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In broadside against China, Trump moves toward ending Hong Kong privileges

29 May 2020

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to begin the process of eliminating special U.S. treatment for Hong Kong to punish China, but stopped short of calling an immediate end to privileges that have helped the territory remain a global financial center. | Video

Hong Kong no longer deserves special U.S. status, Pompeo says

28 May 2020

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status under U.S. law, potentially dealing a crushing blow to its status as a major financial hub. | Video

Hong Kong border town slumps as mainland traders vanish

25 May 2020

SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong Last summer, pro-democracy protesters harassed Chinese traders in Sheung Shui and smashed storefronts that catered to them in the Hong Kong border town, angry at what they saw as a de facto invasion. | Video

Tiananmen June 4 vigil organiser calls for candles to be lit across Hong Kong

20 May 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong people, unable to hold a mass vigil due to coronavirus curbs, should light candles instead to commemorate pro-democracy protesters killed in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 31 years ago, an organiser said on Wednesday.

Tiananmen vigil organiser calls for candles to be lit across Hong Kong

20 May 2020

HONG KONG, May 20 Unable to hold a mass vigil due to coronavirus controls, the people of Hong Kong should light candles across the city to commemorate pro-democracy protesters killed in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, an organiser said on Wednesday.

Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' call for independent police probe

15 May 2020

HONG KONG The Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong ruled out on Friday an independent inquiry into allegations of police brutality against pro-democracy protesters, though she did accept a watchdog's recommendations on tear gas and training.

A coronavirus betrayal: Even friends shun mainland protesters in Hong Kong

16 Apr 2020

HONG KONG Minnie Li and Nannan were nervous as they walked into a Hong Kong restaurant with several friends offering donations of masks and hand sanitizer in the middle of a pandemic.

Hong Kong music school keeps on trucking through coronavirus shutdown

06 Apr 2020

HONG KONG When 7-year-old Sophia Cheung hears a truck park outside her home in Hong Kong, she grabs her sheet music and runs out the door. | Video

A poorer student falls behind in Hong Kong as coronavirus forces online learning

20 Mar 2020

HONG KONG When Hong Kong student Wendy received a question from her geography teacher during an online class, she scrambled to unmute her mother's cellphone, but the screen kept freezing. She had already used up her monthly five gigabytes data allowance.

A poorer student falls behind in Hong Kong as coronavirus forces online learning

20 Mar 2020

HONG KONG When Hong Kong student Wendy received a question from her geography teacher during an online class, she scrambled to unmute her mother's cellphone, but the screen kept freezing. She had already used up her monthly five gigabytes data allowance.

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