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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(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip visiting Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai on Friday. Photograph:  Aly Song/Reuters

China’s Global Times has praised UK prime minister Theresa May for her pragmatism in refusing to comment publicly on China’s human rights record and (...)

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 (...)

A Hong Kong fan waves a flag that reads ‘Die for Hong Kong’ during a world cup qualifier at Mong Kok stadium in Hong Kong in 2015. File photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong football fans booed, turned their backs and brandished their middle fingers during a performance of China’s national anthem at a friendly a(...)

Pro-independence demonstrators in Hong Kong  during a protest to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of sovereignty from Britain to China on July 1st, 1997. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

Just as the headlines were doom-laden 20 years ago at the prospect of communist China taking over the helm of Hong Kong, so too are the stories today (...)

 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(...)

 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(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping and his wife  Peng Liyuan are greeted on arrival at  Hong Kong International Airport  on Thursday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong at the start of his first visit as Chinese president, during a visit to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of the form(...)

Activists  led by Umbrella protest leader Joshua Wong (centre) on Monday draped a black cloth over a statue of a bauhinia flower presented by China in 1997 as a symbol of co-operation. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

China’s president, Xi Jinping, travels to Hong Kong this week to mark 20 years since Britain handed the territory back to Chinese rule, and his visit (...)

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