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Hong Kongers need more support, dissidents tell German book fair

Frankfurt Am Main - Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu and former Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee on Thursday urged European countries to step up support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators, as they joined an umbrella vigil at the Frankfurt book fair.

Angry emojis flood Hong Kong leader's Facebook Live chat

Fpo - Hong Kong's embattled leader took to Facebook Live late Thursday in a bid to reach out to citizens after months of political unrest -- and the emoji count was far from kind.

First for Asia as Hong Kong Philharmonic wins public vote award

Fpo - Hong Kong Philharmonic won orchestra of the year at the prestigious 2019 Gramophone Awards, a first for Asia and a rare bright spot for the financial hub's cultural industry as the city reels from months of protests.

China irked by Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Hong Kong

Bejing - China called for foreign governments not to interfere in its affairs Thursday, after a Norwegian politician nominated the "people of Hong Kong" for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

HK lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day

Fpo - Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong's legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled the city's pro-Beijing leader for a second day running, the latest outburst of political rancour in the strife-torn city.

HK lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day

Fpo - Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong's legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled the city's pro-Beijing leader for a second day running, the latest outburst of political rancour in the strife-torn city.

Hong Kong protest leader left bloodied in street attack

Fpo - A leading face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement was rushed to hospital covered in blood late Wednesday after being attacked by unidentified thugs with hammers, his protest group said.

US House passes Hong Kong 'Democracy Act'

Washington - The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to defend civil rights in the semi-autonomous territory, prompting an angry response from China.

Hong Kong chief abandons policy speech; protest leader hospitalised

Fpo - Hong Kong's embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech on Wednesday after she was shouted down by opposition lawmakers on a day that also saw a prominent protest leader left bloodied by hammer-wielding thugs.

US senator warns Hong Kong becoming 'police state' as thousands rally

Fpo - Hong Kong is sliding towards becoming a police state, US senator Josh Hawley warned Monday, as tens of thousands filled the strife-torn city's streets waving American flags and calling on Washington to punish China over sliding freedoms.

Attempts to split China risk 'smashed' bodies: Xi

Bejing - President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split China would result in "bodies smashed and bones ground to powder", amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong.

Multiple arrests in Hong Kong as "flashmob" protests hit pro-Bejing targets

Fpo - Riot police clashed with anti-government protesters across Hong Kong Sunday as masked activists vandalised businesses deemed sympathetic to Beijing in another weekend of chaos in the financial hub.

Protesters erect 'Lady Liberty' statue on Hong Kong mountain top

Fpo - Pro-democracy protesters hauled a four-metre statue known as "Lady Liberty" to the top of a famous Hong Kong mountain early Sunday, announcing the peak would be its "final resting place".

Hong Kong police make arrests as small flashmob protests erupt

Fpo - Hong Kong riot police spent much of Sunday afternoon skirmishing with small groups of masked pro-democracy protesters who held flashmob gatherings in multiple locations -- although crowds were smaller and less violent than recent weekends.

NBA drops Lakers-Nets media events in China over 'unprecedented' row

Shanghai - The National Basketball Association (NBA) said Friday it had cancelled all remaining press events for its current China tour, citing the "complicated and unprecedented" controversy over Hong Kong protests and free speech.

Google yanks Hong Kong protester role-playing app

San Francisco - Google on Thursday removed from its online marketplace a mobile game that let people play as a Hong Kong protester, saying it violated a policy against cashing in on conflicts.

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Fpo - Apple on Thursday removed an app criticised by China for allowing protesters in Hong Kong to track police, as Beijing steps up pressure on foreign companies deemed to be providing support to the pro-democracy movement.The tech giant's pulling of HKmap....

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Fpo - Apple on Thursday removed a Hong Kong map application used by pro-democracy protesters, saying it endangered police, after China warned the US tech giant to drop the app.According to a statement published by the makers of HKmap.

NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row

Shanghai - The NBA confirmed an annual exhibition game in China would go ahead on Thursday, rejecting calls to scrap the event over a free speech row that was ignited by an American basketball executive's pro-democracy tweet.

US lawmakers urge NBA to suspend China activities over boycott

Washington - A bipartisan set of US lawmakers urged the NBA on Wednesday to suspend all activities in China until Chinese firms and broadcasters end their boycott of the league and the Houston Rockets.

China slams NBA, Apple over Hong Kong

Shanghai - China on Wednesday slammed NBA commissioner Adam Silver's defence of free speech, cancelling a basketball fan event and lashing him in the state-run press, as Apple was warned it could be the next Western firm punished for supporting democracy proteste...

Chinese media slams NBA's 'about face' on Hong Kong

Shanghai - Chinese state media slammed the NBA for an "about-face" Tuesday after the body said it would not apologise for a tweet by the Houston Rockets General Manager supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

China warns Apple against 'reckless' support of HK protesters

Bejing - China's state media accused Apple Wednesday of supporting pro-democracy protesters, warning the US tech giant would suffer consequences for its "unwise and reckless" decision, in an echo of campaigns against other Western firms.

Yao Ming 'extremely hot' over NBA's China crisis: Silver

Saitama - Chinese basketball chief Yao Ming is "extremely hot" over the controversy sparked by a Houston Rockets executive's pro-democracy tweet, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday, adding that he hoped to work with him to cool the escalating dispute.

'No regrets' for Hong Kong gamer kicked out of eSports tournament

Fpo - A top online gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an international eSports tournament after showing support for the city's protest movement said on Tuesday he has no regrets.

Tiffany removes advert over Hong Kong controversy

Shanghai - Tiffany & Co. have removed a tweet showing a woman covering one eye after Chinese consumers accused the jeweller of supporting the Hong Kong protesters.

NBA chief Silver stands firm as China backlash mounts

Apo - The National Basketball Association won't gag its personnel or apologise over a team executive's tweet that ignited a firestorm in China, commissioner Adam Silver insisted Tuesday, standing firm despite a growing backlash that imperils the league's luc...

China punishes NBA as crisis over democracy tweet deepens

Shanghai - China on Tuesday pulled NBA exhibition games from television screens as the league faced an escalating punishment campaign in the lucrative Chinese market ignited by an American basketball executive's pro-democracy tweet.

Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests: leader

Fpo - Hong Kong's under-fire leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an option following a particularly violent week of unrest that paralysed the city.

NBA backs free speech after Hong Kong tweet furore

Apo - The NBA has insisted it backs free speech, after US politicians accused it of caving to China in a row over a pro-democracy tweet that has cost the Houston Rockets lucrative Chinese sponsors and airtime.
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