Demonstrators shine lights from smartphones during a rally in the Central district of Hong Kong, China, on Thursday. The financial hub has been paralysed since Monday, when a protester was shot during protests, igniting city-wide rallies and violent clashes. Photograph: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralysed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping has warned party officials to brace themselves for the ‘struggles’ that lie ahead. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

The Chinese Communist Party, with Xi Jinping Thought at its core, needs to lead everything from “east, west, south, north and in the centre”. That wa(...)

 Members of the media were hit by Molotov cocktails during a clash between protesters and police at a demonstration in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district on Sunday.  Photograph:  Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

A People’s Liberation Army barracks in Hong Kong issued warnings on Sunday for the first time since protests began in the city four months ago, while (...)

Screen grab taken from video released on August 29th from China’s state-run CCTV shows People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops for the Hong Kong Garrison arriving on a ship in Hong Kong during a routine rotation of personnel. Source: AFP/Getty Images

China rotated troops in its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong on Thursday, days before protesters planned to hold a march calling f(...)

Anti-extradition Bill protesters point laser beams outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people flocked to a downtown park for a fresh rally after two months of increasingly violent clashes that have prom(...)

 Protesters react after police fire tear gas at them during an anti-government rally in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jermole Favre

Crystal Kan, a young veteran of the protests that have rocked Hong Kong since mid-June, knows where she will be if Chinese troops roll across the terr(...)

A protest movement that began 10 weeks ago amid anger over a controversial extradition law has evolved into a wider movement for democratic reform whose demands include universal suffrage, an independent inquiry into the handling of the crisis and the resignation of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

The standoff between protesters and the authorities is escalating in Hong Kong, and so too is the risk of an intervention by the Chinese security forc(...)

 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(...)

Demonstrators walk past tear gas during a protest in the Sheung Wan area of Hong Kong on Sunday. Photograph:  Kyle Lam/Bloomberg

China reiterated on Monday its support for Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, and its police, and called on Hong Kong people to oppose violence following(...)

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 (...)

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