Hong Kong’s leader says national security legislation proposed by China’s legislature will not threaten the semi-autonomous territory’s civil rights.
By Zen Soo, Associated Press
Anti-government protests in Hong Kong erupted into chaos Monday, leaving two people critically injured. One person was shot at close range by police, while separately, a China supporter was set on fire. Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, vowed to “spare…
Joshua Wong, 23, became known as the young face of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement" that peacefully occupied streets for 79 days in 2014.
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
Calling her "the mother of the mafia police," yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday.
By John Leicester, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reports employers added a net 136,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent--a new 50-year low. But factories shed 2,000 jobs amid fears the manufacturing sector is now…
By John Leicester, Eileen Ng, Associated Press
Even as Carrie Lam wrapped up her announcement, protesters in masks and concealing themselves under umbrellas gathered in central Hong Kong.
In our Monday news wrap, the Kremlin declared that U.S. officials need Russian consent before releasing transcripts of President Trump's phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Democratic lawmakers are pressing for their release. Also, two front-runners in Afghanistan's presidential…
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the formal withdrawal of a bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited to mainland China for trials. The proposal sparked months of large-scale demonstrations that sometimes turned violent.
By Katie Tam, Associated Press
The bill would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trials.
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