Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas

Europe 12/01/19, 03:57

Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday, Dec. 1, in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators allegedly threw bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month movement. In the largest of three rallies, ...

Thousands protest as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails

Asia & Pacific 10/06/19, 04:42

Shouting "Wearing a mask is not a crime," tens of thousands of protesters braved the rain Sunday to march in central Hong Kong, as a court rejected a second attempt to block a ban on masks aimed at quashing violence at pro-democracy rallies. Police fired tear gas in several areas amid ...

Hong Kong protests continue despite extradition bill withdrawal

Asia & Pacific 09/06/19, 17:56

Pro-democracy protests continued in Hong Kong on Friday, Sept. 6, with people taking to the streets and some lighting fires as a burning barricade on city streets. Police retaliated by firing rubber bullets, tear gas, and pepper spray, as hundreds of protesters, many of them masked and dressed in black, took ...

Hong Kong protests may give Taiwan’s leader a boost vs China

Asia & Pacific 07/01/19, 21:43

Recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong are echoing in Taiwan, possibly giving the island's President Tsai Ing-wen a lift in her campaign to resist Beijing's pressure for political unification and win a second term in next year's elections. The demonstrations sparked by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's now-shelved push for ...

Freed Hong Kong pro-democracy activist asks Lam to resign

Asia & Pacific 06/19/19, 14:38

An activist for pro-democracy group Demosisto and a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, Joshua Wong was released from prison. Wong urged Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to withdraw the extradition amendment and to step down. Speaking to reporters immediately after he left the Lai Chi Kok Correctional ...

Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

Asia & Pacific 06/16/19, 06:12

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly clad in black despite the sweltering heat, jammed the city's streets Sunday in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. The marchers are demanding that Hong Kong's leader ...

Hong Kong quiet now, but prospect of new protest looms large

Asia & Pacific 06/13/19, 21:21

Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts. The prospect of further protests over the weekend loomed large, however, with demonstrators saying they were determined to ...

Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

Health 10/10/18, 03:16

Hong Kong's leader says the semi-autonomous Chinese territory plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products to protect public health.Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers her policy speech at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Lam has unveiled a major reclamation project called "Lantau ...

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