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Hong Kong protesters decry police inaction six months after brutal mob attack

HONG KONG: Several hundred Hong Kong protesters gathered yesterday at the site of an attack six months ago by an armed mob on anti-government demonstrators, denouncing the lack of progress by police in bringing those responsible to justice. Chinese-ruled Hong

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Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organisation said today, after a protest he helped organise in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds. Ventus Lau

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Hong Kong police defuse pipe bomb, arrest four for manufacturing explosives

Hong Kong police said they defused a pipe bomb and arrested four men for manufacturing explosives after raiding an apartment where they found protest-related items such as Guy Fawkes masks and protective gear. Police also searched a village house in

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Carrie Lam: Financial hub’s strengths intact despite protests

Hong Kong’s strengths as a global financial hub have not been undermined by months of pro-democracy protests, the Chinese-ruled city’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said today. Protests in Hong Kong escalated in June over a now-withdrawn bill which would have

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Hong Kong protest: Hundreds arrested in New Year’s Day protests

About 400 people were arrested in New Year’s Day protests in Hong Kong after what started as a peaceful pro-democracy march of tens of thousands spiraled into chaotic scenes with police firing tear gas to disperse the crowds. The arrests

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Hong Kong protest: Chaos ensues in shopping districts after Christmas protests

HONG KONG: Chaos ensued in Hong Kong’s main shopping districts last night as the clock approached midnight. Witnesses on the ground reported heavy use of pepper spray, as shops and other businesses were brought to an abrupt close on Christmas

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Hong Kong government urged to stop violence, resolve problems

Hong Kong’s chief secretary, Matthew Cheung, said today he was disappointed with recent protest violence after a period of relative calm, as the Asian financial hub geared up for more anti-government demonstrations in coming days. Cheung, speaking at a weekly

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Keqiang: Hong Kong not yet out of its ‘dilemma’

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing yesterday, saying the Asian financial hub was not yet out of its “dilemma” with the city’s economy facing an unprecedented and challenging situation. Li met with Lam

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Hong Kong protests flare ahead of Xi’s meeting with Lam

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police fired tear gas in late night street clashes with anti-government protesters, ahead of a potentially pivotal meeting between Hong Kong’s leader and China’s president in Beijing today. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, in the

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Carrie Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing today for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculation about changes to her leadership team.

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