• Boy, 12, youngest to be convicted in Hong Kong protests

    Boy, 12, youngest to be convicted in Hong Kong protests

    World | November 21, 2019 18:32 IST

    A 12-year-old boy became the youngest protester to be convicted in the six-month-long pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong as a court in the former British colony reserved orders to place him under counseling and supervision for up to three years.

  • Hong Kong campus drama persists as city gears for elections

    Hong Kong campus drama persists as city gears for elections

    World | November 21, 2019 15:16 IST

    A small but determined group of protesters remained holed up Thursday inside a Hong Kong university campus as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick out the black force” in upcoming elections seen as a key gauge of public support for anti-government protests.

  • HK protests: 70-year-old dies after being hit by brick

    Hong kong protests: 70-year-old dies after being hit by brick

    World | November 15, 2019 11:59 IST

    The demonstrations, which have drawn massive crowds since June following a contentious proposed extradition law, have turned into a movement seeking to improve democracy in the city-state and safeguard the region's partial autonomy from Beijing.

  • Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

    Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

    World | November 14, 2019 16:06 IST

    Hong Kong police warned protesters on Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities.

  • Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

    Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

    World | November 10, 2019 19:11 IST

    Police fired tear gas and protesters broke windows at a shopping mall Sunday in anti-government demonstrations across Hong Kong amid anger over a student activist’s death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.

  • Hong Kong protests knife attack pro democracy

    Hong Kong: Knife-wielding man slashes several people involved in pro-democracy protests

    World | November 04, 2019 16:13 IST

    Hong Kong democracy protest news: A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months.

  • Hong Kong legislature officially withdraws controversial extradition bill after months of protests

    Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill after months of protests

    World | October 23, 2019 13:31 IST

    “I now formally announce the withdrawal of the bill,” Secretary for Security John Lee told the city’s legislature. 

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    Hong Kong: British Foreign Ministry official goes missing after crossing into Chinese mainland

    World | August 20, 2019 22:15 IST

    An employee of British Foreign Ministry has gone missing after he travelling to Chinese mainland from Hong Kong. Hong Kong Police on Tuesday confirmed it had received a report on August 9 about the employee.

  • Protesters holding umbrellas face off police officers in anti-riot gear in Hong Kong on Monday, July

    Protests escalate as Hong Kong marks handover to China

    World | July 01, 2019 13:00 IST

    Hong Kong protests: Combative protesters tried to break into the Hong Kong legislature Monday as a crowd of thousands prepared to start a march in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony's return to China.

  • A mass protest was staged in Hong Kong on Sunday.

    Mass protest staged in Hong Kong over extradition bill

    World | June 16, 2019 18:44 IST

    Youths along with families and children participated in the protest carrying banners with the slogans "Stop the violence, we are not rioters" and "No to police brutality" amid demands for all charges to be dropped against those arrested during protests.

  • removal of barricades begins at hk protest site

    Removal of barricades begins at HK protest site

    World | November 18, 2014 8:52 IST

    Hong Kong: Workers in Hong Kong on Tuesday started clearing away barricades at one site of the student protest that has rocked the city for the last two months.The removal comes after a Hong Kong

  • xi jinping s leadership to come under scrutiny at key

    Xi Jinping's leadership to come under scrutiny at key Communist Party of China meet

    World | October 19, 2014 19:09 IST

    Beijing: Amid continued pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong as well as brewing resentment among party ranks over China's anti-graft campaign, the ruling CPC will hold a key meeting here tomorrow in which President Xi Jinping's

  • malala yousafzai among time s most influential teens of 2014

    Malala Yousafzai among Time's most influential teens of 2014

    World | October 15, 2014 9:14 IST

    New York: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Obama's daughters and Joshua Wong, the face of the Hong Kong protests against China have been named by Time magazine among its list of the 25 most

  • hong kong protesters make apparent concessions

    Hong Kong protesters make apparent concessions

    World | October 05, 2014 19:59 IST

    Hong Kong: In an apparent concession to authorities warning pro-democracy protesters to clear Hong Kong's streets by the beginning of the work week, students occupying the area outside city government headquarters agreed today to remove

  • scuffles as hong kong protests face clear out

    Scuffles as Hong Kong protests face clear-out

    World | October 05, 2014 10:57 IST

    Hong Kong: Police armed with pepper spray and batons have clashed with demonstrators in Hong Kong as fears grow security forces may move in to clear the streets.As huge crowds rallied overnight in the city's

  • illegal hong kong protests can cause havoc china warns

    'Illegal' Hong Kong protests can cause havoc, China warns

    World | October 04, 2014 17:32 IST

    Beijing: Terming the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong as “illegal”, China today warned that the agitation that has paralysed the city would end up creating havoc in the former British colony.Democracy and the rule of

  • hong kong protests shrink after leader oks talks

    Hong Kong protests shrink after leader OKs talks

    World | October 03, 2014 13:12 IST

    Hong Kong: The crowds of pro-democracy protesters on the streets of Hong Kong dwindled sharply Friday after the territory's leader agreed to meet with their leaders over their demands for electoral reforms. An afternoon thunderstorm—and

  • china warns of chaos if hong kong protests persist

    China warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests persist

    World | October 02, 2014 11:12 IST

    Hong Kong: China warned of “chaos” and threw its weight behind Hong Kong's embattled leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end

  • hong kong protests hit city s role as finance hub

    Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub

    World | October 02, 2014 11:03 IST

    Hong Kong: Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British

  • no images of hong kong protests in china s media

    No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

    World | October 01, 2014 10:54 IST

    Beiging: China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at

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