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Hong Kong police chief calls for peace ahead of weekend protest march

Hong Kong’s police chief has urged citizens to demonstrate peacefully ahead of an expected large turnout on Sunday for a pro-democracy march that organizers said aimed to show the movement retained strong momentum. Police have given a rare green light

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Firms move legal battles from protest-hit Hong Kong in fresh setback for business

Safety fears in Hong Kong have prompted firms to shift arbitration hearings out of the Chinese-ruled city, industry sources said, another sign that pro-democracy protests are denting its appeal as an international business hub. Months of demonstrations against mainland China’s

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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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Hong Kong gears up for lunchtime rallies after weekend unrest

Hong Kong protesters geared up for a week of lunchtime rallies today, a day after a mass demonstration showed the anti-government movement can still draw people to the streets even after sweeping recent gains by democrats in district elections. After

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HK police fire tear gas at protesters after brief peace

HONG KONG: Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong yesterday, ending a rare lull in violence, as residents took to the streets chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”. The protest in

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Hong Kong gears up for weekend protests after rare lull in violence

Hong Kong braces for a fresh round of protests over the weekend as police said they would withdraw from a university today that has been the site of some of the worst clashes between protesters and security forces in nearly

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China warns of ‘firm countermeasures’ after Trump signs US Bill on HK

China’s Foreign Ministry today said it will take “firm countermeasures” if the United States continues to interfere in Hong Kong. It said legislation signed by US President Donald Trump yesterday backing protesters in Hong Kong was a serious interference in

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Trump approves legislation backing Hong Kong protesters

US President Donald Trump yesterday signed into law congressional legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong despite angry objections from Beijing, with which he is seeking a deal to end a damaging trade war. The legislation, approved unanimously by the US

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Hong Kong university siege winds down as hunt for protesters comes up empty

As the final searches for any pro-democracy protesters still hiding in Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University came up empty today, academic authorities prepared for the clean up following a near two-week siege of the campus by riot police. Police still guarded

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Major highway reopens, Hong Kong authorities appeal for calm

One of Hong Kong’s main highway links, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, reopened early today as a lockdown of the nearby Polytechnic University appeared to be drawing to a close with teams still combing the campus for remaining protesters. Hong Kong authorities

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