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100 protesters still holed up in Hong Kong university

A school principal, center, escorts two youths to surrender to the police at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Police tightened their siege of the university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city.

Associated Press

November 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday as a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200 who are under 18 years old. Police have surrounded the...

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

A student hurls a molotov cocktail into a train parked inside the Chinese University MTR station in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts on Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn.

Associated Press

November 13, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a...

OPINION: Despite presenting progressive image, NBA folded as soon as earnings were threatened

NBA fans react to a preseason game in Shanghai, China.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

A commissioner of a global game had to have seen this coming. Like David Stern before him, National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner Adam Silver advocates for basketball’s ability to transcend international boundaries. As of right now, that is exactly what separates the league from the othe...

The People’s Republic at 70

Participants wave flowers as they march next to a float commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China during a parade in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 7, 2019

China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Tuesday, even as violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong and continued over the weekend. This year’s annual National Day celebration saw 15,000 troops, hundreds of tanks and numerous aircraft travel thro...

Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails

Protesters throw back tear gas at police in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Shouting

Eileen Ng and John Leicester

October 6, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Furiously yelling "Wearing a mask is not a crime," tens of thousands of masked protesters hit Hong Kong's rain-drenched streets Sunday in defiance of a new ban on facial coverings. Riot police later swept in with volleys of tear gas and muscular arrests as peaceful rallies again degenerated...

Tens of thousands in Hong Kong boycott first day of school

Students wear protective gear during a protest in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Hong Kong has been the scene of tense anti-government protests for nearly three months. The demonstrations began in response to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include other grievances and demands for democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

Nadia Lam and Vincent Yu, Associated Press

September 2, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard...

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