Protesters hold placards as they attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong’s leaders step down and withdraw the extradition Bill, in Hong Kong. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Before the mass street protests, the tear gas and the clashes with police, before the government went all out for legislation that could threaten Hong(...)

A man walks past barriers surrounding the Legislative Council building after violent clashes during a protest against an extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China June 13th, 2019. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against a bill that would(...)

Protesters march along a road demonstrating against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters.

Hong Kong was rocked by political unrest on Wednesday as police used rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, water hoses and bean-bag rounds to drive (...)

The first World War grenade found in a shipment of French potatoes in Hong Kong. Photograph: Hong Kong police force

More than 100 years ago, a German soldier pulled the pin on a hand grenade and threw it into a trench on a first World War battlefield in northern Fra(...)

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(...)

Former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang and his wife Selina arrive the High Court in Hong Kong. Photograph: Reuters

Hong Kong’s former chief executive Donald Tsang, the highest-ranking ex-official to be charged in the city’s history, has been sentenced to 20 months (...)

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond: said information indicated Lee Po had been involuntarily removed to mainland China without due process under Hong Kong law. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has said a British citizen who sold gossipy and controversial books about the Chinese leadership had most li(...)

Placards showing missing bookseller Lee Bo (left) and his associate Gui Minhai (right)  outside the China liaison office in Hong Kong. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

The wife of missing Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo, who vanished last month and was believed to have been taken across the border by Chinese security off(...)

In April, about $5 million (€4.5 million) was removed from a Ryanair account by electronic transfer via a Chinese bank. The Criminal Assets Bureau in Dublin was asked to assist in its recovery via counterpart agencies in Asia, and the authorities were able to track down the funds, which were reportedly returned. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Perhaps it’s the slowing economy, but there has been a rash of reports of high-profile bank scams taking place in China recently. While oversight is i(...)

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