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Hong Kong won’t concede to more protester demands, top adviser says

Radical demonstrators— some of whom have lobbed petrol bombs at police and vandalized subway stations in recent weeks— won’t give up their struggle even if the government meets all of their demands, said Bernard Chan, convener of the city’s Executive Council.

Singapore woos banks in battle of Asia’s biggest forex hubs

While Singapore and Hong Kong have seen increased trading, both cities still lag significantly behind the UK and US where investors exchange $3.58 trillion and $1.37 trillion respectively each day, according to BIS data.


Explained: What is the Mid-Autumn Festival all about and how is it celebrated?

The Mid-Autumn Festival is an important celebration across East Asian and Southeast Asian countries, particularly those that have Chinese communities.

Protesters belt out karaoke in new Hong Kong protest method

The song was penned anonymously and has been adopted as the protesters' anthem. The lyrics reflect protesters' vow not to surrender despite a government concession to axe an extradition bill that sparked a summer of unrest.

Hong Kong protesters hit pause to mark 9/11 attacks

The protesters called off action on Wednesday. "In solidarity against terrorism, all forms of protest in Hong Kong will be suspended on Sept. 11, apart from potential singing and chanting," they said in a statement.

Hong Kong protests to target airport after night of violence

Activists tore down signs, broke turnstiles, set fires on the street and daubed graffiti on the walls on Friday.


Hong Kong braces for weekend protests as leader fails to appease activists

The massive and some times violent protests present Chinese President Xi Jinping with his greatest popular challenge since he came to power in 2012.

Explained: China backs off in Hong Kong. What happens now?

Extradition Bill withdrawn, question is whether protesters will relent on newer demands

Hong Kong leader announces withdrawal of controversial extradition bill

The protests against the bill, that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, began in March but snowballed in June and have since evolved into a push for greater democracy.

China stocks climb on upbeat services sector survey, sharp HK gains

Activity in China's services sector expanded at the fastest pace in three months in August as new orders rose, prompting the biggest increase in hiring in over a year, a private survey showed.

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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.