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Leung Kwok-hung, known as “Long Hair”, brings a cut-out of a monkey bearing the likeness of Hong Kong’s chief executive CY Leung  into the chamber before Mr Leung’s final policy address to the legislative council on Wednesday. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

Independence is not an option for Hong Kong, outgoing chief executive CY Leung said in his farewell speech, as attentions in the territory now turn t(...)

Pro-independence lawmakers Yau Wai-ching (left) and Sixtus “Baggio” Leung:  court in Hong Kong ruled to disqualify them from parliament. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Two pro-independence politicians in Hong Kong will apply for a court order to stop the government from removing them from the territory’s legislature(...)

Pro-democracy activists carry pictures of the visiting chairman of the standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress, Zhang Dejiang, along with detained Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaob and his wife Liu Xia, in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

A giant banner calling for Hong Kong democracy was pulled from a mountainside, a photographer’s towel in contentious pro-democracy yellow was confisca(...)

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s financial central district last October. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

On the surface it’s as if the pro-democracy protests of late 2014 never happened in Hong Kong. People rush around, consuming like crazy, with job ads(...)

Arguments in the 19th and early 20th Century against extending votes to non-property owners were largely based on the fear that doing so would empower(...)

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 (...)

Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung: “There’s room to make the nominating committee more democratic.” Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s chief executive CY Leung held talks with leaders of the Umbrella Movement protests yesterday aimed at resolving the worst political cri(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Police confront a pro-democracy protester earlier this month.  There are fears Beijing may be planning a more severe crackdown. Photograph: EPA/Rolex Dela Pena

After two weeks of protests seeking full democracy for Hong Kong, there is no sign of the region’s government and its Beijing supporters backing down (...)

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