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(UPDATED) Both Chinese and Hong Kong officials seize on the unrest gripping the US in their propaganda drive to justify their own crackdown on pro-democracy protests and the national security law plans
Beijing wants to enact legislation banning 'seccession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference' in the international finance hub after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says she 'firmly' believes the law is aimed at 'effectively preventing and curbing actions that seriously endanger national security'
Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam's set of measures are designed to help prevent the rising number of coronavirus infections
'The measure is harsh. But I believe after we say all arrivals have to be quarantined for 14 days from February 8, the number of arrivals will reduce,' says Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam
(UPDATED) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says all land crossings would be closed at midnight except for two bridges, the first connecting Hong Kong to Shenzhen and the second linking it with Zhuhai and Macau
Security officials are called in multiple times to force out pro-democracy lawmakers who shouted slogans and held placards, including one that portrayed the city's chief executive Carrie Lam as a vampire with bat wings
The very fact that the protests are still ongoing suggests an acceptance by the populace. Yet, Carrie Lam and the Hong Kong government hold most of the cards in finding real practical solutions, much to Hongkongers' frustration
Riot police use pepper spray and batons to beat back angry crowds after plainclothes officers made arrests inside a luxury mall in Tsim Sha Tsui
Protesters have called for the unpopular Carrie Lam to stand down as leader, but she receives the backing of China's leadership during a visit to Beijing on Monday, December 16
(UPDATED) 'If a particular demand requires us to deviate from the law...I could not agree to accept those demands simply for the purpose of reaching people's aspirations,' says Carrie Lam
Activists say anger is building once more after chief executive Carrie Lam and Beijing ruled out any further concessions despite the pro-establishment drubbing
'I think that great spirit was shown.... That's how powerful democracy is,' says Badiucao, an Australia-based Chinese dissident artist
"The Chinese government's resolve to protect national sovereignty, security and development interest has not faltered. Its resolve to carry out one country, two systems has not faltered," says foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang
(UPDATED) Candidates seeking to loosen control by China seized an overwhelming majority – 388 seats out of 452 – in the city's 18 district councils
In her first public comments on the siege at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Carrie Lam says she believed around 100 people remained at the campus, surrounded by police who were trying to quell the unrest
Small bands of masked protesters block roads, throw objects onto train tracks and hold up subway trains, sparking cat and mouse clashes with riot police and renewed chaos on the morning commute
The Chinese president and the Hong Kong executive meet on the sidelines of an international trade fair in Shanghai
China also plans to step up patriotic education in Hong Kong as a way to curb youth-led protests
(UPDATED) The Financial Times, quoting unnamed figures briefed on the deliberations, says the Chinese government is drawing up a plan to replace Carrie Lam with an interim chief executive
The major steps taken by Beijing-backed city leader Carrie Lam fail to deal a decisive blow against protests, with some actions fanning the flames further
Angry faces significantly outnumber hearts and likes left by viewers on the hour-long Facebook Live broadcast, while critics also use the comments section to pile on
Chaos erupts once again as Carrie Lam's political opponents chant slogans and are dragged one by one from the chamber
(UPDATED) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves before reading her speech
Carrie Lam tells reporters that while she believes the city's authorities can cope with the unprecedented troubles, China could be called upon if the situation becomes 'so bad'
The face mask ban does little to halt the chaos or stop huge crowds of masked protesters from hitting the streets in defiance as opponents decried the move as a slide towards authoritarianism.
(UPDATED) Pro-democracy lawmakers fail to get an emergency injunction against the mask ban from Hong Kong's High Court
It is the first time in 52 years that these emergency powers have been invoked and the only time since the city was returned to China by Britain in 1997
'She has to obey the masters, at the same time she has to ask her conscience,' Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells a press conference
(4th UPDATE) As soon as the ban is announced, widespread protests break out across Hong Kong. Large crowds of mostly office workers block roads in the heart of the commercial district.
(UPDATED) Police say Tsang Chi-kin, 18, has been charged with rioting and two counts of assaulting officers. The school student faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam faces more than two hours of grilling at a public 'dialogue session,' the first time her pro-Beijing administration has sat down with its critics in 16 consecutive weeks of unrest
Hong Kong's pro-Beijing Chief Executive Carrie Lam says any change to its economic relationship with Washington would threaten 'mutual benefits'
A large deployment of police at key bus, ferry and rail links across the city appears to deter protesters from arriving en masse
Online messaging forums used by the largely leaderless movement have called for protesters to 'stress test' the airport on Saturday afternoon, September 7
Carrie Lam says her decision to withdraw the extradition bill is an attempt 'to help prevent violence and stop chaos as soon as possible'
Here's a summary of the still simmering Hong Kong protest movement
(4th UPDATE) 'The government will formally withdraw the bill in order to fully allay public concerns,' chief executive Carrie Lam says in a video statement on September 4
Chief Executive Carrie Lam is speaking after Reuters news agency released an audio recording of her telling business leaders last week that she wanted to step down and take responsibility for the unrest
China's government expresses support for Carrie Lam after Reuters news agency releases a recording of her telling business leaders last week she wanted to step down and take responsibility for the unrest
'I wholeheartedly hope that this is the beginning of society returning to calm and staying away from violence,' Carrie Lam says
'When will you accept political responsibility to end citizens' fear?... When will you be willing to step down? When will you tell the police to stop?,' a reporter from Hong Kong's RTHK asks
(UPDATED) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns of the dangerous consequences facing the city if escalating violence at the rallies is not curbed
(3rd UPDATE) Activists calling for greater democratic freedoms in the city show no sign of standing down, despite Hong Kong's leader insisting she will not meet their demands
The rallies come after Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she would grant no concessions to demonstrators
'Compared to the economic downturn caused by SARS that we handled previously, even to the (2008) economic crisis, the situation this time is more severe,' says Carrie Lam
(3rd UPDATE) In a rare public appearance since the crisis began, chief executive Carrie Lam warns protesters she will not cave to their demands
The strike is aimed at showing Beijing there is still broad public support for a protest movement that keeps hitting the streets but has won few concessions
Hundreds are protesting after police announced that 44 people arrested in clashes on Sunday, July 28, have been charged with rioting
'Actions by some radical demonstrators have affected the bottom line of the 'one country, two systems' principle, and that is absolutely intolerable,' foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says in Beijing