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Pro-China groups to tear down pro-democracy graffiti in Hong Kong

4:38pm BST

HONG KONG A pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker urged supporters to pull down "Lennon Walls" on Saturday across the Chinese-ruled city, where the displays of anti-government graffiti have sometimes been flashpoints during more than three months of unrest.

No loudhailers, umbrellas allowed at talks with Hong Kong leader

4:05am BST

HONG KONG The Hong Kong government on Thursday set the rules for an open dialogue between leader Carrie Lam and the public next week, telling those taking part to be "orderly" and not bring along loudhailers, bunting or umbrellas.

Hong Kong horse races, fireworks called off amid protest threat

18 Sep 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's Jockey Club cancelled all races planned for Wednesday after pro-democracy protesters said they would target the Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China lawmaker was due to run. | Video

Hong Kong activists arrested including Joshua Wong in crackdown on protests

31 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police arrested a number of prominent pro-democracy activists including Joshua Wong and three lawmakers on Friday, seeking to rein in protests that have plunged the city into its worst political crisis for decades. | Video

Hong Kong retail sales drop by steepest in 3-1/2 years amid protests

30 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's July retail sales sank by the most since February 2016 amid anti-government protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for months.

UPDATE 4-Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong charged in crackdown on protests

30 Aug 2019

HONG KONG, Aug 30 Hong Kong authorities on Friday charged pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong with organising an illegal protest as they tighten a clampdown on unrest that has plunged the Asian financial hub into its biggest political crisis in more than two decades.

Hong Kong government warns of great danger after weekend of violence

26 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Illegal violence is pushing Hong Kong to the brink of great danger, the city government said on Monday, after a weekend of clashes that included the first gun-shot and the arrest of 86 people, the youngest just 12.

Banks call for order in Hong Kong as jewellers warn of trade fair dud

22 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order in the Chinese-ruled city and international jewellers sought the rescheduling of a huge trade fair as weeks of pro-democracy protests showed no sign of let-up on Thursday.

Cathay CEO resigns amid Hong Kong protest blowback as more rallies planned

16 Aug 2019

HONG KONG The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony, after Beijing targeted the airline over staff involvement in mass protests. | Video

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing urges love in response to growing protests

16 Aug 2019

* Crisis poses major challenge for Chinese leader Xi (Adds K-Pop shows cancelled, wellness summit moved to Singapore)

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