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Hong Kong protesters’ anarchic campaign against China

HONG KONG: Ah Lung spends his days working as a clerk for a Hong Kong shipping firm. At night, he dons a mask, black helmet and body armour, and heads out into the streets to face off against the city’s

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Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing calls for love amid protests

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, urged people to “love China, love Hong Kong and love yourself” today in his first public comments on the escalating pro-democracy protests that have disrupted the city for weeks and challenged China.

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Hong Kong airport reopens amid warnings over protests

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations today, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city. Ten weeks of increasingly violent

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HK charges 44 for rioting, new protests erupt

HONG KONG: Hundreds of people surrounded a police station in Hong Kong yesterday chanting “free the martyrs” after 44 activists were charged with rioting following weekend clashes between protesters and police defending China’s representative office. It was the first time

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“Free Hong Kong” converge at airport

HONG KONG: Several hundred protesters calling for democracy and some chanting “free Hong Kong” converged on the Chinese-ruled city’s airport on Friday as neighbouring Singapore advised its citizens to avoid parts of the territory. Airport authorities said operations wouldn’t be

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Beijing backs Carrie Lam

China’s top representative in Hong Kong said on Thursday the central government in Beijing maintained its support for Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who is grappling with the city’s greatest political crisis since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Millions

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Carrie Lam: From Iron Lady to lame duck

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s apologies and explanations for the doomed extradition bill have failed to quell political tension and her departure is now seen by many in the Chinese-ruled city as merely a matter of time in a

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Carrie Lam extends olive branch to varsity students

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has asked to meet with the city’s university students, her office said yesterday, as the embattled leader tries to fend off pressure from a month-long political crisis. Protesters stormed the local parliament

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Hong Kong violence: Police cracks the whip

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police said yesterday they had arrested 12 people in connection with incidents on July 1, although it was unclear if they were among protesters who smashed their way into the city’s legislature and ransacked the building.

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Hong Kong violence: China may tighten screws on the island

BEIJING: China criticised the violence in Hong Kong that saw protesters ransack the city’s legislature yesterday, fuelling expectations it will take a tougher line on the territory, even as details of the scenes of vandalism went largely unreported on the

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