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(...)

 Chinese president Xi Jinping and new Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam after she is sworn in during her inauguration ceremony at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Exactly two decades after Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule, President Xi Jinping warned democracy advocates against crossing a “red line” and underm(...)

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(...)

Hong Kong politician Joshua Wong: says an assault on him and fellow rights activist Nathan Law at Hong Kong’s airport was a co-ordinated attack by pro-Beijing elements. Photograph: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty

Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong says an assault on him and fellow rights activist Nathan Law at the territory’s airport was a co-ordinated(...)

Pro-independence lawmakers Yau Wai-ching (left) and Sixtus “Baggio” Leung:  court in Hong Kong ruled to disqualify them from parliament. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Two pro-independence politicians in Hong Kong will apply for a court order to stop the government from removing them from the territory’s legislature(...)

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