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Jeers force Hong Kong leader to abandon address with no olive branch on offer

17 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had to abandon her policy speech because of jeering lawmakers on Wednesday but later offered no direct olive branch to pro-democracy protesters, hoping instead to ease resentment by building more public housing. | Video

UPDATE 4-Hundreds take to Hong Kong streets ahead of weekend protests

11 Oct 2019

HONG KONG, Oct 11 Hundreds of mask-wearing pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong's central business district on Friday, occupying a main thoroughfare and disrupting traffic as the Chinese-ruled city braced for another weekend of unrest.

Hong Kong August retail sales worst on record as protests escalate

02 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's August retail sales were the worst on record, the government said on Wednesday, as escalating anti-government protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for nearly four months scared off tourists and battered spending.

Hong Kong police expect 'violent attack' on sensitive Chinese anniversary

30 Sep 2019

HONG KONG Police expect more violence on Hong Kong's streets on Tuesday, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, after a chaotic weekend in which they fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who set fires and threw petrol bombs. | Video

Pro-China groups to tear down pro-democracy graffiti in Hong Kong

20 Sep 2019

HONG KONG A pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker urged supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" on Saturday across the Chinese-ruled city, where the displays of anti-government graffiti have sometimes been flashpoints during more than three months of unrest.

No loudhailers, umbrellas allowed at talks with Hong Kong leader

19 Sep 2019

HONG KONG The Hong Kong government on Thursday set the rules for an open dialogue between leader Carrie Lam and the public next week, telling those taking part to be "orderly" and not bring along loudhailers, bunting or umbrellas.

Hong Kong horse races, fireworks called off amid protest threat

18 Sep 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's Jockey Club cancelled all races planned for Wednesday after pro-democracy protesters said they would target the Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China lawmaker was due to run.

Hong Kong activists arrested including Joshua Wong in crackdown on protests

31 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police arrested a number of prominent pro-democracy activists including Joshua Wong and three lawmakers on Friday, seeking to rein in protests that have plunged the city into its worst political crisis for decades. | Video

Hong Kong retail sales drop by steepest in three-and-a-half years amid protests

30 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's July retail sales sank by the most since February 2016 amid anti-government protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for months.

UPDATE 4-Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong charged in crackdown on protests

30 Aug 2019

HONG KONG, Aug 30 Hong Kong authorities on Friday charged pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong with organising an illegal protest as they tighten a clampdown on unrest that has plunged the Asian financial hub into its biggest political crisis in more than two decades.

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