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Special Report: Hong Kong's top cop overshadows embattled leader Lam as China cracks down

08 Jul 2020

HONG KONG As Hong Kong fretted over tough new national security legislation Beijing was fashioning earlier this year, Chris Tang enthusiastically supported the move. It was needed, Hong Kong's combative police chief said, to extinguish calls for the city's independence and restore order.

Xi makes high-stakes power play in move to subdue Hong Kong

24 May 2020

HONG KONG For Chinese leader Xi Jinping it is a high-stakes power play. His move to impose tough national security laws on Hong Kong risks reigniting pro-democracy protests that plunged the city into chaos last year, increasing tensions in an already fraught relationship with the United States and undermining Hong Kong's status as a global financial hub.

Special Report: U.S. rearms to nullify China's missile supremacy

06 May 2020

HONG KONG As Washington and Beijing trade barbs over the coronavirus pandemic, a longer-term struggle between the two Pacific powers is at a turning point, as the United States rolls out new weapons and strategy in a bid to close a wide missile gap with China.

Special Report: U.S. rearms to nullify China's missile supremacy

06 May 2020

HONG KONG As Washington and Beijing trade barbs over the coronavirus pandemic, a longer-term struggle between the two Pacific powers is at a turning point, as the United States rolls out new weapons and strategy in a bid to close a wide missile gap with China.

SPECIAL REPORT-U.S. rearms to nullify China's missile supremacy

06 May 2020

HONG KONG, May 6 As Washington and Beijing trade barbs over the coronavirus pandemic, a longer-term struggle between the two Pacific powers is at a turning point, as the United States rolls out new weapons and strategy in a bid to close a wide missile gap with China.

Special Report: How murder, kidnappings and miscalculation set off Hong Kong’s revolt

21 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the plan that ignited the revolt in her city was born of a straightforward quest for justice.

Special Report: China quietly doubles troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say

30 Sep 2019

HONG KONG Last month, Beijing moved thousands of troops across the border into this restive city. They came in on trucks and armoured cars, by bus and by ship.

Exclusive - China has doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys estimate

30 Sep 2019

HONG KONG China has quietly more than doubled its deployment of mainland security forces in Hong Kong, according to foreign envoys and security analysts, in the most dramatic move yet by Beijing to prepare for a potential worsening of unrest in the global financial center.

Top Hong Kong police commander recalled from retirement as violence escalates

08 Aug 2019

HONG KONG The police commander who oversaw pro-democracy demonstrations that roiled Hong Kong in 2014 has been recalled from retirement to help deal with the violent protests convulsing the Chinese-ruled city, two sources with knowledge of the move told Reuters.

Chinese official urged Hong Kong villagers to drive off protesters before violence at train station

27 Jul 2019

HONG KONG A week before suspected triad gang members attacked protesters and commuters at a rural Hong Kong train station last Sunday, an official from China's representative office urged local residents to drive away any activists.

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