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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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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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Calm befalls Hong Kong after violent protests

HONG KONG: A tense calm descended on Hong Kong early today, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had stormed the legislature in chaotic scenes, to protest against an extradition bill in a direct challenge

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G20: China and US ready to restart trade talks

OSAKA: The US and China agreed today to restart trade talks and Washington will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports, China’s foreign ministry said, raising hopes for the world’s two largest economies to resolve their trade war. In their

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Fresh protests rattle Hong Kong, want voice at G20 summit

HONG KONG: Hong Kong was plunged into chaos again today as protesters rallied outside the justice secretary’s offices, blocking roads and forcing workers to leave in the latest unrest to rock the city over an extradition bill that has now

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Trump is losing his marbles

PUCHONG: US President Donald Trump is now seen on a war-like rampage, picking up fights with powerful nations on the planet. The first and foremost on his list of enemies is the world’s second largest economy, China. In his bid

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Trade war: US wants talks with China

WASHINGTON: The US hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan come Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the US use of tariffs in the dispute, a

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Trump-Xi may rekindle trade talks at G20

WASHINGTON: China and the US are rekindling trade talks ahead of a meeting next week between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, cheering financial markets on hopes that an escalating trade war between the two countries would abate. Trump said

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Xi underestimated Hong Kong dwellers’ anger

BEIJING: When Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping announced a ‘one country, two systems’ principle to govern Hong Kong starting with its July 1997 handover from the UK government, guaranteeing a high level of autonomy and freedom of expression for 50 years,

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Self-styled Iron Lady Carrie Lam buckles under pressure

With an escalating US trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extradition law at recent meetings.

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