official in China, who presides over policy for both territories, said in a speech about Macao in Beijing this month.

Hong Kong protesters lead in popular choice for TIME Person of the Year 2019

December 09, 2019 1:46 pm

The demonstrators with 89% votes polled as 'yes' have emerged the current favourite among people across the world who are voting to validate them as the people wielding the most influence in the past 12 months.

‘We are fleeing the law’: Hong Kong protesters escape to Taiwan

December 09, 2019 11:47 am

Some Hong Kong demonstrators, worried they won’t be treated fairly in court, are seeking refuge on the self-ruled island of Taiwan, where they live in a legal limbo.

Recent protests show millennials’ reclamation of 'purpose' in life

December 09, 2019 9:53 am

We are in an existential crisis. We are also reclaiming a sense of purpose

Hong Kong leader says new US law, violence will harm economy

December 03, 2019 4:11 pm

Six months of unrest have tipped Hong Kong's already weak economy into recession. The pro-democracy protests have become more violent over time as the government has refused to give ground on most of the movement's demands.

Donald Trump says US's Hong Kong law doesn't help China trade talks

December 03, 2019 11:19 am

Trump last week signed a new law backing protesters in Hong Kong and threatened China with possible sanctions on human rights.

On Hong Kong streets, protesters say 'Thank you' to Donald Trump

December 01, 2019 12:28 pm

Trump this week signed into law congressional legislation that supported protesters in the China-ruled city, despite angry objections from Beijing.

HONG KONG PROTESTS PHOTOS

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.