* U.S.-Sino trade war, weakening currency, protests weigh
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HONG KONG Hong Kong is bracing for a rowdy and possibly hugely dangerous Halloween on Thursday, when thousands of pro-democracy protesters, many wearing banned face masks, plan to combine with fancy-dress clubbers in the party district of Lan Kwai Fong.
HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities disqualified prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on Tuesday from standing in upcoming district elections, a move likely to sow discord among anti-government demonstrators as an illegal Halloween march looms. | Video
HONG KONG/PARIS/MILAN Global luxury brands from Prada to Cartier are counting the cost to their businesses of four months of unrest in Hong Kong that has kept tourists away and forced shops to shut, with upcoming results set to reveal the damage.
* Tuesday marks 70th anniversary of People's Republic of
HONG KONG Hong Kong went into lockdown on Tuesday to ensure anti-government protests do not overshadow Chinese President Xi Jinping's commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
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
Hongkong/Berlin Hongkongs Regierungschefin Carrie Lam hat sich den seit Monaten anhaltenden Protesten gebeugt und das umstrittene Auslieferungsgesetz zurückgenommen.
Hongkong Hongkongs Regierungschefin Carrie Lam hat sich den seit Monaten anhaltenden Protesten gebeugt und die formelle Rücknahme des umstrittenen Auslieferungsgesetzes angekündigt.
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.