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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 protests flare ahead of Xi’s meeting with Lam

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police fired tear gas in late night street clashes with anti-government protesters, ahead of a potentially pivotal meeting between Hong Kong’s leader and China’s president in Beijing today. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, in the

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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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US likely to hit China over Uighur ‘abuses’ despite trade talks

The US Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights, as he tries to deliver a long-sought trade deal with Beijing. Members

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China dangles carrot ahead of Taiwan election, but many are sceptical

China is stepping up efforts to be nice to Taiwan ahead of key elections on Jan 11, offering better treatment to Taiwanese in China and urging the democratic island to “come home”, but many there only see Beijing wielding a

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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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China sets up HK crisis centre in mainland, may replace chief liaison

HONG KONG/SHENZHEN: Tightening control over efforts to manage the upheaval in Hong Kong, the Chinese leadership has set up a crisis command centre on the mainland side of the border and is considering replacing its official liaison to the restive

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China will strive to reach phase one trade deal with US

China will strive to reach a “phase one” trade agreement with the United States as both sides keep communication channels open, the Chinese commerce ministry said today, in an attempt to allay fears talks might be unraveling. China is willing

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Leaked Chinese government documents details Xinjiang clampdown

BEIJING: A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country’s western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times reported. United Nations experts and activists say at

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China may replace HK leader, appoint ‘interim’ chief executive

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam’s rule after months of often-violent

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