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  • coronavirus Feb 8

    Patient in Wuhan, China First Known American to Die From Virus

    A U.S. citizen diagnosed with the coronavirus in Wuhan, China became what appears to be the first American to die of the virus, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said, as the number of confirmed cases and fatalities has continued to rise. The 60-year-old American died at Jinyintian Hospital in Wuhan on Feb. 6, an embassy spokesperson said. The person’s gender...

  • China Nov 6, 2019

    Pro-Beijing Lawmaker in Hong Kong Stabbed While Campaigning

    An anti-government assailant stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was election campaigning Wednesday, police said, in another escalation of violence surrounding the protests demanding political reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Junius Ho has become a hated figure by the protesters over his alleged links to violence against them. After receiving initial medical treatment, Ho told reporters...

  • China Nov 4, 2019

    Attacker Stabs Several, Bites Man's Ear as Hong Kong Boils

    A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted outside one of those shopping complexes, Cityplaza on Hong Kong Island. Local media said the...

  • Congress Nov 2, 2019

    Hong Kong Chaos Sees Tear Gas, Attack on Chinese News Agency

    Anti-government protesters attacked the Hong Kong office of China’s official Xinhua News Agency for the first time Saturday after chaos broke out downtown, with police firing tear gas and demonstrators hurling gasoline bombs as the pro-democracy movement approached the five-month mark. Streets in the upscale Causeway Bay shopping area and nearby Victoria Park were clouded in tear gas, prompting thousands...

  • Facebook Oct 27, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Criticize Police Conduct, Draw Tear Gas

    Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse a rally called over concerns about police conduct in monthslong pro-democracy demonstrations, with protesters cursing the officers and calling them “gangster cops.” Organizers called for the demonstration at a waterfront park, but police said the rally was unauthorized and engaged in a standoff with the protesters after ordering them to leave....

  • China Oct 1, 2019

    Police Shoot Hong Kong Teen During China National Day Protests

    Hong Kong police shot a teenage protester at close range in the chest Tuesday, leaving him bleeding and howling on the ground, in a fearsome escalation of anti-government demonstrations that spread across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Tens of thousands marched in a day of rage as Communist leaders in Beijing celebrated 70 years in power. The single pistol shot fired...

  • China Sep 30, 2019

    Hong Kong Upholds Ban on National Day March After Violence

    Hong Kong authorities on Monday rejected an appeal for a major pro-democracy march on China’s National Day holiday after two straight days of violent clashes between protesters and police in the semi-autonomous territory raised fears of more showdowns that could embarrass Beijing. The Civil Human Rights Front, which has organized several major rallies in recent months, said an appeals board...

  • Germany Sep 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Ends Early as Violence Erupts

    A massive pro-democracy rally Saturday in downtown Hong Kong ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at government buildings. Police said in a statement that “radical protesters” lobbed gasoline bombs and damaged property outside the government offices, and aimed laser beams at a helicopter, posing...

  • Germany Sep 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong to Run for Local Office

    Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong announced plans Saturday to contest local elections and warned that any attempt to disqualify him will only spur more support for monthslong pro-democracy protests. His announcement came ahead of a major rally later Saturday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Umbrella protests, where he first shot to fame as a youth leader. During...

  • China Sep 21, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters, Police Face Off in Renewed Clashes

    Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, a district in the northwest of the Chinese territory. Hong Kong is in the fourth month of sometimes violent protests...

  • China Sep 15, 2019

    Violence Flares After Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban

    Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban. A mixed crowd of hardcore protesters in black and wearing masks, along with families with children, spilled into the roads...

  • China Sep 14, 2019

    Skirmishes Break Out in Hong Kong Mall Amid Counter Rallies

    Skirmishes broke out Saturday between supporters of the ongoing protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong and supporters of the central government at a shopping mall in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. Hundreds of pro-Beijing demonstrators sang the Chinese national anthem, waved red flags and chanted slogans at Amoy Plaza in the densely packed Kowloon district. Opposing protesters quickly gathered there,...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Hong Kong Tells US to Stay Out; Students Form Protest Chains

    Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity to push for democratic reforms after violent weekend clashes in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The silent protest comes as the Hong Kong government condemned the “illegal behavior of radical protesters” and warned the U.S. to stay out of its affairs. Thousands of demonstrators held...

  • Hong Kong Sep 2, 2019

    Hong Kong Students, Workers Strike as Commutes Disrupted

    Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard hats to their traditional uniforms, while university pupils crowded into a square at...

  • Facebook Aug 16, 2019

    #BoycottMulan Trends After Crystal Liu Yifei Supports China's Hong Kong Crackdown

    Calls for a boycott of Disney’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated movie “Mulan” were trending on social media Friday after the movie’s star, Chinese-born Crystal Liu Yifei, shared a message supportive of the police crackdown on Hong Kong protesters. The actress shared a text image Wednesday from The People’s Daily, a Chinese newspaper tied to the country’s Communist party,...

  • ASIA Aug 14, 2019

    Flights Resume at Hong Kong Airport as Protesters Apologize

    Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas. There was soul-searching in the protest movement, including...

  • Donald Trump Aug 14, 2019

    Satellite Photos Appear to Show Chinese Paramilitary Near Hong Kong

    Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong. The pictures collected on Monday by...

  • China Aug 10, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters as Marchers Defy Ban

    Police fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday after anti-government marches went ahead in two areas of the Chinese territory in defiance of an official ban. Tear gas was fired at a crowd of some 1,000 people in a brief evening standoff at a commuter rail station in Tai Wai in the northern region of New Territories....

  • China Aug 5, 2019

    Protests Disrupt Hong Kong Work Day as Leader Vows to Remain

    Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s leader resign. Police deployed tear gas in the Wong Tai Sin district, the scene of clashes with protesters over the weekend. At the legislative complex,...

  • China Aug 5, 2019

    Protesters, Police Play Cat-And-Mouse Game Across Hong Kong

    The distinctive clang of metal hitting pavement echoed across Hong Kong. Over several hours, in successive waves on Sunday, different districts filled with the sound of protesters erecting and just as hastily taking down their improvised barricades. While past nights of protest have ended in protracted standoffs between demonstrators and riot police, rally participants this time took a different tack....

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