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Money, muscle, media: How China has handled Hong Kong protests

2019-08-21 12:25

China has deployed a three-pronged strategy to suffocate pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong - propaganda, economic leverage and intimidation.

WATCH | Hong Kong protesters flood city streets for largest rally in weeks

2019-08-19 22:30

A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong under torrential rains in a peaceful demonstration to city leaders that their movement still draws wide public support.

Hong Kong protesters apologise after airport chaos

2019-08-14 21:40

Demonstrators take a day to regroup, plan to win back international support after assaulting two mainland Chinese men.

Blockade, beating, pepper spray on second day of Hong Kong airport chaos

2019-08-13 22:40

Chaos has gripped Hong Kong's airport for a second day as pro-democracy protesters staged a disruptive sit-in that paralysed hundreds of flights, saw police fire pepper spray, and a mainland journalist beaten.

WATCH: Airport shutdown continues in Hong Kong as protestors force police out

2019-08-13 20:23

Police in Hong Kong were forced to leave the airport on Tuesday after protestors overpowered them by shining laser lights in their direction.

Asian markets sink as investors hit by perfect storm of crises

2019-08-13 06:47

Markets retreated in Asia on Tuesday as uncertainty over the China-US trade talks was compounded by increasing tensions in Hong Kong and an economic crisis in Argentina.

WATCH | 'I came from South Africa to move away from this' - woman slammed after video of her kneeling, crying at Hong Kong protests goes viral

2019-08-12 12:02

A video of a South African woman being interviewed during the Hong Kong protests has gone viral after some Twitter users criticised her for being ‘entitled’ and ‘ignorant’.

China warns Hong Kong protesters not to 'play with fire'

2019-08-07 19:43

Protesters in Hong Kong must not "play with fire" and mistake China's restraint for weakness, Beijing has warned, in its sharpest rebuke yet of the demonstrations in the semi-autonomous city.

Hong Kong's richest lose $19bn as protests lash stocks

2019-08-05 15:37

Hong Kong’s wealthiest are feeling the pain from nine weeks of protests that have jammed the financial hub’s streets, weighed on growth and battered local stock prices.

Tear gas, rubber bullets fired at Hong Kong protesters

2019-07-29 12:08

Riot police in Hong Kong launched volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets during hours of running battles with pro-democracy protesters close to Beijing's office in the city, marking the second consecutive day officers have fired on demonstrators.

 

WATCH | 'French Spiderman' scales Hong Kong skyscraper with 'peace banner'

2019-08-16 10:19

Daredevil Alain Robert - dubbed the 'French Spiderman' - climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper and unfurled a "peace banner" as the financial hub is rocked by historic political unrest.

China slams Hong Kong airport protesters as 'terrorist-like'

2019-08-14 16:14

China reacted furiously to "terrorist-like" attacks on its citizens by pro-democracy protesters during a second day of mass disruptions at Hong Kong's airport that turned violent.

'When will you die?' Hong Kong leader grilled at press conference

2019-08-13 21:39

When Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam appeared before the press, she appeared to be expecting to deliver a brief statement and move on. Instead she faced a media onslaught.

North America luxury stocks drop as Hong Kong protests mount

2019-08-13 08:43

Tiffany & Co, Estee Lauder, Movado Group and other North America luxury-goods stocks sank after protests in Hong Kong escalated and all flights at the region’s airport were canceled.

Hong Kong protests: Flights suspended, tear gas fired

2019-08-12 17:39

All flights in and out of Hong Kong have been cancelled after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city's airport to denounce police violence.

WATCH | 'It's humanitarian': The medics helping Hong Kong's protesters

2019-08-09 14:12

In the early days of Hong Kong's protests, Jonathan put out a call on a messaging app seeking fellow medics to aid demonstrators - within a day, 4 000 people had volunteered.

148 arrested in Hong Kong during Monday's protests - police

2019-08-06 19:22

Hong Kong police say 148 people were arrested during running battles with protesters the day before, the largest daily toll since huge pro-democracy protests kicked off two months ago.

Pro-democracy push causes transport chaos in Hong Kong

2019-08-05 15:04

Peak-hour morning train travel and international flights in Hong Kong were thrown into chaos as pro-democracy protesters launched an attempted city-wide strike to ramp up pressure on the financial hub's embattled leaders.

China says army can be deployed at Hong Kong's request

2019-07-24 12:59

China issued a stark reminder that its army could be deployed in Hong Kong if city authorities requested support in maintaining "public order" after weeks of sometimes violent protests.

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