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China clashes with US over new Hong Kong security law
by Jerome Taylor - July 3, 2020 - 7:51am
China promised Thursday to take "strong countermeasures" if the US presses ahead with tough new sanctions that target banks over infringements on Hong Kong's autonomy, after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law...
Hong Kong makes first security law arrests as thousands defy protest ban
by Jerome Taylor - July 2, 2020 - 7:53am
Police used water cannon, pepper spray and tear gas in a series of confrontations with protesters, one day after China drew global criticism for imposing the controversial legislation on the financial hub. ...
Hong Kong marks handover anniversary under shadow of new security law
by Jerome Taylor - July 1, 2020 - 8:01am
Hong Kong marks the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China on Wednesday under the glare of a new national security law imposed by Beijing, with protests banned and the city's cherished freedoms looking increasingly...
Cathay Pacific unveils $5-B bailout plan
by Jerome Taylor - June 9, 2020 - 3:42pm
The Hong Kong government is shelling out taxpayers' money to rescue its prestigious airline badly hit by the lingering pandemic.
Hong Kong to lead Tiananmen mourning despite virus vigil ban
by Jerome Taylor - June 4, 2020 - 7:20am
Hong Kong will Thursday lead global remembrance of China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with people lighting candles in neighbourhoods across the restless city after authorities banned a mass vigil because of the...
What could losing US 'special status' mean for Hong Kong?
by Jerome Taylor - June 1, 2020 - 8:18am
The revocation of special status could radically rearrange the fortunes of a city that has served for decades as the global economic gateway to China. 
China threatens US counter measures if punished for Hong Kong law
by Jerome Taylor - May 26, 2020 - 7:53am
Beijing plans to pass the new security law for Hong Kong that bans treason, subversion and sedition after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year.
'Still angry': Hong Kong protesters return to the streets
by Jerome Taylor - December 2, 2019 - 8:19am
Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week after pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide local election vict...
Hong Kong violence prompts debate but no division among protesters
by Jerome Taylor - October 14, 2019 - 2:46pm
Hong Kong's more hardline pro-democracy protesters have embraced increased violence towards private property, businesses and even people, triggering some soul-searching within the movement. But few moderates are...
Hong Kong lashed by fresh violence as thousands defy mask ban
by Jerome Taylor - October 7, 2019 - 9:11am
Hong Kong was rocked by fresh violence Sunday as tens of thousands hit the streets to defy a ban on face masks, sparking clashes with police, street fights and vandalism across the strife-torn city. 
Hong Kong mask ban sparks violent clashes, rail shutdown
by Jerome Taylor - October 5, 2019 - 2:31pm
The ban, imposed under emergency powers not used in more than half a century, was aimed at quelling nearly four months of unrest.
New protests as Hong Kong government mulls face mask ban
by Jerome Taylor - October 4, 2019 - 2:08pm
Hong Kong's government was expected to meet Friday to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters from wearing face masks, a move opponents said would be a turning point that tips the...
Hong Kong defies China anniversary with 'Day of Grief' rallies and clashes
by Jerome Taylor - October 1, 2019 - 4:46pm
Strife-torn Hong Kong on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of Communist China's founding with defiant "Day of Grief" protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban on marches and...
Sia and Sound of Music: Hong Kong rallies showcase satirical remixes
by Jerome Taylor - September 23, 2019 - 5:46pm
The ever-evolving soundtrack to Hong Kong's summer of rage has been bolstered by three new songs that take satirical aim at the police -- the most popular a remix of Australian singer Sia's hit "Chandelier".
'Glory to Hong Kong': The new anthem embraced by protesters
by Jerome Taylor - September 12, 2019 - 1:49pm
A defiant protest anthem penned by an anonymous composer has become the unofficial new soundtrack to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, belted out by crowds at flashmobs in malls, on the streets and in the football...
Clashes after peaceful crowd takes Hong Kong message to US consulate
by Jerome Taylor - September 9, 2019 - 8:23am
Pro-democracy activists jammed Hong Kong streets in a march to the United States consulate on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing, but hardcore protesters later clashed with riot police across...
Hong Kong protesters take message to US consulate
by Jerome Taylor - September 8, 2019 - 4:50pm
Pro-democracy activists rallied outside the US consulate in Hong Kong as they try to ramp up international pressure on China.
Riot police deployment thwarts Hong Kong airport protest
by Jerome Taylor - September 8, 2019 - 9:25am
Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong Saturday and thwarted plans by pro-democracy protesters to target the airport, days after the city's leader made a surprise concession which was rejected by the movement as...
Hong Kong leader to withdraw loathed extradition bill, reports say
by Jerome Taylor - September 4, 2019 - 5:05pm
Hong Kong's embattled pro-Beijing leader is planning to permanently shelve a loathed extradition bill on Wednesday, local media reported, a potentially major concession to pro-democracy protesters after three months...
Bruised but unbowed Hong Kong police say no need for China intervention
by Jerome Taylor - August 16, 2019 - 5:31pm
Three senior commanders insisted the local force could handle the crisis. 
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