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Hammer attack, thwarted speech stir more chaos in Hong Kong

Oct. 16, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Assailants with hammers attacked a protest organizer and lawmakers shouting abuse forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to abandon a speech in the legislature, in two dramas Wednesday that highlighted the chaos gripping the semi-autonomous Chinese territory after more than four months of...

The Latest: HK protest organizer attacked with hammers

Oct. 16, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's protests (all times local): ___ 10:05 p.m. Organizers of some of the giant demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong say one of their leading activists has been attacked by assailants with hammers, leaving him bloody but conscious. The Civil Human Rights Front...

Hong Kong, China warn of harm to US interests in House vote

Oct. 16, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader expressed "frustration and disappointment and regret" Wednesday over steps by the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protesters in the territory and warns they'll hurt American companies operating there. Reinforcing that criticism, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman...

In Hong Kong, all trust gone between police and protesters

Oct. 12, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, "Triads!" That silver-haired women in Hong Kong no longer think twice about openly accusing officers of being in cahoots with mafia...

European markets down, Asia gains ahead of US-China talks

Oct. 8, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in Europe on Tuesday as Brexit negotiations faltered and as tensions between the U.S. and China rose ahead of trade talks between the world's two largest economies. Market sentiment was dented after the British government said that the chances of a Brexit deal with the European...

Hong Kong lawmakers challenge mask ban as protests persist

Oct. 5, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge against the government's use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, which diminished in intensity but didn't stop. The mask ban that went...

The Latest: Hong Kong lawmakers seek to block mask ban

Oct. 5, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 11:05 p.m. A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators has filed a legal challenge against the government's use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of face masks at rallies to quell anti-government...

For Hong Kong protesters, masks shield against Big Brother

Oct. 4, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Sportswear exporter Dennis Chan and his friends don't use the word "protest" when messaging each about when and where they'll next meet to join the massive anti-government demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong and faith in its future. Instead, the 40-somethings with successful careers...

Hong Kong's leader says mask ban necessary to quell violence

Oct. 4, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader insisted a new measure banning masks at rallies was not a move toward authoritarian rule or at the behest of the Chinese government, which signaled its approval shortly after she implemented the toughened response to quell four months of increasingly violent...

The Latest: Beijing says chaos in Hong Kong can't continue

Oct. 4, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests (all times local): 10 p.m. A Chinese spokesman for Hong Kong affairs says the "chaotic situation" in the semi-autonomous region cannot be allowed to continue endlessly and more effective measures are needed to stem protests. The official...