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Lam assures investors Hong Kong can rebound from protests

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reassured foreign investors Wednesday that the Asian financial hub can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that the unrest will subside. Lam told a forum on China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative that Hong Kong is grappling with...

Hong Kong soccer fans loudly boo Chinese national anthem

Sep. 10, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran on Tuesday, taking the city's months of protests into the sports realm. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

The Latest: Hong Kong fans boo Chinese anthem at soccer game

Sep. 10, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8.40 p.m. Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans have booed and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

Hong Kong tells US to stay out; students form protest chains

Sep. 9, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity after violent weekend clashes between police and activists seeking democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The silent protest came as the Hong Kong government...

Hong Kong thwarts airport protest, but battles continue

Sep. 7, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists but had to battle protesters at subway stations on Saturday, as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even after the government offered a concession days earlier. Police mounted road checks...

Protests flare in Hong Kong despite bill's withdrawal

Sep. 6, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters besieged a police station and a subway stop Friday, prompting police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets as new violence erupted despite the government's promise to drop a proposed law that sparked months of demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. About...

Fitch cuts Hong Kong credit rating, citing protests

Sep. 6, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The ratings agency Fitch on Friday cut Hong Kong's credit rating and warned that conflict with anti-government protesters was hurting the image of its business climate. Events in the Chinese territory have "inflicted long-lasting damage" to Hong Kong's image and "called into question the...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Sep. 5, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner takes a catch to dismiss Sri Lanka's Avishka Fernando in their second Twenty20 match, won by New Zealand for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Vladimir Ivlev dunks against South Korea in a Russian victory at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. In other images from the Asia-Pacific...

HK leader says bill withdrawal own decision, not Beijing's

Sep. 5, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory was her government's own initiative to break the impasse, and not Beijing's directive. Lam told a news conference that...

The Latest: Lam says decision to end bill was her govt's own

Sep. 5, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 11 a.m. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the move to withdraw the extradition bill was her government's own decision, and that it was backed by the Chinese central government. Lam denies making a U-turn on the bill after three...