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100 protesters still holed up in Hong Kong university

100 protesters still holed up in Hong Kong university

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

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

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...

The People’s Republic at 70

The People’s Republic at 70

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

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

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

Tens of thousands in Hong Kong boycott first day of school

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...

Hong Kong police clear protesters from legislature building

Hong Kong police clear protesters from legislature building

Associated Press

July 1, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong swarmed into the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber as frustration over a lack of response from the administration to opposition...

Turmoil in the East

Turmoil in the East

Kevin Gross

October 12, 2014

Pro-Democracy riots continue in Hong Kong, raise questions of stability Long-bubbling discontent about issues of democracy in Hong Kong finally reached a boiling point, as tens of thousands of protesters have gathered throughout the last few weeks to cry out against the perceived injustices of the ...

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