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Those with a big stake in Hong Kong’s future need to do more than fall meekly in line with China and become Beijing’s enforcers

Li Ka-shing, the 91-year-old Hong Kong tycoon, is a veteran of communicating with symbols and allusions. So when his property company CK Asset Holding(...)

Prodemocracy protesters shield themselves with umbrellas in tear gas as they clash with police in Hong Kong, China on July 28th, 2019. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

China has lashed out at Taiwan over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds (...)

 Members of the medical profession gather to protest against Hong Kong police brutality at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on August 13, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) BESTPIX

A long hot summer, escalating violent street protests, meddling from mainland China and rumours of imminent invasion from the north. The events in Hon(...)

Anti-extradition Bill protesters hold up placards for arriving travellers during a protest at the arrival hall of Hong Kong International Airport. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Demonstrators crowded the arrivals hall at Hong Kong airport on Friday, handing out anti-government leaflets and waving banners in a dozen languages i(...)

A satellite image shows Typhoon Lekima in the East China Sea, August 8th 2019 (issued August 9th 2019). Photograph: EPA/Nasa Earth Observatory

China’s weather bureau issued a red alert early on Friday as super typhoon Lekima approached Zhejiang province on the eastern coast, after forcing fli(...)

Damage to  Sta Maria de Mayan Church after a pair of strong earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 struck the region within hours of each other. Photograph: Dominic de Sagon/ASA/AFP

Two strong earthquakes hours apart have hit a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines, killing at least ei(...)

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead and the government’s work on the bill a “total failure”.Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Protesters in Hong Kong vowed to escalate their efforts on Tuesday after the city’s leader said the controversial extradition Bill was “dead” and her (...)

The writing was on the pillar. When protesters stormed Hong Kong’s legislature they left a spray-painted message for the lawmakers at the entrance: “I(...)

Alphabet’s Google moved production of its US-bound motherboards to Taiwan. Photograph: iStock

HP and Dell Technologies plan to move as much as 30 per cent of their notebook production away from China to avert US tariffs, the Nikkei cited anonym(...)

Policemen stand in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

China on Tuesday condemned violent protests in Hong Kong as an “undisguised challenge” to the formula under which the city is ruled, hours after polic(...)

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