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Hong Kong's leader unbowed after massive weekend protest

Dec. 10, 2019 3:33 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday again ruled out further concessions to protesters who marched peacefully in their hundreds of thousands this past weekend, days before she is to travel to Beijing for regularly scheduled meetings with Communist Party leaders. The six-month protest movement...

Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally

Dec. 8, 2019 9:53 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an apt metaphor for the arduous path traveled by Hong Kong's protest movement in the past six months. Dragging...

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: China says US bills will undermine cooperation

Nov. 28, 2019 10:23 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the diplomatic fall out from U.S. bills supporting pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong (all times local): 3:55 p.m. China says the implementation of U.S. bills on Hong Kong human rights will undermine cooperation in important areas. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng...

The Latest: Hong Kong reopens major tunnel closed by protest

Nov. 26, 2019 6:38 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Wednesday A major tunnel has reopened in Hong Kong after a two-week closure because of anti-government protests. Vehicles were lining up at the toll booths Wednesday morning for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel linking Hong Kong...

Global shares advance amid hopes for US-China trade deal

Nov. 25, 2019 7:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Monday amid some optimism that the U.S. and China may be edging closer toward a deal on a trade dispute that has been rattling markets for more than a year. Over the weekend, Beijing issued new guidelines for protecting intellectual property, a key concern for foreign...

Asian shares higher amid hopes for US-China trade deal

Nov. 24, 2019 9:31 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid some optimism that the U.S. and China may edging closer to a trade deal. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up nearly 1.0% to 23,340.47 in morning trading, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.6% to 6,747.70. South Korea’s...

Pro-democracy candidates advance in key Hong Kong elections

Nov. 24, 2019 5:18 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections, according to partial returns Monday, as voters sent a clear signal of support for the anti-government protests that rocked the Chinese territory for more than five months. A record 71% of the...

Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Nov. 20, 2019 1:31 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and...

Senate passes bill to support human rights in Hong Kong

Nov. 19, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was passed by voice vote. It now goes to the House, which has already passed similar...