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A 19-year-old protester is knifed near one of the so-called 'Lennon Walls' that have sprung up around the city during the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
Several hundred people clad in t-shirts that read 'Stand with Hong Kong' watched the Nets' preseason showdown against reigning NBA champion Raptors
Police have rejected an application for a large rally on Sunday, October 20, saying they fear hardcore protesters would hijack it and turn violent
Over the last 4 months of huge and increasingly violent pro-democracy rallies, the areas where domestic workers rest on Sundays have frequently become battlegrounds for police and protesters
'Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs and no foreign government or individuals have the right to interfere,' says foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang
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
The Civil Human Rights Front says leader Jimmy Sham was assaulted by 4 to 5 people wielding hammers in the district of Mongkok
The initiative is likely to displease China, which was already angered by the Nobel Committee's 2010 decision to give the award to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who has since died
(UPDATED) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves before reading her speech
The act now moves to a similar vote in the Senate before it can become law
Some US lawmakers – including Senator Josh Hawley – are trying to pass legislation that would make Hong Kong's special trading status subject to annual reviews of its political situation
On Monday night, October 14, a huge crowd fills Hong Kong's commercial district to show support for a US bill that could dramatically alter Washington's relationship with the trading hub
'Anyone who attempts to split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder,' Xi Jinping says, according to China's foreign ministry
With protests showing no signs of slowing, Hong Kong's property sector is feeling the pain
The statue – a regular feature at protests – makes her final journey to the top of Lion Rock, which is intimately linked to the city's democracy movement
(UPDATED) Rallies erupt in multiple neighborhoods with some protesters blocking roads, spraying graffiti on pro-China businesses, smashing windows, and erecting barricades
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LeBron James and the Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets in a Shanghai preseason game amid a controversial pro-democracy tweet that has angered China
Two fans get escorted out during the preseason game of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Guangzhou Lions for yelling and flashing 'Free Hong Kong' signs
With no end in sight to the protests in Hong Kong, Filipinos there are advised to stay vigilant
As the NBA insists it won't apologize for a controversial Hong Kong tweet, Chinese media say there's now 'little room for reconciliation'
'The NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issue,' says NBA commissioner Adam Silver
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'
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited says it is 'disappointed' to pull its bid for the London Stock Exchange Group
'Daryl Morey is supported in terms of his ability to exercise his freedom of expression,' says NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
Vans says that they 'have never taken a political position and therefore review designs to ensure they are in line with our company’s long-held values of respect and tolerance, as well as with our clearly communicated guidelines for this competition'
'The government will not rule out the possibility of placing a ban on the internet,' says Ip Kwok-him, a veteran pro-Beijing politician and member of Hong Kong's executive council
The tweet sent out by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has cost the franchise TV exposure and sponsorship in the lucrative Chinese market
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
'We are troubled by the high levels of violence associated with some demonstrations that have been taking place in the past days,' says UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet
Hundreds staged marches and flashmob protests a day after the city's leader outlawed masks at protests, invoking colonial-era emergency powers
Pepe the Frog's embrace by Hong Kongers is the latest bizarre twist in the fate of a cartoon character who went from relative internet obscurity to international notoriety
'We’re proving that Beijing’s power is not invincible or inevitable. We’re demonstrating that failure is not falling down but refusing to stand up,' says Martin Lee, affectionately known as the 'grandfather of Hong Kong democracy'
(UPDATED) MTR maintenance staff must ensure their own safety before carrying out the necessary repairs
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) Carrie Lam is expected to meet her cabinet to decide whether they should enact the Emergency Regulations Ordinance to ban all face coverings
(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.
(UPDATED) Hundreds of students stage a sit-in at the school of Tsang Chi-kin, 18, who was shot in the chest by a policeman as he and a group of masked protesters assaulted officers with umbrellas and poles
The international finance hub is reeling from the shooting, the first time a demonstrator has been struck with a live round in nearly 4 months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests
(UPDATED) It is the first such shooting in nearly 4 months of increasingly violent protests and threatens to strip the spotlight from China's carefully choreographed birthday party
Hong Kong is on edge as protesters vow to overshadow Beijing's festivities, stepping up nearly 4 months of protests pushing for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability
'Unity is iron and steel. Unity is a source of strength,' says Chinese President Xi Jinping in a speech on Monday, the eve of celebrations
On October 1, Beijing will hold one of the biggest celebrations the world has seen to date. Yet, in Hong Kong, it will be a day to pour oil onto the parade.
The vandalism illustrates the huge pressures on international brands as Hong Kong is shaken by its worst political unrest in decades
The ongoing unrest in Hong Kong threatens to upstage National Day festivities in China as the semi-autonomous city boils with public anger over the erosion of its special freedoms
Similar rallies are being held in more than 40 cities worldwide as part of a global day of action in support of Hong Kong protests