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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:55 p.m.

Hong Kong police: not aware of any military plans by China

Three senior Hong Kong police officers said Thursday that they are not aware of any plans for Chinese forces to join efforts to quell mass demonstrations in the territory, as …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the …


Satellite photos: Chinese armored vehicles near Hong Kong

Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

What’s happening in Hong Kong? Key questions, answered

The protest movement that began in June over frustrations with a bill that would have allowed for extraditions to mainland China has since ballooned into a wide-ranging rebuke of Beijing’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Mob violence marks 2nd day of protests at Hong Kong airport

Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled operations at Hong Kong’s international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city’s pro-Beijing leader warned that the …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

Hong Kong airport protest shutdown tarnishes business image

Hong Kong authorities scrapped all flights after the airport was swamped by pro-democracy protesters, in a fresh escalation that risks tarnishing the city’s business-friendly image.


Airline, luxury brands follow China’s lead on Hong Kong

The chief executive of Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways warned Monday there will be “disciplinary consequences” for employees involved in “illegal protests,” as the airline joins a slate of businesses …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Protests disrupt Hong Kong work day as leader vows to remain

A general strike in Hong Kong descended into citywide mayhem Monday as defiant protesters started fires outside police stations and hurled bricks and eggs at officers. After disrupting traffic early …


Strike brings Hong Kong transport to halt, shuts businesses after weekend of protests

A general strike in Hong Kong on Monday paralyzed transportation networks at rush hour, forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, and shut down scores of businesses and restaurants after …


Top China envoy: US ‘fanning flames’ of Hong Kong protests

The U.S. and other Western nations are “fanning the flames” of street protests in Hong Kong that aim to undermine the semi-autonomous region’s prosperity, stability and security, China’s top diplomat …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

6 hurt by fireworks amid Hong Kong protests on riot charges

Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting.


Hong Kong police fire tear gas, clear protesters by force

Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas at protesters who defied authorities’ warnings not to march in a neighborhood where six days earlier a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally …


China hints at military options to quell Hong Kong protests

The Chinese government’s tone toward the weeks of protests gripping Hong Kong has darkened drastically with a military spokesman on Wednesday declining to rule out using troops to quell the …


China lashes out at Hong Kong protest targeting its office

China on Monday harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning a violent attack against …


Hong Kong protests expand in geography and goals

Protests in Hong Kong expanded in terms of both geographical reach and demands Sunday.


Hong Kong protesters to continue after bill declared ‘dead’

Hong Kong protest leaders opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that they will continue their demonstrations, even after Lam declared the effort to amend a …


UK summons Chinese ambassador over Hong Kong protests

The U.K. government summoned China’s ambassador for a dressing-down on Wednesday after Beijing officials accused Britain of meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs.


China backs Hong Kong chief, slams protesters for violence

China’s government strongly backed Hong Kong’s embattled administration Tuesday, saying pro-democracy protesters who occupied and vandalized the city’s legislature committed “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Riot police clear away protests from Hong Kong legislature

Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong’s legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets …


Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit

Thousands of people joined Hong Kong’s latest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city’s freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 …


UK to suspend crowd control supplies to Hong Kong

Britain’s foreign secretary says the country will refrain from issuing export licenses for crowd control equipment to Hong Kong unless it addresses human rights concerns.


Hong Kong protesters end blockade of police headquarters

Protesters in Hong Kong have dispersed after the overnight siege of police headquarters, disappointed that their demands for the territory’s leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill have gone …


Hong Kong protests flare anew after demands unmet

More than 1,000 protesters blocked Hong Kong police headquarters into the night Friday, while others took over major streets as the tumult over the city’s future showed no signs of …


Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an …


Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

Hong Kong police and protesters are facing off as authorities try to clear the streets of a few hundred people who stayed near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations.


Hong Kong leader fights for political life after bill fiasco

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has found herself in a precarious position after she was forced to back down from an unpopular extradition bill seen as eroding the territory’s judicial …


Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of …


Hong Kong on edge as pressure grows to delay fugitive bill

Pressure on Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has been mounting, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

Police, protesters face off ahead of Hong Kong law debate

Opponents of legislation in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China gathered outside the Legislative Council on Tuesday night ahead of a day of …