More Hong Kong Articles

  • Hong Kong asks Beijing for greater democracy

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government formally asked Beijing on Tuesday for legal changes that will ultimately let residents of the southern Chinese city elect their leader for the first time, but downplayed calls for the public to nominate candidates free of China's vetting. The former...

  • Messy protest shows rising HK fears about China

    HONG KONG (AP) — In a rare scene of disorder, Hong Kong authorities cleared out hundreds of protesters who blocked part of the city's financial district early Wednesday, a high-profile reflection of rising anxiety over Beijing's tightening grip on the little enclave of incomplete democracy at...

  • Police arrest 511 after big HK democracy rally

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have arrested more than 500 people holding a sit-in a day after tens of thousands in the former British colony joined a massive march to push for democracy. Anger at mainland China has never been greater after Beijing warned recently it holds the ultimate...

  • Huge crowds upset with China expected for HK rally

    HONG KONG (AP) — An annual protest march in Hong Kong is expected to draw three times as many people as usual, angered by Beijing's insistence on limiting residents' say in picking the southern Chinese financial hub's next leader. Organizers expect at least 150,000 people to take to the...

  • Big turnout in HK democracy vote as Beijing fumes

    HONG KONG (AP) — An informal referendum aimed at bolstering support for greater democracy in Hong Kong wound down Sunday after drawing nearly 800,000 votes and the ire of Beijing, which denounced it as a political farce. Hong Kongers used the straw poll to express their desire for greater say...

  • Beijing meddling with HK, protesting lawyers say

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of Hong Kong lawyers dressed in black marched in silence Friday to protest a recent Beijing policy statement they say undermines the Asian financial hub's rule of law. The demonstration is the latest sign of growing anger over mainland China's expanding influence...



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