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Hong Kong gives protesters green light for big march on Sunday

5 December 2019, 3:15 PM

Hong Kong authorities granted protesters permission to march this weekend, organizers said on Thursday, giving the green light to a rally seen as a gauge of the pro-democracy movement’s support following its sweeping victory in local elections.

Hundreds march in Hong Kong against use of tear gas; city braces for further protests

1 December 2019, 7:16 AM

Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong, including many families with children, marched on Sunday in protest against police use of tear gas as the Asian financial hub geared up for further anti-government demonstrations following a week of calm.

China warns US of retaliation for law backing Hong Kong protesters

28 November 2019, 6:39 AM

China warned the United States on Thursday it would take “firm counter measures” in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in the Chinese-ruled city were doomed to fail.

China summons U.S. ambassador to protest against Hong Kong rights bill

26 November 2019, 6:08 AM

China’s foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the U.S. Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, saying it amounted to interference in an internal Chinese matter.

Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

25 November 2019, 11:40 AM

Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the Chinese-ruled city’s leader on Monday to listen to calls for democracy.

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