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Hong Kong stocks surge after extradition bill withdrawal reports

Sep 04, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The Hang Seng index leaps more than 3% in afternoon trade on Wednesday, September 4

STOCKS DOWN. (L-R) The flags of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, China, and Hong Kong are seen flapping in the wind on May 6, 2019. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

[OPINION] Can Hong Kong’s rule of law survive the anti-extradition bill protest movement?

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:11 PM

A close observer of Hong Kong affairs tries to answer the question on the minds of Hong Kong residents as well as the international community

China mainlanders among Hong Kong protesters, though many stay away

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:50 PM

For the hundreds of thousands of Chinese mainlanders who make the city their home, the Hong Kong democracy movement sparks mixed emotions

Protesters gather before a march to the West Kowloon railway station, where high-speed trains depart for the Chinese mainland, during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong on July 7, 2019. Hong Kong has been rocked by a month of huge peaceful protests as well as a series of separate violent youth-led confrontations sparked by a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. Vivek PRAKASH / AFP

Protesters unmoved as Hong Kong leader says China extradition bill 'dead'

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:32 AM

(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'

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives for a press conference at the police headquarters in Hong Kong early on July 2, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on July 2 condemned the "extremely violent" storming of the city's parliament, after thousands of protesters ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China. Masked protesters -- mostly young and many wearing yellow hard hats -- broke into the legislature after hours of clashes with police.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Memes, cartoons, caustic Cantonese: The language of Hong Kong's protests

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Anger has punctuated much of the historic rallies roiling Hong Kong in the last two weeks, but humor has never been far away

'CITY OF COURAGE.' This combo shows a file photo (R) taken on June 12, 2019 of Hong Kong police officers using a water canon on a lone protestor near the government headquarters during recent protests; and a handout (L) released to AFP on June 24, 2019 of artwork from Australia-based Chinese dissident artist Badiucao based on the same AFP image. AFP PHOTO / Badiucao

Q and A: One umbrella, one movement against China extradition

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:41 PM

'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

IN PROTEST. In a picture taken on June 16, 2019, bystanders (foreground) watch from a footbridge as protesters march towards the government headquarters in Hong Kong.  File photo by Yan Zhao/AFP

Hong Kong protesters call for fresh demo over unmet demands

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:39 PM

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

MORE PROTESTS? In this photo taken on June 16, 2019, protesters hold up their phones with lights on during a mass rally to protest against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. Photo by Yan Zhao/AFP

Hong Kong stocks rally after extradition law U-turn as Asian markets bounce

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Investors are also moving cautiously ahead of two huge market-moving events: the Federal Reserve policy meeting and the G20 summit next week

EXTRADITION BILL. A protester marches with a placard during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 9, 2019. File photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Beijing says will 'firmly support' Hong Kong leader Lam

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang says the protests are 'not in line with the mainstream public opinion in Hong Kong'

MORE PROTESTS. Protesters gather again to rally outside the Legislative Council government offices against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong on June 17, 2019. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

China 'supports' suspension of Hong Kong extradition bill

Jun 15, 2019 - 7:09 PM

(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'

HONG KONG. Protesters gesture as they chant "no extradition" as they rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 9, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Hong Kong gov't to 'pause' divisive extradition bill – reports

Jun 15, 2019 - 12:06 PM

'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

PARALYZED. Protesters block roads during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

Hong Kong's extradition law jolts business community

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:17 PM

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

HONG KONG BUSINESSES. This picture taken on June 13, 2019 shows a general view shows of the Hong Kong skyline. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Pressure grows on Hong Kong over extradition bill

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:48 AM

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'

Demonstrators occupy a street the night after a protest against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on June 12 as police tried to stop protesters storming the city's parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. HECTOR RETAMAL / AF

China extradition clashes plunge Hong Kong into historic violence

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:14 PM

(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

PARLYZED. Protesters block roads during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

Protesters gather in Hong Kong ahead of extradition bill debate

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:41 AM

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

Posters that read “No China Extradition” are displayed as people gather outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong late on June 11, 2019, two days after the city witnessed its largest street protest in at least 15 years as crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to China.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP