Senior Hong Kong government officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by US president Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid to punish China for imposing national security laws on the global financial hub. Photograph: Anthony Wallace / AFP via Getty Images

Senior Hong Kong government officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by US president Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid t(...)

Simran Lalwani in a low-risk ward in a Hong Kong hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. Photograph: Christina Simons for The New York Times

The images looked benign: a hand dangling chopsticks over a bowl of soup, a young man giving a thumbs up, a woman reclining in a bed at Ikea. But the(...)

South Korean soldiers from the Armed Force CBR Defense Command wearing protective gear enter a building for disinfection work at a closed apartment complex after 46 residents were confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap / AFP / South Korea OUT  via Getty Images

From Singapore to South Korea, countries across Asia have been mobilising for weeks in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Some have (...)

 Protesters are seen in the  Hong Kong Polytechnic University  on Wednesday, the fourth day of a stand-off with police in Hong Kong. Photograph: EPA

Several Hong Kong schoolchildren in uniform were arrested on Wednesday morning, following calls from activists to “paralyse the whole of the city” dur(...)

 A diver from Hong Kong’s fire services department emerges after inspecting a sewage tunnel suspected to have been used by anti-government protesters to escape Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Photograph: Laurel Chor/Getty Images

Scores of protesters were still holed up in a tense siege in a Hong Kong university on Tuesday after many surrendered overnight, including more than 2(...)

People are detained by riot police during a protest in the Central district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Laurel Chor/Bloomberg

The crisis in Hong Kong has entered a dangerous new phase. On Tuesday, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds of protesters in th(...)

People react from teargas fired by police during a protest in Hong Kong’s Central district on November 11th, 2019. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Violent clashes broke out across Hong Kong following the shooting by police of a demonstrator, in an escalation of the protests that have gripped the (...)

Protesters take part in a rally accusing the police of using excessive force, in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

It was a striking juxtaposition: as President Xi Jinping was showing off China’s military and economic might at a parade in Beijing to mark the 70th a(...)

Students wearing gas masks and helmets hold a banner which reads ‘Five major demands are indispensable’, at St Francis’ Canossian College on Monday. Photograph: AP Photo

Hundreds of Hong Kong university and school students swapped classes for democracy demonstrations on Monday, the latest act of defiance in an anti-gov(...)

Police check for protesters on  Hong Kong’s metro  on Sunday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Hong Kong police have launched a wave of arrests against prominent democracy activists, marking a new phase in government efforts to stop mass protest(...)

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