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US Senate passes bill to support human rights in Hong Kong

China responded by threatening to take "strong countermeasures" if Congress proceeds with passage of the bill.

Hong Kong protesters fight off police with fire and arrows

The protests were sparked by proposed legislation that would have allowed the extradition of criminal suspects to the mainland. Activists saw it as an erosion of Hong Kong's autonomy under the ``one country, two systems'' formula implemented in 1997, when Britain returned the territory to China.


Recession grips Hong Kong, protesters defiant

As the data emerged Friday, parts of Hong Kong were paralyzed for a fifth day as pro-democracy protesters defied a warning by Chinese President Xi Jinping that China saw "stopping violence" in semi-autonomous Hong Kong as a top priority.

Alibaba praises Hong Kong at start of retail campaign for $13 billion listing

Hangzhou-based Alibaba is hoping to raise up to $13.4 billion in its Hong Kong listing and the shares are due to start trading on Nov. 26. The retail price of the shares will be capped at HK$188 each.

Hong Kong on brink of 'breakdown' as pro-democracy protesters, police clash at Chinese University

Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong.

Police, protesters face off in renewed clashes in Hong Kong

The clashes followed an especially violent day in Hong Kong's five months of anti-government demonstrations, in which police shot one protester and a man was set on fire.


Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances.

Pro-Beijing lawmaker in Hong Kong stabbed while campaigning

Police say an anti-government assailant stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was campaigning for local council elections.

Hong Kong business activity contracts at fastest pace in 21 years

More than five months of often violent street protests have battered the city's retail and tourism sector, with preliminary government data showing the economy slid into recession for the first time in a decade in the third quarter.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong disqualified from elections

Hong Kong authorities disqualified activist Joshua Wong from council elections in the latest sign of deepening division in the semi-autonomous Chinese city wracked.

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Hong Kong protests intensify as students ready bows and arrows against police

Protestors armed with bows and arrows reinforced the fortifications that they had built on Hong Kong university campuses as they anticipated clashes with the police while they disrupted morning commute in the capital for the fourth consecutive day.

Protests in Hong Kong turn violent, several arrested after clash with police

Hong Kong on Sunday saw some of the fiercest clashes between police and demonstrators since violence escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill.


Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement grow violent

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.

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in renewed Hong Kong protests

Protesters formed a sea of black along roads, walkways and train stations across Hong Kong’s financial centre to vent their frustration and anger at the bill and the government’s handling of the resulting demonstrations.

Hong Kong braces for mass protests against bill allowing extraditions to China

The extradition law has aroused concerns that this would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, mainland China.

Hundreds of thousands take to Hong Kong streets against China Extradition bill

Sunday’s outpouring was widely expected to raise the pressure on the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her official backers in Beijing.


In Hong Kong, there is no space for the dead

In tightly packed Hong Kong, the dead are causing a problem for the living.

TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of the week gone by from around the world

In the Top frames this week The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy protesters defy tear gas

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