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George F. Will: Hong Kong is a ‘hair’s breadth from destruction’

Hong Kong could soon disappear under Chinese rule. It’s time the West acknowledges that.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Hong Kong thwarts airport protest, but battles continue

Hong Kong police thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists but had to battle protesters at subway stations, as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even …


Tens of thousands in Hong Kong boycott first day of school

Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a …


Hong Kong leader starts dialogue, but not budging on demands

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that she had met with a group of young people about the pro-democracy protests gripping the city, but she showed no sign of …


Tensions escalate at Hong Kong protest with police weapon fired

Tensions flared again in Hong Kong as an effort to form a peaceful human chain across the city culminated in police clashes Sunday that led to the firing of a …


Yaqui Wang: Why so many Chinese students can’t understand the Hong Kong protests

It’s hard for Americans to understand why so many Chinese students attending school in Western countries have turned out in recent days to express support for the Chinese government in …


Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

China’s warning to global CEOs: Toe the party line on Hong Kong

As anti-government protests in Hong Kong intensified this month, KPMG issued a directive to its employees in the city: Don’t speak on behalf of the company in public. It went …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Hong Kong’s evolving protests: Voices from the front lines

On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars …


Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer

China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched …


Marc A. Thiessen: China does not have the upper hand in Hong Kong. Trump does.

China does not have the upper hand in this standoff; Trump does. He should use his leverage to save Hong Kong.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

Pro-democracy protesters are marching on one side of Hong Kong’s harbor to demand the government heed their demands, while across the water, a pro-government rally is calling for an end …


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.