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China suspends US military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions US-based NGOs

12 December, 2019 2:56 pm 2:56 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Monday US military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several US non-government organisations for encouraging protesters to “engage in extremist, violent and criminal acts.” The measures were announced by China’s Foreign Ministry in response to U.S. legislation passed last week … Read More

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Asian stocks cheer warming trade talks, Alibaba’s strong Hong Kong de...

11 November, 2019 2:50 pm 2:50 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, bolstered by new momentum in Sino-US efforts to end their acrimonious trade dispute and as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made a strong Hong Kong debut in the world’s largest share sale this year. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.4% to a one-week … Read More

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Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong lead...

11 November, 2019 2:20 pm 2:20 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the Chinese-ruled city’s leader on Monday to listen to calls for democracy. Sunday’s elections marked a rare weekend lull in the sometimes violent unrest, with democratic … Read More

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Hong Kong voters throng to vote early, avoid anticipated clashes

11 November, 2019 9:56 am 9:56 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of voters thronged polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday for district polls seen as a key barometer of support for the city’s embattled leader Carrie Lam, who has grappled with nearly six months of often violent protests. Voter turnout in the first three hours was nearly three … Read More

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Campus siege nears end as Hong Kong gears up for election

11 November, 2019 12:09 pm 12:09 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong university campus under siege for more than a week was a deserted wasteland on Saturday, with a handful of protesters holed up in hidden refuges across the trashed grounds, as the city’s focus turned to local elections. The siege neared its end as some protesters at Polytechnic University … Read More

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Hong Kong students’ sewer escape thwarted

11 November, 2019 10:31 am 10:31 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university on Wednesday tried to flee through the sewers, where one student said she saw snakes, but firemen prevented further escape bids by blocking a manhole into the system. Reuters witnesses said fewer than 100 protesters remained inside the Polytechnic University, surrounded 24 … Read More

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Options narrow for last Hong Kong campus protesters as arrests take a toll

11 November, 2019 10:30 am 10:30 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options early on Wednesday as police outside appeared ready to simply wait them out. Reuters witnesses said fewer than 100 protesters remained inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University after more than 1,000 … Read More

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Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing

11 November, 2019 9:58 am 9:58 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion (£9.98 billion) in its Hong Kong secondary listing, pricing its shares at a 2.8% discount to their last closing price in New York, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The company has given guidance to prospective institutional investors … Read More

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Besieged Hong Kong campus protesters seek escape routes

11 November, 2019 7:46 pm 7:46 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university searched for escape routes on Tuesday after more than two days of clashes with police, dramatic breakouts by rope and motorcycle and more than 1,000 arrests in 24 hours. About 100 protesters were trapped in the Polytechnic University a day after students, … Read More

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Fears of bloodshed as Hong Kong university standoff enters third day

11 November, 2019 9:14 am 9:14 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s new police chief called for the support of all citizens to end social unrest that has disrupted the city for more than five months, while protesters remained trapped by his officers at a university for a third day on Tuesday. About 200 protesters were still inside the sealed-off Hong … Read More

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Security tight at Hong Kong university as hundreds of protesters trapped on...

11 November, 2019 11:38 am 11:38 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters as they tried to escape a besieged university on Monday while hundreds more pro-democracy activists stayed inside armed with petrol bombs and other weapons awaiting an expected operation to oust them. The bloody standoff between security forces and activists at Polytechnic University entered … Read More

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Citywide protests disrupt Hong Kong as students barricade campuses

11 November, 2019 11:17 am 11:17 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Citywide anti-government protesters paralysed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence. Protesters have torched vehicles and buildings, hurled petrol bombs at police stations and trains and vandalised … Read More

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as transport chaos grips city

11 November, 2019 10:19 am 10:19 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus on Tuesday and residents of the Asian financial centre struggled to get to work as territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc and activists planned flash protests. There were chaotic scenes as people thronged metro stations, only to stream out shortly … Read More

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K-pop top awards show skips Hong Kong due to protests – source

11 November, 2019 9:37 am 9:37 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – An annual K-pop festival is not happening in Hong Kong this year due to months-long political unrest, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. Hong Kong has hosted the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) since 2012, where top K-pop artists including global phenomenon boyband BTS performed for years. In previous … Read More

China backs bolder action to counter roots of Hong Kong unrest: official

11 November, 2019 5:10 pm 5:10 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Beijing supports bolder action to tackle the roots of unrest that has rocked Hong Kong for months, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, just hours after a knife-wielding man attacked a pro-Beijing lawmaker in the Chinese-ruled city. Han Zheng, a vice premier, said at a meeting with Hong Kong leader … Read More