Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive: has apologised for proposing legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times

Following a heady few weeks in Hong Kong where millions of protesters forced the government into a dramatic U-turn, eyes are now on Beijing as people (...)

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, just released from jail,  addresses protesters demanding  the resignation of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam outside he city’s legislature on Monday. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Hundreds of Hong Kong people gathered outside the city’s legislature on Monday to call for the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam, as one of he(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Police officers using pepper spray against protesters in Hong Kong during the early hours of Monday. Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

Chinese state media has said that “foreign forces” seeking “to hurt China by trying to create havoc in Hong Kong” were behind the million-strong prote(...)

Occupy Central pro-democracy movement founders Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai and Chu Yiu-ming chant slogans after being found guilty  in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday. Photograph:  Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Nine prominent activists in the 2014 Occupy Hong Kong protests were found guilty on Tuesday of a range of charges relating to committing a public nuis(...)

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (left), Alex Chow (centre) and Nathan Law talk to journalists outside Hong Kong’s court of final appeal on Tuesday. Photograph:  Alex Hofford/EPA

Hong Kong’s highest court freed three young leaders of the city’s pro-democracy movement on Tuesday, including the public face of the protests, Joshua(...)

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (left) and Raphael Wong being escorted in a prison van leaving the high court after sentencing in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to a second jail term of three months for his “leading” role in the 2014 Umbrella Movemen(...)

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law after being granted bail in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Hong Kong’s highest court has freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail pending an appeal against their prison sentences after (...)

 An activist  argues with the police during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Hong Kong marked 20 years since the handover of power over the territory from Britain to China on Saturday with a spectacular fireworks display in Vic(...)

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