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 Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference Wednesday in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Billy HC Kwok/Getty Images

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has vowed to deepen ties with mainland China and pledged to rescue the city from “chaos”, using an annual policy (...)

Medical workers collect samples from a man at a makeshift testing site for Covid-19 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong’s attempt to launch mass testing for coronavirus has morphed into a public vote on the government’s legitimacy after opposition politicians (...)

A man holds a poster as he attends a Lunch With You rally inside a shopping mall in the Central district of Hong Kong on June 9, 2020, as the city marks the one-year anniversary since pro-democracy protests erupted following opposition to a Bill allowing extraditions to mainland China. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Hong Kong on Tuesday to mark a year of sustained pro-democracy rallies as fears over looming national secur(...)

Pro-democracy party Demosisto members (L-R) Joshua Wong, Sunny Cheung and Nathan Law, hold a placard urging European leaders to act against a national security law during a press conference outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Antony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong lawmakers are set to resume a debate on Wednesday over a controversial Bill that would make disrespecting China’s national anthem a criminal(...)

 Hostesses serve tea to delegates during the opening session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. Photograph:   Leo Ramirez/AFP via Getty Images

China’s legislators unveiled a deeply controversial national security law on Friday aimed at tightening Beijing’s hold on Hong Kong, a move that spark(...)

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 (...)

Martin Lee (81) leaves a police station in Hong Kong on Saturday, after being released on bail. Photograph: AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Hong Kong police arrested 15 activists, including veteran politicians, a publishing tycoon and senior barristers, in raids on Saturday in the biggest(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Photographer: Oliver Contreras/ Sipa/ Bloomberg

The White House is proposing a roughly $850 billion emergency stimulus to address the economic cost of the new coronavirus in the US, sources said. T(...)

South Korean soldiers from the Armed Force CBR Defense Command wearing protective gear enter a building for disinfection work at a closed apartment complex after 46 residents were confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap / AFP / South Korea OUT  via Getty Images

From Singapore to South Korea, countries across Asia have been mobilising for weeks in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Some have (...)

Medical staff members in protective gears arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

South Korea has declared “war” on the coronavirus as cases inside the country approach 5,000 and the World Health Organization chief warns the world i(...)

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