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Cathay Pacific to cut workforce by nearly a quarter

Cathay Pacific to cut workforce by nearly a quarter

Cathay Pacific announced plans Wednesday to cut its workforce by nearly a quarter and close one of its short-haul airlines in an effort to survive the "devastating" impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hong Kong police fire pepper balls at protesters opposed to election delay, new law

Hong Kong police fire pepper balls at protesters opposed to election delay, new law

Police fired rounds of pepper balls at protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday and arrested almost 300 after demonstrators took to the streets to oppose the postponement of legislative elections ...

Riot police disperse HK protesters on station beating anniversary

Riot police disperse HK protesters on station beating anniversary

Hong Kong riot police used pepper spray to disperse protesters Monday evening on the anniversary of a notorious clash during last year's pro-democracy rallies where officers were filmed beating people on a train.

Hong Kong delays polls citing pandemic, but democracy camp sceptical

Hong Kong delays polls citing pandemic, but democracy camp sceptical

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election to the Chinese-ruled city's legislature by a year because of a rise in coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition which had hoped..

Hong Kong extends virus restrictions to ban gatherings of more than two people

Hong Kong extends virus restrictions to ban gatherings of more than two people

Hong Kong on Monday announced further restrictions to curb a surge in coronavirus cases, including a ban on gatherings of more than two people, a total bar on restaurant dining and mandatory face masks in all public places ...

Hong Kong opposition kicks off primary elections under shadow of security law

Hong Kong opposition kicks off primary elections under shadow of security law

Hong Kong's opposition camp set up polling booths across the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday for primary elections aimed at selecting democracy candidates ...

Hong Kong police arrest more than 300 protesting China's security law

Hong Kong police arrest more than 300 protesting China's security law

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday as protesters took to the streets in defiance of sweeping security legislation introduced by China to snuff out dissent.

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

China's parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago.

China to impose visa restrictions on US individuals over Hong Kong

China to impose visa restrictions on US individuals over Hong Kong

China said it will impose visa restrictions on US individuals as tensions rise over Hong Kong's autonomy, state media reported Monday.

Hong Kong police refuse permission for march to mark handover

Hong Kong police refuse permission for march to mark handover

The Hong Kong police department on Saturday denied permission for an annual march in the former British colony on July 1 to mark the anniversary of the city's 1997 return to China ...

Hong Kong, China governments reject UK 'interference' and 'biased' criticism

Hong Kong, China governments reject UK 'interference' and 'biased' criticism

The Hong Kong government and China's foreign ministry branch in the city hit back on Friday at a report by Britain criticising Beijing's plans for national security legislation

A year on, Hong Kong democracy protesters torn between hope and fear

A year on, Hong Kong democracy protesters torn between hope and fear

Medical sector worker Tana has attended peaceful lunchtime rallies in Hong Kong regularly for months along with thousands of others protesting Beijing's influence and calling for greater democracy