A Hong Kong fan waves a flag that reads ‘Die for Hong Kong’ during a world cup qualifier at Mong Kok stadium in Hong Kong in 2015. File photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong football fans booed, turned their backs and brandished their middle fingers during a performance of China’s national anthem at a friendly a(...)

Pro-independence demonstrators in Hong Kong  during a protest to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of sovereignty from Britain to China on July 1st, 1997. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

Just as the headlines were doom-laden 20 years ago at the prospect of communist China taking over the helm of Hong Kong, so too are the stories today (...)

 An activist  argues with the police during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Hong Kong marked 20 years since the handover of power over the territory from Britain to China on Saturday with a spectacular fireworks display in Vic(...)

 Chinese president Xi Jinping and new Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam after she is sworn in during her inauguration ceremony at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Exactly two decades after Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule, President Xi Jinping warned democracy advocates against crossing a “red line” and underm(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping and his wife  Peng Liyuan are greeted on arrival at  Hong Kong International Airport  on Thursday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong at the start of his first visit as Chinese president, during a visit to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of the form(...)

Activists  led by Umbrella protest leader Joshua Wong (centre) on Monday draped a black cloth over a statue of a bauhinia flower presented by China in 1997 as a symbol of co-operation. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

China’s president, Xi Jinping, travels to Hong Kong this week to mark 20 years since Britain handed the territory back to Chinese rule, and his visit (...)

Hong Kong independence activists Yau Wai-ching (r) and Sixtus ‘Baggio’ Leung speak to the press after their release from the Central Police Station in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong police have expanded their crackdown on government opponents with the arrest of nine democracy activists over a protest last November outsid(...)

Activists Raphael Wong Ho-ming  and Tanya Chan Suk-Chong   enter a police station ahead of their arrest in Hong Kong on March 27th, 2017. Photograph: Jayne Russell/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong opposition democrats are alarmed at the timing of a police decision to push prosecution of leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy protests, known(...)

Hong Kong’s new leader Carrie Lam has a reputation as a safe pair of hands. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Civil servant Carrie Lam has been chosen as Hong Kong’s first female leader after an elite election committee weighted in Beijing’s favour gave her a (...)

Carrie Lam signs autographs during  campaigning in Hong Kong this week. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Carrie Lam, the favourite to be named Hong Kong’s chief executive on Sunday in a limited poll heavily weighted in favour of pro-Beijing candidates, ha(...)