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Hong Kong protesters decry police inaction six months after brutal mob attack

22 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Several hundred Hong Kong protesters gathered on Tuesday at the site of an attack six months ago by an armed mob on anti-government demonstrators, denouncing the lack of progress by police in bringing those responsible to justice.

Hong Kong protesters fete landslide election win for Taiwan's Tsai

13 Jan 2020

TAIPEI Hong Kong's democracy protesters and politicians have hailed a sweeping election win by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen as a fillip for their movement that puts further pressure on China.

Hong Kong protesters fete landslide election win for Taiwan's Tsai

12 Jan 2020

TAIPEI Hong Kong's democracy protesters and politicians have hailed a sweeping election win by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen as a fillip for their movement that puts further pressure on China.

Taiwan president takes early lead in election closely watched by China

11 Jan 2020

TAIPEI/KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took an early lead on Saturday in vote counting for a presidential election that will be closely watched by Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own, in the shadow of anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

Show Hong Kong value of democracy, Taiwan president says before vote

10 Jan 2020

TAIPEI/KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged young voters on Friday to turn out and show protest-wracked Hong Kong the meaning of democracy on the eve of elections held in the shadow of anti-government protests in the Chinese-run city across the sea.

Envy and solidarity from Hong Kong activists as democratic Taiwan prepares to vote

10 Jan 2020

TAIPEI Hong Kong activists and budding pro-democracy politicians have flocked to Taiwan to observe its elections, aiming to bolster exchanges and galvanize an alliance against China's influence.

Taiwan's China-friendly presidential hopeful faces backlash in divided south

09 Jan 2020

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan In balmy southern Taiwan, with its rural hamlets, industrial belts and slower-paced cities, a rising tide of residents are pushing back against opposition presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu, fearing he'll sell out core Taiwan interests to China.

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 protest tide turns into sea of flames

24 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Chinese-ruled Hong Kong introduced a bill into the legislature in February that would have allowed the extradition of defendants to mainland China for the first time to face trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party.

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.

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