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Britain 'concerned' by reports HK consulate employee detained in China

Fpo - Britain's Foreign Office said Tuesday it was "extremely concerned" by reports that a Hong Kong consulate employee had been detained by mainland Chinese authorities on his way back to the city.

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of HK discord campaign

Fpo - Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city.

Hong Kong leader hopes peaceful rally presages 'return to calm'

Fpo - Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said she hoped "calm" will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police and demonstrators, but again refused to give ground to protester demands.

China plans to make Shenzhen a 'better place' than Hong Kong

Bejing - China's government has unveiled plans to boost the mainland city of Shenzhen and make it into what state media called a "better place" than neighbouring Hong Kong, following another huge pro-democracy rally in the semi-autonomous financial hub.

China plans to make Shenzhen a 'better place' than Hong Kong

Bejing - China's government has unveiled plans to boost the mainland city of Shenzhen and make it into what state media called a "better place" than neighbouring Hong Kong, following another huge pro-democracy rally in the semi-autonomous financial hub.

Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

Bejing - "Get those foreign agents outta town", roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement as violent and spurred on by overseas governments.

Trump warns Tiananmen-style HK crackdown would harm trade deal

Washington - Donald Trump has warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests would harm trade talks between the two countries, in comments that followed a huge, defiant march through the streets of the global f...

Violence poses conundrum to Hong Kong protest movement

Fpo - With a gas mask in her bag at Sunday's peaceful rally, Hong Kong protester Kelly said she disagreed with the violence which has enveloped her city, but refused to disown the more radical elements of the pro-democracy movement.

Hong Kong protesters flood city streets in largest rally in weeks

Fpo - A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing.

HK activists, Beijing supporters demonstrate in London

London - Demonstrators backing the democracy activists in Hong Kong marched in London on Saturday, as counter-protesters staged a rival rally.More than a thousand people took part in the two demonstrations in the British capital.

Rival rallies as Hong Kong's divisions deepen

Fpo - Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies on Saturday in a major test for the movement following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week -- and as concerns mount over Beijing's next move.

Hong Kong protesters kick off new weekend of rallies

Fpo - Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh protests on Saturday in a major test for the movement following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week -- and as concerns mount over Beijing's next move.

Hong Kong protest tensions heat up in Australia

Sydney - Hundreds of pro-China demonstrators marched through Sydney Saturday in response to a growing number of rallies in support of the Hong Kong democracy protests as tensions between the two groups increasingly flare in Australia.

Shenzhen: The border city a world away from Hong Kong

Shenzhen - The southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen borders the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong, but calls for greater freedom from protesters in the Asian financial hub meet with short shrift among their mainland neighbours.

Hong Kong protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback

Fpo - Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week -- and as concerns mount over Beijing's next move.

Gas masks and hard hats at Hong Kong's protest pop-up store

Fpo - Lee Ching-hei runs a pop-up store in Hong Kong but instead of offering the latest food trends or fashion must-haves he sells another highly sought-after commodity: protest supplies.

China media says Hong Kong response 'won't repeat' Tiananmen

Bejing - Chinese state media vowed Friday there "won't be a repeat" of the Tiananmen Square crackdown if Beijing moves to quash Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

Trump urges Chinese leader Xi to meet Hong Kong protesters

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists could lead to a "happy" ending to months of protests.

Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border: AFP

Shenzhen - Thousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an AFP reporter witnessed.

Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border: AFP

Shenzhen - Thousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an AFP reporter witnessed.

China says it won't 'sit by' on Hong Kong, Trump expresses concern

Fpo - China warned Thursday that it will not "sit by and watch" the unrest unfolding in Hong Kong, as US President Donald Trump expressed concern over the risk of a violent response to pro-democracy protests.

As China pressure mounts, Hong Kong's Cathay sacks two pilots

Fpo - Cathay Pacific said Wednesday two pilots had been sacked, as the Hong Kong carrier comes under huge pressure from Beijing to clamp down on staff supportive of anti-government rallies."One is currently involved in legal proceedings.

Young, educated and furious: a survey of Hong Kong's protesters

Fpo - The vast majority of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are university-educated, almost half are in their twenties and nearly everyone loathes the police, according to an academic survey that sheds new light on the movement.

Airport beatings spark soul-searching over Hong Kong's radicals

Fpo - Shocking scenes of pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's airport beating two men accused of being infiltrators have sparked soul-searching within the movement over whether a minority of radicals are undermining their cause.

Cathay Pacific caught in crossfire of Hong Kong's crisis

Fpo - Cathay Pacific has flown into a storm of controversy generated by the Hong Kong protests that has left it trying to appease an angry Beijing while not alienating its home market.

China slams 'terrorist-like actions' by protesters at HK airport

Bejing - China on Wednesday slammed pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong airport for "terrorist-like" acts, after two men were beaten by demonstrators.

China slams HK airport protesters, US 'deeply concerned'

Fpo - Beijing on Wednesday slammed "terrorist-like" attacks on its citizens by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong during a second day of chaos at the city's airport, as the United States expressed concern over apparent Chinese troop movements at the borde...

Hong Kong airport protesters retreat, but city in turmoil

Fpo - Pro-democracy protesters retreated from Hong Kong's airport on Wednesday following two days of hugely disruptive rallies that turned violent and plunged the global financial hub further into turmoil.

Flights departing Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

Fpo - Flights were departing Hong Kong airport largely on schedule on Wednesday morning, a day after pro-democracy protesters caused chaos with a disruptive sit-in that paralysed the busy transport hub.

Trump assailed for hands-off stance on Hong Kong

Washington - President Donald Trump was assailed Tuesday for his hands-off approach to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, avoiding criticizing Beijing even as he cited US intelligence reports of Chinese troops moving to the territory's border.
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