Hong Kong

Hong Kong student leaders arrested

2014-11-26 11:02

Hong Kong police have cleared activists from a protest site and arrested two of the student leaders at the heart of the movement that has shaken its financial hub.

Hong Kong authorities start clearing Mongkok protest site

2014-11-25 10:24

Hong Kong authorities have begun clearing a second pro-democracy protest site which has been the scene of some of the more violent clashes during nearly two months of sit-ins.

Clashes as Hong Kong protesters attempt parliament break-in

2014-11-19 08:44

Pro-democracy demonstrators and Hong Kong police have clashed on after a small group attempted to break into the city's legislature.

Hong Kong to evict some protesters

2014-11-18 06:18

Hong Kong police will move to evict some of the pro-democracy protesters who have been blocking main roads for more than seven weeks.

Attackers throw rotten animal organs at HK media tycoon

2014-11-12 14:34

An outspoken Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul was attacked on Wednesday by a group of men who threw bags of rotten animal organs at him, according to his spokesman and witnesses.

Psych tests for UK banker in murder trial

2014-11-10 08:41

A UK banker charged with murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong will undergo a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea in his trial.

UK banker charged in Hong Kong double murder

2014-11-03 14:17

Hong Kong police have charged a UK banker with killing two women, including an Indonesian woman whose body was found inside a suitcase on the balcony of the man's upscale apartment.

Umbrella ultra marathon supports Hong Kong protest

2014-10-29 11:42

Two Hong Kong expats have set off on an ultra marathon course in the shape of a giant umbrella to support ongoing pro-democracy protests in the southern Chinese city.

Lahiri claims Macau victory

2014-10-26 15:37

India's Anirban Lahiri has secured a one-stroke victory at the Macau Open after beating Scott Hend of Australia at the final hole.

Ex- Hong Kong leader calls for end of protests

2014-10-24 11:41

Hong Kong’s former leader has urged democracy demonstrators to leave the streets calling their protest a "gross violation".

Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks

2014-10-22 07:28

Protesters in Hong Kong have planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed.

Hong Kong protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

2014-10-21 07:39

When protestors first joined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies they carried little more than a raincoat. But as police began wielding pepper spray and batons, the protestors are now wearing hard hats and body armour.

Hong Kong protest site calm as accusations fly

2014-10-20 08:16

A key protest site for pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong is calm, after a weekend which saw numerous clashes with police and over two dozen arrests.

US calls for probe into Hong Kong brutality

2014-10-16 10:32

The United States has called for a "swift and transparent" investigation into the beating of a handcuffed Hong Kong democracy protester.

Hong Kong police removed for brutality after video

2014-10-15 10:44

Hong Kong police officers involved in an apparent assault on a protester have been 'removed' from their positions after a video emerged of a handcuffed man being beaten and kicked.

Police, protesters in violent clashes in Hong Kong

2014-10-15 05:43

Hong Kong police and protesters have clashed in some of the most violent scenes since pro-democracy demonstrations began more than a fortnight ago.

Traffic flows as Hong Kong barricades fall

2014-10-14 08:39

Hong Kong police have reopened one of the city's main streets with sledgehammers and chainsaws after clearing barricades erected by democracy protesters.

Hong Kong police remove barricades at protest sites

2014-10-13 07:26

Hundreds of Hong Kong police have begun removing some barricades from protest sites early, as pro-democracy demonstrations enter into their third week.

Asian markets dip on fresh global concerns

2014-10-10 07:52

Asian shares and the dollar have sunk on growing concerns about the global economy while the IMF warned the eurozone may slip into recession if no action is taken.

Hong Kong protest leaders vow to 'stay on the streets'

2014-10-08 17:22

Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders have pledged to stay on the streets in a bid to keep pressure on the government ahead of already fraught talks on political reform.

Hong Kong's vivid pink diamond sells for $18m

2014-10-08 10:04

An extremely rare and highly desirable flawless 8.41 carat vivid pink diamond has been sold for a record $17.7m in Hong Kong, says Sotheby's.

Hong Kong protests at crossroads

2014-10-07 13:04

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have risked a backlash from commuters and retailers as lingering protests cause traffic chaos and sales slump.

Hong Kong protests fade

2014-10-06 20:07

As Hong Kong protests shrink after tumultuous week, students vow to keep up pressure.

HK demos withdraw from some protest sites

2014-10-05 14:03

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have announced a partial withdrawal from some protest sites.


Hong Kong police arrest 116 at protest site

2014-11-26 08:43

Hong Kong authorities are clearing street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in the volatile Mong Kok for a second day after a night of clashes in which police arrested 116 people.

Hong Kong clears part of unruly protest site

2014-11-25 08:26

Authorities in Hong Kong have begun clearing away some barricades from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, a scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.

Removal of barricades begins at HK protest site

2014-11-18 10:21

Workers in Hong Kong have started clearing away barricades at one site of the student protest that has rocked the city for the last two months.

Support for Hong Kong street protests wanes

2014-11-17 07:38

More than two-thirds of Hong Kong people think pro-democracy demonstrators who have occupied key parts of the Chinese-controlled city for seven weeks should end the street protests, according to a survey.

Obama: Hong Kong priority is to avoid violence

2014-11-10 14:33

President Barack Obama says his priority when it comes to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong is to ensure that violence is avoided.

Hong Kong protesters in fresh clashes with police

2014-11-06 06:09

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have clashed with police as tensions escalated at one of three remaining demonstration sites for the first time in more than two weeks.

Hong Kong murder suspect a bully

2014-11-05 17:19

The British man accused of slaying two Indonesian women has been described by acquaintances and fellow pub mates in Hong Kong as a "bully" who would use his bulky body to push through crowds.

Briton arrested for grisly double murder in Hong Kong

2014-11-02 14:41

A British banker has been arrested in Hong Kong in connection with the grisly murder of two women, with one of the bodies found in a suitcase on a balcony.

1 month into HK protests, defiance in streets

2014-10-28 08:23

A month into the mass pro-democracy protests gripping Hong Kong, the movement is under pressure to keep up momentum, but those on the streets say their vigil has already changed the city.

Hong Kong protesters to vote on govt proposals

2014-10-24 14:17

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week.

Hong Kong civil servants show support for protests

2014-10-23 09:19

Hong Kong civil servants have taken to Facebook to anonymously voice support for ongoing democracy protests on a public page.

Hong Kong leader indicates possible concession

2014-10-21 19:06

The panel chosen to pick candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 election could be made 'more democratic', the territory's leader says, and the first indication of a possible concession to pro-democracy protesters.

Hong Kong crisis deepens

2014-10-20 11:39

A deepening sense of impasse has gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests continue following scuffles with the police.

Hong Kong cops, protesters clash for second night

2014-10-19 10:56

Riot police have clashed with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's busy Mong Kok area, with each side blaming the other for the violence.

Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters

2014-10-16 07:37

Hong Kong police have used pepper spray to stop pro-democracy protesters from blocking a major road near the office of the city's embattled leader amid public anger over the police.

Hong Kong tension rises after protester beating

2014-10-15 08:57

Hong Kong authorities say police involved in the beating of a protester would be removed from their positions, after footage of the incident went viral.

Hong Kong police armed with chainsaws

2014-10-14 11:39

Hundreds of Hong Kong police, some carrying chainsaws, have removed barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters near government offices and the city's financial centre.

Masked men create 'chaos' at Hong Kong protests

2014-10-13 11:15

Dozens of masked men have rushed barricades at Hong Kong's main pro-democracy site, triggering clashes, as demonstrators tried to push them back and police struggled to contain the chaos.

Thousands return to Hong Kong streets

2014-10-10 17:20

Thousands of people are pouring into a main road in Hong Kong to show support for a pro-democracy protest after talks collapsed.

Hong Kong protesters vow to fight on

2014-10-09 22:04

Crunch talks between Hong Kong's democracy protesters and the government have been called off, just hours after demonstrators vowed to ratchet up their occupations.

Hong Kong protests fade, no hope in govt talks

2014-10-08 11:03

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests have dwindled after activist leaders agreed to talks with the government which are all but certain to go nowhere.

Hong Kong protests dwindle, as talks continue

2014-10-08 07:37

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests that brought tens of thousands on to the streets have dwindled to a few hundred after activist leaders agreed to talks with the government.

Hong Kong protests at crossroads

2014-10-07 09:19

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have risked a backlash from commuters and retailers, as lingering protests caused traffic chaos and sales slump in the global financial hub.

Hong Kong protests fade, city resumes work

2014-10-06 09:51

Hong Kong has started to return to work after more than a week of pro-democracy protests disrupted the city, with the protest movement facing a stamina test.

HK Man threatens to jump off bridge

2014-10-05 12:59

A man has threatened to jump from an overhead pedestrian walkway in the middle of a Hong Kong protest site.

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