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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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`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 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.
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.
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 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.