Gulf Times - Hong-Kong
Freed Hong Kong democracy activist joins mass calls for leader to quit

Freed Hong Kong democracy activist joins mass calls for leader to quit

Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement ...

Thousands dressed in black rally to demand Hong Kong leader steps down

Thousands dressed in black rally to demand Hong Kong leader steps down

Thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's embattled leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat ...

Hong Kong govt to 'pause' divisive extradition bill: reports

Hong Kong govt to 'pause' divisive extradition bill: reports

Hong Kong's embattled government looks set to press pause on a deeply unpopular extradition bill that has provoked unprecedented clashes between police and protesters, multiple local media outlets reported Saturday.

Trump administration unlikely to move on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation -US official

Trump administration unlikely to move on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation -US official

The Trump administration is unlikely to move to revise a 1992 act that gives Hong Kong special trade and business privileges unless there is a dramatic escalation by China in response to street protests there, a senior US official said.

Tens of thousands of protesters force delay in Hong Kong extradition bill debate

Tens of thousands of protesters force delay in Hong Kong extradition bill debate

Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong surrounded the city's legislature on Wednesday, forcing it to postpone a second round of debate on an extradition bill ...

Thousands rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests against extradition bill

Thousands rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests against extradition bill

Thousands braved thunderstorms in Hong Kong on Tuesday for a fresh wave of protests against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, but the Chinese-ruled city's leader said she would not back down.

Chinese paper says 'foreign forces' trying to create havoc in Hong Kong

Chinese paper says 'foreign forces' trying to create havoc in Hong Kong

"Foreign forces" are trying to hurt China by creating chaos in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that has prompted mass protests in the former British colony, an official Chinese newspaper said on Monday.

Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally

Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader on Monday refused to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after huge crowds came out to oppose the proposal.

'Million march': Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

'Million march': Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

Hong Kong witnessed the largest protest since its 1997 handover to China on Sunday as huge crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to the mainland, a proposal that has plunged the city's pro-Beijing leaders ...

Chinese, Hong Kong stocks dive on Trump tariffs threat

Chinese, Hong Kong stocks dive on Trump tariffs threat

Shanghai stocks suffered their worst day in more than three years on Monday after US President Donald Trump said he would raise tariffs on imports from China at the end of this week, dealing a blow to hopes of an imminent end to their trade war.

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to protest new extradition laws

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to protest new extradition laws

Thousands of people marched on Hong Kong's parliament on Sunday to demand the scrapping of proposed extradition rules that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial ...

Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were jailed on Wednesday for their role in organising mass protests in 2014 that paralysed the city for months and infuriated Beijing.