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China lashes Taiwan over offer to HK protesters

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen voiced support for granting asylum to some Hong Kong protesters, with the semi-autonomous financial hub in the midst of an unprecedented political crisis.

China compares HK democrats to Mao-era ‘Gang of Four’

Newspaper editorials represent some of the most direct personal attacks levelled as China attempts to discredit the protest movement that has gone on for weeks in the former British colony.

Cathay remains under scrutiny as CEO takes fall for protests

Incoming CEO Augustus Tang has the delicate task of continuing to placate China while also minimizing the fallout from staff, customers and investors as the unrest in Hong Kong continue to seethe.

Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government rally

Demonstrations have lost some intensity since the ugly scenes witnessed during the protesters' occupation of the city's airport.

HK activists, Beijing supporters demonstrate in London

More than 1,000 people took part in the opposing demonstrations.

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing urges love, not violence after protests

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing's message, published in major newspapers, urges the public to 'cease the anger with love' and 'stop the violence'.

China says it won’t ‘sit by’ on Hong Kong, Trump expresses...

US National Security Advisor John Bolton also warns Beijing against creating a 'new' Tiananmen Square in Hong Kong.

Reprieve for Cathay as China’s aviation authority says its demands met

The report from China's aviation authority provided some much-needed relief for the Hong Kong airline .

Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border

Concerns are building that China may intervene to end 10 weeks of unrest in Hong Kong.

World leaders call for calm, talks as protests continue in Hong...

Trump binds Xi by linking HK protests to the US-China trade negotiations. France and Canada called for fresh talks between HK government and protesters to find a peaceful resolution.

Trump says Xi can ‘quickly and humanely solve’ HK standoff

The US says it is 'deeply concerned' over Chinese security force movements on the border with Hong Kong and urged Beijing to honour the territory's autonomy.

Hong Kong airport reopens after overnight clashes, mass protests

Five people were detained as protestors overnight harassed and assaulted a visitor and a journalist, according to Hong Kong police.

US confirms China moving troops to HK border

'I hope it works out peacefully, nobody gets hurt, nobody gets killed,' says US President Donald Trump.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters as confrontation looms

Chants of 'Liberate Hong Kong' had earlier echoed through the streets when more than a thousand black-shirted protesters marched, some with their pets, amid a carnival atmosphere.

Hong Kong official warns city’s economy faces tough times

'Industries like retail, catering and transportation have taken a hit because of the recent violent unrest, with significant revenue drops,' an official says.

Hong Kong protesters keep up pressure with fresh rallies

Fresh demonstrations came after the financial hub's chief executive ruled out concessions, and as Beijing and Washington stepped up a war of words over a US diplomat's meeting with activists.

Protesters throng HK airport as property lobby calls for calm

The increasingly violent protests pose one of the gravest populist challenges yet to Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Taiwanese bubble tea brands face mainland boycott over HK gesture

Mainland Chinese internet users are infuriated over popular bubble tea franchises voicing their solidarity with Hong Kong street protesters.

China warns Hong Kong protesters central govt has ‘immense strength’

'Those who play with fire will perish by it,' says a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council.

Group of HK activists not backing down on demands

Hong Kong's government has failed to take responsibility for the outcry gripping the city, says one activist.

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong protesters close to Beijing’s office

The clashes are the second consecutive day of violence in a city reeling from weeks of anti-government protests that show no sign of abating.

China rejects US lawmaker’s comments on HK protests, human rights

China's Foreign Ministry Office in Hong Kong 'urges foreign politicians to stop sending the wrong signals over this violent behaviour'.

Hong Kong protesters defy police again and begin banned march

Officials had initially only given permission for a rally in a park in the commercial district known as Central.

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kong citizens protesting...

Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis in recent history after millions of demonstrators took to the streets – and sporadic violent confrontations erupted between police and pockets of hardcore protesters.