Xi rejects Hong Kong pro-democracy demands, backs Chief Executive

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday virtually rejected pro-democracy agitators' demand for free elections in Hong Kong in 2017 and backed embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying who came in for severe criticism during the recent protests in the former British colony.

China's premier Li Keqiang offers support for Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying

China`s central government fully approves of the leadership of Hong Kong`s chief executive Leung Chun-ying and the work of the territory`s government which has shown itself "unafraid of challenges", Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

China praises Hong Kong for not giving in to protesters

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday heaped praise on Hong Kong`s authorities as he met with the city`s leader, commending them for maintaining "stability" in 2014, a year marked by massive pro-democracy street protests.

Cash van spills Rs 12 crore on busy Hong Kong street

People were scrambling for cash after a cash van spills Rs 12 crore on the busy street of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong police arrest democracy protestors after clash
Hong Kong police arrest democracy protestors after clash

Hong Kong police said Thursday they had arrested a dozen pro-democracy protesters after a night of clashes in the first sizeable rally since the last protest camp was cleared last week.

Hong Kong protesters mark Christmas Eve with democracy march

Around 100 pro-democracy demonstrators took to Hong Kong`s streets on Wednesday to mark Christmas Eve, the first sizeable rally since the last of the protest camps which blocked main roads was cleared last week.

Hong Kong tycoon Thomas Kwok jailed for five years for graft

Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok was jailed for five years on Tuesday over payments made to a senior government official in a blockbuster case that has shocked the city.

''Hong Kong protests increased support for democracy''

 Hong Kong`s "Occupy Central" protest campaign has not backfired despite recent polls showing support for Beijing`s reform framework, the movement`s co-founder has said.

Hong Kong tycoon and former senior official face jail for graft

 Lawyers for Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government`s former deputy leader Rafael Hui pressed for leniency Monday as their clients faced seven years in prison after being convicted of corruption.

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in `one China` message
Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in `one China` message

 Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections.

Hong Kong tycoon, former official guilty of corruption

Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government`s former deputy leader Rafael Hui were found guilty of corruption Friday in a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance.

'The Interview' release scrapped, Charles Chun disappointed
'The Interview' release scrapped, Charles Chun disappointed

Sony Pictures Entertainment has officially pulled the plug on the Christmas release of the much-anticipated film “The Interview”, and the most disappointed person with the declaration is Charles Chun, who plays General Jong in the movie.

Macau democracy leader says he's being watched before Xi visit

A Macau pro-democracy leader on Tuesday said he is being "watched" by authorities before a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid reports that Hong Kong students had been blocked from entering the territory.

Macau democracy leader says he`s being watched before Xi visit

A Macau pro-democracy leader said Tuesday he is being "watched" by authorities before a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid reports that Hong Kong students had been blocked from entering the territory.

Hong Kong leader declares Occupy protest `over` as last site cleared

Hong Kong`s leader declared an end to more than 11 weeks of sit-in protests by pro-democracy demonstrators after police cleared the last remaining camp and arrested a handful of peaceful protesters Monday.

Hong Kong police clear last pro-democracy protest site

Hong Kong authorities arrested several pro-democracy activists on Monday as they cleared the last of three protest sites, marking the closure of demonstration camps in the city that have blocked streets for more than two months.

Hong Kong left deeply polarised by protests: Analysts

 The demolition of Hong Kong`s main protest camp ended a pro-democracy occupation that paralysed the city for two months, but the campaign has left the city deeply divided both politically and socially, analysts say.

Chinese official media dubs Hong Kong protests "defeated"

The 75 day-long "Umbrella revolution" by pro-democracy protesters that shook Hong Kong and China has been "defeated", Chinese media claimed on Saturday sparking a raging debate about the future of democracy in the former British colony.

Hong Kong to shut down last, smallest protest site

Hong Kong police said today that they would clear out the third and final pro-democracy protest camp next week, putting an end to demonstrations that have blocked traffic in the southern Chinese city's streets for 2 1/2 months.

Hong Kong police to clear last Occupy protest site Monday

Hong Kong police said on Saturday they will clear out the last pro-democracy protest site early next week, days after the main camp was dismantled with over 200 demonstrators arrested.