Tag: Hong Kong

UK suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty, stoking China tensions

Britain announced on Monday it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in an escalation of a dispute with China over its introduction of a national security law for the former British colony.

Democracy activists’ books unavailable in Hong Kong libraries after new law

The law, which came into force on Tuesday night at the same time its contents were published, punishes crimes related to secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with punishments of up to life in prison.

Hong Kong records first virus death, Macau shuts casinos

Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, said it had asked all casino operators to suspend operations for two weeks to help curb the spread of the virus.

Hong Kong records first death from new coronavirus

The Hong Kong fatality brought the total death toll from the virus to 427.

Thousands rally in Hong Kong as government appeals for calm

Nearly 6,000 people have been arrested in the protests since June, more than 30% aged between 21 and 25.

Hong Kong office workers begin week of lunchtime protests

Protests over the last six months have drawn a wide swathe of Hong Kong society - from students to pensioners. Even white-collar professionals, like those in Chater park, have sometimes blocked roads in recent weeks, leading to face-offs with police.

Pope discuss death penalty and nuclear arms with journalists

The Pope again reiterated that in all caes one must always

Humiliated at polls, Hong Kong’s Lam acknowledges discontent with government

Democratic candidates secured almost 90% of 452 district council seats in Sunday's elections.

Photos: Choking and crying; Hong Kong protesters pinned on campus

Hong Kong police laid siege to a university on Monday, firing rubber bullets and tear gas to pin back anti-government protesters armed...