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Beijing hints at looming pressure on Hong Kong courts

19 November 2019, 3:14 PM

Hong Kong lawyers and scholars keen to safeguard the territory’s vaunted legal independence were alarmed on Tuesday by a statement from a Chinese parliamentary body questioning a Hong Kong court’s decision to overturn a ban on face masks imposed to quell months of violent protests.

Anti-government protesters kicks a tear gas canister during a protest following 22 year-old University student's fall and who was critically injured last weekend.

Official says China backs bolder action over Hong Kong unrest

6 November 2019, 12:03 PM

China’s Communist Party said it would not tolerate any “separatist behaviour” after some protesters called for independence.

China’s state telecoms to launch 5G services on Friday

31 October 2019, 11:45 AM

China’s three state telecoms on Thursday announced the roll-out 5G mobile phone services, marking a key step in Beijing’s ambitions to become a technology superpower at a time when it remains locked in trade tensions with Washington.

Anti-government demonstrators vandalize a shop during a protest in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong firms pick up pieces from protest damage

21 October 2019, 6:16 AM

Businesses big and small have suffered smashed windows, graffiti and even fire for their perceived support of mainland China by Hong Kong activists.

Anti-government demonstrators set a barricade on fire during a protest in Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong police, protesters clash, hundreds of shops trashed

20 October 2019, 1:25 PM

Protesters dressed in black erected fiery barriers on Nathan Road, a major retail strip in the Kowloon district, as scores of riot police, shields in front, marched towards them, while others fired tear gas.

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