Clarisse Yeung Suet-ying  stands outside the West Kowloon court buildings  after being released on bail in Hong Kong, China, on Friday. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

China’s parliament is poised this week to pass a draconian new Hong Kong election law that will sharply reduce the proportion of democratically electe(...)

Hong Kong’s unpopular leader  Leung Chun-ying said that he would not run again for office. The decision comes as Chinese Communist Party leaders have expressed anger at growing support for parties calling for independence and self-determination in the former British colony. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, said on Friday he will not run again for office and will stand down when his first term (...)

A file photo from December  2014 shows a novelty toilet paper roll with the image of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese authorities have seized about 8,000 rolls of toilet paper printed with the image of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing chief executive Leung Chun-ying, a(...)

Pro-democracy protesters gather on a main street they occupy at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong today. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Public support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters appears to be growing, especially among young people, according to a survey, highlighting the (...)

epa04454768 Pro-democracy protesters gather during a rally of the ongoing Occupy Central movement in Admiralty District of Hong Kong, China, 20 October 2014. Pro-democracy protesters gathered for a third night in Hong Kong's busy Mong Kok area, setting up new barricades, as police and protesters blamed each other for violence.  EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN

Hong Kong’s chief executive has blamed “external forces” for the democracy protests that have rocked the territory in recent weeks as both government (...)

Police officers are reflected on reflective materials held by a pro-democracy protesters on a blocked road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong.

There were further violent clashes between democracy activists and riot police in Hong Kong at the weekend despite the prospect of talks between the (...)

Runners participate in a 5km run in support of pro-democracy protesters around a blocked area outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong yesterday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive Leung Chun-ying reached out to student democracy activists with the offer of talks yesterday, but public anger s(...)

A policewoman stops an anti-Occupy protester from breaking a police cordon to charging at pro-democracy protesters  in Hong Kong yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Bobby Yip

A group of masked men armed with crowbars and cutting equipment clashed with pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong yesterday as they tried to re(...)

Pro-democracy protesters warn they will escalate their actions and block government headquarters again if there is no negotiation. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

Tens of thousands of democracy activists took to the streets of Hong Kong again last night to renew their demands for free elections, two weeks into (...)

Demonstrators gather outside the central government offices in Hong Kong yesterday. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong agreed with the city’s government yesterday to start formal talks on Friday.Student-led demonstrations have calm(...)

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