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Hong Kong protest against quarantine facilities turns violent

(Bloomberg) — A protest against a Hong Kong government plan to use a new and unoccupied public housing estate as a possible coronavirus quarantine facility turned violent as demonstrators set fires and destroyed some property. A group of masked protesters initially barricaded a road in the Fanling district to object to a proposal to use […]

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China says it banning US military visits to Hong Kong

“In response to the unreasonable behaviors of the US side, the Chinese government decides to suspend the review of requests by US military ships and aircraft to visit Hong Kong as of today,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a news conference in Beijing. Hua also announced that Beijing would impose sanctions on […]

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Hong Kong elders, youths vow to keep up pro-democracy fight

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory. The rally at a park downtown was among several peaceful gatherings by protesters this week to keep up pressure […]

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Donald Trump signs bills backing Hong Kong protesters despite opposition from China

The latest headlines in your inbox Donald Trump has signed a bill into law that backs pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, despite angry objections from Beijing. The Human Rights and Democracy Act, one of two laws the president signed in relation to the demonstrators, aims to ensure Hong Kong has significant autonomy from the rest of China. […]

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Hong Kong elections: Voters have shown not only the depths of the discontent, but also their power

Pro-democracy candidate Jimmy Sham, right, celebrates with a supporter after winning his election in the Sha Tin district, early November 25. “Today’s result represents (my constituency’s) support to protesters. The government should immediately establish the Five Demands and respond to the public’s voices,” Sham posted on Facebook, referencing a longstanding protest slogan. Pro-democracy candidate James […]

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Early results in Hong Kong district council elections show pro-democracy parties sweeping establishment aside

Early results compiled by the South China Morning Post showed pro-democracy parties winning 278 of the first 344 seats to be declared, pro-Beijing parties taking 42, and independents 24. Many prominent figures in the protest movement won, and many leading pro-establishment figures were unseated. Pro-democrats look to be able to secure 12 of 18 district […]

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Huge turnout for Hong Kong district elections amid protests – Channel 4 News

Early results in Hong Kong’s district elections appear to show big gains for pro-democracy candidates. Turnout was huge with 70% of voters turning out, forming long queues outside polling stations. The elections are being seen as a referendum on the extent of public support for the protest movement which has rocked the territory since June. […]

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‘Time to calm down’: Hong Kong protests simmer ahead of local elections

HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) — An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong on Saturday as the city prepared to go to the polls for local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially violent clashes between police and demonstrators. On the grounds of the besieged Polytechnic University on […]

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UPDATE 1-Trump says he alone stopped massive Chinese crackdown on Hong Kong protests

(Recasts with Trump quotes) WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he alone was preventing China from crushing protesters in Hong Kong with a million soldiers, as he defended his attempts to strike a trade deal with Beijing amid fears of a Chinese crack down on the demonstrations. In […]

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