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Explainer: Beijing hints at looming pressure on Hong Kong courts

20 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong lawyers and scholars keen to safeguard the territory's vaunted legal independence were alarmed on Tuesday by a statement from a Chinese parliamentary body questioning a Hong Kong court's decision to overturn a ban on face masks imposed to quell months of violent protests. | Video

Explainer: Beijing hints at looming pressure on Hong Kong courts

20 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong lawyers and scholars keen to safeguard the territory's vaunted legal independence were alarmed on Tuesday by a statement from a Chinese parliamentary body questioning a Hong Kong court's decision to overturn a ban on face masks imposed to quell months of violent protests. | Video

Explainer: Beijing hints at looming pressure on Hong Kong courts

20 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong lawyers and scholars keen to safeguard the territory's vaunted legal independence were alarmed on Tuesday by a statement from a Chinese parliamentary body questioning a Hong Kong court's decision to overturn a ban on face masks imposed to quell months of violent protests. | Video

Hong Kong riot police teargas, chase protesters, residents jeer officers

21 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters, commuters and journalists. | Video

Exclusive: Satellite images reveal China's aircraft carrier 'factory,' analysts say

17 Oct 2019

HONG KONG/BEIJING High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site.

Exclusive: Satellite images reveal China's aircraft carrier 'factory,' analysts say

17 Oct 2019

HONG KONG/BEIJING High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site.

Hong Kong goes quiet as subway, shops close after night of violence

05 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong fell eerily silent on Saturday, with the subway and most shopping malls closed in an unprecedented shutdown of one of the world's biggest commercial centres after the government invoked emergency measures to curb months of unrest. | Video

Explainer: Hong Kong's controversial anti-mask ban and emergency regulations

04 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Friday invoked colonial-era emergency powers for the first time in more than 50 years in a dramatic move intended to quell escalating violence in the Chinese-ruled city.

EXPLAINER-Hong Kong's anti-mask ban and emergency regulations

04 Oct 2019

HONG KONG, Oct 4 Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Friday invoked colonial-era emergency powers for the first time in more than 50 years in a dramatic move intended to quell escalating violence in the Chinese-ruled city.

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.

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