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WATCH | 'Hong Kong is my home': Protesters defy police, set up roadblocks

2019-10-20 11:05

Police fire tear gas as demonstrators press calls for accountability and political rights.

'South Park' creators issue mock apology over China censorship

2019-10-08 10:38

The creators of "South Park" have issued a mock apology to China after censors scrubbed their popular animation from the Chinese web.

WATCH | Hong Kong lashed by fresh violence as thousands defy mask ban

2019-10-07 06:06

Hong Kong has been rocked by fresh violence as tens of thousands of protesters hit the streets to defy a ban on face masks, sparking clashes with police, street fights and vandalism across the strife-torn city.

SAA flight attendants arrested in Hong Kong on drug trafficking charges

2019-10-02 21:44

Two South African Airways flight attendants have been arrested in Hong Kong after allegedly smuggling drugs worth R45m into the Chinese territory.

Police shoot Hong Kong protester as China celebrates 70th birthday

2019-10-01 20:36

Hong Kong police have shot a pro-democracy protester, as the city was lashed by its worst unrest of the year, hours after China celebrated 70 years of Communist Party rule with a massive military parade.

Hong Kong leader endures barrage of anger at town hall meeting

2019-09-26 22:51

Hong Kong's embattled leader endured a barrage of criticism at a town hall meeting Thursday night that laid bare anger coursing through the city after months of huge, sometimes violent pro-democracy protests.

Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour

2019-09-17 15:02

A passenger train has derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong leaving three people injured, authorities have said.

LSE snub of HKEX shows doubts over Hong Kong: People’s Daily

2019-09-15 12:11

The London Stock Exchange Group’s rejection of a takeover proposal from Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing shows that there are doubts around the world over Hong Kong’s development potential, according to a People’s Daily commentary.

Huge crowd takes Hong Kong protest message to US consulate

2019-09-08 13:52

A huge crowd of pro-democracy activists marched to the United States consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing following three months of huge and sometimes violent protests.

Hong Kong update: police curb airport chaos, but barricade burns

2019-09-08 07:40

Riot police guarded stations and rail service to the airport was restricted as flash mobs roamed streets and held sit-ins in malls. In Mong Kok, the police station was surrounded by barriers as officers issued repeated warnings for crowds to disperse.

 

Nissan joins CCTV, Tencent in backlash to NBA pro-Hong Kong tweet

2019-10-09 22:06

The National Basketball Association lost almost all of its major Chinese sponsors as the Chinese government flexes its economic muscle after a tweet backing Hong Kong's protesters triggered a backlash.

China state TV to suspend broadcast of NBA exhibition games

2019-10-08 10:38

China's state-run broadcaster said on Tuesday it would "immediately suspend" plans to broadcast a pair of NBA pre-season exhibition games being staged in China this week as the fallout grew over an NBA's executive's tweet in support of protesters in

Hong Kong's wealthiest man donates $100m to local businesses

2019-10-04 18:48

Hong Kong's wealthiest man will donate more than $100m to local businesses, his foundation says, as Asia's once-calm financial hub was roiled by fresh protests.

'V for Vendetta' Guy Fawkes masks embraced by Hong Kong protesters

2019-10-02 10:18

As Hong Kong raged with the worst political violence so far this summer, many of those hitting the streets adopted a new symbol - smiling Guy Fawkes masks.

Frothing mad: Starbucks becomes latest target of Hong Kong protester rage

2019-10-01 05:51

Starbucks has emerged as the latest brand to fall foul of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters after a family member of the restaurant chain that owns the local franchise spoke out against demonstrators.

HK activists take cause to US Congress, urge pressure on Beijing

2019-09-17 20:35

Leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement have appealed directly to US lawmakers to exert pressure on Beijing, warning that an erosion of the city's special status would embolden China's leaders around the world.

SEE | 100 days later: How Hong Kong activists sustain protests with creativity

2019-09-16 12:58

With Hong Kong shaken by 100 days of huge pro-democracy protests, activists have adopted a host of creative ways to fuel their movement away from the barricades.

WATCH | Students form 'human chains' around schools in latest Hong Kong protest

2019-09-10 10:22

Hong Kong's secondary schools have become the latest ideological battleground for pro-democracy protesters with thousands of students taking part in human chain rallies since the new academic year kicked off.

WATCH | Hong Kong's grandpa protesters speak softly but carry a stick

2019-09-08 11:30

"Grandpa Wong" holds a cane above his head as he pleads with riot police to stop firing tear gas -- an 85-year-old shielding protesters on the front lines of Hong Kong's fight for democracy.

WATCH | Riot police deployed as Hong Kong protesters target airport

2019-09-07 08:15

Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong in a bid to thwart plans by pro-democracy protesters to target the airport in the movement's first mass mobilisation since the city's leader made a surprise concession earlier this week.

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