Tag: Hong Kong

Hong Kong leader tells US not to ‘interfere’ after fresh protests

by Jasmine LEUNG / Sean GLEESON Hong Kong's embattled leader warned the United States on Tuesday not to "interfere" with her government's response to the city's pro-democracy movement, after fresh protests called on Washington to ramp up pressure on Beijing. Millions of people have demonstrated over...

Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong on way to Germany, US after brief detention

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said he was making his way to Germany on Monday after he was released from a brief spell in custody following a mistake in his bail conditions. Wong, 22, was among multiple prominent democracy advocates who were detained late...

Clashes after peaceful crowd takes Hong Kong message to US consulate

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Pro-democracy activists jammed Hong Kong streets in a march to the United States consulate on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing, but hardcore protesters later clashed with riot police across the city's core. Millions have demonstrated...

More trouble expected for Hong Kong with Fitch credit rating downgrade, planned weekend protests

Hong Kong—Despite the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill earlier this week, the turmoil that has rocked Hong Kong is not expected to abate anytime soon. On Friday morning, September 6, Fitch Ratings downgraded Hong Kong’s rate from AA+ to AA. Furthermore, the credit rating...

Hong Kong leader calls for dialogue after protesters reject concession

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Hong Kong's leader on Thursday urged pro-democracy protesters to end their demonstrations after her surprise decision to bow to one of their key demands was condemned as too little, too late. Carrie Lam, the city's pro-Beijing chief executive, surprised many...

Flouting ban, Hong Kong protesters flood city streets

by Yan ZHAO and Jasmine LEUNG Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday defied a ban on rallying, the arrests of leading activists and rising threats from China, to take to the streets for a 13th straight weekend. Police had banned the...

Xiaomi’s Redmi in hot water with Chinese media over HK protest ad references

Hong Kong — Redmi, the budget brand of Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, found itself in hot water recently due to some references to the Hong Kong protests in its recent advertisement. On August 27, Redmi TV’s commercial on Weibo for the brand's smart TV line described the...

‘French Spider-man’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper to hang peace banner

Singapore—Nearly a year after a ban in Hong Kong, Alain Robert, commonly known as the ‘French Spider-Man’ scaled one of the City’s skyscrapers on Friday, August 16, but this time in the name of peace. Mr Robert, age 56, was seen climbing the Cheung Kong...

The lady in red: As HK protestors block departure gates at airport, a Singaporean woman was determined to go home

On Tuesday (Aug. 13), chaos ensued at the Hong Kong international airport, with throngs of angry protestors blocking the departure gates. Amidst the pandemonium, an image stood out — a woman in red amidst a sea of black, fighting her way to the departure gates....

TVB star Lily Leung dies

Hong Kong TVB actress has just recently passed away. According to Mingpao, the news of her passing was announced 13 August by Leung's grandson Nicholas Yuen. He shared that she passed away in the hospital accompanied by her family. "I would like to thank the medical staff...