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Hong Kong to announce largest budget in a decade amid protests, coronavirus

26 Feb 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong is expected to announce its largest budget deficit in at least a decade on Wednesday to cushion the shock of often-violent protests and the outbreak of a coronavirus on the recession-hit economy.

Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China

21 Feb 2020

HONG KONG Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's leadership and China's influence on the financial hub.

Coronavirus could be knockout blow for Hong Kong's once-thriving tourism, retail sectors

18 Feb 2020

HONG KONG Tom Bennell's olive oil distribution business took a heavy beating during months of pro-democracy protests that emptied Hong Kong hotels and restaurants, his major customers. Now he fears a knockout blow as the city fights the coronavirus.

Hong Kong reports first coronavirus death; Macau to shut casinos

04 Feb 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death and Macau ordered casinos to shut for two weeks as the Chinese territories battled to halt the spread of an epidemic that has claimed more than 420 lives in mainland China.

Hong Kong reports first coronavirus death; Macau to shut casinos

04 Feb 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death and Macau ordered casinos to shut for two weeks as the Chinese territories battled to halt the spread of an epidemic that has claimed more than 420 lives in mainland China.

Hong Kong activists turn Lunar New Year fairs into protest bazaars

22 Jan 2020

HONG KONG The politics of protest was a running theme at Lunar New Year fairs in Hong Kong this week, as stall holders sold t-shirts, tattoo transfers, tote bags, and coasters bearing slogans popularised during months of pro-democracy demonstrations.

Hong Kong workers flock to labour unions as new protest tactic

10 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Before the Hong Kong protests began in June, Chris Ngai spent most of his free time playing World of Warcraft and finding new cocktail recipes. Now the bespectacled 24-year-old junior engineer is launching a trade union.

More than 1,000 gather for rain-soaked Hong Kong rally

29 Dec 2019

HONG KONG More than 1,000 people rallied in the rain in a park in Hong Kong's financial district on Sunday, chanting slogans for democracy as they huddled under a sea of umbrellas. | Video

Hong Kong mall protests flare with leader Lam in Beijing

15 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Small groups of protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Sunday amid brief scuffles with riot police as attention turned to an upcoming meeting between Hong Kong's leader and China's president. | Video

'Why is the road broken?' Sightless Hong Kongers live city of protest by sound

13 Dec 2019

HONG KONG In Hong Kong, when the tempo of traffic-light signals accelerates to about 800 ticks a minute, visually impaired residents know they can safely cross the road. But over the past six months of unrest, many streets have lost their beat. | Video

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