United Kingdom

Farah Master

Hong Kong protesters urge former colonial power UK to stand up to China

7:47am BST

HONG KONG Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing "God Save the Queen" and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours its commitments to the city's freedoms.

Hong Kong leader says China 'respects and supports' withdrawal of extradition bill

05 Sep 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday that China "understands, respects and supports" her government's move to formally withdraw an extradition bill, part of measures she hoped would help the city "move forward" from months of unrest. | Video

Hongkongs Regierungschefin zieht Auslieferungsgesetz zurück

04 Sep 2019

Hongkong/Berlin Hongkongs Regierungschefin Carrie Lam hat sich den seit Monaten anhaltenden Protesten gebeugt und das umstrittene Auslieferungsgesetz zurückgenommen.

Insider - Hongkongs Regierung will Auslieferungsgesetz zurückziehen

04 Sep 2019

Hongkong Hongkongs Regierungschefin Carrie Lam hat sich den seit Monaten anhaltenden Protesten gebeugt und die formelle Rücknahme des umstrittenen Auslieferungsgesetzes angekündigt.

Don't 'mess up Macau' - gambling hub set to choose Beijing-backed leader

21 Aug 2019

HONG KONG The Chinese territory of Macau is set to elect as leader the only candidate for which it is allowed to vote: a Beijing-backed former legislator who is expected to cement China's control over the special administrative region and distance it from escalating protests in neighbouring Hong Kong.

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

16 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to meet with the protesters to defuse weeks of tensions.

As Hong Kong braces for protests, Chinese paramilitary holds drills across border

15 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong braced on Thursday for more mass demonstrations through the weekend, as China again warned against foreign interference in the city's escalating crisis and as mainland paramilitary forces conducted exercises just across the border. | Video

Cathay Pacific forward bookings drop amid Hong Kong protests

09 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd is facing a decline in forward bookings for travel to Hong Kong "in the region of double digits" due to widespread protests in the Asian financial centre, a senior company executive said on Wednesday.

'Each of us writes': Hong Kong's discontent fuels creative art

09 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Railings festooned with tear gas canisters and colourful postcards are artworks that protesters in Hong Kong have made from materials left over from recent demonstrations, hoping to spread their message in the Chinese-controlled territory.

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.

World News