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China legal activist who called on Xi to ‘give way’ arrested

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have arrested a prominent rights activist and legal scholar who had called on President Xi Jinping to step down over his handling of crises, including the coronavirus outbreak, two fellow activists said yesterday. Xu Zhiyong had been

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Hong Kong to unveil depth of 2019 recession as protests, trade war bite

HONG KONG: Hong Kong is due to unveil the depth of its first recession in a decade later today, as violent anti-government protests and trade tariffs between Washington and Beijing took more steam out of the economy in the final

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First love on the front lines: Coming of age in the Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG:  Many years from now, far from the spray of water cannons and the unmistakable smell of tear gas, they will look back on their season of protest and remember exactly how they felt. On this winter day, the

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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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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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