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Hong Kong protests: Xi Jinping warns attempts to divide China will end in 'crushed bones'

Chinese President Xi Jinping has issued a stern warning against dissent as protests continue in Hong Kong, saying any attempt to divide China will end in "crushed bodies and shattered bones". His comments came during a state visit to Nepal on Sunday, the BBC reported citing China`s state broadcaster CCTV.

Oct 14, 2019, 23:45 PM IST

Hundreds return to Hong Kong streets as metro, shops shut after violence

Friday`s protests across the Chinese-ruled city erupted hours after its embattled leader, Carrie Lam, invoked colonial-era emergency powers for the first time in more than 50 years to ban the face masks demonstrators use to hide their identities. The night`s "extreme violence" justified the use of the emergency law, Beijing-backed Lam said in a television address on Saturday.

Oct 05, 2019, 14:11 PM IST

Hong Kong brings back colonial-era emergency powers to quell protests

Lam, speaking at a news conference, said a ban on face masks would take effect on Saturday under the emergency laws that allow authorities to "make any regulations whatsoever" in whatever they deem to be in the public interest.

Oct 04, 2019, 18:40 PM IST

Police shoot teen protester as Hong Kong violence escalates

Cat-and-mouse clashes spread from the shopping district of Causeway Bay to the Admiralty area of government offices on Hong Kong island, and then on to the New Territories bordering mainland China, with police firing tear gas and water cannon at petrol bomb-throwing activists.

Oct 01, 2019, 23:58 PM IST

Hong Kong protesters to rally after another night of violence

Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in a New Territories shopping mall as pro-China demonstrators sang the Chinese national anthem on Victoria Peak under a sweltering sun.

Sep 29, 2019, 13:16 PM IST

Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of October 1 anniversary

Hong Kong Police on Sunday fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the latest clashes in more than three months of unrest that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.

Sep 23, 2019, 09:56 AM IST

Hong Kong riot police move to curb airport protest after violent clashes

The Airport Express train, which takes passengers under the harbour and across a series of bridges to the airport, built on reclaimed land around an outlying island, was only allowing passengers to board in downtown Hong Kong, not on the Kowloon peninsula, the Airport Authority said. 

Sep 22, 2019, 10:53 AM IST

In plea to former colonial power, Hong Kong protesters sing ‘God save the queen’

The Chinese-ruled territory has been rocked by weeks of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests, with demonstrators angry about what they see as creeping interference by Beijing in their city's affairs despite a promise of autonomy.

Sep 15, 2019, 10:25 AM IST

Hong Kong protesters hit pause in remembrance of 9/11 attacks

Hong Kong has been rocked by months of sometimes violent unrest, prompted by anger over planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to China.

Sep 11, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

My town is the new Cold War's Berlin, says Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

The 22-year-old activist, who was in Berlin for a newspaper-sponsored event at the German parliament celebrating human rights activists around the world, pledged that protests would not be lulled into complacency.

Sep 10, 2019, 08:05 AM IST

China will not tolerate any attempt to separate Hong Kong: Chinese state media

The China Daily newspaper said Sunday's rally in Hong Kong was proof that foreign forces were behind the protests, which began in mid-June.

Sep 09, 2019, 09:49 AM IST

Hong Kong police fire tear gas after fending off airport protest

Police checked for tickets and passports to allow only airline passengers through to the airport to avoid the chaos of last weekend.

Sep 08, 2019, 07:32 AM IST

Hong Kong protesters plan to block one of world’s busiest airports after night of violence

Hundreds of demonstrators, many masked and dressed in black, attacked metro stations on Kowloon peninsula on Friday night.

Sep 07, 2019, 07:18 AM IST

Hong Kong leader to meet media after withdrawing controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is expected to address the media on Thursday, a day after she withdrew a controversial extradition bill that has triggered mass protests and plunged the Chinese territory into its worst political crisis in decades.

Sep 05, 2019, 08:11 AM IST

Hong Kong leader to meet key demand of protesters and kill bill

A government source confirmed the planned withdrawal, which comes just two days after Reuters revealed in an exclusive report that Lam told business leaders last week she had caused "unforgivable havoc" by introducing the bill and that if she had a choice she would apologise and resign, according to a leaked audio recording.

Sep 04, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

Hong Kong students plan second day of pro-democracy rallies

Thousands of students joined demonstrations at universities on Monday, many wearing gas masks, joining hands to form human chains and chanting for Hong Kong to be given greater autonomy from the central Chinese government.

Sep 03, 2019, 08:34 AM IST

Hong Kong commercial centres paralysed as protesters, police exchange petrol bombs and tear gas

Many shops and restaurants in Hong Kong's protest areas popular with tourists were shuttered, while curious visitors peered out from windows of some luxury hotels overlooking the demonstrations. 

Sep 01, 2019, 10:13 AM IST

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon to disperse protests

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday as they tried to disperse pro-democracy protests that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.

Aug 31, 2019, 15:45 PM IST

Explained: Can political unrest in Hong Kong break its currency peg?

Three months of anti-government protests have thrown Hong Kong into its deepest crisis in decades, pounding the financial hub`s economy and stock market and adding to its Sino-US trade war woes. 

Aug 29, 2019, 23:49 PM IST

Hong Kong facing worst crisis since 1997 handover: Chinese diplomat

Hong Kong has been engulfed in angry and sometimes violent protests against the government for three months.

Aug 28, 2019, 06:18 AM IST