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Hong Kong protests challenge China with no end in sight

Jul. 16, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong's sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation are a constant reminder of what protesters call an excessive use of force by police. Each time he felt the now-familiar...

Hong Kong leader thanks police after clashes with 'rioters'

Jul. 15, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam thanked police on Monday after violent scuffles erupted between law enforcement officers and protesters demanding her resignation. A demonstration Sunday in Hong Kong's Sha Tin district was peaceful for most of the day, but fights broke out when police started...

Hong Kong police fight with protesters amid rising tensions

Jul. 14, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence. The protest in the northern district of...

Clashes erupt as Hong Kong protest targets Chinese traders

Jul. 13, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Violent clashes broke out after several thousand people marched in Hong Kong against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous territory. After issuing a warning, police on Saturday moved forward to disperse the crowd of mostly young...

Hong Kong protests augur murky outlook for financial hub

Jul. 12, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — It's still the world's "freest" economy, one of the biggest global financial centers and a scenic haven for tycoons and tourists, but the waves of protests rocking Hong Kong are exposing strains unlikely to dissipate as communist-ruled Beijing's influence grows. The end of the former...

Hong Kong protesters march with mock coffin of city leader

Jul. 12, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A small group of protesters paraded Friday around Hong Kong government headquarters with a mock coffin of city leader Carrie Lam, as activists announced more protests. The march marked the one-month anniversary of the start of major protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese...

Parents of dead Hong Kong protester urge others to carry on

Jul. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The parents of a Hong Kong man who plunged to his death after putting up banners against divisive extradition legislation urged young people to continue their struggle. The youth have been at the forefront of huge rallies against the legislation, which has plunged Hong Kong into chaos amid...

Hong Kong activists hold vigil for deceased supporters

Jul. 10, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong held a memorial vigil Wednesday night for deceased supporters of the movement that has brought hundreds of thousands of residents of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory into the streets in protest in recent weeks. Dozens of participants sang hymns and...

Hong Kong protesters to continue after bill declared 'dead'

Jul. 10, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protest leaders opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that they will continue their demonstrations, even after Lam declared the effort to amend a highly contentious extradition bill "dead." Protesters are persisting in their demands for the bill...

Editorials from around New York

Jul. 10, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Wall Street Journal on Greece's election July 7 When hundreds of thousands marched through the broiling streets of Hong Kong in recent weeks, they posed a serious challenge for the Chinese government. But when some of them...