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China's favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:38 PM

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

NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE. In this file photo, Carrie Lam addresses a press conference in Hong Kong on July 15, 2014. Philippe Lopez/AFP

Divided Hong Kong gets new leader as China looks on

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:43 AM

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

POWER CENTER. In this file photo, the flags of China (top) and Hong Kong are seen hoisted outside the Legislative Council (Legco) building in Hong Kong on November 16, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong leader slams independence movement in final speech

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Leung: As we benefit from the opportunities brought by the development of our country and the national policies in our favor we must clearly recognize that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of our country

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivers his final policy address to the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on January 18, 2017. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong deputy resigns, tipped for leadership bid

Jan 12, 2017 - 5:18 PM

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

In this file photo, Hong Kong's Chief Secretary Carrie Lam addresses a press conference in Hong Kong on July 15, 2014.  Philippe Lopez/AFP

Hong Kong finance chief resigns, tipped for leadership race

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:31 PM

Finance secretary John Tsang has yet to confirm whether he will run for the leadership but his resignation is seen as a signal that he will enter the race

This file photo taken on September 21, 2016 shows Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah (R) gesturing as Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying writes notes during a press conference in the Central Government office in Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong's unpopular leader says he will not run again

Dec 09, 2016 - 3:43 PM

UPDATED Leung Chun ying cites family reasons for his decision saying he is making the move out of responsibility as a father and a husband

LEUNG CHUN-YING. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying reacts during a press conference in Hong Kong on December 9, 2016. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong leader in court battle with pro-independence lawmakers

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:57 AM

Hong Kong s leader launches a court bid against two pro independence lawmakers which could block them from taking up their parliamentary seats

Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching, 25, stands in front of a flag that reads 'Hong Kong is Not China' as she takes the Legislative Council Oath at the first meeting of the Sixth Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong on October 12, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Beijing: We firmly oppose any activity relating to Hong Kong independence in any form inside or outside the Legislative Council

Nathan Law (C) speaks at a rally with Jousha Wong (centre L) and supporters in Causeway bay following Nathan Law's win in the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on September 5, 2016. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong officials to visit Beijing for talks over bookseller

Jul 04, 2016 - 2:44 PM

A senior Hong Kong delegation will head to Beijing for talks following explosive revelations by a bookseller who said he was detained for 8 months on the mainland

A woman walks down stairs past a poster (C), showing five booksellers from the Mighty Current publishing house who are believed to be detained in China, outside the closed Causeway Bay Books store that sells books on Chinese politics in Hong Kong on February 12, 2016. Dale de la Rey/AFP

Hong Kong protests as top China official visits

May 18, 2016 - 11:02 AM

UPDATED The 3 day trip by Zhang Dejiang is widely seen as an attempt to build bridges across the widening political divide and to gauge whether Beijing should back the city s unpopular leader Leung Chun ying to stand for a second term

WELCOME TO HONG KONG. China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Chairman Zhang Dejiang (C) walks with Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (centre L) after he arrived at Hong Kong's International Airport on May 17, 2016. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong leader warns calls for independence threaten economy

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Investors would lose confidence in Hong Kong People would lose opportunities to develop and to obtain employment says Leung Chun ying

epa05087320 Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying speaks during a media briefing in Hong Kong, China, 04 January 2016. Leung said that he and his government are extremely concerned about the missing Causeway Bay bookseller, Lee Bo, who disappeared last week. Leung acknowledged that there have been rumours that Lee, a shareholder of Causeway Bay Books, has been abducted by mainland security agents. The bookstore in Causeway Bay district sells books about gossip on mainland politics, power struggles and scandals involving officials. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

Airport protesters accuse Hong Kong leader of breaching safety rules

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:20 AM

The protesters claim that Leung Chun ying s daughter got special treatment and could have jeopardized aviation safety

epa05263117 A large crowd stages a sit-in to demonstrate against hand carry baggage privileges that were allegedly extended by airline staff to Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's daughter, at Hong Kong's International Airport, 17 April 2016. About a week ago, the Chief Executive's daughter allegedly forgot her hand carry-on item at the airline check-in desk, and once realizing her mistake at the gate, she allegedly asked her father to demand airline staff to retrieve it for her. The sit-in was organized by the Hong Kong Cabin Crew Federation. Protester say the incident potentially compromises airline safety and the security of the public. EPA/ALEX HOFFORD

British foreign secretary warns of threats to Hong Kong freedoms

Apr 08, 2016 - 1:04 PM

It is the first visit by a British foreign secretary for 5 years and comes in the wake of the high profile case of a group of booksellers who went missing from Hong Kong and surfaced in China

A view of the Hong Kong skyline, Hong Kong, China, August 15, 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

Rights activists cast doubt on HK missing bookseller 'confession'

Jan 18, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Rights campaigners cast doubt over the apparent confession by a missing Hong Kong bookseller paraded on Chinese state television

This picture taken on January 5, 2016 shows an employee walking past shelves in a bookstore in the Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong. Philippe Lopez/EPA

HK leader Leung heckled over missing publishers

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun ying is lambasted as he delivers a key policy speech with several democratic lawmakers shouting at him before they are removed by security

PROTEST. People Power lawmaker Albert Chan shouts slogans demanding the government clarify the whereabouts of the disappeared Hong Kong booksellers, as Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivers his annual Policy Address, Hong Kong, China, January 13, 2016. Alex Hofford/EPA

Bookseller disappearances cut deep into HK freedom fears

Jan 07, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Bookshops are removing political works from their shelves while publishers and store owners selling titles banned in mainland China say they now feel under threat

A book cover showing Chinese President Xi Jiping, (L), and former Secretary of the Communist Party's Chongqing branch Bo Xilai is displayed in a window of the Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong, China, January 2, 2016. Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong leader 'very concerned' over missing booksellers

Jan 04, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Leung: Only legal enforcement agencies in Hong Kong have the legal authority to enforce laws in Hong Kong

SHUT. A 'Closed' sign hangs on the door of the Causeway Bay Books store in Hong Kong, China, January 2, 2016. Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong protesters air grievances on New Year's Day

Jan 01, 2016 - 6:34 PM

They demand the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun ying saying future generations deserve a better Hong Kong

APEC Look back: Where were 2015 APEC world leaders in 1996?

Nov 14, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Rappler lists what the heads of state of APEC member economies were doing back when the Philippines first hosted the high level meetings in 1996

Showdown in Hong Kong ahead of key reform vote

Jun 17, 2015 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED Lawmakers are set to vote on a divisive reform package and tensions are high over an alleged explosives plot that police said was linked to a radical group

DIVIDED CITY. In a picture taken on June 13, 2015, a woman stands in front of yellow umbrellas, a symbol of the pro-democracy movement, stuck on a tent outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Dale de la Rey/AFP

Hong Kong democracy groups rally as key vote looms

Jun 14, 2015 - 12:30 PM

UPDATED The controversial electoral roadmap which lays out how Hong Kong s next leader should be chosen goes for debate at the legislature on June 17

UMBRELLAS OUT. Supporters of real universal suffrage in Hong Kong march through the city streets for the last time, ahead of a crucial vote on political reform in the city's Legislative Council, due to take place on 17 or 18 June, in Hong Kong, China, 14 June 2015. Alex Hofford/EPA

No end to Hong Kong political battle as last-ditch meeting fails

May 31, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Hong Kong pro democracy lawmakers say they will definitely veto the government s planned political reforms

FOR FREEDOM. Pro-democracy protesters take turns to speak as they stand behind a huge banner in Hong Kong on May 31, 2015. Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong leader clashes with democrats ahead of key vote

May 28, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Chief executive Leung Chun ying dodges the resignation question and told legislators the city is at a critical juncture urging them to support the roadmap for leadership elections in 2017

In this file photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (C) addresses a press conference in Hong Kong on April 22, 2015. Philippe Lopez/AFP

Hong Kong leader assails 'uncivilized' critics

Apr 23, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The election proposal triggers a backlash from pro democracy lawmakers and student leaders and is slammed by Human Rights Watch

Hong Kong Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Secretary, Raymond Tam (2L), Hong Kong Chief Secretary, Carrie Lam (L), Hong Kong Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying (R) and Hong Kong Secretary for Justice, Rimsky Yuen (2R) are seen at a press conference to announce the launch of the Hong Kong government's political reform package, Hong Kong, China, April 22, 2015. Alex Hofford/EPA

HK govt unveils vote plan, no concessions to pro-democrats

Apr 22, 2015 - 9:54 AM

UPDATED Deputy leader Carrie Lam says the first ever public vote for the post of chief executive in 2017 will be held in strict compliance with a ruling by China s National People s Congress last August

In this file photo, Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's Secretary for Administration, speaks at a press conference to promote the Hong Kong government's controversial second round of public consultation on the method for selecting the Chief Executive of Hong Kong by universal suffrage, Hong Kong, China, January 7, 2015. Alex Hofford/EPA

Hong Kong 'wolf' tells people to be 'like sheep' after year of protests

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Leung Chun ying: In the coming year I hope that all people in Hong Kong will take inspiration from the sheep s character and pull together in an accommodating manner to work for Hong Kong s future

In this file photo, Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, speaks at a press conference, Hong Kong, China, 16 October 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

Thousands march for democracy in Hong Kong

Feb 01, 2015 - 10:18 AM

UPDATED Organizer: Today s protest wasn t a small one It was smaller than we expected but it s wrong to say Hong Kongers have given in to fake democracy

BACK IN THE STREETS. Protesters from Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement march through the streets calling for genuine universal suffrage, Hong Kong, China, 01 February 2015. Alex Hofford/EPA

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Jan 14, 2015 - 7:47 PM

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Hong Kong leader takes hard line on public vote in key speech

Jan 14, 2015 - 3:26 PM

CY Leung makes no concessions to protesters and questioned their understanding of the intricacies of politics in the semi autonomous Chinese city

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung delivers his annual policy address to the city's Legislative Council, Hong Kong, China, 14 January 2015. Alex Hofford/EPA

Hong Kong takes next step on political reform

Jan 07, 2015 - 10:22 AM

UPDATED While the government bills the reform process as historic campaigners brand it fake democracy and hold little hope for meaningful changes

CLOCK TICKING. Pro-democracy activists release yellow balloons on New Year's Eve in front of the Times Square shopping mall, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, 31 December 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

Hong Kong leader warns against protests ahead of reform talks

Jan 06, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Pro democracy campaigners are pessimistic that any meaningful proposals will be on the table

In this file photo, Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, speaks at a press conference, Hong Kong, China, 16 October 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

China praises Hong Kong for not giving in to protesters

Dec 26, 2014 - 4:33 PM

UPDATED This year under your leadership the overall stability [of Hong Kong] was preserved China s Xi Jinping tells Hong Kong s embattled leader Leung Chun ying

Protesters take part in a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong, China, 01 July 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

HK leader declares Occupy protest 'over' as last site cleared

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED Demonstrators feel their lengthy occupation has put the democracy movement on the map with Beijing and the local administration

TORN DOWN. Government officials (center R) cut down a banner set up by pro-democracy protesters in front of the Legislative Council building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 15, 2014. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong police dismantle protest site

Dec 11, 2014 - 9:24 AM

UPDATED Hundreds of police move in from all sides of the Admiralty camp in the heart of the business district as a few hundred remain in the center despite being ordered to leave or face arrest

DISPERSAL TIME. This general view shows the remaining tents and pro-democracy protesters at the main protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 11, 2014. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

HK protesters say 'we'll be back' as police swoop looms

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Police will clear the Admiralty camp on Thursday December 11 opening traffic once more on a multi lane highway through the heart of the business district

STREET VIGIL. A pro-democracy student sits in his tent at the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong camp as people walk past in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, December 9, 2014. How Hwee Young/EPA

Police prepare to clear Hong Kong protest sites

Dec 09, 2014 - 11:26 AM

A High Court ruling published Tuesday morning calls for the clearance of three sections of the main Admiralty protest site in the heart of Hong Kong s business district

OUT SOON? A pro-democracy student sits outside his tent at the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong camp in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, 03 December 2014. How Hwee Young/EPA

Hong Kong protest leader: Block government, not roads

Dec 05, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Benny Tai says the movement has now run its course and warns that protesters now risk further violent clashes with police if they stay in their camps

In this file photo, pro-democracy leaders Benny Tai (L) attends a press conference outside the Hong Kong government headquarters during the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong, China, 26 October 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong Occupy protest leaders turn themselves in to police

Dec 03, 2014 - 3:22 PM

2ND UPDATE But student protesters who have launched a hunger strike vow they will continue suffering pain for justice

Pro-democracy activists Benny Tai (C) holds hands with Chan Kin-man (L) and Chu Yiu-ming (R) at the end of a press conference in Hong Kong on December 2, 2014. Johannes Eisele/AFP

Hong Kong protest founders to 'surrender', urge students to retreat

Dec 02, 2014 - 3:31 PM

UPDATED As we prepare to surrender we three urge the students to retreat – to put down deep roots in the community and transform the movement

In this file photo, pro-democracy leaders Benny Tai (L) attends a press conference outside the Hong Kong government headquarters during the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong, China, 26 October 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

British MPs have 'every right' to visit Hong Kong

Dec 02, 2014 - 7:35 AM

The British parliament will now hold an emergency debate on the incident on Tuesday December 2 further marring efforts to reset relations between Britain and China

FORCE. Pro-democracy protesters lift barricade reinforcements up onto an escalator near the government headquarters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 1, 2014. Dale de la Rey/AFP

Hong Kong students on hunger strike want government to talk

Dec 02, 2014 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED Joshua Wong: We are hoping that after the hunger strike we have a chance to speak with government officials openly

Pro-democracy leaders (L-R) Benny Tai, Joshua Wong and Alan Leong arrive at a press conference outside the Hong Kong government headquarters during the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong, China, 26 October 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

China defends block on British MPs' Hong Kong trip

Dec 01, 2014 - 6:45 PM

China s foreign ministry says the situation in the city falls within China s domestic affairs and insists foreign countries had no right to interfere

Police move in to clear pro-democracy protesters from Lung Wo Road, next to the Hong Kong Chief Executive's Office, part of the Central Government Office complex that the protesters are trying to surround, in Hong Kong, China, 1 December 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong leader says protests 'in vain' after violent clashes

Dec 01, 2014 - 3:46 PM

CY Leung: Now the public demand for police clearance is increasing From now on police will enforce the law without hesitation

In this file photo, Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, speaks at a press conference, Hong Kong, China, 16 October 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

Hong Kong students face pepper spray, police batons

Dec 01, 2014 - 12:39 PM

Police say they have no other choice as students storm government HQ; Demonstrators now fear that police will try to clear Admiralty where hundreds of tents block a multi lane highway through the heart of the financial district

VIOLENCE. Police use batons against pro-democracy protesters near the government headquarters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 1, 2014. Dale de la Rey/AFP

Tensions soar after clashes in Hong Kong

Nov 30, 2014 - 10:47 PM

UPDATED Tearful protesters are forced from the government site and roads are cleared for traffic but government offices remain closed with the de facto parliament suspended

Demonstrators attend a pro-democracy rally in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on November 30, 2014. Protesters want free elections in 2017 for Hong Kong's leader, whom Beijing says must be vetted through a loyalist committee. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

Hong Kong authorities plan to take action at protest sites

Nov 11, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Deputy leader Carrie Lam warns there is currently no room for negotiations between the authorities and protesters

Pro-democracy demonstrators give a thumb down to pro-China supporters during march to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Sheung Wan district, Hong Kong, China, 09 November 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong, Shanghai stock link to start November 17

Nov 10, 2014 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The link up is seen as a key step towards greater financial liberalization in the world s second largest economy

Hong Kong democracy protesters march to China office

Nov 09, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Protest leaders are also mulling a trip to Beijing to press Chinese officials more directly

Pro-democracy demonstrators give a thumb down to pro-China supporters during march to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Sheung Wan district, Hong Kong, China, 09 November 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong lawmakers call for inquiry into city leader

Nov 05, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Leung denies allegations made by an Australian newspaper last month that he failed to declare HK 50 million 6 5 million received from Australian engineering company UGL while in office

C.Y. LEUNG. Pro-democracy protesters hold up pictures of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying outside the government house as they rally as part of the ongoing Occupy Central protest movement in the Admiralty District of Hong Kong, China, 22 October 2014. Jeon Heon Kyun/EPA

China set to punish HK lawmaker for criticizing leader

Oct 29, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Politician James Tien will likely be dumped from the Chinese People s Political Consultative Conference because of his perceived disloyalty to Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun ying