Hong Kong

In a blow for Beijing, Taiwan's Tsai gets re-elected in decisive win

2020-01-11 22:15

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen wins a landslide election victory as voters re-elect her, delivering a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term.

Police fire tear gas as Hong Kong rings in New Year

2019-12-31 22:00

Hong Kong police fired tear gas a few minutes into 2020 as pro-democracy protesters took their movement into the new year with midnight countdown rallies and a massive march planned for January 1.

OPINION: Hong Kong protests not about democracy, but weakening its economy

2019-12-19 15:48

The people of Hong Kong, like the people of so many developing countries, would be fooled to think that they have an ally in the United States, under a Democratic or Republic administration, writes Wesley Seale.

Hong Kong leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

2019-12-14 10:31

During her four-day visit, Lam is due to discuss the political and economic situation in Hong Kong with President Xi.

Hong Kong set for fresh weekend protests as police end university siege

2019-11-29 14:25

Hong Kong police on Friday ended their two-week siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters, as activists vowed to hold fresh rallies and strikes in the coming days.

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

2019-11-19 20:51

China has insisted it alone holds the authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemns a decision by the city's high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters.

Man, 70, dies after being hit by brick in Hong Kong protest clashes: hospital

2019-11-14 22:00

A 70-year-old Hong Kong man has died after he was hit by a brick during clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters, a hospital says.

Hong Kong clashes rage on university campus and business district

2019-11-12 19:15

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have fought intense battles with riot police on a university campus and paralysed the city's upmarket business district, extending one of the most violent stretches of unrest seen in more than five months of political chaos.

Local stocks retreat as global pessimism spreads

2019-11-11 18:53

The JSE fell on Monday as it tracked other global markets lower which were dragged by increasing violence in Hong Kong, as well as US-China trade concerns.

End of a (state capture) era: Denel Asia will be liquidated next year

2019-11-06 15:49

Denel Asia was seen to be part of an attempt by Gupta family associates to hijack Denel's intellectual property.


Hong Kong protesters carry political demands into 2020

2019-12-31 22:29

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have held hands and formed human chains across the city, as they carried their months-long movement and its demands into 2020 with midnight countdown rallies and a massive march planned for New Year's Day.

2020: World rings in new year amid wildfires, protests

2019-12-31 19:43

Millions of people have begun ringing in the new year - and fresh decade - with fireworks, dancing and champagne, but Australia's celebrations were overshadowed by deadly wildfires while protests dampened the festive mood in Hong Kong and India.

China's Xi gives Hong Kong leader 'unwavering support'

2019-12-16 22:28

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing's "unwavering support" after another huge pro-democracy rally earlier this month and her government's thrashing at recent local elections.

WATCH | 'This is not over': Hong Kong protesters return to the streets

2019-12-01 11:28

Protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a brief election lull and demanding the government make concessions a week after pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory.

Hong Kongers flock to polls as democracy camp seeks to send message

2019-11-24 11:46

Hong Kong's people turned out in force on Sunday to cast ballots in local council elections that the city's pro-democracy movement hopes will add pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands.

Anger, guilt stir Hong Kong's white collar rebels

2019-11-15 20:08

Driven by anger at the authorities' response to massive protests - and guilt that the burden of defending democracy has fallen on the city's youth - a white collar rebellion is rippling out across Hong Kong.

China's Xi says HK violence threatens 'one country, two systems': state media

2019-11-14 18:08

Recent "violent illegal activities" in Hong Kong have "severely trampled on rule of law and social order" in the semi-autonomous city, China's President Xi Jinping says.

Hong Kong protest violence 'deeply disturbing': UK govt

2019-11-11 20:40

Violence at pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that saw a police officer shoot a masked demonstrator and a man set on fire is "deeply disturbing", the British government says.

Thousands hold vigils as Hong Kong student's death triggers outrage

2019-11-08 18:19

Thousands of Hong Kongers have held vigils for a student who died from a fall during recent protester clashes with police, triggering fresh outrage from the pro-democracy movement and renewed violence.

Xi voices 'trust' in Hong Kong leader, but concern over unrest

2019-11-05 16:38

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a "high degree of trust" in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests in the semi-autonomous city.

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