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U.S. sanctions branded 'clowning actions' as HK vows it won't be intimidated

5:53pm BST

HONG KONG Beijing's top representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday that sanctions imposed by Washington on senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials were "clowning actions" that would not frighten or intimidate Chinese people. | Video

'Sheep without a shepherd': Hong Kong churches torn by politics

06 Aug 2020

HONG KONG When Hong Kong's largely peaceful pro-democracy protests turned violent last summer, it drove a wedge through every section of society, dividing friends, families and also worshippers at its more than 1,500 churches.

Hong Kong delays election citing pandemic, but democracy camp sceptical

01 Aug 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election to the Chinese-ruled city's legislature by a year because of a rise in coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition which had hoped to make huge gains. | Video

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong leader expected to announce election delay, hurting opposition hopes

31 Jul 2020

HONG KONG, July 31 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is set to announce later on Friday the delay of a legislative election due to coronavirus risks, according to a Cable TV report, dealing a blow to the hopes of the pro-democracy opposition in the Chinese ruled city.

Hong Kong blocks 12 democrats from election as China security law shadow looms

30 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong on Thursday disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a key election, citing reasons including collusion with foreign forces and opposition to the new China-imposed national security laws. | Video

China slams U.S. response to Hong Kong security law as 'gangster logic'

16 Jul 2020

HONG KONG China accused the United States of "gangster logic" after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered an end to Hong Kong's special status under U.S. law in response to Beijing's imposition of new security legislation on the former British colony. | Video

Unofficial Hong Kong vote sees new generation take over battle for democracy

16 Jul 2020

HONG KONG A younger, more defiant generation of Hong Kong democrats has secured the most votes in unofficial primary elections in the Chinese-ruled city, setting the stage for a battle with pro-Beijing politicians for control of the city's legislature.

Hong Kong to suspend all schools due to spike in coronavirus cases

10 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's Education Bureau on Friday announced the suspension of all schools from Monday after a sharp rise in locally transmitted coronavirus cases fuelled fears of renewed community spread.

China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

08 Jul 2020

HONG KONG China opened its powerful national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-centre park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters. | Video

UPDATE 1-China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

08 Jul 2020

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