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(...)

A protester chants slogans as she take to the streets before the 27th anniversary of the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square  in Hong Kong, China. Photograph:   Bobby Yip/Reuters

In searing heat, organisers were putting the finishing touches to the stage at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, where tens of thousands are expected to gath(...)

Pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang speaks to members of the media after his trial at the Kowloon City Magistrates Court in Hong Kong. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

This week sees two trials in Hong Kong that will revive memories of the 2014 democracy protests as seven policemen stand accused of brutally beating d(...)

Rioters throw bricks at police in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

There was chaos on the streets on Hong Kong during the three-day Chinese New Year holiday after police fired warning shots and used pepper spray on st(...)

Hong Kong University students, faculty members and staff take part in a protest on Tuesday  after the university’s governing council rejected the appointment of pro-democracy professor  Johannes Chan Man-mun as a pro-vice-chancellor. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

Umbrella Revolution. Occupy Central. Umbrella Movement. The protest went by many names and they were heady days a year ago, when Hong Kong felt the s(...)

Manni Ng, a student with Hong Kong’s protest movement, at the camp in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/The New York Times

The founders of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central civil disobedience movement called on pro-democracy activists to retreat from the city centre over fears o(...)

Hundreds of riot police in Hong Kong scattered the crowds in several rounds of heated clashes on Sunday night, forcing protesters back with pepper spray and batons.  Photograph: Billy Kwok/Bloomberg

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have forced the temporary closure of government headquarters after clashing with police, defying orders(...)

Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung: “There’s room to make the nominating committee more democratic.” Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s chief executive CY Leung held talks with leaders of the Umbrella Movement protests yesterday aimed at resolving the worst political cri(...)

epa04454768 Pro-democracy protesters gather during a rally of the ongoing Occupy Central movement in Admiralty District of Hong Kong, China, 20 October 2014. Pro-democracy protesters gathered for a third night in Hong Kong's busy Mong Kok area, setting up new barricades, as police and protesters blamed each other for violence.  EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN

Hong Kong’s chief executive has blamed “external forces” for the democracy protests that have rocked the territory in recent weeks as both government (...)

Police officers are reflected on reflective materials held by a pro-democracy protesters on a blocked road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong.

There were further violent clashes between democracy activists and riot police in Hong Kong at the weekend despite the prospect of talks between the (...)