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Hong Kong leader says new US law, violence will harm economy

Dec. 3, 2019 3:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that clashes between protesters and police last weekend have dampened her hopes that a recent lull in violence would allow the territory’s economy to recover. The government will soon launch a fourth round of measures to support business,...

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

Dec. 2, 2019 8:10 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — China said Monday it will suspend U.S. military ship and aircraft visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy and human rights groups in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory. While the...

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas

Dec. 1, 2019 8:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. In the largest...

The Latest: Riot police out in force for Hong Kong march

Dec. 1, 2019 8:56 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Thousands of people are taking to the streets of Hong Kong under the watch of riot police to demand more democracy and an investigation into the use of force to suppress the six-month-long anti-government demonstrations....

Hong Kong elders, youths vow to keep up pro-democracy fight

Nov. 30, 2019 10:50 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory. The rally at a park downtown was among several peaceful gatherings by...

Hong Kong protesters seek British support; campus siege ends

Nov. 29, 2019 8:58 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists rallied Friday outside the British Consulate, urging the city’s former colonial ruler to emulate the U.S. and take concrete actions to support their cause, as police ended a blockade of a university campus after 12 days. Waving British...

China furious, Hong Kong celebrates after US move on bills

Nov. 28, 2019 3:32 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and warning the move would undermine cooperation with Washington. Hong Kong, a former British colony that was granted...

Hong Kong activists call for global support after US laws

Nov. 28, 2019 8:58 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Chanting “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” pro-democracy activists on Thursday urged the world to follow U.S. footsteps in supporting human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, as police teams began a cleanup of a university earlier occupied by...

Hong Kong police to enter campus to clear hazardous items

Nov. 27, 2019 6:14 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Wednesday that they will enter a blockaded university to clean up hazardous material before lifting a 10-day siege, after civilian search teams found no evidence of any protesters still holding out. Police district chief Ho Yun-sing said safety teams comprising...

The Latest: Hong Kong police to enter university for cleanup

Nov. 27, 2019 6:10 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Hong Kong police have announced plans to enter a blockaded university to clean up hazardous materials before lifting a 10-day siege, after civilian search teams found no evidence of any protesters still holding out. Police...