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Hong Kong's evolving protests: Voices from the front lines

Aug. 20, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars and squinted. Four hundred meters away, a line of riot police stood with full-length shields, batons and tear gas...

The Latest: Japan 'deeply concerned' about Hong Kong

Aug. 20, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's protests (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Japan's top diplomat has told his Chinese counterpart that Japan is "deeply concerned" about the continuing protests in Hong Kong. Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Tuesday that he told Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that...

Britain concerned about consular employee missing in China

Aug. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The British foreign ministry said it is "extremely concerned" about an employee of its consulate in Hong Kong who has been missing since going to mainland China on a business trip. A statement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it is seeking information from Hong Kong and...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 20, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WITH EYES ON 2020, WHITE HOUSE INSISTS ECONOMY IS STRONG Despite record low unemployment and a growing economy, that growth is slowing and stock markets have swung wildly in recent weeks on fears of...

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Aug. 20, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said Monday it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first...

Hong Kong's leader vows to narrow rifts, but no specifics

Aug. 20, 2019 4:17 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Facing pressure to end months of antigovernment protests, Hong Kong's leader pledged Tuesday to open up dialogue with city residents in an effort to narrow differences. However, Chief Executive Carrie Lam offered no concessions to the protest movement and a key organizer of the mass...

Die-hard Hong Kong protesters defend tactics as unity cracks

Aug. 20, 2019 3:56 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars and squinted. Four hundred meters away, a line of riot police stood with full-length shields, batons and tear-gas...

China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer

Aug. 19, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory. The government of Taiwan, a...

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

Aug. 19, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — At least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing's one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans. Many of the statements came after protesters opposed to Beijing's...

Global shares rise as investors watch trade war, economies

Aug. 19, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered some further ground Monday after last week's turbulence when ongoing concerns about a trade war between the United States and China and an array of worries about waning growth across the world weighed heavily on sentiment. Last week, many stock indexes around...