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More Hong Kong protests planned despite arrests, Chinese warnings

The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city has seen two months of unrest that was triggered by opposition to a planned extradition law and then quickly evolved into a wider movement for democratic reforms.
Protesters in Hong Kong are gearing up for more rallies, in defiance of warnings from China.(AP Photo)
Protesters in Hong Kong are gearing up for more rallies, in defiance of warnings from China.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 02, 2019 06:26 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse

Donald Trump says China’s Xi Jinping ‘acted responsibly’ in Hong Kong protests

“I hope that President Xi will do the right thing but it has been going on a long time, there’s no question,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday.
President Donald Trump said China’s Xi Jinping “acted responsibly” with protests in Hong Kong.(Bloomberg Photo)
President Donald Trump said China’s Xi Jinping “acted responsibly” with protests in Hong Kong.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 10:47 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Josh Wingrove

China says Hong Kong protests ‘absolutely intolerable’

Hong Kong has been shaken by massive, sometimes violent, protests initially organised to oppose a now-suspended bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.
Thousands of masked pro-democracy demonstrators briefly occupied the road outside the office in the semi-autonomous city Sunday night and targeted the building with eggs, projectiles, laser lights and graffiti in a stark rebuke to Beijing’s rule.(AP Photo)
Thousands of masked pro-democracy demonstrators briefly occupied the road outside the office in the semi-autonomous city Sunday night and targeted the building with eggs, projectiles, laser lights and graffiti in a stark rebuke to Beijing’s rule.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 07:21 PM IST
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Beijing | By Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong’s protests will roll into history’s footnotes

The mass resistance of Hong Kongers may come to be seen as a symbol of what much of the world may have to do in a more structured manner against the global variant of the “China dream.”
Barring an unforeseen turn of events, the anti-government movement will, like previous demonstrations in Hong Kong, be rolled into the history footnotes. But the protests will probably result in the shelving of the extradition law that triggered all this upheaval in the first place and the premature replacement of the chief executive(AP)
Barring an unforeseen turn of events, the anti-government movement will, like previous demonstrations in Hong Kong, be rolled into the history footnotes. But the protests will probably result in the shelving of the extradition law that triggered all this upheaval in the first place and the premature replacement of the chief executive(AP)
Published on Jul 08, 2019 08:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Hong Kong protests are a loss of face for China

The are a reminder that representative government or constitutional liberty is not foreign to the people of the city-state or the region
The protests are unlikely to fundamentally change anything in Hong Kong or in China. But they have served as a reminder to Beijing and the world, both of which were under the illusion that people of Chinese origin, if sufficiently prosperous and well governed, had little interest in their political rights(AP)
The protests are unlikely to fundamentally change anything in Hong Kong or in China. But they have served as a reminder to Beijing and the world, both of which were under the illusion that people of Chinese origin, if sufficiently prosperous and well governed, had little interest in their political rights(AP)
Published on Jun 18, 2019 08:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Hong Kong protests against extradition bill were ‘riots’: Beijing

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang Thursday said the largely peaceful protests were “an act that undermines Hong Kong’s stability.”
Protest organisers have announced plans for another mass rally for Sunday.(AFP File Photo)
Protest organisers have announced plans for another mass rally for Sunday.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 03:37 PM IST
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Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
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