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China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

China said Monday it will suspend U.S. military ship and aircraft visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy and human rights groups in retaliation for the signing into …

China accuses UN rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest

China has accused the UN high commissioner for human rights of emboldening “radical violence” in Hong Kong by suggesting the city’s leader conduct an investigation into reports of excessive use …

Trudy Rubin: In Washington and in Hong Kong, the fight to preserve democratic values

Whatever their future, the determination of Hong Kong’s citizens to fight for rule of law should inspire Americans to defend their own rule of law against White House challenges.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

China furious, Hong Kong celebrates after US move on bills

China has summoned the U.S. ambassador to strongly protest President Donald Trump’s signing of bills on human rights in Hong Kong

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end

A weeklong police siege of a university in Hong Kong may be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters in the city’s long-running anti-government protests.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

One year after Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies, mystery surrounds his fate as well as theirs.

Hong Kong leader vows to ‘seriously reflect’ on election

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday she would “seriously reflect” on a stunning landslide victory by pro-democracy candidates in the city’s local election that was a clear rebuke of …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Pro-democracy parties sweep Hong Kong elections

HONG KONG – The pro-democracy opposition won a resounding victory in Hong Kong elections, according to media tallies, in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam and her handling …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

High turnout in Hong Kong vote seen as referendum on protest

Voters are turning out in droves for a hotly contested election in Hong Kong that has become a referendum on support for anti-government protests.

Trudy Rubin: Hong Kong crisis has become a crucial test of future U.S.-China relations

HONG KONG – Impeachment proceedings have overshadowed another riveting drama half a world away: ongoing pro-democracy protests in this iconic city.

Chinese state media deny torture of ex-UK consulate staff

China’s ruling Communist Party’s newspaper published surveillance videos Thursday which it said prove the guilt and voluntary confession of a former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who was detained …

Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by …

Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong campus protest

A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a Hong Kong university early Wednesday as they braced for the …

Trudy Rubin: ‘We need help!’ Young protesters stand up for Hong Kong democracy against enormous odds

From the students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over …

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons.

Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat

Chinese troops come out of the barracks in Hong Kong – not to quell protests but to help clean up

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Holed up in university, Hong Kong protesters issue demands

Protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university have partially cleared a road they were blocking and demanded the government commit to holding local elections on Nov. 24

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Hong Kong endures more transit disruptions, campus violence

University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest …

Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong’s leader pledged Monday to “spare no effort” to halt anti-government …

Hong Kong leader says she has Xi’s backing to tackle unrest

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she received the backing of Chinese President Xi Jinping in her handling of five months of anti-government protests in the Chinese territory and …

Hong Kong chaos sees tear gas, attack on Chinese news agency

Anti-government protesters have attacked the Hong Kong office of China’s official Xinhua News Agency for the first time after chaos broke out downtown, with police firing tear gas and demonstrators …

Hong Kong protesters, police in Halloween standoff

Police and protesters engaged in a standoff in Hong Kong’s nightlife district on Thursday after pro-democracy demonstrators urged people to celebrate Halloween by wearing masks in defiance of a government …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Activist barred from election as Hong Kong nears recession

Activist Joshua Wong barred from election as Hong Kong on brink of recession

China’s Communists hold key meeting amid rising challenges

China’s ruling Communist Party is holding a key meeting this week amid a drastically slowing economy, ongoing protests in Hong Kong and pushback abroad against Beijing’s global ambitions.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Fans at Rockets opener show support for Hong Kong protesters

A group of 30 fans at the Houston Rockets’ season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night.

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change.

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

Hong Kong protesters again flood streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Hong Kong protesters don cartoon masks to defy face mask ban

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks as they formed human chains across the semiautonomous Chinese city on Friday night, in defiance of a government ban on face coverings …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Adam Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically …