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World Jun 16Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership
Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended her effort to force the passing of an extradition bill, which would allow some suspects to be sent for trial in mainland China. But the move did not appease Hong Kong residents, who gathered well…
World Jun 15Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more
Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of the measure said it was not enough.
World Jun 14Calls mount for compromise over Hong Kong extradition bill
Some members of Hong Kong's Cabinet said the government's chief executive should rethink plans to rush the bills' passage.
World Jun 12Hong Kong police fire tear gas at extradition bill protesters
Protesters had massed outside government headquarters in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the territory.
World Jun 10Hong Kong pushes ahead with bill allowing extradition to mainland China
The extradition law amendments would allow Hong Kong to send people to mainland China to face charges, spurring criticism that defendants won't have the same rights as they would in Hong Kong.
World Jun 09Massive extradition law protest fills Hong Kong streets
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges.
World Jun 02China blames US for trade dispute, says it won’t back down
China issued a report Sunday blaming the United States for the countries' trade dispute and said it won't back down on "major issues of principle," but offered no clarification about what additional steps it might take to up the ante.
Economy May 23China keeps the door open to trade talks, but slams tech controls
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China hopes to restart trade talks, but only if the conditions are deemed fair.
World Mar 22China chemical plant blast kills at least 47, injures hundreds
Thursday's blast in an industrial park in the city of Yancheng, north of Shanghai, was one of China's worst industrial accidents in recent years.
World Mar 10As Tibetans mark 60 years since Dalai Lama fled, China defends policies
China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely showing their anti-Chinese bias.