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Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang says the protests are 'not in line with the mainstream public opinion in Hong Kong'
(3rd UPDATE) Joshua Wong, the poster child of the huge pro-democracy 'Umbrella Movement' protests of 2014, becomes the latest voice to call for Carrie Lam's resignation
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'
(UPDATED) On June 17, China's official Xinhua news agency issues a 4-paragraph report noting suspension of the extradition measure, 'having regard to the strong and different views in society'
'Even if I chose comfort and became a banker, when this law is passed, I'd still be under threat. If you think about it realistically, you're just waiting to be attacked,' a young Hong Kong protester says
(UPDATED) China calls the suspension of the extradition bill an attempt to 'listen more widely to the views of the community and restore calm to the community as soon as possible'
(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
The protests over the controversial extradition bill is Hong Kong's worst political violence since 1997
'Shouldn't we cool the citizens down? I think to postpone it for a little bit is not a bad thing. At this moment, the government should self-examine,' says Ann Chiang, a hardcore pro-Beijing lawmaker
'Developments in Hong Kong from the Umbrella Movement to the recent protests, have cemented the view of people in Taiwan that the People's Republic of China can't be trusted to preserve their autonomy,' says Taiwan expert Bonnie Glaser
In a trend that could be damning for the international finance hub, some businesses say they would consider moving if the controversial bill – which has provoked a huge backlash in the city – is passed
Beleaguered city leader Carrie Lam's top Cabinet adviser says it is now impossible for the Legislative Council to continue debating the contentious extradition bill
Opposition to the extradition bill unites an unusually wide cross section of Hong Kong against the proposal, sparking huge rallies
(UPDATED) Google users find that when people enter the phrase 'I am sad to see Hong Kong become part of China' the suggested translation in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese converts the word 'sad' to 'happy'
Many of those on the streets are predominantly young and have grown up in a digital world, but they are all too aware of the dangers of surveillance and leaving online footprints
Demonstrators have vowed no let up in their campaign, calling for a rally on Sunday, June 16, and a citywide strike on Monday, June 17
Critics say officers used localized violence by small groups of hardcore activists to launch an unprecedented operation against the much larger mass of peaceful protesters who had taken over parts of the city on June 12
The European Union says the proposed law had 'potentially far-reaching consequences for Hong Kong and its people, for EU and foreign citizens, as well as for business confidence in Hong Kong'
Banks listed on Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index take a hit, with some announcing the closure of branches near protest areas
(3rd UPDATE) The scenes echo the pro-democracy 'Umbrella Movement' of 2014 where protesters calling for greater democratic rights shut down swathes of the city for two months and battled police, but won no concessions from Beijing
Thousands of mostly young people and students gather in a park near the government offices ahead of a planned debate on the bill, with large numbers of police in riot gear surrounding the official building
A briefer on the proposed Hong Kong extradition law
Beijing is unmoved by the protest, with foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang saying it 'will continue to firmly support' the Hong Kong administration
The Chinese-language edition of the nationalistic Global Times dismisses Sunday's mass demonstration, one of the biggest shows of public anger since Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule in 1997
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
Tiananmen is a ghost of our past that will continually haunt us and the world
(UPDATED) Many protesters say they no longer trust the Hong Kong government to stick to its commitments that Beijing critics would not one day end up getting sent to the mainland
'We have a history of pearl fishing of over one thousand years... but because of overfishing in Hong Kong, we only have very few of them left,' says former investment banker turned scientist Yan Wa-tat
The judgment is the latest instance where the judiciary has found against the government and in favor of gay rights groups seeking greater equality
(UPDATED) Green group EcoWaste Coalition says the quick reexport of the illegal waste sends a 'clear and unambiguous warning to waste traffickers to stop sending other countries' wastes into our port'
Hong Kong remains the only territory on Chinese soil where crowds are allowed to gather in public to commemorate the bloody Tiananmen crackdown
Hong Kong is the only place inside China where public commemorations, like the Tiananmen vigil, can be safely held. Yet youngsters are becoming a rarer sight.
It is the latest legal victory for Hong Kong's gay community who have struggled to persuade the pro-Beijing authorities in the international financial hub to allow gay marriage or civil unions
Despite growing public support for gay marriage in Hong Kong, campaigners make little headway against staunch opposition from the city's successive pro-Beijing governments and religious conservatives
The Bureau of Customs is working on having the containers shipped back to their points of origin
Ray Wong and Alan Li – who took part in 2016 protests dubbed the "Fishball Revolution" which saw the Hong Kong's worst violence for decades – are the first dissenters from the semi-autonomous Chinese city to receive such protection
'I missed the sight of them...jumping with excitement, yan ang pinakanasaktan ako na na-miss ko,' says former ombudsman Conchita Morales after she was denied entry to Hong Kong
(UPDATED) Former Philippine Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales claims she is being surveilled and says 'my cellphones are hacked'
(5th UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says 'we may not question' Hong Kong's move 'as the entry of foreigners or the refusal thereof is the exclusive and sovereign prerogative of any country'
Wong, who was 17 when the Umbrella Movement protests began, is ordered to return to jail to serve a reduced sentence of two months
An unprecedented legal challenge filed by the Filipino Reverend Marrz Balaoro turns the more commonly heard religious argument opposing gay marriage in Hong Kong on its head
The demonstration comes after 4 prominent leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were jailed for their role in organizing mass pro-democracy protests in 2014
The prison terms are the latest hammer blow to Hong Kong's beleaguered democracy movement
Baby Jane Allas and her former employer reach a settlement of HK30,000 ($3,800) at Hong Kong's labor tribunal for sickness allowance, medical fees and wages in lieu of notice
Nine activists are all convicted of at least one charge in a prosecution that deployed rarely-used colonial-era public nuisance laws over their participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
Alab Pilipinas fails to defend its ABL crown as it fizzles out of the tournament with 6 straight losses
The skid continues for Alab Pilipinas as No. 7 Hong Kong stuns the defending champion in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals
On her stopover in the US, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen says what is happening in Hong Kong 'reflects that democracy is inherently incompatible' with the Chinese Communist Party
'The concept of 'national security' as used by Hong Kong government...is arbitrarily applied to suppress dissent and political opposition,' the Amnesty International report says