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More mass protests for the week

HONG KONG: Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes. Sunday’s turnout of

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Ali Baba’s $15 billion poser amid Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on the timing of its planned $15 billion listing in the city, with sources saying China’s biggest e-commerce company is now considering several timetables. New

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Hong Kong weekend protests begin with teachers’ rally

HONG KONG:  Over a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms today to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher police tactics on the city’s streets. Following the escalation in violence during the past

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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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Trump wants talks on trade dispute with China

MORRISTOWN: US President Donald Trump said yesterday that US and Chinese negotiators were holding “productive” trade talks and expected them to meet in September despite US tariffs on over US$125 billion worth of Chinese imports taking effect Sept 1. “September,

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Beijing will not sit by and watch Hong Kong unrest

HONG KONG: China warned that it will not “sit by and watch” the unrest unfolding in Hong Kong, as US President Donald Trump expressed concern over the risk of a violent response to pro-democracy protests. Trump urged his Chinese counterpart

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In ‘clear warning’, Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

SHENZHEN, China/HONG KONG: Hundreds of members of China’s People’s Armed Police could be seen conducting exercises today at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the US State Department expressed concern that they could be deployed across the border in Hong

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Trump cautions China to deal with Hong Kong protesters ‘humanely’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump yesterday tied a US trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was “deeply concerned” about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary

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Hong Kong International Airport resumes ops

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s Airport Authority said normal flight operations would resume on Thursday after pro-democracy protests forced the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights this week, while the city braced for more mass protests through the weekend. China reiterated on

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