Gulf Times - Hong-Kong
Hong Kong records first virus death, Macau shuts casinos

Hong Kong records first virus death, Macau shuts casinos

Hong Kong reported its first death from the newly identified coronavirus on Tuesday, the second outside mainland China from an outbreak that has killed more than 420 people

Hong Kong recession deepens as virus outbreak darkens outlook

Hong Kong recession deepens as virus outbreak darkens outlook

Hong Kong's economy contracted for the first time in a decade in 2019 as violent anti-government protests and trade tariffs between Washington and Beijing took more steam out of the economy in the final quarter of last year.

Hong Kong medics strike for China border closure over virus fears

Hong Kong medics strike for China border closure over virus fears

Hundreds of Hong Kong medical workers walked off their jobs on Monday, demanding the city close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading -

Hong Kong bans entry of visitors from China virus province

Hong Kong bans entry of visitors from China virus province

Residents of China's Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, will be banned from entering Hong Kong from Monday as China tries to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak.

Proposed Hong Kong virus quarantine building firebombed during protest

Proposed Hong Kong virus quarantine building firebombed during protest

Protesters threw petrol bombs on Sunday night at an empty public housing complex in Hong Kong that had been earmarked to become a temporary quarantine zone

HK leader declares virus emergency, halts official visits to mainland China

HK leader declares virus emergency, halts official visits to mainland China

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam declared a virus emergency on Saturday, announcing measures to limit links with mainland China and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park but later spilled onto the streets, briefly barricading roads and spray-painting buildings.

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong New Year's protests

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong New Year's protests

A march drawing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on New Year's Day spiralled into chaotic scenes as police fired several rounds of tear gas

Hong Kong protesters hold pro-democracy rallies in last hours of 2019

Hong Kong protesters hold pro-democracy rallies in last hours of 2019

Thousands of protesters briefly blocked one of Hong Kong's main roads on New Year's Eve after forming human chains across the city and marching through shopping malls, urging people not to give up the fight for democracy

Hong Kong police arrest protesters in shopping mall

Hong Kong police arrest protesters in shopping mall

Hong Kong police arrested about a dozen protesters and used pepper spray on Saturday to break up a protest in a shopping mall aimed at disrupting retail businesses near the border with mainland China.

Tear gas, water cannon mar celebrations in Hong Kong

Tear gas, water cannon mar celebrations in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government on Wednesday condemned Christmas Eve violence in the Asian financial hub, calling it ‘outrageous,’ after tear gas, pepper spray, a water cannon and other weapons were used ...

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse Christmas Eve protesters

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse Christmas Eve protesters

Hong Kong riot police fired rounds of tear gas at thousands of protesters, many wearing masks and reindeer horns, after scuffles in shopping malls and in a prime tourist district