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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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Denmark’s Little Mermaid vandalised with ‘Free Hong Kong’ graffiti

Unknown vandals have scrawled “Free Hong Kong” on Denmark’s most famous landmark, “The Little Mermaid”, a bronze statue that is especially popular with Chinese tourists. The 107-year-old sculpture, which depicts the little mermaid from 19th-century Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s

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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 Protests in Hong Kong escalated in June over a now-withdrawn bill which would have

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New chief of China’s Hong Kong liaison office hopes city returns to ‘right path’

The new head of China’s liaison office in Hong Kong, the most senior mainland official based in the territory, said today China was the strongest backer of the Asian financial hub, which he hoped would return to “the right path”.

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Dozens arrested after Hong Kong protest take aim at Chinese traders

HONG KONG: Scuffles erupted between police and protesters in Hong Kong yesterday, with dozens of arrests made, after thousands marched near the border, shouting pro-democracy slogans and venting their anger at mainland Chinese traders. The demonstrators in Sheung Shui took

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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 gears up for huge New Year’s Day anti-government march

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters are expected to join a New Year’s Day march today as anti-government demonstrations that have embroiled the Chinese-ruled city for over half a year spill into 2020. The pro-democracy march is being organized

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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 ‘silent night’ protests planned for Christmas Eve

HONG KONG: Hong Kong anti-government protesters plan to stage gatherings in prime shopping malls and a ‘silent night’ rally in a popular tourist precinct on Christmas Eve today, despite police warnings they would move in if trouble flares. Police said

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Hong Kong protest: Uighur support rally turned chaotic

Hong Kong riot police pepper sprayed protesters to disperse crowds in the heart of the city’s financial district yesterday after a largely peaceful rally in support of China’s ethnic Uighurs turned chaotic. Dozens of police marched across a public square

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