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The German interior ministry's letter adds to the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to take a firmer line toward China over human rights.(AP)

China has tried to intimidate Hong Kong activists in Germany, Berlin says

Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Reuters, Berlin
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:13 PM IST
  • During a protest in support of Hong Kong activists in Hamburg, Chinese pro-government counter-demonstrators reportedly filmed and photographed participants "presumably for the purpose of intimidation"
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The bank is complying with its legal obligations and is "not in a position to judge the motives" of Hong Kong police, chief executive Noel Quinn said on Tuesday(Reuters)
The bank is complying with its legal obligations and is "not in a position to judge the motives" of Hong Kong police, chief executive Noel Quinn said on Tuesday(Reuters)

HSBC 'aiding crackdown on democracy' in Hong Kong, British lawmakers say

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • Founded in Hong Kong but headquartered in Britain, HSBC has historically tried to remain politically neutral. Recently however it has shown support for Beijing, most notably last June when its top executive in Asia signed a petition backing China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong.
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The slogan "Never Surrender" is spray painted on a wall in the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China.(Reuters)
The slogan "Never Surrender" is spray painted on a wall in the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China.(Reuters)

Hong Kong campus rocked by protest becomes ‘prison’ a year later

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:48 AM IST
On a recent weekday, uniformed security guards stood at entrances blocked by gates. To enter, students, faculty and staff must tap their university ID cards, while visitors are not allowed unless they receive permission in advance.
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The notice, posted on the front’s Facebook page, cited violent incidents that took place after public assemblies and rallies organised by the group over the past 12 months.(Reuters)
The notice, posted on the front’s Facebook page, cited violent incidents that took place after public assemblies and rallies organised by the group over the past 12 months.(Reuters)

Hong Kong police refuse permission for march to mark handover

By Reuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 05:53 PM IST
China took back control of Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, under a “one country, two systems” formula that allows freedoms not enjoyed in mainland China, including freedom of protest and a much-cherished independent judiciary.
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Lam’s government is facing renewed anti-government protests as China’s plan to enact sweeping national security legislation over the city fuels public anger.(Reuters)
Lam’s government is facing renewed anti-government protests as China’s plan to enact sweeping national security legislation over the city fuels public anger.(Reuters)

Hong Kong’s leader decries US ‘double standards’ over protests

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 09:39 AM IST
The US, which has passed bipartisan legislation backing Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp, now finds itself engulfed by widespread unrest of its own, triggered by the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis.
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In a return of the unrest that roiled Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the streets of the city on Sunday in defiance of curbs imposed to contain the coronavirus.(Bloomberg)
In a return of the unrest that roiled Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the streets of the city on Sunday in defiance of curbs imposed to contain the coronavirus.(Bloomberg)

Hong Kong security chief warns of growing ‘terrorism’ as government backs Beijing’s planned security laws

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 09:28 AM IST
Police said they arrested more than 180 people on Sunday, when authorities fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters as unrest returned to the Chinese-ruled city after months of relative calm.
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Protesters hold up their hands to represent their five demands during a rally in Hong Kong Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.(AP)
Protesters hold up their hands to represent their five demands during a rally in Hong Kong Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.(AP)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

By Associated Press | Posted by Harshita Singh | Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Crowds of demonstrators dressed in black gathered Sunday afternoon in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay district to protest the proposed legislation.
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Students at Hong Kong Baptist University take part in a rally after police entered the campus on Sunday while chasing protesters, in Hong Kong, China October 8, 2019.(REUTERS)
Students at Hong Kong Baptist University take part in a rally after police entered the campus on Sunday while chasing protesters, in Hong Kong, China October 8, 2019.(REUTERS)

Chinese paper criticises Apple over Hong Kong app, protesters’ song

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 09:48 AM IST
Apple joins other foreign companies struggling to navigate the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong as protests that began in June show no sign of abating.
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Anti-government protesters run away from tear gas during a demonstration in Wan Chai district in Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)
Anti-government protesters run away from tear gas during a demonstration in Wan Chai district in Hong Kong.(REUTERS Photo)

Activists call for fresh rallies as Hong Kong struggles to get back on foot

By Denis Wee | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 02:34 PM IST
The protests erupted after leader Carrie Lam invoked an emergency law for the first time in more than half a century to ban face masks.
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Protestors stand in line to move supplies in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters braved the rain Sunday to march in central Hong Kong as a court rejected a second legal attempt to block a mask ban aimed at quashing violence during four months of pro-democracy rallies.(AP)
Protestors stand in line to move supplies in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters braved the rain Sunday to march in central Hong Kong as a court rejected a second legal attempt to block a mask ban aimed at quashing violence during four months of pro-democracy rallies.(AP)

Hong Kong charges two protesters for defying new ban on wearing mask

By Associated Press | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 10:39 AM IST
An 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old unemployed woman were the first to be prosecuted under the ban, which came into force Saturday under sweeping emergency powers aimed at quashing violence in the protests for more democratic freedoms.
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A protester runs after setting a government office building on fire in Hong Kong.(AP Photo)
A protester runs after setting a government office building on fire in Hong Kong.(AP Photo)

Flash-mob rallies erupt in Hong Kong after teenager protester shot at by police

By Agence France-Presse | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 05:05 PM IST
A large crowd of demonstrators, including office workers in shirts and suits, began marching through the city’s commercial district in an unsanctioned rally, chanting anti-police and anti-government slogans.
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Protestors march on streets wearing masks in Hong Kong .(AP Photo)
Protestors march on streets wearing masks in Hong Kong .(AP Photo)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters in shopping district

By Press Trust of India | Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2019 01:28 PM IST
Police fired tear gas at protesters in Causeway Bay after angry crowds surrounded and heckled officers who had conducted stop and searches and then made a series of arrests.
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Mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport.(Reuters Photo)
Mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport.(Reuters Photo)

Hong Kong braces for airport protest after night of violent clashes

By Reuters | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Anti-government protesters have targeted the airport before, occupying the arrivals hall, blocking approach roads and setting street fires in the nearby town of Tung Chung.
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Carrie Lam withdrew the bill, which has plunged the Chinese territory into its worst political crisis in decades, on Wednesday.(Bloomberg photo)
Carrie Lam withdrew the bill, which has plunged the Chinese territory into its worst political crisis in decades, on Wednesday.(Bloomberg photo)

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says China ‘respects and supports’ scrapping of bill

By Reuters | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 02:12 PM IST
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam added that full withdrawal of the bill was a decision made by her government with Beijing’s backing.
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The pro democracy protests in Hong Kong have been going on since June and shows no signs of abating.(AP photo)
The pro democracy protests in Hong Kong have been going on since June and shows no signs of abating.(AP photo)

Thai billionaire calls for end to Hong Kong protests through advertisements

By Blake Schmidt and Venus Feng | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2019 02:08 PM IST
The billionaire’s appeal comes as businesses in Asia’s financial hub increasingly find themselves in a tough spot in the conflict between protesters and Beijing.
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The protests have rocked Hong Kong for three months and plunged the city into its biggest political crisis since its handover from British to Chinese rule.(AP Photo)
The protests have rocked Hong Kong for three months and plunged the city into its biggest political crisis since its handover from British to Chinese rule.(AP Photo)

29 arrested in Hong Kong after overnight clashes, more protests planned

By Reuters | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 10:09 AM IST
Activists threw petrol bombs and bricks on Saturday in the gritty industrial area of Kwun Tong, a densely populated area of the Chinese territory on the east of the Kowloon peninsula.
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The city is the most expensive in the world and weeks of protests are starting to bite the city’s property market.(Reuters file photo)
The city is the most expensive in the world and weeks of protests are starting to bite the city’s property market.(Reuters file photo)

Hong Kong rents set to fall as protests curb housing demand

By Shawna Kwan | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 04:08 PM IST
According to a survey conducted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, rents on Hong Kong’s main island, home to the central business district, will fall 2% in the next year due to large scale anti-governmental protests.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the protests, which have been ongoing for more than two months, should be conducted peacefully.(Reuters Photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the protests, which have been ongoing for more than two months, should be conducted peacefully.(Reuters Photo)

Mike Pompeo says China should respect Hong Kong protesters’ rights

By Jordan Fabian | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2019 07:03 PM IST
The pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong came out in force on Sunday in a largely calm gathering that contrasted with violent clashes with police in previous weeks.
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Mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity in Hong Kong.(Reuters photo)
Mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity in Hong Kong.(Reuters photo)

Tens of thousands march in latest protest in Hong Kong

By Associated Press | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 05:57 PM IST
Organizers said they hoped the assembly would be peaceful, which would make for a rare calm weekend in a months-long movement that has been marked by violent clashes with police.
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A satellite image appears to show a close-up of Chinese military vehicles at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, near the border with Hong Kong.(Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/ Handout via Reuters)
A satellite image appears to show a close-up of Chinese military vehicles at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, near the border with Hong Kong.(Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies/ Handout via Reuters)

Satellite pics show Chinese military vehicles near Hong Kong

By HT Correspondent and Agencies | Hindustan Times, Beijing / Hong Kong
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 12:06 PM IST
The pictures collected on Monday by Maxar’s WorldView show 500 or more vehicles sitting on and around the football stadium at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center just across the harbour from the Asian financial hub that has been rocked by more than two months of near-daily street demonstrations.
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