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A candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Thursday. Analysts say the focus  is now  much more on the “one country” element than the “two systems”, and expect Beijing to interfere much more. Photograph:  Roman Pilipe/EPA

Xi Jinping has a strong sense of history, and soon after he arrived for his first visit to Hong Kong as Chinese president, he sought to reaffirm his c(...)

A decoration marking 20 years anniversary under China’s rule on display outside a shopping mall in Beijing. Photograph: AP Photo/Andy Wong

“Time for school,” the stern but beautiful teacher says as she urges her slovenly students to pay attention to today’s lesson: 20 years after the Brit(...)

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 (...)

Hong Kong’s incoming chief executive-elect Carrie Lam shakes hands with China’s president Xi Jinping in Beijing on  Tuesday. Photograph: Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP

Carrie Lam has received her official seal of appointment as Hong Kong’s next chief executive from Beijing, with President Xi Jinping expressing his “f(...)

Activists Raphael Wong Ho-ming  and Tanya Chan Suk-Chong   enter a police station ahead of their arrest in Hong Kong on March 27th, 2017. Photograph: Jayne Russell/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong opposition democrats are alarmed at the timing of a police decision to push prosecution of leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy protests, known(...)

Carrie Lam signs autographs during  campaigning in Hong Kong this week. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Carrie Lam, the favourite to be named Hong Kong’s chief executive on Sunday in a limited poll heavily weighted in favour of pro-Beijing candidates, ha(...)

Pro-democracy lawmakers open yellow umbrellas during a legislative council meeting as a gesture to boycott the government in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Pro-democracy lawmakers raised yellow umbrellas and walked out of a debate on political reforms in Hong Kong after the government insisted it would s(...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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