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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
The government condemns both the protesters and the men who attacked people in their name, saying in a statement, 'This is absolutely unacceptable to Hong Kong as a society that observes the rule of law'
Hong Kong's ongoing political crisis deepens as riot police and protesters fought running battles inside a shopping complex packed with luxury stores on July 14
(5th UPDATE) In her most conciliatory remarks since huge protests erupted a month ago, chief executive Carrie Lam admits her administration's attempt to introduce the law was a 'complete failure'
(UPDATED) Authorities are analyzing DNA samples and fingerprints to identify suspects and are planning raids to arrest them 'in the near future,' according to a report
'I have been blacklisted by Duterte. I joined some human rights conference in the Philippines and I joined some protests. I found myself on the blacklist,' says Ma Wan-ki, one of the young protesters in Hong Kong
(3rd UPDATE) The latest protest comes after the government refused to meet the demands of demonstrators who have marched in their millions to oppose a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland
A number of protest groups, including student unions, call for supporters to mobilize on Friday, June 21, asking people to gather at the city's main government complex
'I personally have to shoulder much of the responsibility. This has led to controversies, disputes and anxieties in society,' Lam says during a press conference
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang says the protests are 'not in line with the mainstream public opinion in Hong Kong'
By Monday morning the crowds drop to just a few hundred largely young protesters occupying a major highway outside the city's parliament and some nearby streets
(3rd UPDATE) Carrie Lam's office admits that shortcomings in how her administration handled the extradition law 'led to a lot of conflict and disputes'
(6th UPDATE) Jimmy Sham, from the main protest group the Civil Human Rights Front, says they would push ahead with the planned massive rally on Sunday, June 16
Opposition to the extradition bill unites an unusually wide cross section of Hong Kong against the proposal, sparking huge rallies
The decision sets Carrie Lam's administration on a collision course with opponents who have vowed to ramp up their protests if their demands are not met
It is the second major infrastructure project tying Hong Kong to mainland China to launch in a matter of weeks, after the opening of a high-speed rail link in September
Facing questions for the first time since the visa denial emerged last week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the decision has been handed down by immigration authorities
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, making her first policy address since she came to power earlier this year, skirts the subject of political reform as the city's pro-democracy forces contend with an increasingly assertive Beijing
UPDATED President Xi Jinping says any threat to China s sovereignty and security or to the power of the central government crosses the red line and is absolutely impermissible
Lam came from humble origins growing up in a modest family of 5 children in the crowded district of Wanchai But recent gaffes have fanned criticism that she is out of touch with ordinary people
The 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover comes at a time when many fear the semi autonomous city s freedoms are being lost to an ever more assertive Beijing
3rd UPDATE Police have informed several leading campaigners who took part in the Umbrella Movement of 2014 that they would be charged in connection with the rallies
UPDATED Carrie Lam: Hong Kong our home is suffering from quite a serious divisiveness and has accumulated a lot of frustrations My priority will be to heal the divide
UPDATED Carrie Lam is selected as Hong Kong s new leader by a mainly pro China committee in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city s cherished freedoms
Hong Kong s number two official Carrie Lam resigns ahead of what is widely expected to be a bid by the tough pro Beijing figure to lead the divided city