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Rival Hong Kong democracy and pro-China rallies in Canada

Aug 18, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Demonstrators from both camps square off in front of a metro station in the western city of Vancouver, home to a large Chinese community, with the crowds separated by police

Euphoria grips Sudan as historic transition deal signed

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:50 AM

The deal formalizes the creation of a transition administration that will be guided by an 11-member sovereign council, comprised of 6 civilians and 5 military figures

TRANSITION DEAL. Sudanese protesters from the city of Atbara arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum on August 17, 2019, to celebrate transition to civilian rule. Photo by Ahmed Mustafa/AFP

Hong Kong protesters flood city streets in largest rally in weeks

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:40 AM

(UPDATED) Sunday's rally at the city's Victoria Park is an attempt to wrestle the narrative of the protest back

Protesters gather for a rally in Victoria Park in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019, in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city. - Hong Kong democracy activists gathered August 18 for a major rally to show the city's leaders their protest movement still attracts wide public support despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

Sudan: From demonstrations to transition accord

Aug 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Sudanese protesters and army representatives are set to sign a transition deal, paving the way for a civilian-led government in Sudan. Here's a timeline of events leading up to that deal.

TRANSITION DEAL. Sudanese protesters from the city of Atbara arrive at the Bahari station in Khartoum on August 17, 2019, to celebrate transition to civilian rule. Photo by Ahmed Mustafa/AFP

Rival rallies as Hong Kong's divisions deepen

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The new marches came as thousands of pro-government supporters gathered in a park to condemn their opponents and support the police

RIVALS. Pro-government supporters gesture as they watch a display showing the China national flag and the Hong Kong flag during a rally at Tamar Park in Hong Kong on August 17, 2019. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Shenzhen: The border city a world away from Hong Kong

Aug 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

In the sprawling mainland city known for its high-tech market, many Shenzhen residents say they do not support the protests in Hong Kong, which has seen 10 weeks of pro-democracy rallies

Trucks and armoured personnel carriers are seen parked at the Shenzhen Bay stadium in Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong in China's southern Guangdong province, on August 16, 2019. Chinese military personnel and armoured personnel carriers have mustered in large numbers across the border in Shenzhen, as Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over a recent violent airport protest and as Beijing ramps up its bellicose threats.  STR / AFP

#BoycottMulan trends as star Liu Yifei posts in support of Hong Kong police

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The actress is set to play Mulan in Disney's upcoming live-action remake

MULAN. Liu Yifei plays the Disney heroine in the upcoming live action remake of the film. The actress has received backlash for a controversial social media post in which she pledges support for the Hong Kong Police. Screenshot from Youtube.com/DisneyMovieTrailers

Cathay Pacific's torrid week ends with shock CEO resignation

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) In a statement, Cathay Pacific says Hogg has resigned 'to take responsibility as a leader of the Company in view of recent events'

RESIGNATION. This file photo taken on August 16, 2017 shows Cathay Pacific's chief executive officer Rupert Hogg speaking during a press conference on the company's half-year results in Hong Kong. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

[OPINION] China’s soft underbelly

Aug 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM

For other countries with axes to grind against China, in the next several decades Hong Kong will always provide an opportunity to hit Beijing where it hurts

Hong Kong protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Activists are planning a major rally on Sunday, August 18, billed as a 'rational, non-violent' protest to show the movement still maintains broad public support after suffering a setback earlier in the week

'French Spiderman' scales Hong Kong skyscraper with 'peace banner'

Aug 16, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Alain Robert says his climb's message was to make 'an urgent appeal for peace and consultation between Hong Kong people and their government'

'SPIDERMAN.' French urban climber Alain Robert, popularly known as the 'French Spiderman' climbs the Cheung Kong Center building in Hong Kong on August 16, 2019. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP

China says it won't 'sit by' on Hong Kong; Trump expresses concern

Aug 16, 2019 - 7:19 AM

China's ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, says Beijing will not 'sit by and watch', warning that his government had 'enough solutions and enough power to quell the unrest swiftly'

Police personnel fire tear-gas shells to disperse Pro-Democracy protestors in the Sham Shui Po Area of Hong Kong on August 14, 2019. More than 10 weeks of sometimes-violent demonstrations have wracked the semi-autonomous city, with millions taking to the streets to demand democratic reforms and police accountability. Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP

Sudan protest group nominates ex-U.N. economist for PM – officials

Aug 15, 2019 - 11:21 PM

Former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok, who stepped down last year as deputy executive secretary of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa, is due to be formally selected on August 20

Trump appears linking China trade deal to Hong Kong demos

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:31 AM

A tweet by the US president appears to link a trade deal with Beijing to the resolution of a standoff with Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters

MEETING? File photo of China's President Xi Jinping greeting US President Donald Trump during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Young, educated, and furious: A survey of Hong Kong's protesters

Aug 15, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Researchers from 4 of the city's universities survey participants across 12 protests – including mass rallies and 'fluid' and 'static' demonstrations – between June 9 and August 4

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

As China pressure mounts, Hong Kong's Cathay sacks 2 pilots

Aug 14, 2019 - 8:13 PM

The airline says one of the pilots is currently involved in legal proceedings, while the other 'misused company information on Flight CX216/12 August'

CATHAY PACIFIC. This file picture taken on August 10, 2014, shows a woman walking past check-in counters for Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong's international airport. File photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

Memes and satire on Hong Kong's frontlines

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Away from the current clashes between police and protesters, artists and digital activists are using parodies and humor to protest the crackdown

Illustration by Badiucao

China slams Hong Kong airport protesters as 'terrorist-like'

Aug 14, 2019 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) It is the second time this week that China has sought to frame the protests as 'terrorism'

Passengers check the status of their flights on an electronic board at Hong Kong's international airport on August 14, 2019. Flights were departing Hong Kong airport largely on schedule morning on August 14, a day after pro-democracy protesters caused chaos with a disruptive sit-in that paralysed the busy transport hub.  Philip FONG / AFP

Trump assailed for hands-off stance on Hong Kong

Aug 14, 2019 - 8:03 AM

The US president has no words in support of the protestors as Hong Kong experiences its largest crisis since the British handover of its former colony to China in 1997

Police stand guard at the entrance of the departure terminals at Hong Kong's International Airport on August 13, 2019. - Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong's airport on August 13 as pro-democracy protesters staged a second disruptive sit-in at the sprawling complex, defying warnings from the city's leader who said they were heading down a "path of no return". (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

Blockade, beating, pepper spray on second day of Hong Kong airport chaos

Aug 14, 2019 - 7:25 AM

Beijing is sending increasingly ominous signals that the unrest must end, with state-run media showing videos of security forces gathering across the Hong Kong border

A policeman secure Terminal 1 after a scuffle with pre-democracy protestors at Hong Kong's International Airport on August 13, 2019. Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong's airport on August 13 as pro-democracy protesters staged a second disruptive sit-in at the sprawling complex, defying warnings from the city's leader who said they were heading down a "path of no return".  Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP

Canceled Philippines-Hong Kong flights on August 13, 2019

Aug 13, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Flight cancellations continue on Tuesday evening, August 13, amid the protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters (C) crowd the area in front of the departure gates to block access during another demonstration at Hong Kong's international airport on August 13, 2019. - Protesters blocked passengers at departure halls of Hong Kong airport on August 13, a day after a sit-in forced authorities to cancel all flights to and from the major international hub. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

[OPINION] Dateline Hong Kong: The crisis deepens

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:49 PM

One gets the impression the HK leadership is fatigued by the crisis. Carrie Lam’s statement that the path of no return is approaching may signal a preference to pass the responsibility on to another authority.

Pro-democracy, anti-repression: Hong Kong protests since 1997

Aug 13, 2019 - 5:22 PM

Asia's financial hub has seen various demonstrations that drew huge crowds condemning undemocratic policies and actions of government

Protesters rally against a controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong’s international airport on August 9, 2019. - Hundreds of pro-democracy activists, some wearing face masks and helmets, staged a sit-in at Hong Kong's airport on August 9 hoping to win support from international visitors for their movement. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Protester blockade triggers second day of Hong Kong airport chaos

Aug 13, 2019 - 3:05 PM

(UPDATED) The two days of protests at the airport, one of the busiest in the world, have raised the stakes yet again

A NEW PROTEST. Protesters wear helmets as they deliever leaflets to arriving travellers as they rally against a controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's international airport on August 13, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Hong Kong's leader warns city faces 'path of no return'

Aug 13, 2019 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns of the dangerous consequences facing the city if escalating violence at the rallies is not curbed

THE ABYSS. This screen grab taken from AFPTV video footage on August 13, 2019 shows Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaking during a press conference in Hong Kong concerning the continued protests that have gripped the southern Chinese territory. Str/ AFPTV/AFP

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport after protest shutdown

Aug 13, 2019 - 7:03 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Passengers with luggage are being checked in at the departures hall and information boards show several flights are already boarding or about to depart

SRTRANDED. A stranded passenger wheels her luggage along on a highway near Hong Kong's international airport following a protest against the police brutality and the controversial extradition bill on August 12, 2019. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

Russia warns Youtube, foreign powers of 'meddling' after protests

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Russia accuses foreign governments and media, including video website YouTube, of backing the demonstrations, which are held to demand free local elections

IN PHOTOS: Sea of black at Hong Kong airport protest

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Instead of being met by smiling relatives and friends, passengers arriving at the airport are greeted by thousands of pro-democracy activists chanting 'fight with Hong Kong, fight for freedom!'

SEA OF BLACK. Pro-democracy protesters gather during a demonstration against police brutality and the controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's international airport on August 12, 2019. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

FAST FACTS: Hong Kong International Airport

Aug 12, 2019 - 6:13 PM

More than 5,000 pro-democracy protesters flooded Hong Kong International Airport prompting cancellations of flights. With more than 1,000 flights daily, where will this lead to?

A protester walks past an electronic board showing cancelled flights as protesters gather against the police brutality and the controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's international airport on August 12, 2019. - Hong Kong airport authorities cancelled all remaining departing and arriving flights at the major travel hub on August 12, after thousands of protesters entered the arrivals hall to stage a demonstration. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

Canceled Philippines-Hong Kong flights on August 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019 - 5:35 PM

A massive protest at the Hong Kong International Airport forces the cancellation of flights on Monday, August 12

Pro-democracy protesters holds placards against the police brutality and the controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's international airport on August 12, 2019. - Hong Kong airport authorities cancelled all remaining departing and arriving flights at the major travel hub on August 12, after thousands of protesters entered the arrivals hall to stage a demonstration. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

Hong Kong protests shut down airport

Aug 12, 2019 - 4:41 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Authorities say they are working to reopen the airport by 6 am Tuesday, August 13, but hundreds of protesters have remained in the arrivals hall well into the night with no sign of leaving

CANCELED FLIGHTS. Pro-democracy protesters gather against the police brutality and the controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's international airport on August 12, 2019. Photo by MananVatsyayana/AFP

Cathay Pacific warns it could fire staff for supporting 'illegal protests'

Aug 12, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Cathay Pacific tells its employees that 'there will be disciplinary consequences' if they support or participate in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests

A staff member stands in the Cathay Pacific Airways check-in area at Hong Kong's International Airport on August 10, 2019. - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists kept up the pressure on authorities with a colourful "family rally" and a sit-in at the city's airport, as protests enter a third month. (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP)

Cathay Pacific shares plunge after China warning on protests

Aug 12, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Cathay Pacific appears to have become a target of China's ire after some of its crew joined the protests in Hong Kong

BACK TO PROFIT. In this file photo a Cathay Pacific airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Russian detained over protests in 'serious' condition

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Authorities say at least 1,400 people were arrested during hte demonstration against Russian President Vladimir Putin

'No chance of retreating': Hong Kong protesters return to streets

Aug 11, 2019 - 4:52 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Activists calling for greater democratic freedoms in the city show no sign of standing down, despite Hong Kong's leader insisting she will not meet their demands

PROTESTS CONTINUE. Taiwanese students set up a human sign that reads 'Free Hong Kong' during a demonstration to support Hong Kong's anti extradition bill, in Taipei on August 11, 2019. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

China demands Britain stop 'meddling' in Hong Kong

Aug 11, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The Chinese foreign ministry says it was 'wrong' for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to call Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

FREEDOM. Hong Kong's colonial flag (center) is held up during a protest march in Hong Kong on July 1, 2017, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay to comply with China rules over Hong Kong protests

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:33 AM

'We have zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour that affects the safe operation of our flights and the service experience we provide to our customers,' says Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg

PROTEST AT AIRPORT. Protesters rally against a controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's International airport on August 9, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Dozens arrested at huge opposition rally in Moscow

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Russia, again calling for fair elections after several opposition figures were excluded from Moscow polls set for September

Russian security officers detain a man following a rally calling for fair elections in central Moscow on August 10, 2019. - Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Moscow on August 10, 2019, after mass police detentions at recent protests that have been among the largest since the current Russian President's return to the Kremlin in 2012. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)

Hong Kong protesters defy police with 'hit-and-run' rallies

Aug 10, 2019 - 11:11 PM

The rallies come after Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she would grant no concessions to demonstrators

PROTESTS CONTINUE. This file photo taken on August 5, 2019 shows a protester throwing a brick back at the police after they fired tear gas in Wong Tai Sin during a general strike in Hong Kong, as simultaneous rallies were held across seven districts. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong leader rules out concessions, warns of economic downturn

Aug 09, 2019 - 10:23 PM

'Compared to the economic downturn caused by SARS that we handled previously, even to the (2008) economic crisis, the situation this time is more severe,' says Carrie Lam

ECONOMY. In this file photo, Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Hong Kong protesters stage airport rally to win visitor support

Aug 09, 2019 - 4:45 PM

'No rioters, only tyranny,' the demonstrators chant as they begin a three-day action – the latest in a string of protests that have rocked the international financial hub for more than two months

SIT-IN. Protesters rally against a controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong'€™s international airport on August 9, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Philippines files another diplomatic protest vs China

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:22 AM

'Got it, General. DFA firing off diplomatic protest,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza urged the government to ask China why its ships were in Philippine waters

DIPLOMATIC PROTEST. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr announces another diplomatic protest has been fired off against China over its survey ships and warships' presence in Philippine waters. Malacañang Photo

China tells U.S. diplomats in Hong Kong to stop interfering

Aug 09, 2019 - 7:28 AM

A State Department official says representatives of the US government 'meet regularly with a wide cross section of people across Hong Kong and Macau... This is what American diplomats do every single day around the world.'

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 5, 2019 shows a protester throwing a brick back at the police after they fired tear gas in Wong Tai Sin during a general strike in Hong Kong, as simultaneous rallies were held across seven districts. Hong Kong protesters who have taken to the streets for nearly two months are harnessing everything from traffic cones to kitchenware to battle tear gas as demonstrations escalate. Isaac Lawrence / AFP

U.S. upgrades Hong Kong travel warning as airport protest planned

Aug 08, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The US warning comes after countries including Australia, Britain, Ireland, Singapore, and Japan issued heightened travel warnings for Hong Kong

HONG KONG. A general view shows residential and office buildings in Hong Kong on July 30, 2019. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong protesters gather for 'laser show' rally

Aug 08, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Hong Kongers initiate a so-called laser show at the harbourfront space museum, euphemistically inviting others to 'stargaze' together — which laser pointers can also be used for

Protesters point lasers at the Space Museum during a demonstration in Hong Kong on August 7, 2019, in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has quickly evolved into a wider movement for democratic reforms.  Philip FONG / AFP

Hong Kong lawyers march in silence to support democracy protesters

Aug 07, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Hundreds of lawyers dressed in black march under the scorching sun from the city's highest court to the justice secretary's office

SILENT MARCH. Lawyers and members of the election committee's legal sector hold a silent march against what they claim is political persecution by the Secretary for Justice, and demanding an independent inquiry into the anti-extradition law crisis, in Hong Kong on August 7, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

China warns Hong Kong protesters central gov't has 'immense strength'

Aug 06, 2019 - 4:19 PM

At a press briefing in Beijing, Yang Guang, spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council, says 'those who play with fire will perish by it'

Masked Hong Kong protesters hold rare press conference

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Dressed in the movement's signature yellow construction helmets and hiding their identities with face masks, the two young men and one woman bill their gathering as a civilian press conference 'by the people, for the people'

Three masked young people from Hong Kong's recent ongoing anti-government movement hold a press conference to read out a list of demands and condemn the city's pro-Beijing leaders, in Hong Kong on August 6, 2019. Dressed in the movement's signature yellow construction helmets and hiding their identities with face masks, the two young men and one woman billed their gathering as a civilian press conference "by the people, for the people". Vanessa YUNG / AFP

Canceled Philippines-Hong Kong flights due to HK strike

Aug 05, 2019 - 3:00 PM

A general strike in Hong Kong disrupts flights on Monday, August 5

A passenger checks the status of her flight on an electric board at Hong Kong international airport on August 5, 2019. - Hong Kong's embattled pro-Beijing leader accused pro-democracy protesters of trying to "destroy" the financial hub in a dramatic escalation of rhetoric as the financial hub is rocked by two months of rallies and clashes. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

French 'climate camps' train activists in protest

Aug 04, 2019 - 2:41 PM

While the atmosphere is relaxed and good humored, the people at the camp, many of them new to activism, are all quite serious about their goal – to learn the techniques used by the new generation of climate campaigners

'CLIMATE CAMP.' People take part in a workshop to learn how to act during demonstrations, during an Alternatiba Climate Camp in Kingersheim, eastern France, on August 2, 2019. Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP