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'One country, two systems' can continue beyond 2047 - HK leader

16 Jan 2020

HONG KONG The principle that ensures Hong Kong enjoys freedoms unavailable in mainland China can continue beyond its 2047 expiry date as long as the city's youngsters do not destroy it with "temporary misunderstandings," Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Thursday.

Cherish rule of law, says Hong Kong's senior judge

13 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's most senior judge made a rare public plea on Monday for the rule of law to be protected amid often violent anti-China protests rocking the financial centre since mid-2019.

Chinese developers' offshore bond pipeline meets firm new year demand

07 Jan 2020

HONG KONG, Jan 7 Chinese property developers kicked off the new year with a strong pipeline of bond issuance, in particular for long-tenor notes, taking advantage of easier regulatory approvals and robust market demand.

Beijing's new top man in Hong Kong hopes city returns to 'right path'

06 Jan 2020

HONG KONG The new head of China's liaison office in Hong Kong, who was unexpectedly announced at the weekend, said on Monday he hoped the Asian financial hub, roiled by more than six months of anti-government protests, would return to "the right path." | Video

Dozens arrested after Hong Kong protest taking aim at Chinese traders

05 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Scuffles erupted between police and protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, with dozens of arrests made, after thousands marched near the border, shouting pro-democracy slogans and venting their anger at mainland Chinese traders.

Thousands of protesters march in Hong Kong, taking aim at Chinese traders

05 Jan 2020

HONG KONG, Jan 5 Over a thousand protesters in Hong Kong gathered in a town near the border on Sunday, seeking to keep up pressure on the government to give in to their demands for greater democracy.

Exclusive: Hong Kongers support protester demands; minority wants independence from China - Reuters poll

31 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's protest movement is supported by 59% of city residents polled in a survey conducted for Reuters by the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, with more than a third of respondents saying they had attended an anti-government demonstration.

Hong Kong to end year with multiple protests, kick off 2020 with big march

30 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub, which has seen a rise in clashes between police and protesters since Christmas. | Video

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up Christmas Eve protest chaos

24 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong riot police fired rounds of tear gas at thousands of protesters, many wearing masks and reindeer horns, after scuffles in shopping malls and in a prime tourist district as pro-democracy rallies escalated into Christmas Eve chaos. | Video

Hong Kong needs to stop violence says top official as jobless rate rises

17 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's chief secretary, Matthew Cheung, said on Tuesday he was disappointed with recent protest violence after a period of relative calm, as the jobless rate rose sharply in the Asian financial hub's catering and tourism sectors.

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