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  • Hong Kong Airlines to reduce flights over protests

    Hong Kong Airlines to reduce flights over protests

    World | September 17, 2019 11:26 IST

    "Travel demand has declined sharply due to recurring issues in Hong Kong. In response to the current market conditions, we have temporarily reduced our capacity," a spokeswoman for Hong Kong Airlines said.  

  • Hong Kong protesters urge UK to back democratic calls

    Hong Kong protesters urge UK to back democratic calls

    World | September 15, 2019 20:21 IST

    Under the "one country, two systems" formula, Beijing agreed to allow the former British colony to retain a semi-independent status - including certain legal rights not contained in the mainland Chinese system - until the pact's expiration in 2047.

  • Hong Kong  braces for another weekend of protests

    Hong Kong braces for another weekend of protests

    World | September 07, 2019 11:55 IST

    Hong Kong police and the Airport Authority warned against such acts by the anti-government protesters, saying any deliberate obstruction or attempts to use fake boarding passes could have legal consequences.  

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    Hong Kong braces for airport protests after overnight unrest

    World | September 07, 2019 11:15 IST

    Express train service will run from the station in downtown Hong Kong direct to the airport, skipping all stations in-between and only those with flight tickets can enter the terminals, airport officials said. Bus services will also be adjusted to ensure smooth traffic.  

  • Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

    Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

    World | September 05, 2019 2:17 IST

    Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced Wednesday the withdrawal of an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one of the protesters’ demands in the hope of ending the increasingly violent unrest.  

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    Zara denies speculation its stores were closed because of Hong Kong protests

    Fashion | September 03, 2019 20:07 IST

    According to a Bloomberg report, the company in a post on its official Weibo account, a social media platform like Twitter, on Monday said “Zara has never made any comments or undertaken any actions related to a strike in Hong Kong."

  • HongKong students strike on 1st day of school year

    HongKong students strike on 1st day of school year

    World | September 02, 2019 12:23 IST

    The students, most of them wearing black T-shirts over their uniforms, were expected to head to the city centre for a rally in Edinburgh Place against the now-shelved extradition bill, which would have allowed the transfer of fugitives to jurisdictions with which Hong Kong lacks an extradition deal, including mainland China, the South China Morning Post reported.  

  • Protest in Hong Kong not to impact trade with India: HKTDC

    Protest in Hong Kong not to impact trade with India: HKTDC

    World | August 31, 2019 16:54 IST

    Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) said: "With a lot of concerns around the ongoing large-scale protest/unrest in Hong Kong and its possible impact on trade, we would like to assure that we have not seen any downtrend in business."  

  • Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, others arrested

    Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, others arrested

    World | August 30, 2019 12:04 IST

    Hong Kong police arrested well-known activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group Friday in a mounting crackdown on people involved in this summer’s protests.  

  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested

    Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested

    News | September 01, 2019 5:21 IST

    Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was arrested suspicion of organizing illegal protests ahead of another week of planned protests in the semi-autonomous region.

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    ICC ban Hong Kong cricketers Irfan Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed for life

    Cricket | August 26, 2019 19:19 IST

    During the hearing, the Tribunal heard evidence that all three players fixed or contrived to fix matches.

  • Hong Kong police draw guns, water cannons; 36 arrested in

    Hong Kong police draw guns, water cannons; 36 arrested in latest protest

    World | August 26, 2019 6:28 IST

    The day’s main showdown took place on a major drag in the outlying Tsuen Wan district following a protest march that ended in a nearby park. While a large crowd rallied in the park, a group of hard-line protesters took over a main street, strewing bamboo poles on the pavement and lining up orange and white traffic barriers and cones to obstruct police.

  • Hong Kong police draw guns in latest protest violence

    Hong Kong police draw guns in latest protest violence

    World | August 25, 2019 21:47 IST

    After hoisting warning flags, police used tear gas to try to disperse the crowd. Protesters responded by throwing bricks and gasoline bombs toward the police. The result was a surreal scene of small fires and scattered paving bricks on the street between the two sides, rising clouds of tear gas and green and blue laser lights pointed by the protesters at the police.

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    Hong Kong Protests: Fresh violence ends two weeks of calm

    World | August 24, 2019 19:41 IST

    Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road following a march against "smart lampposts" that was sparked by surveillance fears.

  • Hong Kong police use tear gas

    Hong Kong police use tear gas, protesters cut down 'smart lamppost'

    World | August 24, 2019 17:41 IST

    Protesters used an electric saw to slice through the bottom of the lamppost, while others pulled ropes tied around it. The demonstrators, who were holding up umbrellas to hide their identities, cheered as it toppled over.

  • Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

    Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

    World | August 23, 2019 22:59 IST

    It was the latest protest in a nearly 11-week-old movement that began with calls to scrap a now-suspended extradition bill and has widened to include demands for full democracy and an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality at protests.

  • Court extends injunction on Hong Kong airport protests
 

    Court extends injunction on Hong Kong airport protests

    World | August 23, 2019 11:50 IST

    Justice Wilson Chan granted the extension at the High Court a little more than a week after a five-day mass sit-in, which started as a peaceful occupation but later descended into chaos, with protesters blocking passengers from leaving, scuffling with them, and even holding two mainlanders hostage, the South China Morning Post reported.

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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.

  • Twitter Hong Kong protests

    Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targetting Hong Kong protests

    World | August 20, 2019 19:18 IST

    Twitter said it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said Monday it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first applied in 2017 to two Russian entities.

  • Child leads the chants at Hong Kong protest

    Video: Child leads chants at Hong Kong protest, crowd replies 'Cheer Up'

    World | August 20, 2019 19:19 IST

    A child in Hong Kong has caught the world's attention during the Hong Kong protests. A child is heard chanting "Hong Kong people" on overpass while protesters are marching below. The crowd replies Cheer Up in unison. Here's the full video.