People enter a venue in Hong Kong on Saturday, where  pro-democracy unions are holding a vote to ask members whether they will participate in a city-wide strike and whether they support China’s plans to impose a new national security law in Hong Kong. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty

China will have overarching powers over the enforcement of a new national security law in Hong Kong, according to details released on Saturday that s(...)

People walk past riot police  in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Billy HC Kwok/Getty Images

China’s legislature has approved a decision to force a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, in an extraordinary and unprecedented move ai(...)

 Hong Kong riot police issue a warning as they try to clear away people gathered in the Central district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper-ball rounds and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday, as thousands of protesters took to the streets to oppos(...)

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, speaks while wearing a protective mask during a news conference in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

Simmering discontent in Hong Kong is coming to the boil again. No longer inhibited to the same extent by pandemic fears, angry citizens are returning (...)

Pro-democracy MPs hold up a picture of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in the chamber of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Photograph: AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Hong Kong’s leader was forced to abandon a state of the union-type address on Wednesday after opposition lawmakers shouted her down in chaotic scenes (...)

Hundreds of mothers protest against the amendments to the extradition law in Hong Kong on Friday, June 14th. Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

One of Hong Kong’s most senior government advisers has said it is “impossible” to continue discussion of a controversial extradition Bill against a ba(...)

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 (...)

Thousands of protesters take part in a march against amendments to an extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s parliament on Sunday after what had been a peaceful million-strong protest against an extradition bill descended in(...)

Howard Lam claimed he was abducted by Chinese security officials who punched staples into his legs after he tried to pass an autographed postcard of Lionel Messi to Liu Xia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Almost 70,000 people have signed a petition urging China to lift restrictions on poet and artist Liu Xia, who has not been seen since the death of her(...)

Pro-democracy lawmakers Nathan Law and Leung Kwok-hung  speak to the media before the verdict was handed down. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

The high court in Hong Kong has removed four elected pro-democracy parliamentarians from the city’s legislature after invalidating their oaths of offi(...)

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