Category Archives: Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Wednesday the formal withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of unrest and has thrown the Chinese-controlled city into its worst crisis in decades, Cable TV and other media said.

Historian Rana Mitter puts latest Hong Kong protests in context

With new, mass peaceful protests again taking center stage in Hong Kong, “a small glimmer of compromise might just be on the way”, says Rana Mitter, professor of the history and politics of modern China at the University of Oxford.

‘Every Chinese will protect our flag’: the Hong Kong neighbourhood where protesters are not welcome

The violent clashes witnessed at a Hong Kong railway station in July, when groups of white-clad men attacked Hong Kong protesters and passengers, has deepened tensions in a city already shaken by weeks of anti-government protests. FRANCE 24’s Daniel Quinlan reports.

‘The triads came out to strike us’: Protests and running battles in Hong Kong

Hong Kong witnessed the most widespread and sustained clashes so far with tear gas fired at more than a dozen locations as police, protesters and baton-wielding thugs fought running battles overnight. FRANCE 24’s Daniel Quinlan reports.

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters ahead of mass strike

Demonstrators in Hong Kong moved en masse to a luxury shopping district Sunday evening after riot police used tear gas to clear out an area they were previously occupying, as the 2-month-old protest movement showed no sign of easing.

Pellegrin: Hong Kong protesters demanding much more from Carrie Lam

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Tuesday said a China extradition bill that sparked unprecedented political unrest “is dead” — but protesters immediately dismissed her comments, threatening more mass rallies. On Tuesday the city’s chief executive Carrie Lam admitted her administration’s attempt to introduce the bill was a “complete failure”, saying that her government would not seek to reactivate it in parliament. “There is no such plan. The bill is dead,” Lam said. But she once against refused to buckle to demands to completely withdraw the bill from the legislative agenda, provoking outcry from the anti-government camp.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Wong released from prison

Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests. The 22-year-old’s release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility came as student demonstrators and police were gathered near the city’s government headquarters after a protest on Sunday that organizers said drew nearly 2 million people. Wong served a two-month sentence for contempt related to his involvement in the 2014 protests advocating a more democratic elections process in the former British colony.

Hong Kong ‘Umbrella Movement’ activist Joshua Wong released from prison

Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests.