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Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police made their first arrests Wednesday under a new national security law imposed a day earlier by China’s central government, as thousands of people defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest against it. Police said nine people were arrested under the law, […]

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Thousands in Hong Kong defy Tiananmen vigil ban

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters lit candles and chanted democracy slogans as they defied a ban Thursday against gathering to commemorate China’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with tensions seething in the financial hub over a planned new security law. Crowds streamed into one of the city’s main parks that […]

Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests

Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub’s legislature on Wednesday, firing pepper-ball rounds and arresting hundreds as they stamped down on protests against a bill banning insults to China’s national anthem. The latest unrest comes days after China announced separate plans to impose a sweeping […]

Hong Kong leader tries to reassure investors rattled by China law

China’s plans to impose a new security law on Hong Kong will not erode freedoms, the city’s leader said Tuesday, as she tried to reassure international businesses and foreign governments alarmed by the proposal. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the controversial law would “only target a handful of […]

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal

Police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who gathered Sunday against a controversial security law proposed by China, in the most intense clashes for months. As the demonstrators and police were facing off in the semi-autonomous financial hub, Chinese Foreign Minister […]

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China’s move to impose national security legislation on the city. Pro-democracy supporters have sharply criticized a proposal, set […]

Hong Kong ‘Umbrella’ movement leader freed from prison, says ‘no regret’

HONG KONG – Hong Kong democracy activist Chan Kin-man walked free from prison on Saturday saying he had no regrets for his leading role in the 2014 “Umbrella” civil disobedience movement and that sacrifice was needed to achieve universal suffrage. “Life in prison was difficult, but I have […]

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands rally

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday at a public park that was overflowing with thousands of protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party. Sporting their movement’s trademark black clothing and face masks, rally participants packed into Chater Garden, […]

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