A police water cannon truck attempts to disperse protesters during an anti-government rally on New Year’s Day in Hong Kong. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/EPA.

A peaceful march drawing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters on New Year’s Day spiralled into chaotic scenes as police fired several round(...)

Demonstrators in flight during a flash-mob protest in the Tai Po district of Hong Kong earlier in October. File photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

Chinese authorities have clamped down on the importation of black clothing into Hong Kong in an attempt to stifle ongoing protests, as well as a host (...)

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam: spearheaded the Bill, which would have allowed criminal suspects to be transferred to mainland China for the first time. Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has withdrawn the controversial extradition bill that sparked three months of fierce protests and plunged the cit(...)