Hong Kong protesters stay at home as citywide strike turns out to be non-event, day after hundreds of thousands took to streets in peaceful protest

Demonstrators had threatened to paralyze the city on Monday morning Police make two arrests as disruption is kept to a minimum Protesters mostly stayed at home on Monday, ignoring calls for a citywide strike as Hong Kong marked the six-month … Read More

Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong; China furious

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BEIJING (AP) – China reacted furiously to President Donald Trump´s signing of two bills on Hong Kong human rights and said the U.S. will bear the unspecified consequences. A foreign ministry statement Thursday repeated heated condemnations of the laws and … Read More

Hong Kong leader admits local elections revealed ‘unhappiness’ with government

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam acknowledged on Tuesday (Nov 26) that a crushing defeat for the city’s pro-Beijing establishment in weekend polls revealed public discontent over her government’s handling of months of political unrest. The elections showed concern over “deficiencies in … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 22 November 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, Did the world stop turning?  Is the impeachment sham the only thing on earth we need to know about?  If you caught the network radio breaks, the TV network panels, or the flagship headlines you might well … Read More

Hong Kong rights bill clears US Congress, heads to Trump

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WASHINGTON: US lawmakers on Wednesday (Nov 20) overwhelmingly approved legislation that supports human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and also backs the territory’s anti-China protesters, sending the measure opposed by Beijing to President Donald Trump. The Hong Kong Human Rights and … Read More

Hong Kong protests: Tear gas fired in CBD, university as violence continues following shooting of protester

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HONG KONG: Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas in the city’s central business district as violence flared on Monday (Nov 11) following a shooting earlier in the day. During the lunchtime break in Central, a downtown district that hosts blue-chip international conglomerates and … Read More

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