Tag Archives: Hong Kong

  • Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

    Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park but later spilled onto the streets, briefly barricading roads and spray-painting buildings. ...

  • China defends barring Human Rights Watch head from Hong Kong

    China on Monday defended barring the head of Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong, saying non-governmental organisations were responsible for political unrest in the city and should "pay the proper price". ...

  • Massive Hong Kong pro-democracy rally ends in police clashes

    A huge New Year's Day pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong ended in mass arrests and clashes between police and hardcore protesters, as demonstrators sought to carry their movement's momentum into 2020. ...

  • Hong Kong to end year with multiple protests, kick off 2020 with big march

    Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub, which has seen a rise in clashes between police and protesters. ...

  • Protesters rally near Hong Kong harbour, more demos planned over Christmas

    More than 1,000 protesters, many in surgical masks and balaclavas, filled a harbourside plaza near Hong Kong’s financial district late on Monday to demand full democracy and an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality. ...

  • Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters return to the streets

    Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week after pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide local election victory. ...

  • Record turnout in Hong Kong elections amid calls for full democracy

    Hong Kong's voters turned out in record numbers Sunday for local council elections that the city's pro-democracy movement hopes will pile pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands after months of protest. ...

  • Furious China vows to ‘fight back’ after Congress backs HK democracy

    China on Thursday accused the US of seeking to "destroy" Hong Kong and threatened retaliation after Congress passed new legislation supporting the pro-democracy movement that has thrown the city into nearly six months of turmoil. ...

  • US Senate passes Hong Kong rights bill, angering China

    The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting "human rights and democracy" in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, angering China which promptly summoned a US diplomat. ...

  • Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again

    Police fired tear gas while protesters threw petrol bombs and fired arrows in clashes outside Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University on Saturday, just hours after Chinese soldiers made a rare appearance to help clean up ...