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  • Hong Kong May 29

    Trump Revokes Hong Kong Special Privileges in Response to Chinese Oversteps

    President Donald Trump announced that it would revoke special privileges granted to Hong Kong, including U.S. extradition policies and separate travel customs and visas from China, and will enact economic sanctions. The president said these measures were in response to China’s violation the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which gives Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy from Beijing.

  • Hong Kong Jan 1

    Police, Protesters Clash in New Year's Rally in Hong Kong

    A huge crowd has gathered in Hong Kong for an annual New Year’s Day protest march as the monthslong pro-democracy movement extends into 2020. Police used pepper spray and tear gas to drive off the demonstrators, although a government statement says officers were deploying the minimum necessary force in dispersing the group. It follows overnight clashes between police and protesters...

  • Hong Kong Jan 1

    Police, Protesters Clash in New Year's Rally in Hong Kong

    A huge crowd has gathered in Hong Kong for an annual New Year’s Day protest march as the monthslong pro-democracy movement extends into 2020. Police used pepper spray and tear gas to drive off the demonstrators, although a government statement says officers were deploying the minimum necessary force in dispersing the group. It follows overnight clashes between police and protesters...

  • China Nov 18, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Storm University Held by Protesters

    Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters have barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days. Police surrounded the area Sunday night and began moving in after issuing an ultimatum for people to leave the area. The...

  • China Nov 2, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Test Mask Ban in Full Halloween Regalia

  • China Nov 1, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Test Mask Ban in Full Halloween Regalia

    Hong Kong protesters continued their pro-democracy protests, now in their fifth month, by taking to the streets on Halloween Thursday decked out in costumes and masks to challenge a controversial face-covering ban. The Hong Kong government earlier this month used a British-colonial era emergency law to enact the ban to quell increasingly violent demonstrations. Protests first started in the city…

  • China Oct 31, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Test Mask Ban in Full Halloween Regalia

    Hong Kong protesters continued their pro-democracy protests, now in their fifth month, by taking to the streets on Halloween Thursday decked out in costumes and masks to challenge a controversial face-covering ban. The Hong Kong government earlier this month used a British-colonial era emergency law to enact the ban to quell increasingly violent demonstrations. Protests first started in the city…

  • China Oct 31, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Test Mask Ban in Full Halloween Regalia

    Hong Kong protesters continued their pro-democracy protests, now in their fifth month, by taking to the streets on Halloween Thursday decked out in costumes and masks to challenge a controversial face-covering ban. The Hong Kong government earlier this month used a British-colonial era emergency law to enact the ban to quell increasingly violent demonstrations. Protests first started in the city…

  • Facebook Oct 27, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Criticize Police Conduct, Draw Tear Gas

    Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse a rally called over concerns about police conduct in monthslong pro-democracy demonstrations, with protesters cursing the officers and calling them “gangster cops.” Organizers called for the demonstration at a waterfront park, but police said the rally was unauthorized and engaged in a standoff with the protesters after ordering them to leave....

  • China Sep 21, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters, Police Face Off in Renewed Clashes

    Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, a district in the northwest of the Chinese territory. Hong Kong is in the fourth month of sometimes violent protests...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Hong Kong Tells US to Stay Out; Students Form Protest Chains

    Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity to push for democratic reforms after violent weekend clashes in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The silent protest comes as the Hong Kong government condemned the “illegal behavior of radical protesters” and warned the U.S. to stay out of its affairs. Thousands of demonstrators held...

  • China Jun 22, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters End Blockade of Police Headquarters

    Protesters in Hong Kong ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully Saturday, disappointed that their demands for the territory’s leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill and police to apologize for heavy handed tactics have gone unmet. By daybreak, police had cleared the streets of barriers set up by protesters to snarl traffic in the Asian financial center,...

  • China Jun 18, 2019

    Hong Kong's Anger Over Extradition Bill Focuses on Leader

    A movement that saw as many as 2 million protesting against an extradition bill in Hong Kong now turns its focus to its political leader. Many are calling for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down, despite her assurances that the bill will not be revived.

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