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China's banned books fade from Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The annual Hong Kong book fair has always been a source of politically sensitive titles banned in China, but this year fewer were on display as the city faces growing pressure under an increasingly assertive Beijing.

Dark days for China's democracy dream

Central - The death of Liu Xiaobo deprives China's dissident movement of a crucial figurehead at a time when political activism on the mainland is being forced ever deeper underground, and pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong are under threat.

Thousands march in Hong Kong in memory of Liu Xiaobo

Hong Kong - Thousands took to the streets of central Hong Kong Saturday night holding candles as they marched in memory of pro-democracy Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Protests after Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament

Hong Kong - Activists accused Beijing of crippling Hong Kong's parliament Friday after four pro-democracy lawmakers were disqualified.More than 1,000 people protested near the government offices Friday night in response to the decision.

Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament

Hong Kong - Four pro-democracy lawmakers were disqualified from Hong Kong's parliament Friday in a move that will worsen growing fears the city's freedoms are under serious threat from Beijing.

Hong Kong democracy activists mourn death of Liu Xiaobo

Hong Kong - Democracy activists and members of the public gathered outside China's liaison office in Hong Kong Thursday night to mourn the death in custody of China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and vent their anger at Beijing.

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - China's sole operational aircraft carrier arrived in Hong Kong for the first time Friday in a display of military might less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping.

'Schoolmaster' Xi leaves Hong Kong smarting

Hong Kong - A landmark visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Hong Kong left little doubt that Beijing views the city as a destabilising hotbed of unacceptable political dissent that must prove its loyalty, analysts said Sunday.

China's Xi draws 'red line' in Hong Kong as protesters march

Hong Kong - China's President Xi Jinping warned on Saturday that any challenge to Beijing's control over Hong Kong crossed a "red line", as thousands calling for more democracy marched through the city 20 years since it was handed back by Britain.

China's first lady makes a splash in tense Hong Kong visit

Hong Kong - Xi Jinping's every word is being closely watched during his first visit to politically divided Hong Kong as China's leader, but his wife is stealing some of the spotlight in a soft power push by Beijing.

Tight security in Hong Kong as Xi leads celebrations

Hong Kong - Tight security contained protesters in Hong Kong Friday night as China's President Xi Jinping led lavish celebrations to mark 20 years since the politically divided city was handed back to China by Britain.

China's President Xi visits divided Hong Kong

Hong Kong - President Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark 20 years since its return to China by Britain, with activists under arrest as authorities sought to avoid embarrassment during anniversary celebrations.

China's president Xi in landmark visit to Hong Kong

Hong Kong - President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark 20 years since it was handed back to China by Britain, with leading democracy activists already in police custody after a protest in the politically divided city.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by policeĀ 

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by policeĀ 

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong protesters stage sit-in ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy protesters climbed a statue in Hong Kong Wednesday and staged a sit-in ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain.

Hong Kong's history: From backwater to metropolis

Hong Kong - Modern-day Hong Kong is best known for its sprawl of skyscrapers, a bustling financial hub off the southern coast of mainland China and a regional conduit for trade.

Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover

Hong Kong - When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future.

Hong Kong activists stage China protests ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong - Hong Kong saw multiple protests Monday ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain.

Hong Kong activists stage China protest ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Monday draped a black flag over a statue symbolising the city's return to China by Britain, days before a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the handover.
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