China sacks pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker for improper remarks

China today sacked a senior Hong Kong lawmaker from its top advisory legislature for making improper remarks against the territory's Chief Executive, giving a strong message that Beijing will not tolerate dissent over pro-democracy protests in one of Asia's financial hubs.

Hong Kong students seek direct negotiations with Chinese PM

 The Federation of Students of Hong Kong, one of the main groups carrying out pro-democracy protests, has asked the local government for direct talks with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, state broadcaster RTHK reported Wednesday.

China could "punish" Hong Kong over protests, says ex-HK central bank chief

A member of China`s central bank`s advisory body warned on Wednesday that Beijing will punish Hong Kong if pro-democracy protests that have paralysed parts of the Chinese-controlled financial centre for a month are allowed to continue. 

China set to punish Hong Kong lawmaker for criticising leader

A senior pro-Beijing lawmaker in Hong Kong faces being sacked from an influential Chinese government body after taking the unusual step of criticising the city`s embattled leader, his brother said Wednesday.

British arms sale to Hong Kong sparks controversy

Suspicion that tear gas imported from Britain was used to suppress pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong has unveiled the widespread sale of weapons for "internal repression" by the country that ruled the city until 1997, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday.

Hong Kong activists mark one month of "Umbrella Movement"

Hong Kong democracy activists today marked one month of mass protests, calling on supporters to gather for an evening rally wearing the masks they have used to ward off police tear gas and pepper spray.

Blue or yellow ribbon? Protests divide Hong Kong society

 The yellow ribbons of pro-democracy protesters and the blue ribbons of their opponents symbolise the division in Hong Kong over the "umbrella revolution" which is about to complete a month of protests and calls for civil disobedience.

Organisers cancel vote on future of Hong Kong protests

The organisers of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong Sunday unexpectedly cancelled the popular vote they had scheduled to decide the future of the movement, citing internal differences.

Hong Kong protesters in disarray as vote on next steps halted

Hong Kong`s pro-democracy protesters were Sunday forced to suspend a planned vote on their next steps -- hours before it was due to begin -- due to differing opinions about how to move their month-long campaign forward.

Hong Kong protest leaders suspend planned vote: Organisers

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Sunday suspended a planned vote on the next steps in their month-long protest - hours before it was due to begin - due to differing opinions on how the movement should proceed, organisers said.

Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday.

Hong Kong protests: Art guardians to save creative works

Art guardians to save creative works

Sax and the City: Kenny G hits sour note in China with Hong Kong visit

Best-selling US jazz musician Kenny G struck a bum note in China on Wednesday when he appeared among Hong Kong`s pro-democracy protesters, prompting the country`s foreign ministry to warn foreigners once again to keep their noses out.

China Communist body ponders action against Hong Kong stars

The powerful Youth League of China`s ruling Communist party has opened a poll on possible sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who support the city`s pro-democracy demonstrators -- including boycotts, bans and Internet censorship.

Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government

About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city`s Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks

Hong Kong student leaders said on Wednesday they may shun further talks with the government, accusing it of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass pro-democracy rallies and roadblocks.

China Communist body ponders action against Hong Kong stars

The powerful Youth League of China`s ruling Communist party has opened a poll on possible sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who support the city`s pro-democracy demonstrators -- including boycotts, bans and Internet censorship.

Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government
Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government

Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city`s Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.

Hong Kong netizens lampoon government negotiators

Hong Kong government negotiators who sat down to crunch talks with student leaders have become figures of online derision with netizens mocking them as empty vases, garbage bins and Teletubbies.

Hong Kong government hopeful for more talks with protesters

Hong Kong`s government held its first talks Tuesday with pro-democracy protest leaders after three weeks of mass rallies and roadblocks which have posed a challenge to Beijing, and said it hopes for more discussions.