Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Tag Archives: HONG KONG

Hong Kong leader hopes peaceful rally presages ‘return to calm’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said she hoped “calm” will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police and demonstrators, but again refused to give ground to protester demands. Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the heart of the city on Sunday in ...

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Protesters block departing passengers at Hong Kong airport

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy protesters blocked passengers at departure gates in several sections of Hong Kong airport Tuesday, a day after a sit-in forced authorities to cancel all flights to and from the major international hub. In both terminals of the airport, protesters blocked paths to departure gates, though several dozen ...

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China tells US diplomats in Hong Kong to stop interfering

BEIJING: China demanded that US diplomats based in Hong Kong “stop interfering” in the city’s affairs, after reports that they met with pro-democracy activists, prompting a furious response from Washington. China’s foreign ministry had expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with US authorities, citing local media reports that a US official from Hong ...

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Hong Kong airport cancels 100 flights amid ongoing protests

The Hong Kong International Airport canceled more than 100 flights on Monday morning, according to a statement issued by one of the world’s busiest airports. “Potential circumstances on Monday, 5 August might affect airport operation. The Airport Authority advises passengers to check with their airlines for the latest flight information, ...

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Hong Kong protesters disrupt train services, cause commuter chaos

HONG KONG: Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters blocked train services during the early morning rush hour on Tuesday, causing commuter chaos in the latest anti-government campaign to roil the former British colony. What started three months ago as rallies against an extradition bill that would have allowed people in Hong ...

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Hong Kong on security alert amid wave of protests

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands marched in sweltering heat in Hong Kong yesterday as anti-government protests show no sign of let-up. Yesterday’s rally is the seventh weekend in-a-row that residents have come out en-masse. Large protests began last month in opposition to a contentious extradition bill that would have allowed ...

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Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Clashes broke out as protesters hurled ...

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Hong Kong chief says China extradition bill ‘dead’

HONG KONG chief Carrie Lam has said a controversial bill that would’ve allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland and that subsequently led to mass protests in the city is “dead”. “I have almost immediately put a stop to the [bill] amendment exercise. But there are still lingering doubts about the ...

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