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Hong Kong police retrieve fresh trove of petrol bombs from university

Police in Hong Kong this week re-entered the campus of a university it besieged for more than 10 days last month, gathering newly discovered chemicals and petrol bombs hoarded by anti-government protesters in the Chinese-ruled city. Following the dramatic saga

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Lam warns US law will hurt business confidence, promises economic relief

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that US legislation supporting protesters may damage business confidence in the financial hub, as she announced the fourth round of relief measures to boost the city’s battered economy. Lam told reporters the Hong

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China: Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on face mask ban

China’s top legislature said Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on the constitutionality of legislation under the city’s Basic Law, which includes a proposed ban on face masks, state news agency Xinhua reported today. The statement came a

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Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

HONG KONG: Hong Kong prepared for more clashes today as anti-government protesters planned to paralyse parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with transport, schools and many businesses closing after violence escalated across the city. Protesters and

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China may replace HK leader, appoint ‘interim’ chief executive

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam’s rule after months of often-violent

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Hong Kong protesters stage huge rally, violence erupts

Police and pro-democracy protesters battled on the streets of Hong Kong yesterday as thousands of people rallied in several districts in defiance of attempts by the authorities to crack down on demonstrators. After two weeks of relative calm in the

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Lam backs police use of force against ‘illegal march’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam took to the airwaves today to back the use of force by police ahead of a major anti-government march planned this weekend in the Chinese-ruled city, which has been battered by months of

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Lam: No plans to expand emergency powers to quell unrest

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that her administration had no plans to use emergency powers for the introduction of other laws and that the Chinese territory was equipped to handle the current situation on its own

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Lam: Emergency powers needed to deal with ‘extreme violence’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that “extreme violence” in the Asian financial hub had justified her decision to invoke emergency powers for the first time in half a century, following a night of violent protests. Transport

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Another teen shot after HK imposes emergency powers

Hong Kong police shot and wounded another teenage boy yesterday, as violent protests erupted across the Chinese-ruled city hours after its embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers, last used more than 50 years ago. Lam, speaking at a

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