Tag: Hong Kong
Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been under pressure after a historic protest called for her to step down over an extradition bill.
Protestors insist Lam resign and shelve the bill entirely, but Beijing has thrown their weight behind her.
It is not clear whether his early release is a gesture from the authorities or procedure.
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 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.
Protest leaders call for Carrie Lam to resign, permanently shelve the bill and apologise for police tactics..
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang calls the decision an attempt to 'listen more widely to the views of the community'.
The extradition bill has many concerned it may threaten the rule of law that underpins Hong Kong's international financial status.
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.
Taiwan bides itself as protests in Hong Kong this week signal what could happen to their own future if Beijing has its way.
China is urging Washington not to interfere in matters regarding Hong Kong and summons US embassy official Robert Forden to lodge stern representations.
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's Hong Kong listing could raise up to US$20 billion as early as the third quarter of this year, predicts a source.
Telegram says they suffered a DDoS attack which resulted in users in many regions face connection issues.
Government offices close for the rest of the week as protests set to continue in Hong Kong.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Hong Kong must take steps to protect its rights, freedoms and high degree of autonomy.
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.
Many youths could be seen dozing after a long night camped out as commuters made their way to work.
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'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.
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.
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.
A scientist attempts to revive the glory days of Hong Kong's pearl farming era.
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.