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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

Hong Kong protesters march on station to 'educate' Chinese mainlanders

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:38 AM

(UPDATED) The rally is being billed as an opportunity to explain to Chinese mainlanders in the city what the protest movement is about

PROTESTS. Graffiti and umbrellas are seen outside the main chamber of the Legislative Council during a media tour in Hong Kong on July 3, 2019, two days after protesters broke into the complex. Photo by Anthony Wallace / AFP

'Dancing aunties' spark new Hong Kong protest

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The rally aims to 'reclaim' a park in Tuen Mun where so-called 'dancing aunties' sing Mandarin pop songs through loud microphones and dance for generally older men who give them cash donations

HONG KONG. Protesters block a road while taking part in a demonstration in the north-western district of Tuen Mun in Hong Kong on July 6, 2019, as confrontations between police and people against a proposed extradition bill continue. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

[OPINION] HK protesters could test the will of Carrie Lam, Beijing over fugitive law

Jul 01, 2019 - 3:25 PM

This year's 22nd annual handover march could be another cornerstone and could make or break beleaguered Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who has refused to withdraw the extradition bill altogether

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 leader offers 'most sincere apology' over law turmoil

Jun 18, 2019 - 4:52 PM

'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

CARRIE LAM. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 18, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/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

Leaderless and livid: The youngsters on Hong Kong front lines

Jun 16, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'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

YOUNG PROTESTERS. Hong Kong's tech-savvy protesters are going digitally dark as they try to avoid surveillance and potential future prosecutions, disabling location tracking on their phones, buying train tickets with cash and purging their social media conversations. Photo by Anthony Wallace/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 leader halts extradition bill but opponents vow fresh rally

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:39 PM

(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

EXTRADITION BILL. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference on the controversial extradition bill at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 15, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal / AFP

High points of Hong Kong's huge protests

Jun 15, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The protests over the controversial extradition bill is Hong Kong's worst political violence since 1997

Protesters block roads with barricades during clashes with police after a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019. - Hong Kong witnessed its largest street protest in at least 15 years on June 9 as crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to China, a proposal that has sparked a major backlash against the city's pro-Beijing leadership. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / 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

Assange faces February 2020 U.S. extradition hearing

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:48 PM

In his first court appearance since being sensationally dragged out of the Ecuadoran embassy in London in April, Julian Assange tells the court: '175 years of my life is effectively at stake'

JULIAN ASSSANGE. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at court in London on May 1, 2019 to be sentenced for bail violation. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/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

Calm before another storm as Hong Kong protesters brace for weekend rally

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:55 PM

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

PROTEST. Police stand guard as protesters display placards during a demonstration against a controversial extradition law proposal near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 14, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader from her own allies

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Opposition to the extradition bill unites an unusually wide cross section of Hong Kong against the proposal, sparking huge rallies

CARRIE LAM. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam smiles as she arrives before speaking at the Caixin Summit in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Surveillance-savvy Hong Kong protesters go digitally dark

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:19 AM

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 take a rest 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 / AFP

UK minister signs U.S. bid to extradite Assange

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The final decision on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited will rest with the courts

ASSANGE. A video grab taken from AFP TV footage shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he is driven by British Police to Westminster Magistrates Court in London on April 11, 2019. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong protesters plan weekend rally after violent clashes

Jun 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM

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

MORE PROTESTS PLANNED. Protesters gather in the rain outside Government House in Hong Kong on June 13, 2019, to condemn the city's leader Carrie Lam for suppressing demonstrations. Photo by Hector Retamal/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

Why is Hong Kong's China extradition plan so controversial?

Jun 11, 2019 - 7:49 PM

A briefer on the proposed Hong Kong extradition law

NO. 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

China backs Hong Kong extradition law, opposes 'foreign interference'

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Beijing is unmoved by the protest, with foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang saying it 'will continue to firmly support' the Hong Kong administration

BLOCKED ROADS. Protesters block roads with barricades during clashes with police after a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Chinese media blames Hong Kong demonstrations on collusion with West

Jun 10, 2019 - 2:00 PM

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

HONG KONG DEMONSTRATIONS. Protesters march during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 9, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:59 PM

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

CARRIE LAM. Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019, a day after the city witnessed its largest street protest in at least 15 years as crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to China. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

Jun 09, 2019 - 5:31 PM

(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

PROTEST. Huge protest crowds thronged Hong Kong on June 9, 2019 as anger swells over plans to allow extraditions to China, a proposal that has sparked the biggest public backlash against the city's pro-Beijing leadership in years. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition plan

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:39 PM

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

PROTESTS. Activists march along a road during a protest in Hong Kong on April 28, 2019, against a controversial move by the government to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou lodges complaint against Canada authorities – lawyers

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:45 AM

The complaint is lodged on the same day Canadian justice launches Wanzhou's extradition process to the US

WANZHOU. This TV image provided by CTV to AFP shows Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as she exits the court registry following the bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 11, 2018. CTV/AFP file photo


Bulgaria extradites graft suspect to China in EU first

Dec 01, 2018 - 10:37 PM

Yao Jinqi, 62, is sent back to China after it was established he would not face the death penalty

EXTRADITE. Yao Jinqi is escorted by the police at Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, November 30, 2018. Photo from Xinhua

PH unlikely to extradite Napoles while cases still pending

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Justice Secretary Guevarra says, 'Unahin muna natin 'yung nandito o ipahiram natin siya para sa kaso nila? I guess the answer there is pretty obvious.'

EXTRADITION. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says it is unlikely that Philippines will extradite Janet Lim Napoles to the U.S while cases are still pending at the Sandiganbayan. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Can the Philippines extradite the Napoleses to U.S.?

Aug 03, 2018 - 6:43 PM

A former pork scam prosecutor warns against extraditing Napoles to the US ahead of the termination of their Sandiganbayan cases

EXTRADITION? The United States expresses interest in extraditing Janet Lim Napoles and 3 of her children over a money laundering indictment there.

New York judge delays 'El Chapo' hearing

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The 60-year-old Mexican drug kingpin, accused of running one of the world's biggest drug empires, has been held in solitary confinement since being extradited on January 19, 2017

ARRESTED. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "El Chapo" Guzman escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. HO/INTERIOR MINISTRY OF MEXICO / AFP

Colombian paramilitary chief deported from U.S. to face charges

Dec 27, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Fifty-year- old Hebert Veloza, alias "HH," faces charges in his homeland of murder, forced recruitment of minors and criminal association

PH to start extradition process for alleged New York plotter

Oct 08, 2017 - 4:55 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the Philippine government will act on the request of US authorities for the extradition of suspect Russell Salic

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US – NZ court

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Defense lawyers immediately vowed to appeal the decision and maintain the long running battle to stop Dotcom being sent for trial in the United States over piracy allegations

This file photo taken on August 29, 2016 shows internet mogul Kim Dotcom attending his extradition appeal at the High Court in Auckland. Dave Rowland/Pool/AFP

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in U.S.

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:19 AM

US prosecutors say Joaquin El Chapo Guzman s Sinaloa cartel is responsible for distributing hundreds of thousands of kilos of heroin cocaine methamphetamine and marijuana throughout the United States

Extradited Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' arrives in U.S.

Jan 20, 2017 - 3:56 PM

His extradition caps a Hollywood worthy cat and mouse game between Mexican authorities and the slippery 59 year old drug lord who escaped from prison twice

TO THE USA. Handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 20, 2017, shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo' Guzman (C) being escorted by Mexican police forces as he is extradited to the United States on January 19, 2017, in Ciudad Juarez. Mexican Interior Ministry / Handout / AFP / Pixelation of faces was done by Mexican Interior Ministry

Extradited Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' arrives in U.S.

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:55 AM

3rd UPDATE His extradition caps a Hollywood worthy cat and mouse game between Mexican authorities and the slippery drug lord who escaped twice from prison

EXTRADITED. This file photo taken on February 22, 2014 shows Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman" escorted by marines in Mexico City. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

South Korea president snubs impeachment hearing

Jan 04, 2017 - 8:20 AM

The January 3 hearing which followed 3 preparatory court sessions last month lasted only 9 minutes

An empty courtroom chair is seen before the first hearing arguments for South Korea's President Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial at the Constitutional Court in Seoul on January 3, 2017. Kim Hong-Ji/Pool/AFP

China's Li comes to Canada looking for extradition treaty

Sep 22, 2016 - 1:13 PM

But even before the Chinese leader s plane rolled up to the terminal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced political heat from opposition parties for even considering sending Chinese expatriates back

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang waves as he and his wife Cheng Hong arrive at the Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada September 21, 2016. Lars Hagberg/AFP

Megaupload founder says extradition appeal to be live-streamed

Aug 30, 2016 - 8:02 PM

To ensure a fair trial Kim Dotcom demands that the hearing be live streamed

ONLINE TRIAL. Internet mogul Kim Dotcom leaves with his girlfriend Elizabeth Donelly following his extradition appeal at the High Court in Auckland on August 29, 2016. File photo by Kate Dwek/AFP

Turkey's Erdogan presses US to extradite preacher

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pressed the United States to extradite preacher Fethullah Gulen saying waiting to get the alleged coup plotter was intolerable

This handout file picture released on September 24, 2013 by Zaman Daily shows exiled Turkish Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily/AFP

Erdogan foe Gulen dismisses Turkey extradition bid

Jul 19, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Fethullah Gulen the spiritual leader of the Hizmet movement – dubbed a terrorist group by Erdogan – firmly denies Ankara s charge he was behind the coup bid

This handout file picture released on September 24, 2013 by Zaman Daily shows exiled Turkish Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily/AFP

CA stops Manila court order questioning PH-US extradition treaty

Jul 08, 2016 - 9:54 PM

The Manila court s order is related to the extradition case of a Filipino doctor accused of defrauding a California health care program of more than 3 million

Indonesia says China wants Uighurs caught joining extremist group extradited

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:56 PM

The Uighurs were sentenced to 6 years each in 2015 for attempting to join the Islamic State linked Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen

Elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Densus 88 escort four Turks arrested on arrival at Jakarta airport on September 14, 2014. Bima Sakti/AFP