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Hong Kong leader apologises for extradition bill

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been under pressure after a historic protest called for her to step down over an extradition bill.

Beijing says will ‘firmly support’ Hong Kong leader Lam

Protestors insist Lam resign and shelve the bill entirely, but Beijing has thrown their weight behind her.

Joshua Wong to be released from prison Monday

It is not clear whether his early release is a gesture from the authorities or procedure.

Trump to raise Hong Kong protests with Xi at G20

Mike Pompeo also says US President Donald Trump's imposition of widespread tariffs on Chinese goods shows his willingness to confront Beijing.

Tens of thousands expected to rally to demand Hong Kong leader...

Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets in Hong Kong to demand the city's leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests in decades.

HK leader halts extradition bill but opponents vow fresh rally

Protest leaders call for Carrie Lam to resign, permanently shelve the bill and apologise for police tactics..

China backs suspension of Hong Kong extradition bill

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang calls the decision an attempt to 'listen more widely to the views of the community'.

Embattled HK leader Lam suspends China extradition bill

The extradition bill has many concerned it may threaten the rule of law that underpins Hong Kong's international financial status.

Hong Kong news outlets say controversial extradition bill may be suspended

Hong Kong media reports that the city's government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests.

Hong Kong unrest alarms Taiwan with wary eye on China

Taiwan bides itself as protests in Hong Kong this week signal what could happen to their own future if Beijing has its way.

China tells US to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs

China is urging Washington not to interfere in matters regarding Hong Kong and summons US embassy official Robert Forden to lodge stern representations.

US lawmakers pressure China with bill backing HK rights

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is a measure that would also threaten to remove Hong Kong's status as a US special trading partner.

Alibaba files for HK listing that may raise US$20 bln as...

Alibaba's Hong Kong listing could raise up to US$20 billion as early as the third quarter of this year, predicts a source.

Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China

Telegram says they suffered a DDoS attack which resulted in users in many regions face connection issues.

Hong Kong shuts govt offices, security tight after violent protests

Government offices close for the rest of the week as protests set to continue in Hong Kong.

Britain calls on HK to pause extradition bill, maintain rights

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Hong Kong must take steps to protect its rights, freedoms and high degree of autonomy.

Protests against China extradition bill paralyse Hong Kong

Police use water cannons and pepper spray on protesters outside the Legco building and held up signs warning demonstrators they are prepared to use force.

Thousands rally as Hong Kong readies for mass strikes over extradition...

Many youths could be seen dozing after a long night camped out as commuters made their way to work.

US warns extradition law changes may jeopardise HK’s special status

The US says it shares the concerns of Hong Kong citizens that the new law would negatively impact the territory’s longstanding protections of human rights.

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill will not be scrapped

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader says she has no plans to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after huge crowds came out to oppose the proposal.

Chinese paper: ‘Foreign forces’ seeking to create havoc in Hong Kong

A Chinese newspaper claims that certain "foreign forces" are trying to hurt the country by creating chaos in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that has prompted mass protests.

Tens of thousands gather in Hong Kong for rally against China...

Police will brace for the biggest march in Hong Kong today as 500,000 people are expected to protest against a proposed extradition law to China.

Scientist looks to resurrect Hong Kong’s ‘Pearl of the Orient’ past

A scientist attempts to revive the glory days of Hong Kong's pearl farming era.

Hong Kong court issues landmark ruling on benefits for gay couples

Hong Kong's top court Thursday orders the government to grant spousal rights and benefits to the husband of a gay civil servant who married overseas.