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Jimmy Lai arrives at the West Kowloon magistrates for one of his many court appearances. Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Hong Kong media mogul arrested under security law

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, one of the city's most vocal Beijing critics, was among seven people arrested Monday under a new national security law, deepening a crackdown on democracy supporters.
Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Chelsea last night was not shown in China amid growing tensions with the UK.

Liverpool vs Chelsea not aired in China due to growing tensions with UK

Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Chelsea last night was not shown in China amid growing tensions with the UK.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China warns US of countermeasures over Hong Kong trading threats

Beijing has warned the US that it will take “every necessary measure” to protect its interests after a top White House advisor warned that Washington might revoke Hong Kong’s special trading privileges if China enacts a tough new security law.
A man walks past as police use tear gas on protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong, Jan. 19, 2020.

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park, but later spilled onto the streets in violation of police orders.
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Hong Kong: China threatens retaliation over US law

China on Thursday summoned the US ambassador and threatened retaliation after US President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, just as the world’s top two economies edge towards a trade truce.
People hold their mobile phones as they gather to pray for the students who are barricaded inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus at Salisbury garden in Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong on November 19, 2019. – A dwindling number of exhausted pro-democracy protesters barricaded inside the Hong Kong university defied warnings on November 19 to surrender, as a police siege of the campus stretched through the third day and China sent fresh signals that its patience with nearly six months of unrest was running out. (Photo by YE AUNG THU / AFP)

US Senate passes Hong Kong rights bill, angering China

The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting “human rights and democracy” in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, angering China which promptly summoned a US diplomat and threatened countermeasures.
Protesters run as police fire tear gas near Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

Hong Kong police, students continue standoff at besieged university

Hundreds of Hong Kong student protesters remain locked in a tense standoff with police at a university where protesters have barricaded themselves since last week.

Huge Hong Kong rally after student dies and lawmakers arrested

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers packed into a park Saturday night to mourn a student who died during recent clashes as police arrested a group of pro-democracy lawmakers, deepening the city’s political crisis.
Apple has removed HKmap.live, a crowdsourced mapping app widely used by Hong Kong residents, from the App Store. The app and accompanying web service has been used to mark the locations of police and inform about street closures during the ongoing pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong this year.

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Apple on Thursday removed an app criticised by China for allowing protesters in Hong Kong to track police, as Beijing steps up pressure on foreign companies deemed to be providing support to the pro-democracy movement.
Pro-democracy protesters react as police fire water cannons outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 15, 2019. - Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on September 15 at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos plaguing the city. (Photo by Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP)

Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes.
A demonstrator throws a Molotov cocktail at police during a protest in Hong Kong, Aug. 31, 2019.

Violent Hong Kong protests meet violent police response

Using water cannons, gunshots, batons and tear gas, Hong Kong police pursued protesters through city streets and into subway stations, seeking people who defied and blocked police in several districts on a tense and chaotic Saturday. The demonstrations coincided with the fifth anniversary of Beijing’s denial of free, unimpeded elections in the territory.
Among the protesters in Hong Kong, many, such as Terence Lai, are prompted by their religious faith to take part in the demonstrations.

Hong Kong Christians call for reform

Among the protesters in Hong Kong, many, such as Terence Lai, are prompted by their religious faith to take part in the demonstrations.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam, flanked by eight of her ministers, addresses the press in Tamar. Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests pushing city to ‘very dangerous situation’ – leader

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Monday accused pro-democracy protesters of trying to “destroy” the city in a dramatic escalation of rhetoric as the financial hub is rocked by two months of rallies and clashes.
Hong Kong protesters seize roads in defiance of China warnings

Hong Kong protesters seize roads in defiance of China warnings

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong erected barricades in a popular tourist district and briefly blocked a major tunnel Saturday evening, defying increasingly stern warnings from China over weeks-long unrest that has plunged the city into crisis.
Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Tuesday said a China extradition bill that sparked unprecedented political unrest “is dead” – but protesters immediately dismissed her comments, threatening more mass rallies.

Thousands back on Hong Kong streets to keep up pressure

Tens of thousands of people have again rallied in Hong Kong, in their latest effort to grow their protest movement against what they see as mainland China‘s growing influence on the semiautonomous territory.

British human rights activist Benedict Rogers barred from entering Hong Kong

A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

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#EndSARS: Police parade two minors, four others for arson

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#EndSARS: Ekiti panel receiving petitions ahead of November 2 sitting

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Britain asks Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting, bring culprits to book

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