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Don't 'mess up Macau': gambling hub set to choose Beijing-backed leader

21 Aug 2019

HONG KONG The Chinese territory of Macau is set to elect as leader the only candidate for which it is allowed to vote: a Beijing-backed former legislator who is expected to cement China's control over the special administrative region and distance it from escalating protests in neighbouring Hong Kong.

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

16 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to meet with the protesters to defuse weeks of tensions. | Video

WRAPUP 3-China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

16 Aug 2019

HONG KONG, Aug 15 Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to meet with the protesters to defuse weeks of tensions.

As Hong Kong braces for protests, Chinese paramilitary holds drills across border

15 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong braced on Thursday for more mass demonstrations through the weekend, as China again warned against foreign interference in the city's escalating crisis and as mainland paramilitary forces conducted exercises just across the border. | Video

UPDATE 5-As Hong Kong braces for protests, Chinese paramilitary holds drills across border

15 Aug 2019

* Airport reopens but more protests planned across city (Recasts, adds details)

Cathay Pacific forward bookings drop amid Hong Kong protests

09 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd is facing a decline in forward bookings for travel to Hong Kong "in the region of double digits" due to widespread protests in the Asian financial centre, a senior company executive said on Wednesday.

'Each of us writes': Hong Kong's discontent fuels creative art

09 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Railings festooned with tear gas canisters and colourful postcards are artworks that protesters in Hong Kong have made from materials left over from recent demonstrations, hoping to spread their message in the Chinese-controlled territory.

Top Hong Kong police commander recalled from retirement as violence escalates

08 Aug 2019

HONG KONG The police commander who oversaw pro-democracy demonstrations that roiled Hong Kong in 2014 has been recalled from retirement to help deal with the violent protests convulsing the Chinese-ruled city, two sources with knowledge of the move told Reuters.

Hong Kong facing worst crisis since handover: senior China official

08 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis since it returned to China from British rule in 1997, the head of China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on Wednesday amid more anti-government protests in the Asian financial hub. | Video

Macau's casinos count cost of Hong Kong's escalating protests

08 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Growing protests in the Asian financial centre of Hong Kong are weighing on the neighbouring Chinese territory of Macau as some visitors steer clear of the world's biggest gambling hub, worried over transport disruptions and safety concerns.

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