Gulf Times - Hong-Kong
Hong Kong leader says security law will not hurt freedom amid global alarm

Hong Kong leader says security law will not hurt freedom amid global alarm

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday Beijing's proposed national security law for the city, which has raised alarm in the global financial centre and abroad, would not trample on its cherished rights and freedoms.

China official in Hong Kong says some protest acts "terrorist in nature"

China official in Hong Kong says some protest acts "terrorist in nature"

China's foreign ministry office in Hong Kong said on Monday some actions during last year's pro-democracy protests were "terrorist in nature" and "troublemakers" colluded with foreign forces

Hong Kong hit by fresh protest after China security proposal

Hong Kong hit by fresh protest after China security proposal

Police fired tear gas and pepper spray at hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who gathered Sunday in opposition to a controversial security law proposed by China last week.

Hong Kongers fret over Beijing's planned new security laws

Hong Kongers fret over Beijing's planned new security laws

Newspaper vendor Man, 60, was speechless when she saw the headline that Beijing plans to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, and worried what the future holds for youth in the Chinese-ruled city.

US tells China not to interfere with its journalists in Hong Kong

US tells China not to interfere with its journalists in Hong Kong

The US on Sunday warned China against interfering with American journalists working in Hong Kong, in an escalating row between the two countries over press freedom and other issues.

China says Hong Kong will never be calm unless violent protesters removed

China says Hong Kong will never be calm unless violent protesters removed

China's Hong Kong affairs office warned on Wednesday that the city will never be calm unless ‘black-clad violent protesters’ were all removed, describing them as a ‘political virus’ that seeks independence from Beijing.

Arrests show Beijing sees Hong Kong crackdown as priority: activist

Arrests show Beijing sees Hong Kong crackdown as priority: activist

Suppressing Hong Kong's democracy movement is a priority for China, even in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, a top pro-democracy leader said on Sunday, a day after police arrested him and 14 others ...

Hong Kong police detain veteran democracy activists in raids

Hong Kong police detain veteran democracy activists in raids

Hong Kong police arrested on Saturday about a dozen democracy activists on charges of illegal assembly in raids across the Asian financial hub, media and political sources said.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as black-clad protesters return to streets

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as black-clad protesters return to streets

Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse hundreds of black-clad protesters, some armed with petrol bombs, during a rally to mark six months ...

Hong Kong protesters rally against planned virus quarantine centres

Hong Kong protesters rally against planned virus quarantine centres

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied for a second day in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against plans to turn some buildings into coronavirus quarantine centres, reviving anti-government protests in the Chinese-ruled city.

Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong as authorities check for virus

Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong as authorities check for virus

Thousands of passengers and crew on a cruise ship that docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday were being kept on board while they were tested for a coronavirus

China virus toll nears 500; flights to Hong Kong too hit

China virus toll nears 500; flights to Hong Kong too hit

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two US airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong