‘Black terror’ on rise in Hong Kong, official says

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Mak Chin-ho, assistant commissioner of police operations in Hong Kong, displays a gasoline bomb confiscated during the weekend’s unauthorized assemblies, at a news conference at police headquarters in Wan Chai on Monday. [Photo/China Daily] After another weekend of destructive unrest, … Read More

Nearly Two Million Take to Hong Kong’s Streets in Peaceful Anti-Extradition Protest

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Protesters stand on Harcourt Road overlooking the Legislative Council during a rally in Hong Kong, in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city, August … Read More

Trump Seeks out Personal Meeting With Xi Jinping to Resolve Hong Kong Crisis

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Protesters occupy the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration in Hong Kong on August 12, 2019. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) “I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much … Read More

Hong Kong protests: US lawmakers warn China may be preparing Tiananmen Square-style crackdown

U.S. officials warned Wednesday that China could be preparing for a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown in response to Hong Kong protests, as footage captures the menacing movement of military convoys near the border and Beijing ratchets up its rhetoric toward the demonstrators. House … Read More

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas Amid Continuing Pro-Democracy Rallies

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People holding umbrellas gather at Victoria Park to take part in an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, Aug. 11, 2019. Suzanne Sataline contributed to this report from in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters Sunday … Read More